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Introduction to Psychedelic Assisted Therapy: Dismantling Oppression and Cultivating Liberation

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE

200 Adults, Couples & Families |  400 Substance Use Disorders |  Special Offers |  900 Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice
Candace Oglesby, LCPC, KAP
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists



This three-hour introductory course explores the intersection of psychedelic-assisted therapy (specifically ketamine as the only legal psychedelic presently) and the dismantling of systemic oppression, providing participants with a basic understanding of the transformative potential of this innovative therapeutic approach. Participants will delve into the profound ways in which psychedelic experiences can contribute to individual and collective liberation. 


**This workshop meets the requirement for Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice for Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners COMAR with a focus on social justice and cultural humility. 




Candace Oglesby, LCPC, KAP Related Seminars and Products


Candace Oglesby is the program director for Fluence Trainings Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) certificate program and a licensed professional counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. Candace began her career as a psychedelic-assisted therapist in 2020, when she sat on her first study as a clinical trial therapist, which studied the effects of psilocybin in cancer and TRD patients. Since then, she has gained training in Ketamine, MDMA, and 5- MeO- DMT assisted therapies.  

In addition, Candace is the founder and owner of Jurnee Mental Health Consulting, LLC, a consulting business that provides support to individuals and businesses looking to deepen their understanding of mental health while also providing support and resources to global majority communities.  Candace also serves as a DEI mental health consultant, trainer, speaker, and mentor within the psychedelic community. When Candace is not acting as psychotherapist, consultant, trainer, and mentor, she is spending time with her husband, family, and friends. Candace believes that cutting-edge therapies and techniques should be made available to everyone despite race, sexual orientation, gender, or socio-economic status.  

Agenda & Learning Objectives


08:50 - 9:00 Log On
09:00 - 10:30


10:30 - 10:45     Break
10:45 - 12:15

Lecture (Continued)


Questions & Adjournment



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe basic historical overview of psychedelic and ketamine-assisted psychotherapies.  
  • Name the three stages of KAP which includes: preparation, dosing, and integration.
  • Recite culturally inclusive practices that can be leveraged within psychedelic and ketamine-assisted psychotherapies.

Bibliography & References


Boring-Bray, W. (2022, August 31). An Introduction to Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy. Psychology Today. beginning/202208/ introduction-ketamine-assisted-psychotherapy   

Collins, S. (2021, July 20). Ketamine for Depression: What to Know. WebMD. 

Dore J, Turnipseed B, Dwyer S, Turnipseed A, Andries J, Ascani G, Monnette C, Huidekoper A, Strauss N, Wolfson P. Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP): Patient Demographics, Clinical Data and Outcomes in Three Large Practices Administering Ketamine with Psychotherapy. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2019 Apr-Jun;51(2):189-198. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2019.1587556. Epub 2019 Mar 27. PMID: 30917760. 

Halstead, M., Reed, S., Krause, R., & Williams, M. T. (2021). Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD Related to Racial Discrimination. Clinical Case Studies, 20(4), 310–330. 

Sandra J Drozdz, Akash Goel, Matthew W McGarr, Joel Katz, Paul Ritvo, Gabriella F Mattina, Venkat Bhat, Calvin Diep & Karim S Ladha (2022) Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy: A Systematic Narrative Review of the Literature, Journal of Pain Research, , 1691-1706, DOI: 10.2147/JPR.S360733 

Zanos P, Gould TD. Mechanisms of ketamine action as an antidepressant. Mol Psychiatry. 2018 Apr;23(4):801-811. doi: 10.1038/mp.2017.255. Epub 2018 Mar 13. PMID: 29532791; PMCID: PMC5999402. 

Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 3 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

Please refer to the tab "Live Interactive Webinar Policies & FAQs" for UMSSW Office of CPE policies regarding all live interactive webinar related matters.

Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

We welcome anyone interested in the topic!


Late Fees and Refunds

The base price is $70 and includes CE credit. A non-refundable late fee of $20 is added on February 16, 2023

Cancellations** must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the workshop to receive a refund or an account credit.

Late fees cannot be refunded or applied to  account credit. 

**ALL cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee.**

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms


The Office of Continuing Professional Education hosts Live Interactive Webinars through two platforms: Zoom and WebEx.

Both platforms offer high quality and user-friendly webinar platforms for our registrants.


System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


Course Interaction Requirements:

To participate in Live Interactive Webinars, you MUST have a device that allows you to view the presentation on screen and hear the instructor at all times. We do not allow participants to call-in from their phones or mobile devices and solely listen to the presentation. Participation in Live Interactive Webinars is mandatory.

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ADA Accommodations

If you are requesting ADA accommodations, please contact our office via email at least two weeks prior to the workshop date. Requests after that date may not be fulfilled.  

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