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The Embody Lab 2023: Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate

The Embody Lab aims to create a safe and supportive environment for the embodiment community to learn with and from one another while helping you to achieve your personal and professional goals. This 3-month online certificate program for an Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate (ISTTC) is designed for individuals, practitioners and educators wanting to explore […]

Community Conversation Series: Stages of Change

Deran Young is hosting a 4-Part Learning Series for Relational Life Foundation on how RLT interfaces with the following topics: Power & Privilege (Recording Available), Systems Thinking (Recording Available) Up next is Stages of Change on Tuesday, December 5th from 1-3pm ET. Join us on December 5th for the last session in this series!

Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Training

Santa Fe, New Mexico , United States

Ketamine-Assisted Therapy - Level 1 Basic Training Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico Number of Students: 8-20 Hours of Training: 25 hours Dates: December 10-15 , 2023 - Please note that the training will begin with an informal pre-training event on Sunday evening, December 10th.  Official training begins on Monday, December 11th.  Therefore, please plan for your travel […]

Fluence MDMA-Assisted Therapy Education Program


The MDMA-Assisted Therapy Education Program in collaboration with MAPS Public Benefit Corporation Description: This program is offered in collaboration with MAPS PBC. This immersion course consists of live presentations, video case presentations, enriching discussions, scenario-based learning, self-reflection, small group, dyad activities, online coursework, and creative projects. The live education component is led by educators who have […]

Fluence Certificate in Psychedelic Therapy and Integration

The Certificate in Psychedelic Therapy and Integration is Fluence's new core program meant to provide clinicians with a foundational education in psychedelic-assisted therapy and integration. It is a 6-week online program that includes both live and self-paced learning. It has been designed specifically to prepare therapists and healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to begin a […]

Lunch Hour: Q&A and Summary Review Community Gathering

Hello BTR Community! Join us for a BTR Community Gathering as we delve into the topics of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback! This meeting will cover topics and any questions you may have regarding biofeedback and neurofeedback. This meeting will also allow the opportunity for you to ask questions about videos from the “Bringing Biofeedback and Neurofeedback to BTR” content […]

Wisdom and Wellbeing Retreat at Blue Spirit Costa Rica – Cultivating Shame Resilience with Deran Young

Blue Spirit Costa Rica

Deran Young, LCSW, MPA, will teach during the Wisdom and Wellbeing Retreat in Costa Rica from February 3 – 10, 2024 at Blue Spirit about Cultivating Shame Resilience. This workshop will provide a brief introduction to researcher Dr. Brene Brown’s grounded theory of shame resilience. Deran Young has studied and worked alongside Brene since 2017, increasing […]

2024 Heirloom Summit


Healing in 3D: Personal | Relational | Communal Join us for BTR’s 3rd Annual Heirloom Summit on February 23th-24th. Healing in 3D is about exploring the different dimensions of healing that we all have to embark on. Personal It begins with a focus on individual journeys, encouraging exploration of personal traumas and experiences before sharing […]

47th Annual Psychotherapy Networker Symposium

Are you interested in attending Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2024?  BTR is offering scholarships to members!  We have a limited number of in-person 50% scholarships,  40% virtual scholarships and a number of specially-priced student in-person tickets!  Apply for a scholarship here. For 47 years, the Networker Symposium has been a gathering of connection, creativity, and rejuvenation for […]

The Master Series – Oxford 2024

The Master Series - Oxford 2024 Open your mind to transformative and insightful approaches to trauma and mental health through keynotes, workshops, and panels all set against the backdrop of the University of Oxford. This is a unique chance to stand in the footsteps of notable figures such as Sir Isaac Newton as you enhance […]

Compassionate Inquiry Professional Online Training


Compassionate Inquiry Professional Online Training Compassionate Inquiry is a 240 hour, year-long training. It is a graduate level, trauma-informed psychotherapeutic approach to add onto an already existing clinical and mental health practice. Would you like to develop trauma-informed skills as a therapist or health care provider? Have you been impacted by the teachings and modeling […]

Carl Hart, PhD

Carl Hart

Dr. Carl Hart is the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. He is also the Ziff Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry. Professor Hart has published numerous scientific and popular articles in the area of neuropsychopharmacology and is co-author of the textbook Drugs, Society and Human Behavior (with Charles Ksir). His most recent book, High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, was the 2014 winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Professor Hart has appeared on multiple podcasts, radio and television shows including Real Time with Bill Maher and The O’Reilly Factor. He has also appeared in several documentary films including the award-winning “The House I Live In.” His essays have been published in several popular publications including The New York Times, Scientific American, The Nation, Ebony, The Root, and O Globo (Brazil’s leading newspaper).

