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The Art of Integrating Expanded States of Consciousness

  • 30 Sep 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 1000 Aguajito Road Monterey, CA 93940


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The Art of Integrating Expanded States of Consciousness

with Cristin DeVine, LMFT & Jennifer Allen, LMFT, ATR-BC 

CE Luncheon Event

September 30, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

11:30-12:00 Registration, Lunch, Welcome & Announcements

12:00-2:00 Presentation

Clinicians - get ready! With Michael Pollan’s recent Netflix documentary on psychedelic medicine and MAPS research showing consistently promising results using MDMA for PTSD, more people are seeking these experiences to ease suffering and expand consciousness. As a clinician, it is important to be familiar with the basics: Set, Setting and Integration. This workshop is focused on Integration because it is most likely what your clients will need from you, whether they call it that, or not. Using case examples, experiential learning and powerpoint visuals, we will provide an orientation to the art of integrating expanded states of consciousness (ESC) for both the clinician’s personal development and to better serve their clients.

Specific learning objectives include the following:

1. Describe the 3 basic phases of the Art for Access process for Integration: 

Re-entry via Shamanic drum journey

        Creative window

        Stream of Consciousness writing process

2. List 3 differences between talk therapy and integration

3. Describe 3 aspects of the Inner Healer:

Arises from within the client

Incorporates wisdom/new knowing/intuition 

Is often blocked by Default Mode Network

Incorporates Soul/Self vs Ego

 4. Describe 5 differences between mythology vs “woundology”:

Transformational tension vs anxiety

Spiritual emergence vs pathology 

Expansion vs contraction

Metaphor vs literal

Resourcing the whole vs fixing what’s wrong 

Holding the big picture vs tracking content

Presenter Bios:

Jennifer Allen: For over 20 years, Jennifer has practiced psychotherapy and art therapy in a local private practice. Simultaneously, she has been on an earth-based spiritual path including being a student of Shamanism. In 2018, she received her certificate in Psychedelic Therapies and Research from CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies) and in 2019 she pursued training for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy from the Ketamine Training Center. She has been practicing both ketamine assisted psychotherapy and psychedelic integration since these trainings. Jennifer also co-leads (with Cristin) Clinician’s Experiential Integration Training/Retreats to help practitioners develop skills and orientation to working with clients who are using psychedelics. Additionally, Jennifer has developed Art for Access integration process that uses shamanic drum journey, art and stream of consciousness writing. She has presented on this process, integration and psychedelics at conferences in New York and LA, for life coach trainings in Russia (virtually), numerous CAMFT chapters, Breakthrough Men’s community and the Monterey Psychedelic Association. 

Cristin DeVine: Cristin DeVine has been a student of wellness for most of her adult life. In her early twenties, she taught in a Yup'ik village in the bush of Alaska and learned to live a subsistence lifestyle.  Living in the wilds of Alaska with native people, in connection and reciprocity with the land, gave her a perspective on health, contentment, and well-being that has informed her life. 

From Alaska she went to the deserts and mountains of the lower 48, working in the field of wilderness therapy and training as a Soulcraft and wilderness rites of passage guide with Animas Valley Institute.  She received her Masters in Counseling from Pacifica Graduate Institute with an emphasis in Jungian and depth psychology.  Cristin has an additional certification in psychedelic assisted therapy and research from the California Institute of Integral Studies and an emphasis in Ketamine assisted therapy from Polaris Insight Center.  She has been a student of mindfulness with the Diamond Approach and shamanism with the Andean Research Institute.  As a farmer, homesteader,  licensed psychotherapist, NIA instructor and Reiki practitioner, Cristin brings a unique perspective on wellness through a variety of modalities.  She currently specializes in Ketamine assisted therapy and the art of integration of expanded states.

2 CEs and lunch are included in the registration cost for this presentation


Licensed MC-CAMFT Members:  $28

Pre-Licensed MC-CAMFT Members: $20

Non-Members and Guests:  $35

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 Olivia Fae Stadler 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.

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • For questions about enrolling in CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance, visit Jennifer Farley at

You may cancel for a full refund up to 15 days in advance of the event, or a 50% refund between 5 and 14 days in advance of the event. No refunds for cancellations within 4 days of the event or for no-shows or failure to attend due to emergencies. Unused funds cannot be applied to future workshops. All requests for refunds must be submitted to Jennifer Farley by email at

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