About the MDMA-Assisted Therapy Education Program

MDMAassisted therapy has not been approved by any regulatory agency. The safety and efficacy of MDMA-assisted therapy have not been established for the treatment of PTSD.

Immersion Course

Our 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 worked on our MDMA-assisted therapy clinical trials and provides a container for discussion, in-depth inquiry, experiential learning, and personal growth.  

In 2023, this Immersion course is offered in three different formats: virtual, in-person, and hybrid. Dates and details will be added to this webpage soon.  

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:  

  1. Understand the fundamental processes and concepts underlying investigational MDMA-assisted therapy   
  2. Consider the role of identity and culture in therapeutic alliance and trauma processing  
  3. Translate the concepts of inner healing intelligence and inner-directed therapeutic approach to their work with clients  
  4. Strengthen the therapeutic alliance with clients  
  5. Engage in personal growth practices that enable grounding, self-care, and sustainability  
  6. Engage with a growing network of MDMA-assisted therapy informed professionals through continuing educational opportunities, community building, and opportunities for scientific discussion 

Please note this is not a certification course to deliver MDMA-assisted therapy. There are currently no certification standards for any psychedelic-assisted therapy given the investigational status of this modality, which has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or any regulatory authority. There are no guarantees about the approval of MAPS PBC’s New Drug Application for MDMA-assisted therapy to the FDA or the specific certification requirements for healthcare providers should this be approved. Given the uncertainty of the regulatory process and timeline, there may be a significant delay and no guarantee of opportunities to practice MDMA-assisted therapy in clinical practice.

Application Criteria

Candidates for the MDMA-Assisted Therapy Education Program must meet both of the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Hold an active medical or clinical license or are on track to obtain licensure through an advanced degree program or post-graduate professional experience
  • Completed specialty training in psychotherapy or psychiatry OR demonstrate a minimum of 1,000 hours of experience providing behavioral health services 

These qualifications outline the minimum requirements for the program. The Admissions Committee will consider the years of experience, education, and capabilities. We value a diverse range of professional, spiritual, and traditional backgrounds. Currently, the MDMA-Assisted Therapy Education Program prioritizes licensed applicants who practice psychotherapy. We strive to enroll compassionate and experienced trauma clinicians committed to health and well-being, their own and that of their clients and community.  

In this trauma-focused education course, attendees will be exposed to a wide range of clinical trial video footage involving participants suffering from diverse trauma forms. Some content may be challenging to view and potentially triggering. We ask prospective attendees to consider whether this course is right for them. 

Applications for our program will be posted shortly, so please check back for additional information.  


Tuition for the 2023 MDMA-AT Education Program will be announced in the coming weeks.

Collaboration Opportunities

As we continue to build the MDMA-Assisted Therapy Education Program, we welcome opportunities to work with other organizations interested in facilitating education about investigational MDMA-assisted therapy, including:   

  • Graduate education programs in psychotherapy, psychiatry, nursing, and related fields   
  • Private education organizations that teach clinical and psychological theories or modalities   
  • Behavioral health care organizations   
  • Professional associations and advocacy groups   

There are a variety of ways in which we can collaborate, including the delivery of our Immersion course to different audiences. If you are interested in exploring a collaboration, please contact us at [email protected].  

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