Friday March 15 from 9:30am-4pm

Ethical & Spiritual Care in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

Presenters: Mary Gresham, PhD and George Grant, MDiv, PhD, Cofounder and CoDirector, Emory Center for Psychedelics and Spirituality


  • Early Registration | Now through February 16 $140
  • Regular Registration | After February 16th | $165
  • Student Registration | $75

Registration and a continental breakfast will be held from 9:00am-9:30am.


Workshop Location City of Light, 3125 Presidential Pkwy, Chamblee, Ga 30340

Our program will begin by addressing the ethical issues that emerge when non-ordinary states of consciousness are generated with a psychedelic medication. We will note the ethical issues of cultural appropriation and the lack of diversity and restricted access in the field. Ethical codes and models have not yet fully developed in this emerging field, and we will spend the first half of the program noting the issues. The remainder of the program will include addressing the need for intentional spiritual health in facilitating psychedelic experiences and as multicultural ethical care in general psychotherapy. We will also engage with adverse events as given occurrences and how to prepare for them.

    1. 1. List 2 challenges to giving informed consent for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.
    1. 2. Describe one way in which the traditional ethics codes for mental health professionals might be inadequate in addressing the issues of psychedelic-assisted therapy.
    1. 3. Name three characteristics of the ethical and legal psychedelic harm reduction model for clinicians who are working with clients who have used, want to use or are using psychedelics in their current practice.
    1. 4. Describe the cultural evolution of healthcare chaplaincy to become the revolution which is evidence-based spiritual health–a clinical discipline among disciplines in health science and whole person healthcare.
    1. 5. Describe the three elements of Research, Application and State of being within the discipline of spiritual health that make it indispensable to the growth and efficacy of psychedelic medicine.
    1. 6. Describe the present and future economy and ecology of spiritual health’s influence in mental health throughout the continuum of care.
    1. 7. Describe SERT components as critical to multicultural ethical care in psychotherapy.
  1. 8. Describe Adverse Events as a natural occurrence by which we are ethically obligated to prepare for and to care for.

Our Clinical Ethics Workshop!


    Mary Gresham, Ph.D.

    Mary Gresham is a clinical psychologist who has been in practice in Atlanta since 1988. Her degrees are from Tulane, Emory and Georgia State. She earned a certificate from the California Institute of Integral Studies in Psychedelic Therapy and Research in 2019 and has been a facilitator at Emory in their psilocybin studies.

    George H. Grant, PhD

    Dr. Grant, a psychologist and theologian, is the Executive Director for Spiritual Health in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center at Emory University. He is responsible for the education of spiritual health clinicians (certified healthcare chaplains), spiritual health competencies in health science education, the service of spiritual health to patients and staff across Emory Healthcare and a scientific research arm driving evidence-based outcomes. He has certificate training in MAPS MDMA-assisted therapy through Naropa University, Ketamine-assisted therapy through PRATI as well as Psilocybin-assisted manualized preparation through the Usona Institute. Dr. Grant also serves as Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Emory Center for Psychedelics and Spirituality.

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    Register for Workshop
    Regular Registration $165.00 USD
    • Regular Registration $165.00 USD
    • Early Registration $140.00 USD
    • Student Registration $75.00 USD