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Exploring Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

  • Fri, March 15, 2024
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Unitarian Universalist Church 2210 Lawton Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


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Central Coast–CAMFT


Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Presented By:
Alisa Piette, LMFT and Cindy Nelson, LMFT

Friday, March 15, 2024
9:30 am – 11:30 am

2 CE Credits

Unitarian Universalist Church
2210 Lawton Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Our Presentation

Embark on a transformative journey where healthcare practitioners will dive into the cutting-edge realm of psychedelic therapy. This immersive experience aims to equip participants with a broad overview and understanding of the science, history, and practical applications of psychedelic-assisted therapy. Through engaging discussions, participants will explore the neurobiological underpinnings of psychedelics, the historical context of their use, and the contemporary resurgence in therapeutic practices. The workshop will also address critical ethical considerations and legal frameworks, ensuring practitioners are well-versed in the responsibilities associated with integrating these modalities into their clinical toolkit. Attention will be paid to JEDI implications (justice, equity, dignity, and inclusivity), including honoring those who have come before us as well communities who are marginalized and oppressed in our culture and others.

Educational Goals

Participants will develop practical skills for creating a supportive therapeutic environment, complemented by interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities. By the workshop's conclusion, participants will not only have expanded their knowledge base, but will also possess practical tools to responsibly and ethically explore the transformative potential of psychedelic-assisted therapy. In addition, participants will learn where to obtain further quality training, if desired.


  • Understand the difference between Psychedelic assisted-therapy (PAT) and psychedelic treatment.
  • Identify at least three ethical considerations related to psychedelic therapy integration.
  • Identify at least four factors important to consider when looking at eligibility and suitability for PAT.
  • Understand importance of preparation, set, setting, journey, and integration.

    About Our Presenter

    Alisa Piette Bio:
    Alisa has been a dedicated LMFT for over two decades in SLO county. With a focus on adolescents, adults, couples, and families, Alisa has been a steadfast guide for those grappling with the complexities of addiction, depression, trauma, and anxiety. Throughout her career she has employed a dynamic range of therapeutic approaches, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), somatic work, and psychodramatic methods. Approximately six years ago, Alisa embarked on a transformative journey into the realm of non-ordinary states of consciousness. Recognizing the profound potential of expanded states in facilitating therapeutic breakthroughs, Alisa undertook extensive training in this emerging field. Currently in the process of becoming a Psychedelic Assisted Guide, she envisions integrating psychedelic-assisted therapy into mainstream mental health care.

    Cindy Nelson Bio:
    Cindy, originally from Southern California, relocated to the Central Coast in 2004. Her educational journey includes a Bachelor's degree from Vanguard University and a Master's Degree from Chapman University, culminating in her becoming a LMFT in 2013. Cindy's client population has included children in the Foster Care System and Substance Abuse specifically Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. In 2013, Cindy transitioned to Private Practice, emphasizing a personalized approach to client care. Through her own experience with Ketamine Therapy Cindy became interested in non-ordinary states of consciousness practices – has participated in multiple trainings, attended the 2023 Psychedelic Conference in Denver as well as completing the MAPS aligned Numinus Certification Process for Psychedelic Assisted Therapy. Cindy now offers services as part of the Innerbloom Ketamine Assisted Therapy Package, focusing on these holistic therapeutic methods

    Closing date for registration is March 14, 2024 at 10pm.

    Unless otherwise specified, our courses meet the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Completion of this course earns a discount on liability insurance.  You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

    The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, Associates and students, MSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.


    While the Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT makes every effort to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there may be occasional issues with regard to presentations/workshops which will require intervention and/or action on the part of the board. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances.

    When a participant files a grievance and expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken:

    1. The participant(s) will be asked to put concerns in writing (this can be in electronic form, such as an email).
    2. If the grievance concerns a presenter, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the grievance will be asked to put their comments in written format. The Board will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.
    3. If the grievance concerns a presentation/workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the Board will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the Board will:
    • provide a credit for a subsequent presentation/workshop or
    • provide a partial or full refund of the presentation/workshop fee

    Refund Policy
    Refund policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration seven days prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. The only exception will be for registrants who are unable to attend due to an emergency. If you need to cancel, please contact Chapter President Kim Richards within 10 days of the upcoming event at 805.458.8063 or email Kim Richards at

    Special Accommodations
    If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any of our events, please contact Chapter President Kim Richards within 10 days of the upcoming event at 805.458.8063 or email Kim Richards at

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