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CE Program - The Theradelic Approach: How Psychedelics Can Enhance and Amplify the Effectiveness of Therapy

  • September 09, 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM
  • 27



The Theradelic Approach: How Psychedelics Can Enhance and Amplify the Effectiveness of Therapy

Monday, September 9, 2024 | 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter: Sunny Strasburg, LMFT

Target Audience: Clinical Social Workers and other Behavioral Health Professionals

Content level: Intermediate to Advanced

CE credits: 3 (Clinical)

About the webinar:

This workshop will explore The Theradelic Approach book and provide an overview of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and its potential for alleviating anxiety and depression. We will briefly explore Sunny Strasburg's PANTHER method, an acronym for how to prepare for, facilitate, and integrate psychedelic journeys. Sunny will discuss innovative ways to integrate trauma-informed care, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and EMDR, into psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. This workshop, hosted by Sunny Strasburg, LMFT, will provide clinicians with her insight as a trainer to explore this multifaceted form of care. Sunny will showcase her expertise in combining protocols to promote post-traumatic growth and integrative healing for clients. Please note that PowerPoint Slides will not be provided for this program and this program will not be recorded. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to: 

  1. Classify the current research on psychedelics as it pertains to clinical therapy. 
  2. Explain the PANTHER method for facilitating preparation, psychedelic journey support, and integration. 
  3. Describe an overview of MDMA, psilocybin and ketamine therapy.
  4. Compare principles of trauma-informed care to other therapeutic modalities and their importance in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. 
  5. Appraise the importance of therapists receiving psychotherapy and practicing self-awareness to provide effective psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

    About the instructor:

    Sunny Strasburg, LMFT, a licensed psychotherapist, educator, and pioneering author, specializes in psychedelic therapies and advocates for future technologies serving social good. As the founder of The Theradelic Approach, she equips clinicians with trauma-informed psychedelic-assisted therapy methods, blending IFS, EMDR, archetypal psychology, trauma-informed care, and her extensive experience. Her debut book, The Theradelic Approach, delineates these innovative methodologies, elevating therapeutic standards of best practice. Sunny catalyzes transformation among AI, technology, business, investment, and entertainment leaders, fostering empathy and connectivity.

    Collaborating with Dr. Richard Schwartz, she creates impactful experiences that inspire compassion and creativity. Having served as Clinical Director for VR mental health projects, she gained firsthand experience on the ethical challenges of these technologies. This has inspired her to pursue opportunities to ensure responsible AI development. Sunny's expertise resonates through engagements at The IFS Conference, SXSW, EMDRIA, Psychedelic Science, IFS Conference, and The Expanded States of Consciousness Worldwide Summit.

    Fee & Registration:

    The cost is $75 for CSWA members, and $99 for non-members. If you are not a CSWA member, click here to learn more about CSWA benefits and join today.  Registrations will be accepted until 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar or until the webinar is full. Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund. Each registered participant will receive zoom log-in information via email from two days prior to the webinar.

    Course interaction & CE completion requirements:

    This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

    To earn 3 CE credits, participants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, complete and pass an online post-test and complete a course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be provided once the evaluation is submitted. This program will not be recorded.

    System Requirements to Participate:

    On a PC:
    Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
    Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or later
    Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
    Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB or more of RAM

    On a Mac:
    Safari 6, Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
    Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
    Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
    Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better)

    Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone, and speakers (a USB headset is recommended).

    On an iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows mobile device:
    Free Zoom at ; WiFi connection recommended for VoIP audio

    Special Accommodations: 

    To request special accommodations, please contact our administrator immediately upon registration. All special requests must be made within a minimum of 5 business days prior to the event.

    CE Provider Information:

    Clinical Social Work Association, provider #1719, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 8/23/23-8/23/26. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits.

    Unsure if your state accepts ACE program for continuing education credit? Please click HERE for a map, and check with your state board for their licensure renewal requirements. 

    Questions? Contact Angela Katona, CSWA Executive Administrator at

    If you do not receive an email upon registering, please reach out for assistance by emailing All inquiries regarding registration status, links or other event-related concerns must be made at least 24 hours prior the start of an event. Staff will not be able to provide assistance right before or during the event. 

    Please note that this program will not be recorded.

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