How You Can Help
Donate today to support learners from historically underrepresented groups. We are raising scholarship funds to support those who could not access our program otherwise.
The UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics is entirely funded by the generous philanthropic support of donors. Your support today will help the center to scale DEI initiatives within its pioneering Psychedelic Facilitation Certificate Program.
The overall mission of the BCSP is to strengthen the burgeoning field of psychedelics with culturally informed research, science-based, accessible public education, and robust interdisciplinary training. Clinical trials show promising results for therapies that include psychedelics like MDMA and psilocybin. As a result, there is increased focus on the facilitation of safe, equitable, and accessible care.
Increased Demand for Psychedelic Facilitation Training
There is a growing demand for professionally trained and deeply educated facilitators who can provide safe, legal, culturally sensitive, and effective psychedelic care. To address this need, BCSP’s Psychedelic Facilitation Certificate Program provides interdisciplinary training for advanced professionals, with an emphasis on spiritual approaches, traditional uses, and equitable access to care.
BCSP Psychedelic Facilitation Certificate Program
BCSP’s Psychedelic Facilitation Certificate Program is a nine-month curriculum designed for advanced professionals who wish to provide legal, safe, effective psychedelic-assisted care to their patients, clients, and communities. We aim to develop our learners’ critical social consciousness on matters of power, marginalization, and belonging in the broader field. Among other topics, our participants examine how social positions shape experience in the psychedelic-facilitation space.
The program is committed to providing culturally sensitive training that prepares facilitators to adequately address the needs of people from a diverse array of faith traditions and communities of origin. We commit to training historically underrepresented facilitators so that underserved communities can access providers who understand their unique lived experiences.
Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Psychedelic Facilitation
Principles of inclusion, reciprocity, and respect for all beings guide the BCSP Certificate Program. We aspire to provide a learning environment that is safe and supportive for everyone, including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities, and other underrepresented groups. Our interdisciplinary curriculum blends contemporary scientific knowledge with ancestral and communal perspectives. In gratitude for the Indigenous traditions that have inspired our learning, we seek to respond with service and community engagement.
To diversify enrollment and to encourage members of historically underrepresented groups to apply, BCSP offers financial assistance to those who qualify.
Donate to BCSP and provide scholarships for robust, interdisciplinary training in psychedelic facilitation from one of the world’s top universities.
Each additional $12,000 raised supports another full diversity scholarship. Our goal is to be able to fund every learner from underrepresented communities at a level that meets their financial need.
Help the BCSP fund scholarships to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice in the emerging field of psychedelic facilitation!