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Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: Practical Considerations taught by Susan Frederick, MD & Randy Buzan, MD (Class)

  • February 02, 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Virtual using Zoom
  • 41


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

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Description: This presentation is for all health professionals. It will describe patient selection and preparation for, and the actual procedure and process of, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy with various medicines. We will also discuss the importance of integration work in this therapy.

CME Objectives:

    1. Discuss screening criteria for patients for PAP (Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy) and considerations when choosing a patient-appropriate medicine.
    2. Describe the role of the facilitator/guide in a PAP session.
    3. Explain the critical importance of good preparation for and integration work with PAP.



    Susan Frederick, MD graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Biology and Psychology her MD from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia, completed her Adult Psychiatry residency and then Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She completed her Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychoanalytic training at Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. Susan joined the clinical psychiatry faculty at the University of Colorado where she is an Associate Clinical Professor. She has taught and supervised in both the UCHSC psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship, and the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

    Susan has had a busy private practice in adult, adolescent, and child psychiatry since 1989. More recently, she graduated from the Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Program of the Integrative Psychiatry Institute in 2022, the Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Program through PRATI in 2022, the Trauma Touch Therapy Program at the Colorado School of the Healing Arts in 2022, and the Ketamine and Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy at the End-of-Life Program through PRATI in 2023. She also completed the MAPS MDMA online training component in 2022.

    Randy Buzan, MD graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Psychology, a MD from the U-M Medical School, and completed his general psychiatry residency at the University of Colorado. He graduated from the PTP program at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and then completed his psychoanalytic training at the DIP. He completed a fellowship in psychopharmacology at the University of Colorado and another mini-fellowship in electroconvulsive therapy at Duke. He joined the psychiatry faculty at the medical school where he directed the electroconvulsive therapy service, ran the psychiatry department’s outpatient services, and did psychopharmacology and neuropsychiatry research for 9 years. Randy has served as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Neuropsychiatry, is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and has published more than 25 papers and book chapters. He has presented nationally on pharmacology, treatment of brain injury and spinal cord injury, the neuropsychiatry of meditation and philosophy of mind, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and developmental disabilities.

    Randy spent 25 years as the chief neuropsychiatrist at ReMed/Learning Services, a residential treatment unit for brain-injured patients and Randy has been the chief neuropsychiatric consultant at Craig Hospital for the past 30 years. He recently graduated from the Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Program of the Integrative Psychiatry Institute in 2022, and the Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy program through PRATI in 2022. He completed the MAPS MDMA online training component in 2022.



    Date & Time: This class will take place on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM (MST)


    • DPS Members: $50
    • Non DPS Members: $60

    Your spot for the class is not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid in full.

    Location: Virtual using Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the class Please note that many of our emails get filtered through secondary inboxes, so please do a search within your inbox for key words such as: Denver Psychoanalytic Society, DPS, Zoom link, and/or the name of the speaker or title of the event to find the email with the link.

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    Registration: Registration is required. The deadline to register is January 31, 2024 by 12:00 PM (MST). Cancellation policy is below.



    2 CME Credits are available for this class.

    CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend class, and complete an evaluation within 7 days after the program. Credit is equal to time participated for virtual events. An email with a link to the online evaluation will be sent after the class. CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event. 

    CME Disclosures:

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Denver Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

    The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
    *Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. (Updated July 2021)



    Confidentiality: During this class, we will follow rules of confidentiality for clinical case material including disguising identifying information. Please do not discuss any case material outside of the class. No recording of case material is allowed.

    Cancellation: There will be NO refunds after January 31, 2024. Any refunds made before January 31st will be less a $10 administrative fee.  

    Certificate Replacement: Please retain your CME certificate for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office must resend a certificate.

    To contact the Society office, please email

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