What They Didn’t Teach You In Clinical Training

Are you providing psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy

or trip-sitting?

Join instructor Katrina Michelle, Ph.D., and co-teacher Elizabeth Sabet, Honorary Intertribal Medicine Woman, for a unique psycho-spiritual safety and ethics training to safeguard both you and your clients.

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What They Didn’t Tell You

Psychedelics Expand the Boundaries of the Human Energy Field

You already know about the psychological expansion that occurs during sessions, but did you know that the client’s central nervous system is being influenced by energy systems that are not easily recognizable?

Psychedelic Medicines Open the Client and the Healing Space to Non-Linear Information

Did you know that when the client’s mind and energy bodies are expanded they may be susceptible to emotional and psychological influence by something other than their psychology?

What Influences Your Client May Influence You During and After the Session

You already know about transferrence and counter-transferrence and how to manage it, but do you know how to manage it from Non-Linear sources?

Why You Need to Know

You Need to Be Aware of Your Personal Energy Field

It’s not just the client that must be protected when using Sacred Medicine; the practitioner is also at risk. Learning to notice potential changes in your personal energy field is important to maintain a safe space.

You Need to Know What is in the Space With You

There are many different sources of interference besides the client’s psyche. Both the practitioner and the client must adhere to a pre-session protocol to support a psychically clean and safe session.

You Need to Claim Psychic/Energetic Authority

Do you know how to claim and create a safe ceremonial space to prevent harm to you as a practitioner? Acute awareness of your personal energy field is only the beginning.

You Need to Know What Developmental Tasks of the Soul Are and How They May Present

Most developmental tasks of the soul are directly related to normal human experience, but there are many more related to advanced psycho-spiritual growth. Sacred Medicine can initiate a client into these areas of growth.

Next Class Begins September 4, 2024

9 CEs Available


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Monday, July 15 ~ The Role of Non-Linear Beings in Ceremony and Why ​You Need to Know

This free one-hour webinar, designed for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy professionals and trip sitters, explores the ​concept of non-linear beings and their potential impact on both clients and therapists during psychedelic experiences. ​The session will delve into the nature of these entities, their reported interactions within medicine ceremonies and ​therapeutic settings, and the significance of understanding their presence. Participants will gain insights into navigating ​encounters with non-linear beings, learn why this knowledge is crucial for psychedelic professionals, and discuss ​strategies for integrating these experiences into therapeutic practices. This webinar aims to enhance practitioners' ​understanding of this often-overlooked aspect of psychedelic experiences, potentially improving their ability to guide ​and support clients through transformative journeys.

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Next Lunch and Learn - Auguts 12, 2024.




Safety & Ethics Training

Live Online via Zoom

9 CEs Available pending approval now (see details below)

Watch the Introduction Video

Week One

Safe Sacred Space Preparation - Identify and apply practical psycho-spiritual protocols for your session space before, during, and after the session to provide maximum safety for you and your client. You will learn traditional and non-traditional methods of preparing the healing space, yourself, and your client.

Week Two

Non-Linear Ethics - Apply appropriate psycho-spiritual ethical standards. You will learn the different types of interference that affect both client and practitioner and how to safely navigate.

Week Three

Cultivating Personal Energy Field Awareness Pt 1 - Use an understanding of different somatic experiences to gain information about what influences may be at play in the space or the client’s experience while under the influence of Sacred Medicine and learn strategies to mitigate potentially harmful influences. Part 1 focuses on identifying different types of non-linear systems.

Week Four

Cultivating Personal Energy Field Awareness Pt 2 - Use an understanding of different somatic experiences to gain information about what influences may be at play in the space or the client’s experience while under the influence of sacred medicine and learn strategies to mitigate potentially harmful influences. Part 2 focuses on developing strategies to mitigate potentially harmful influences.

Week Five

Developmental Tasks of the Soul Pt 1- Identify advanced psycho-spiritual developmental tasks of the soul and apply appropriate post-session support protocols to support the client’s development. Part 1 focuses on understanding and identifying the tasks.

Week Six

Developmental Tasks of the Soul Pt 2- Identify advanced psycho-spiritual developmental tasks of the soul and apply appropriate post-session support protocols to support the client’s development. Part 2 focuses on supporting clients in addressing the challenges and developing psycho-spiritual mastery.

The teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals and the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways that benefit clients or patients.

At the end of the program, participants will be better able to...

  1. Apply practical psycho-spiritual protocols to create a safe and sacred space for psychedelic-assisted therapy sessions.
  2. Describe potential sources of influence or interference that may impact the client's and practitioner's experiences during psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  3. Utilize somatic awareness techniques to recognize and mitigate potentially harmful influences during psychedelic-assisted therapy sessions.
  4. Assess advanced psycho-spiritual developmental tasks that may arise for clients during psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  5. Design appropriate post-session support protocols to facilitate clients' psycho-spiritual growth and development.
  6. Discuss ethical considerations and standards specific to the practice of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

Please note that while this course covers topics related to psychedelic-assisted therapies, it does not provide certification or licensure for conducting these modalities. Participants should consult with their respective professional bodies and local regulations regarding the legal and ethical requirements for practicing psychedelic-assisted therapies.



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90 Minute Weekly Classes Begin

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Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

live attendance is required at each session for CE approval - no partial Ces are allowed

• CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

• The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by sponsors of CE who are approved by the American Psychological Association.

• LCSW, LPCC, LEP and LMFTs, and other professionals from outside of California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept credits from programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

• SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) forlicensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes. Nurses outside of California must confirm acceptance with their licensing boards.

•For questions about your certificate or the content, logistics, or other support issues regardingthis course, please contact Dr. Katrina Michelle at pyschedelicethics@gmail.com. For questions about whether APA CE is valid for you, contact your licensing board directly. For general questions about APA CE, contact SCA at info@spiritualcompetencyacademy.com.

What People Are Saying About This Course...

The 6-week Psychedelic Psychospiritual Safety course was everything I had hoped for and more. The importance of this offering in bringing the sacred, spiritual & soulful to the fast-growing business of psychedelic medicine is beyond measure. The group that joined this cohort was full of high-level professionals eager to learn and grow in uncharted territory. We were given a safe, organized container with easy-to-follow materials & practices addressing extremely delicate topics that aren't covered in the typical psychedelic training. The most important topics are safety, ethics, the need to do our own work, and how to trust and build our own unique ways. -S.F.

This course bridges a gap in psychedelic-assisted therapy training, namely, how to approach and handle unhelpful spiritual interference with clients and how to guard and protect oneself as a clinician. Elizabeth's background in shamanic practice and breadth of experience is invaluable as a practitioner. -FSR

Throughout the course, Katrina Michelle and Elizabeth Sabet offered their insight and experience openly and freely in a structured, safe container. Though the topics we broached were sensitive, challenging, and at the leading edge of our culture shift, they skilfully held space, kept the work grounded, and focused on serving our communities' healing and growth. A variety of perspectives were recognized and explored. Questions were answered in depth with useful anecdotes and earned wisdom. Practical exercises and materials were offered for deeper exploration. I highly recommend their offerings. Thank you! - B.S.

This class is a must for anyone working in the medicine space, whether professionally or personally. In my opinion, psychospiritual safety is one area that is definitely not addressed or taught about enough (or not at all) in many of the psychedelic training programs out there. -Beth W.

This was a unique training experience; Katrina and Elizabeth were very prepared and shared huge experiences with honesty. I’m eternally grateful . Melissa Perfetto, MD


Katrina Michelle, Ph.D., LCSW

Meet Katrina and Elizabeth

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Elizabeth Sabet CBC, ACSLC

Katrina Michelle, Ph.D., LCSW, is a ceremonial psychotherapist specializing in spiritual emergence and psychedelic integration. She is the founder/director of The Curious Spirit, a New York-based psychotherapy practice, former director of harm reduction at MAPS, and former executive director of The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE). She lectures for the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and has taught at New York University Department of Applied Psychology, Columbia University Graduate School of Social Work, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, and The Institute for the Development of Human Arts.

Katrina is currently involved in conducting research exploring challenging psychedelic experiences with The Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium, and is working on producing When Lightning Strikes Film, elucidating the often '"un/sexy" side of spiritual awakening. Informed by her academic research and her own transcendent experiences, Katrina supports people in exploring, embracing, and integrating the multifaceted human experience. Katrina is passionate about supporting emerging healers and helping professionals to bring their gifts into the world in service of creating a culture that catalyzes and supports our highest human potentials.

