Our aim is to train the next generation of leaders in psychedelic medicine in Canada and beyond.

Education and training will include a certificate program with the University of Toronto, as well as fellowships, electives for medical students and residents, professional development workshops, grand rounds, and public education.

University of Toronto Certificate in Psychedelic-assisted Psychotherapy

Our flagship educational offering is an academically rigorous, culturally sensitive and patient-centred certificate program that trains health care providers in the delivery of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. The program is being developed in partnership with the Michener Institute at the University of Toronto and with the California Institute of Integral Studies, a world leader in training psychedelic therapists.

Learning will include:

  • A didactic component including Canadian-specific content
  • Experiential learning including holotropic breathwork, optional psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy and simulations
  • Apprenticeships where trainees treat their first cases with an experienced clinician as their co-therapist, and later treat cases under supervision

Graduates will join a growing community of practice for ongoing group supervision, workshops and training to maintain and deepen their expertise. The first cohort of the Certificate program is planned to launch in September 2022.

To make a donation to support the Nikean Psychedelic Psychotherapy Research Centre,​  please visit the UHN Foundation.