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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy is a novel, breakthrough
approach to awakened mind and the healing of trauma
and depression.

The Ketamine Training Center is the premier organization in
the field having provided training to over 800 practitioners
in our 6-day residential retreat events.
In the news
The Pharmacokinetics of Ketamine in the Breast Milk of Lactating Women:
Quantification of Ketamine and Metabolites
In the news
Read the New Yorker Article that mentions our work here:
Ketamine Therapy Is Going Mainstream. Are We Ready?

About our trainings

We have arranged with PeerPoint to provide a certificate of training, which will go out to each participant after the conclusion of each training. This will provide 30 AMA Category I credits, which apply to medical practitioners and therapists—acceptable to licensing boards in over 40 states. Do confirm this with your Board if you have a question about this. Embedded in our fee structure for CE is $150 and is included in your tuition.

We look forward to being with you in profound learning, experiential, and connecting events that continue to move KAP forward and support our developing practices.

You will learn and enjoy yourselves. We look forward to being with you. 

Upcoming trainings

KAP/IFS Trainings Are Formally Copyrighted Programs Originated By And Property Of The Ketamine Training Center And The Ketamine Research Foundation. Please contact Us In Advance If You Wish To Hold Such Training.

Upcoming Events—Scroll Down for the Specifics for each event
May 24-30th Fundamentals Menla  New York
June 3-7th Barcelona Training for Practitioners outside the US
September 24-29th Advanced Sharing for KAP practitioners Menla – New York

Fundamentals Training in the Spring Splendor of Our Inspirational Menla Retreat Center

May 24th - May 30th, 2024

The Fundamentals of KAP Is a community experiential journey of learning what KAP is truly about both personally and didactically.

With Phil Wolfson, Licia Sky, Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Corbett, Ben McCauley, Mark Braunstein, Julissa Vasquez, and others.

The Menla Retreat Center—in the heart of the Catskills—near Woodstock
375 Pantherkill Rd, Phoenicia, New York

Limited participation– for licensed health practitioners only.

Four BIPOC scholarships are available by application. Registration is now open, and we welcome your application and presence. The registration fee is $500 for all applicants, $400 of which is refundable. We predict the training will fill up rapidly, so we suggest you apply soon.

$3,500 prescribing providers
$3,000 non-prescribing providers

Room and board separate at additional cost payable to Menla.
Room reservation is made directly through Menla after acceptance to the program. Link will be provided at that time.

KAP training in Barcelona with two European Organizations.

June 3rd - June 7th, 2024

KTC and Phil Wolfson are in collaboration to present KAP in an experiential training program with two European organizations. Enrollment is through this link. Looking forward to this expansion of the understanding of ketamine and psychedelic psychotherapy to other realms—and in support of its application in the Ukraine

Now open to practitioners from the US, Please follow the Application Instructions and contact Clinic Synaptica for assistance with accommodations recommendations as you wish. 

Please Note: Limited spaces are available on a first come first serve basis


KTC Presents its Advanced Sharing for KAP Practitioners at our beloved Menla Retreat Center in the Catskills

September 24th - September 29th, 2024

The Advanced Sharing Retreat is open to KPA and others who have attended different KAP trainings and who have at least begun to practice KAP. It will include group experiences—psycholytic mornings and higher dose afternoons—all IM–and presentations and case discussions. Our program is formed with attendees as a process of mutual interests. We will be soliciting your input into the program. We expect sessions potentially to include: Successes and Failures; Case Presentations as Consultations; Practice Issues; Working in Groups; Couples; Adolescents; Our Various Methodologies; KAP and Sex Therapy; Ketamine and Emerging Psychedelics; Diversity, Identity and Culture; Commercialization and Where We Are Heading; Expanded Awareness and Movement in KAP; Trauma and KAP; Update on Science; Ketamine Abuse and Misuse, Meditation, Rituals and the Ketamine Experience-and other topics as we bring them to our attention. We would conduct the program within a contemplative practice set. Please see this as an opportunity to expand our connections and skillful means. Please see this as an opportunity to come together as a community of devoted practitioners. We are committed to sharing and fun. All of our trainings and events have created kindness and affection. We welcome your application and attendance.

As this is a Sharing event, aside from Organizers, Providers, and our Support team, we are not paying for Leaders as we do in our Fundamentals program. In the spirit of collaboration, we are asking applicants to pay their tuition fees on a sliding scale by your own estimate in an honor framework of fees of $3000-$4500. regardless of degree. Fees to Menla for room and board are arranged separately with Menla.

BIPOC Scholarships and limited reductions in fees will be processed on request and dependent on registration as we are a non-profit organization.

Participants will be requested to provide their suggestions for topics and their potential offerings to add to the scheduling. Zoom sessions will precede the event for planning and participation. Our intention is to have a sharing that elevates all of our practices conceptually, methodologically ,spiritually, and practically. And to support the growth and development of the KAP community of practitioners, and psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.