Paulette Simone Smith, LCSW

Paulette Simone Smith

Paulette Smith, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical therapist specializing in cannabis therapeutics, adolescent development, and the establishment of productive, results-oriented teams in support of culturally competent treatment. Paulette has used creativity and innovation to build a knowledge base that offers her clients first-class care and consulting services. She also applies that knowledge and creativity in training and educational settings providing authentic, realistic, and easily applicable guidance on various topics. Her expertise has been cultivated over 15+ years in school-based, clinical, private practice, and dispensary settings to acquire a range of skills in traditional and non-traditional counseling practices that scientifically incorporate the integration of cannabis products. A trailblazer in her own right, Paulette is highly sought after to share her knowledge in the growing cannabis therapy field. She possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and has launched a platform for exploring cannabis therapeutics called Canna Heals, LLC, in addition to her counseling practice, Paulette Simone & Associates, Inc. In addition to the real-world experiences that refined her talents, Paulette obtained her bachelor’s in broadcast journalism from Bowie State University, a master’s in Social Work from Morgan State University, and a Master’s in Medical Cannabis Science Therapeutics from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Ms. Smith is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Social Work at Simmons University.

Sa'ed Al Olimat

Sa'ed Al-Olimat

Dr. Sa’ed Al-Olimat, PharmD is a Taiwanese-Jordanian first generation American immigrant. He is a licensed pharmacist, community pharmacy manager, and educator of psychedelic medicine. He has worked with pharmaceutical companies, prescriber clinics, hospice and palliative care organizations, insurance groups, and other settings to enhance patient care. Dr. Sa’ed’s passion in advancing mental health outcomes led him to investigatie psilocybin and other classical psychedelic compounds as tools for mental, spiritual, and emotional support.

Dr. Sa’ed currently serves as a Co-Founder of the Psychedelic Pharmacists Association, Founder of PsiloHealth, advisor to a few psychedelic companies and organizations, as well as a Board Director for his local county pharmacists association. In his free time, he enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Mischa Dansby, RN

Mischa Dansby

Mischa Dansby, is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse specializing in Women’s Health who was raised in Huber Heights, Ohio. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Wright State University. After her graduation, she joined the Air Force and has continued to serve for 22 years. During her Air Force career, she completed her Master’s in Nursing and became certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at The Ohio State University. She is currently studying at the University of Cincinnati pursuing certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Additionally, she is completing her training as an Internal Family Systems Therapist. Mischa is passionate about supporting women on their journey towards healing and wholeness.

Hanifa Nayo Washington

Hanifa Nayo Washington

Hanifa Nayo Washington, she/her/hers, is a social entrepreneur, sacred activist, digital designer, and healing justice practitioner. Hanifa is the co-founder and the Chief of Strategy of Fireside Project, the San Francisco based non-profit that operates the first national Psychedelic Peer Support Line with a mission to help people minimize the risks and fulfill the potential of their psychedelic experiences. The support line, featured in the Rolling Stone, Forbes, Esquire, and Tech Crunch, launched in April of 2021 and has already supported thousands of community members. Hanifa Nayo is also the Co-founder and Organizing Principal of One Village Healing, an online BIPOC centered healing, resilience, and psychedelic wellness space.

Victor Cabral, MSW

Victor Cabral

Victor Cabral, MSW, LSW, CCTP-I, (He/Him/His) is a collaborative and strategic leader who is making an impact on historical inequalities in his community and across the United States. Victor is the Founder of Dreamers of the Day, LLC, and serves as the Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Fluence International Inc., a company that provides evidence-based training in psychedelic therapy and integration services to clinicians across the globe. Before joining Fluence, Victor served as Deputy Director for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Advocacy and Reform where he co-led the implementation of the Trauma-Informed PA Plan, helped establish the first Racial Day of Healing in Pennsylvania history, and developed free trauma trainings for Pennsylvanians in collaboration with BIPOC mental health and trauma, and psychedelic medicine. He is a Licensed Social Worker and practicing psychotherapist in Pennsylvania with training in Internal Family Systems, Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy and Psychedelic Integration.

Deran Young

Deran Young,

Deran Young is a licensed therapist, CDWF, CDTL, co-author of New York Times Best Seller, You Are Your Best Thing, retired military officer, and the founder of Black Therapists Rock. Black Therapists Rock is a non profit organization that mobilizes over 30,000 mental health professionals committed to reducing the psychological impact of systemic oppression and intergenerational trauma. She obtained her social work degree from University of Texas, where she studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa for two semesters creating a high school counseling center for under-resourced students.

Deran’s passion for culture and people has led her to become a highly sought after diversity and inclusion consultant working with companies like BBERG, Facebook, Linked In, Field Trip Health, and YWCA. Deran’s advocacy expands over several online and offline platforms. With a current social media audience of over 100,000 followers on IG and Facebook, Deran has become a leading influencer and public figure committed to spreading mental health awareness and improving health equity.