Psychedelic Ministry Methods

Session: Spring
Type: Online, Synchronous
Units: 3
Days: Every Other - THU
Time: 9:40am-12:30pm
Academic Year: 2024 – 2025
Start Date: 09/05/2024
Approval Required: Yes

Psychedelic Ministry Methods will provide our Certificate in Psychedelic Justice and Companioning students with a framework for their future work.

This course will focus on the entrepreneurship of our students and the development of new ministerial methods that are firmly rooted in their own spiritual/religious identity, personal practices that mentally/emotionally/spiritually sustain them, the needs of the community(ies) they want to serve (especially when it comes to BIPOC needs), and the skill set needed to facilitate group or individual sessions.

This course will explore choosing and understanding the medicine each student desires to work with, as it is worthwhile to understand that not all medicines are for everyone.

Students will consider the process by which they prepare for sessions, developing screening and suitability skills (including the creation of assessment paperwork), and cultivating a foundation through which each client/participant’s innate capacity for healing is honored.

With a trauma-informed and somatic lens, students will develop their own ceremonial set & setting, integrate meaning-making techniques into their work, and most importantly—develop an embodied integration process which will enable those they work with to receive the messages of the medicine even after the session(s) are complete.

This course in no way promotes, condones, or facilitates illegal activity, and is strictly for educational purposes only. Please be aware that psychedelic substances still remain illegal in many countries.

Relates to Thresholds: 1. Life in Religious Community and Interfaith Engagement 5. Spiritual Practice and Care of the Soul and MFC: 2. Pastoral Care and Presence.

Faculty Consent is required. Registration is contingent upon faculty approval. 1. Students will self-enroll in the course to be placed on the waitlist. 2. Complete the required faculty consent questionnaire: For questions regarding Faculty Consent, please contact

Maximum enrollment: 15. Auditors ecluded.