Please apply now as there is large interest in the event based on the results of our survey.


$3,000 – $4,500 sliding scale 

Room and board separate at additional cost payable to Menla.

Room reservation is made directly through Menla after acceptance to the program. Link will be provided at that time.

Covid precautions

With the recent upsurge of COVID-19, we had our own experience of two participants, unknowingly harboring the virus, attending our August training. They tested COVID-19 positive on the training’s first and second full days and had to leave.

Learning from this disruptive and fearful experience, we are mandating new testing for you and our health. The program continued after four additional participants voluntarily departed due to concern for their protection. 

Fortunately, with daily testing, no one else tested positive, and the training concluded with a sense of great community and great learning. To be clear, it was tough going.

The incubation period appears to be 2-3 days from exposure, though it may be even longer—up to 5 days. The current strains seem quicker to become symptomatic.

We wish to take the necessary precautions. These are as follows:

  • Please test two days before attending the program.
  • Please test the morning of the program before leaving your abode.
  • We will test on arrival so long as the Covid risk is present. We follow CDC guidelines.
  • We may test subsequently during the training.
  • If training is canceled due to COVID-19, we will refund fees minus $100 if the cancellation precedes the commencement of the training, with consideration for any non-refundable expenses we have made.
  • If training is canceled during its course, refunds will be prorated to the length of the training and expenses incurred.
  • If an individual contracts COVID-19 and cannot attend the training, a refund will be made according to expenses expended by KTC.
  • If an individual contracts COVID-19 during the training, they will be asked to leave the training, and a refund will be made according to the duration of their presence in the training and expenses incurred.
  • If a person becomes COVID-19-positive during the training and leaves, it is up to the other participants to decide to stay or leave. Testing will be conducted daily. Suppose a participant makes a voluntary decision to leave the training. In that case, they will have their remaining fees (after deduction for expenses incurred to the time of their departure) put forward towards another training. KTC will hold the remaining credit for up to 12 months from the time of the training. KTC will do its best to provide training during that period.


Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Phil Wolfson MD



“I saw into the heart of my soul and connected with the universe and its inhabitants as one. I came away knowing I could release myself and others from trauma and suffering and contribute to a healing of the world”
- Anonymous
“With all my experience of psychedelic medicines, ketamine’s release from my body and the welcome absence of my ego enabled me to know myself as the pure energy I truly am. I returned to a sense of liberation from my usual formats and obsessions. This interruption of my ordinary mind liberated me to begin anew, to original being.”
- Anonymous
“Thank you so much for a truly wonderful workshop. You both impart such compassionate wisdom and maturity to the multiple aspects of psychedelic medicine, from biochemistry to ethics. Apart from it being an amazingly enjoyable experience, I can’t remember the last time I learned so much on so many levels in just 4 days.”
- Past Participant David Dansky, MD

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About us

The Ketamine Training Center (KTC) has been presenting our Fundamentals Training for over 4 years with more than 800 participants in our 5–6-day experiential programs. Practitioners represent the spectrum of licensed prescribers, psychotherapists, and clergy—with an international presence.

Our programs begin with on-line sessions preceding the in-person presence at our extraordinary residential retreat centers east, west, and abroad. Non-denominational ritual, yoga and meditation are voluntary component parts of our sessions in conformity with the use of ketamine as an alternative and psychedelic medicine. We are the evolving methodological ground for the expanding therapeutic use of alternative medicines–alternative to conventional Pharma and psychiatry.
Essential to the provision of mind-altering medicines is personal experience with them.

In the context of our 30-40 participant trainings, practitioners are exposed to a broad range of experiences facilitating awareness both personally and in the evolving communities of our trainings— and then in the follow-up sessions that continue cohesion and communication. Our Ketamine Psychotherapy Associates membership program furthers the development of practitioners, practices, and therapeutics with consistent input, support and benefits that build competency, cohesion, awareness, and program.

The Fundamentals Training is rich in awakening movement and emotion in each of us with our Expanded Awareness and Sharing. Low dose psycholytic small groups, presentations on ketamine neuroscience by the renowned Jason Wallach, therapeutic strategies, mindfulness, trauma often with Bessel van der Kolk and Licia Sky, psychodynamics, IFS, gestalt, psychedelic medicine therapeutics, and much more are woven into our programs.

Our Leadership Group will vary in composition and will include Phil Wolfson, author of The Ketamine Papers. Group experiences of our methods for administering sublingual lozenges and intramuscular injections of ketamine are a fundamental part of the experience, with early competency development in these forms of administration—in the two roles or sitter/therapist and recipient.

We welcome your interest, applications, and presence!

I would do it all over again:
Be the harbor and set the sail,
Loose the breeze and harness the gale,
Cherish the harvest of what I have been.
Better the summit to scale.
Better the summit to be.

– Toni Morrison