The Fundamentals Program is a community experiential journey of learning what KAP is truly about both personally and didactically.
With Licia Sky, Erica Sandoval, Julissa Vasquez, Meera Garcia, Linda Thai, Julian Amaro, and Phil Wolfson.
Limited participation for licensed health practitioners only.
CEs provided as part of Tuition.
Tuition $3000 Application for Scholarship Support to be included along with application for admission to the program. Tuition to be paid on acceptance. Please be aware that 75% of tuition will be refunded for cancellation up to two weeks prior to the program—March 22nd.
On acceptance, you will be given a link to select your room at Menla the cost of which includes your accompanying board. This is a separate cost arranged directly with Menla.
Application Fee of $100 is non-refundable.
The Fundamentals of the BIPOC KAP Training Initiative
Ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) training for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) providers is an essential step towards addressing disparities and promoting social justice within mental healthcare. This initiative recognizes the historical and ongoing injustices faced by BIPOC communities in accessing quality mental health services and aims to rectify these disparities.
From a social justice lens, the need for this training arises due to several interconnected factors:
1. Addressing systemic racism: BIPOC communities have long faced systemic racism that perpetuates disparities in access to mental healthcare. This training acknowledges the unique experiences, cultural nuances, and historical trauma that BIPOC individuals may bring to therapy. It seeks to empower BIPOC providers to better understand and address the specific mental health needs of their communities.
2. Culturally responsive care: Traditional mental health practices often fail to consider the cultural contexts and specific needs of BIPOC individuals, leading to inadequate or ineffective treatment. Ketamine-assisted therapy training for BIPOC providers emphasizes the importance of culturally responsive care, recognizing the diversity of experiences and tailoring treatment approaches accordingly. This approach fosters trust, safety, and understanding between the provider and the client.
3. Reducing mental health disparities: BIPOC communities continue to experience higher rates of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse. By training BIPOC providers in ketamine-assisted therapy, we aim to bridge the gap in mental healthcare access and reduce disparities. This training equips providers with tools to effectively address mental health concerns within their communities, ultimately improving overall well-being and resilience.
4. Empowering BIPOC providers: Representation is crucial in mental healthcare. Training BIPOC providers in ketamine-assisted therapy not only increases access to quality care for BIPOC individuals but also empowers BIPOC professionals to play a significant role in their communities. It offers opportunities for BIPOC providers to become leaders and advocates in mental health, helping to shape policies, reduce stigma, and promote equitable access to care.
In summary, the implementation of ketamine-assisted therapy training for BIPOC providers aligns with social justice principles by addressing systemic racism, promoting culturally responsive care, reducing mental health disparities, and empowering BIPOC professionals. This initiative aims to create a more equitable mental healthcare system that recognizes and values the unique experiences and needs of BIPOC communities.