Psychedelic treatments (MDMA, psilocybin, ayahusasca, etc) can powerfully accelerate transformation and you will come across them in your practice whether you choose to do the actual psychedelic sessions or not. Working with these modalities requires an understanding of their promise and pitfalls, of how to shape the optimum mindset, of how to be with someone in altered states, how to direct and utilize experience effectively and integrate transformational experience into everyday life. This workshop will focus on ketamine, currently the only legal psychedelic treatment, widely used but frequently somewhat squandered with inadequate application of psychotherapeutic principles and skills. AEDP provides an ideal frame for this work because it explicitly addresses and deepens safety, lowers defenses and works with states where the sense of time and consciousness are altered by the process, and has specific phases for consolidating new states and learning. These map well onto the arc of a psychedelic session.