Psychedelic Assisted Therapy: Preparation, Integration, and everything in between in the context of AEDP™

DATE(S): 8 Tuesdays | January 30 – May 7, 2024
LOCATION: Live Online

Course Information

Learning about psychedelic-assisted therapy equips therapists with valuable skills to offer Preparation and Integration sessions to their clients who may be exploring psychedelic therapy outside of their dyad. In this new era of psychedelics, AEDP therapists need to know about this growing area, whether or not they plan to provide it themselves. This series will provide an opportunity for rich discussions about psychedelic-assisted therapy in the context of AEDP. It will prepare clinicians to help their own clients navigate this evolving field, enhancing their ability to support their clients effectively, while enriching their therapeutic practices. We will delve into a deep understanding of the principles, processes, and ethics of psychedelic-assisted therapy. This series will also help therapists envision what this work can look like when combined with the transformative power and theory of AEDP.


Emily Bilbao, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist in private practice in Portland Oregon.  She received her Masters from Smith School for Social work in 2005. She is a Certified AEDP therapist, an AEDP Supervisor in training, a 16 session AEDP Research Therapist, and a founding member of the AEDP & Psychedelics Committee. She is a Certified Psilocybin Assisted Therapy provider in Oregon and has been trained by MAPS in anticipation of developing an AEDP MDMA protocol. In her private practice she sees individual adults & adolescents as well as couples. She works extensively with the Queer community. She has a particular current interest in exploring the synergies between Psychedelics & AEDP. In fall 2023 Emily taught an Institute-sponsored seminar entitled Psychedelics 101, and she has been accepted to teach an in-depth, Institute-sponsored seminar series on AEDP and Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy in 2024.