Psychedelic Studies at Naropa University

Join this emerging field and expand transformative healing.

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About the Center

Psychedelic Studies at Naropa is grounded in a deep appreciation of psychedelic justice, the historic roots of indigenous practices, and the powerful relationship between healing and spirituality. In this way, trainees are empowered to embody the “transform yourself, transform the world” ethos of Naropa University within the dynamic and rapidly-expanding field of psychedelic-assisted therapy and advocacy.

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Certificate

The Naropa University Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies is a 10-month, 200-hour, non-degree certificate program that provides post-graduate level training for advanced professionals working in relevant therapeutic areas, including mental health counseling, psychiatry, chaplaincy and social work. Naropa’s dynamic contemplative-based training features a hybrid delivery of online and intensive retreat-based learning that is deeply rooted in ethics, psychedelic justice and indigenous reciprocity.

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Who Can Apply?

The Naropa University Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies is designed for advanced professionals working in relevant therapeutic areas such as mental health counseling, psychiatry, social work and other licensed practice areas.

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Center for Psychedelic Studies

Naropa University’s Center for Psychedelic Studies supports the development and integration of psychedelic studies at Naropa University and offers a range of public education opportunities focused on the unprecedented transformative healing potential within this emerging field.

Naropa’s Psychedelic Alchemy speaker series is dedicated to exploring the modern psychedelic landscape. Featuring prominent and emerging leaders in the field, these free public events investigate salient topics in the psychedelic space such as psychedelic-assisted therapy, science, social action, spirituality, healing integration and more.

“When I look at the array of psychedelic programs popping up around the world, I’m thrilled Naropa is rooting in indigeneity and wisdom traditions that predate the recent interest across other circles. What we’re talking about is not only an extraordinary therapeutic opportunity, but an opportunity to explore how we approach sacred encounter and what it means to be in relationship with all creation and the divine.”

Tyler Norris, Chair of Naropa’s Board of Trustees


Other Programs at Naropa University

Bachelor's Degrees

Art Therapy
Creative Writing and Literature
Environmental Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Psychology Online
Religious Studies
Visual Arts
Yoga Studies

Master's Degrees

Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology
Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling
Somatic Counseling
Transpersonal Art Therapy
Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy
Creative Writing and Poetics
Creative Writing (Low-Residency)
Ecopsychology (Low-Residency)
Yoga Studies (Low-Residency)

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