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April Salon: Psychedelics in Mental Health

  • 18 Apr 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MST)
  • 1069 Broadway Ave, Seaside, CA 93955 (Center of Breakthrough Men’s Community)
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April Salon

Psychedelics in Mental Health: Hope is on the Way!

Jennifer Allen, LMFT

Thursday, April 18, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Light refreshments included

What you don’t know can hurt your clients.

This is likely all new information and a new paradigm for most therapists as it is very new to the field all together and only 4 therapists in our area have been trained in this; however, the implications for therapists in the next couple of years re: how clients will be treated and how that treatment impact the way orient to our work will impact most therapists.

In this 2-hour course, we will cover a lot of new information about the two psychedelic drugs: MDMA and psilocybin that are currently being studied with promising success PTSD and a myriad of other mental health issues respectively.

Our country has a complicated history with psychedelics that cost us four decades of research and relief for so many who have suffered. With the tenacity of some passionate visionaries and researches—and a lot of private funding, there is a light at the end of the tunnel… and that is no hallucination!

    Program Learning Objectives:

    • Describe one neurobiological component of what happens in the brain with psychedelics.
    • Summarize the history of psychedelic use in mental health in the U.S.
    • Discuss results of at least 2 current psychedelic research studies.
    • Discuss implications for paradigm shift on how we treat mental health issues with psychedelics
    • Define FDA breakthrough status for a new drug.
    • List the 2 psychedelics that currently have breakthrough status and list what mental health issue each treats.
    • Describe Expanded Access and what it means to clients with PTSD.
    • List at least 3 competencies that psychedelic therapists must have.

    Presenter Bio:

    Consciousness and creativity have been the ground to Jennifer Allen’s professional and personal endeavors. Using art therapy, play, focusing, EMDR and Natural Processing, in her clinical practice of 18 years, she specializes in trauma and grief of both young and old. Outside of her practice, Jennifer has published Bone Knowing and Cinnamon Roll Sundays — an adult and a children’s book on anticipatory grief. In addition, Jennifer’s art process and grief workshops have been offered at Esalen and other local venues. Recently, she has developed a workshop with colleague, Meika Hamish, exploring and cultivating wisdom from the non-ordinary states of dreaming, Shamanic journeys, and creativity.

    Just as Jennifer was initially thrilled to realize there was a field that combined psychology and creativity through Art Therapy, she now holds similar passion for the potential implications of the certificate program she recently completed through California Institute of Integral Studies in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Research. She has some exciting relevant news to share with us about the hope of this new/old cutting edge of mental health: psychedelics!

    Jennifer hopes to participate in Expanded Access clinics treating clients with PTSD using MDMA as this potential unfolds in the next year and meanwhile, she offers somatic art therapy sessions for integrating non-ordinary state experiences.  

    • Private Practice - psychotherapy and art therapy, 2001-present.
    • Workshop Leader, Esalen and Canyon Yurt for Art Process Workshops—Bone Knowing: Accessing Inner Wisdom Through Felt-sense, Art, & Writing, Drawing From Nature: Where Inner and Outer Worlds Meet, and Cards of Compassion: Heart-Felt Expression for Gifting. Upcoming Grief-Tending workshops. 
    • Author, BONE KNOWING: A True Story of Coming to Life in the Face of Impending Loss, jujupress. 2009 Various articles
    • Presenter –on: Art Therapy, Support Networks for the Seriously Ill, Caregiving, End of Life, Anticipatory Grief, Children’s Bereavement.


    • M.S. Marriage, Family & Child Therapy and Art Therapy California State University, Sacramento, CA. 8/92- 12/96.
    • Monterey Peninsula College 9/89 – 12/91 (graduate pre-requisites)
    • B.F.A. Maine College of Art, Portland Maine & Student Art Centers
    • International, Florence, Italy. 9/84 – 6/88. *National Dean’s List Honors
    • York High School, York, Maine 1980-84. *Top 10 Honors graduate.

    2 CEs are included in the registration cost for this presentation

    (For Psychologists and nurses, the CE cost is $25 in addition to the price of registration. Please purchase CEs here AND make sure that you also register for the workshop.)


    MC-CAMFT Members:  $10

    Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


    Please contact Judy Masliyah at


    Please Note: Certificates of completion will be awarded at the completion of the workshop to those who attend the workshop in its entirety, sign in and out, and complete the course evaluation form.

    MC-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs and maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Provider# 050097.

    APA Continuing Education Credit

    • American Psychological Association: The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs, MFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs for programs from CE approved sponsors of the American Psychological Association. LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.
    • SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. For questions about these CE accreditations, visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD at

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    Judy Masliyah at

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