VANCOUVER, BC, March 27, 2023 /CNW/ - Numinus Wellness Inc. ("Numinus" or the "Company") (TSX: NUMI) (OTCQX: NUMIF), a mental health care company advancing innovative treatments and safe, evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapies, today announced that it has launched the Numinus Certification Pathway – a collection of psychedelic-assisted therapy ("PAT") training courses uniquely selected to provide practitioners with complete PAT training, including an experiential component and practicum.
The Certification Pathway develops core PAT skills through multi-modal teaching methods including interactive evidence and theory reviews, audio-visual design, case-based learning, experiential learning, in-person shadowing opportunities, and more. Once all course requirements in the Certification Pathway are completed, trained practitioners will receive a formal certificate from Numinus to designate competency in providing PAT using specific medicines. The Certification Pathway is designed to equip practitioners with the necessary skillset to deliver quality care with a view to increasing credibility and trust with clients.
"This is a unique opportunity for therapists and medical professionals to learn our PAT protocols and interact with our established Numinus practitioners as they share their real-life experiences in providing integrative and transformative mental wellness. To date, more than 200 practitioners have completed Numinus practitioner training courses since they initially launched in Fall 2022."
Courses that are part of the new Certification Pathway include:
On average, 30 spaces are available to external practitioners in each of course offered through the Numinus Certification Pathway. Courses run from four hours to eight-weeks in length, and are cohort-based – designed for busy practitioners in mind, with an easily customizable learning schedule. Upon each course completion, practitioners are awarded a proof of completion certificate recognized by many accreditation bodies – including the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the l'Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ), the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and the USA National Board for Certified Counsellors (NBCC).
Upon full completion of all courses outlined in the Numinus Certification Pathway, practitioners will be awarded a formal certificate to designate competency in providing PAT for the subject medicine (e.g., planned sources include Ketamine, Psilocybin or MDMA, subject to Health Canada approval).
The most popular course, and core component of the Certification Pathway – The Fundamentals of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy is now taking registrations for its next intake, for May 2023. Through this eight-week virtual course program, practitioners will learn Numinus' model of care for psychedelic-assisted therapy – which is grounded in evidence, committed to client safety and rooted in justice, equity, dignity, and inclusion. The Numinus training team specializes in mindfulness, somatic, experiential and trauma-sensitive approaches, bringing a unique lens to this emerging field. Overall, this course will help equip mental health professionals and therapists with the foundational knowledge and skills to practice psychedelic-assisted therapy.
About the 8-week Fundamental of PAT course:
More information about Numinus practitioner training courses and the Numinus Certification Pathway can be found at https://numinus.com/services/training/
Numinus Wellness (TSX: NUMI) helps people to heal and be well through the development and delivery of innovative mental health care and access to safe, evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapies. The Numinus model - including psychedelic production, research and clinic care - is at the forefront of a transformation aimed at healing rather than managing symptoms for depression, anxiety, trauma, pain and substance use. At Numinus, we are leading the integration of psychedelic-assisted therapies into mainstream clinical practice and building the foundation for a healthier society.
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