On Demand Training: Psychedelics 101

AEDP™ Institute Seminar presented by Emily Bilbao, LCSW

Recorded for OnDemand Learning (Live Seminar was Presented September 10, 2023)

This seminar is intended for Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists.


There is a lot of talk in the psychotherapy community lately about psychedelics. What is all the fuss about? This seminar will provide a rough sketch of the basics. We will begin with a brief overview of the ancestral origins of psilocybin, the history of psychedelics in the West / psychedelic assisted psychotherapy, how we arrived here today, and the current state of psychedelic assisted therapy in the United States.

Next, we will go through an overview of psilocybin, MDMA, ketamine, and 5-MeO-DMT (four commonly used medicines) in relation to use / legal status and common effects. 

We will discuss AEDP psychotherapy in relationship to these medicines and their potential for synergistic transformational healing. This three hour training is meant to serve as a beginning framework for a professional to be able to have basic knowledge in the area so they they may more comfortably enter into and engage in the conversation about psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.

*NOTE: This is not a training on how to use psychedelics and we are not endorsing the use of illegal substances outside of research settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe key moments in psychedelic history that led to the current moment of psychedelic research.
  • Participants will be able name and describe the 4 psychedelic medicines being presented and describe their legal status and potential uses for healing.

Meet the Presenter

Emily Bilbao, LCSW

Emily Bilbao, LCSW

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.


AEDP Institute On Demand Trainings are to be viewed on your private computer or smart device. They are intentionally not downloadable; we “stream” them. So, having a high speed Internet connection is important to having a good learning experience.

This training is intended to be viewed only by mental health professionals and students in mental health or related fields. You will be asked to provide evidence of and swear to uphold your professional credentials before completing registration and payment and receiving access to the materials.

Fees and Registration

$99 USD Non-Members
$89 USD AEDP Institute Members – please login to receive your discount

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