Co-teaching this course, Elizabeth Sabet, Founder of The Institute for Transformational and Transpersonal Coaching, Creator of the SpiritPath Coaching Process, and Founding Director of HOPE - Holistic Options for People Everywhere, is dedicated to empowering Spirit and Soul-Centered individuals to take control of the direction of their lives and live in alignment with their highest calling in their careers, personal expression, and relationships.

Elizabeth is a Transformational, Transpersonal Life and Spiritual Integration Coach, coaching educator, psychic medium, and Spiritual Response Therapist. She was honored with the Honorary Intertribal Medicine Woman title and received her Medicine Shawl during a Sacred Feminine Dance Ceremony in January 2008.

She served as the president of the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE) and has served experiencers and mental health professionals who have supported them since 2013. She has organized local and national academic conferences for HOPE and ACISTE to support professional mental health training in spiritual emergency and emergency. Elizabeth has provided over 1,000 hours of free local community activities to support people in spiritual, exploration, emergence, and awakening.

Katrina and Elizabeth worked together at the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences - ACISTE - as Executive Director and President. Together, they organized academic conferences and began ACISTE’s YouTube channel to create community dialogue between experiencers and mental health professionals.

They have now come together to create dynamic professional training that supports the practitioner and those experiencing awakenings, spiritual emergence, and emergency experiences.

Be sure to come back to this site for future projects!

What People Say About Katrina and Elizabeth

“I took a second journey alone while in a foreign country. It was a "bad trip," and I wanted to reach out to Katrina afterward. Despite the time difference, Katrina made herself available to me and was supportive and helpful in discussing this journey. Her perspective on the trip was very helpful. She also had good suggestions as to how to best integrate this troubling experience. She encouraged me to reach out to her for any further support, and I have done just that. My husband and I recommend Katrina without any hesitation. We wish you a good journey,”


“I have had the personal and professional privilege of knowing and collaborating with Elizabeth for the last several years. Her knowledge and experience with spiritual transformative experiences (STEs) are rooted in a powerful, intuitive gift. She is not only versed in the language of STEs and their meaning, purpose, or value, but also in how to guide those in the experience in a way that brings safety, comfort, insight, and stabilization. If you have the opportunity to learn from or be guided by Elizabeth in this lifetime, you are among the fortunate few to be imparted spiritual wisdom that is truly life changing!”

Nicole Piland, Ph.D., LMFT

Family Therapy Clinic Director, Associate Professor of Practice

Texas Tech University

"My husband and I feel very fortunate that we found Dr. Katrina Michelle and her partner John to accompany us on our first journey. We found Katrina to be very kind and knowledgeable from our first phone call with her. She was very thorough in educating us for the first journey, suggesting various ways to prepare for this special experience. Our therapist asked to be involved in the weekend, and Katrina was open to that request. Our therapist joined us for dinner on Friday night. I was glad to see how well they got along. Our journey took place on Saturday, and our therapist rejoined us for breakfast on Sunday as part of the integration. Katrina and John were gracious throughout.”

Elizabeth spoke to medical students at Texas Tech University regarding spiritual wellness at the end of life, and with mental health professionals about spiritual emergence and emergency experiences. In each presentation, I was highly impressed with her knowledge and first-hand experience of the spiritual realms and her courage and ability to address the scientific mind with candor and compassion.“

Tom McGovern, Ph.D., EDD, LPC, LMFT, LCDC

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry,

Founding Director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities, and Spirituality

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

"Thank you, Katrina, for the amazing work you have done for me. After going through your process, I feel like I have a new lease on life. My depression, anxiety, and OCD are nearly gone. This allowed me to open a new chapter, and I wouldn’t be able to do it without the guidance and support you provided. I would recommend it to anyone who needs to go through your process. If anyone wants to contact me about my journey, please give them my number.”


“It's hard to encapsulate the significance of the work with Elizabeth into a short review. My life, work, time, and how I express myself are all connected now. The true part of me has been there the whole time. It was just covered up with such an immense pressure of pain that I was so blocked I couldn't move. But I came to the point that I could no longer ignore and override it. Dropping into the honesty is a powerful process, and it took powerful support to help me get to the other side. Elizabeth helped me walk that path. I am deeply humbled and forever grateful to have had this opportunity to experience such a foundational transformation."

Benjamin Hunt

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