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The Psychedelic Renaissance: Reframing Wellness in the Treatment Setting

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Psychedelic Renaissance: Reframing Wellness in the Treatment Setting.

This event will provide a brief history of psychedelics in US medical settings. Participants will explore the ethics of psychedelic care, risks, and how to avoid harming consumers. Presenters will provide an overview of diagnoses and empirical data that supports treatment outcomes.

Presenters will also address the ethical considerations of intersectionality in treatment settings. Participants will reflect on the current implications for practitioners in the allied health or behavioral health field.

The event is open to the public. We strongly encourage local (DC, MD, VA) helping and social services  professionals to attend. We look forward to sharing some of the ways that we can positively impact the community through plant and psychedelic treatment. 

Goals of this Training:

1)    Explore post-pandemic mental health concerns. 

2)    Provide a brief history and overview of the role psychedelic medicine is playing in mental health.

3)    Learn how PAP fits with marginalized communities.

CEU’s will be offered through our partnership with Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV)

**If you can’t attend live, please purchase a ticket and we will send you the recorded video**



Dane Ray, LGPC

Dane Ray is a resident of Washington, D.C. Dane is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor serving the state of Maryland. Dane has 24 years of experience as an educator, within and on behalf of the LGBTQIA+ communities, with additional experience in prevention education and research related to HAHSTA (HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration) through tenure (employment) at DC Health. Dane believes that in order to achieve equity in care, it is critical that mental health and community health providers be informed of and prepared to address the intersection and needs of marginalized people within the healthcare setting. 

Dane attended Lincoln University, MIT (online) for anthropology and graduated from both: Birmingham-Southern College with a degree in Leadership Studies and Religion and the University of the District of Columbia with the degree of Rehabilitation Counseling. Dane worked for the DC government from 2016- 2020. Dane has served on the Executive Board of Washington DC’s Mental Health Counselors Association. Dane is active with civic engagement in DC and Maryland. 

As a result of ongoing discrepancies and disenfranchisement around access to: care, knowledge, and resources; Dane opened up D & A Consulting Services to help more directly address these systemic issues by designing services that are curated for the most marginalized in the LGBTQ community. Dane is a proud spouse and became a parent. Dane is also an avid lover of music.  Thank you for your time and Dane looks forward to growing with you during our time together!

Tamia Pleasants, LCPC

Founder and owner of NyLu Therapeutic Solutions, LLC – a group private practice delivering mental health services under a hybrid model.  Tamia is native to the DC/MD metropolitan area and has almost 20 years in Behavioral Health/Counseling.  Tamia is a Board Certified Counselor (NCC), currently licensed to practice in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia.  Tamia is an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) in Maryland and Virginia, a Certified EMDR clinician, and Board Certified in Telemental Health (BC-TMH).  Tamia is also IFS Level 1 trained, and in the final stages of completing the Somatic Experiencing Practitioner’s training. 

Tamia currently serves as a Mentor for Fluence, one of the largest continuing education organizations in the field of psychedelic therapy, and is a founding member of Millions of Moms, a movement of moms advocating and legislating for more access to legal psychedelic medicines.  Lastly, Tamia is co-creator of The Audacity Experience, a local retreat style event that provides healing spaces for those out of sync with their self-energy.

Overcoming issues of rejection, abandonment, infertility, and postpartum challenges (with the use of psychedelic medicine) has given Tamia passion to help others address their issues head on, in order to lead a productive, successful life.  Tamia also has a passion for teaching and mentoring others in the realm of counseling.  Clinical focus: trauma, psychedelic assisted therapy, fertility & perinatal issues, mood dysregulation, anxiety, and issues with spirituality.

When not working Tamia enjoys spending time with her spouse and two children, ages 3 and 1.

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