Psychededelic Therapist Training Application Augmented Psychotherapy Training (APT)

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Upcoming courses

The next English-language APT course will start on November 16, 2024.
The next German-language APT course will start on March 08, 2025. Learn more about the German-language course (*German website coming soon*).

We are constantly screening applications and are already admitting applicants for the upcoming courses. 

A limited number of spots is available in each course, and the spots are being filled continuously. We therefore recommend applying as early as possible. You are welcome to apply now for the next course or even for a later course.

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Please get in touch! You can reach us via phone or email. Please make sure to read through the admission criteria and FAQs first.
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Formal Admission Criteria & Certification Requirements

Applicants with the professional qualifications listed below are eligible for admission to the APT Program. After successful completion of the training, all participants receive a certificate in Psychedelic Therapy – Integration-Focused Psychotherapy (IFP) and Psychedelic-Augmented Psychotherapy (PAP). Certified professionals with the following qualifications are qualified to work independently and lead multiprofessional teams providing psychedelic therapy:

  • Medical doctor with training in psychotherapy (e.g., specialist in psychiatry)
  • Licensed psychotherapist


Certified professionals with the following qualifications are qualified to work in multiprofessional teams under the supervision of a medical doctor with training in psychotherapy or licensed psychotherapist:

  • Medical doctor without completed psychotherapy training
  • Clinical psychologist without completed psychotherapy training
  • Family or couples therapist with academic qualification in a relevant field (minimum: BA/BSc)
  • Psychological counsellor/coach with academic qualification in a relevant field (minimum: BA/BSc)
  • Complementary therapist (e.g., music, body, or art therapy) with academic qualification in a relevant field (minimum: BA/BSc)
  • Licensed psychiatric nurse
  • Social worker/addiction therapist


Applicants who do not possess any of the above professional qualifications are not be eligible for admission to the APT program.

Further requirements for certification:

  • Equivalent to a police clearance certificate (not previously convicted for capital crimes or drug offenses)
  • Minimum age of 25 years

Admission Procedure and Informal Selection Criteria

Please assess whether or not you fulfil the formal admission criteria listed above before submitting your application. Please submit the following as PDF documents with your application. If you encounter problems with submiting your documents, please send them directly to [email protected]:

  • Cover letter (max. 2 pages) explaining your motivation to participate in the APT program
  • Short CV


After reviewing the application documents, the program committee will invite eligible candidates for an online interview. The following attributes are considered desirable in applicants:

  • Demonstrable understanding of/interest in psychotherapeutic processes
  • Understanding of the scientific method and ability to think critically
  • Self-reflection abilities
  • Professional communication abilities
  • Ability to explain psychedelic therapy to third parties
  • Awareness of potentially problematic aspects of psychedelic therapies
  • Respect for the need to follow legal and ethical practice


The following attributes are considered exclusion criteria:

  • Uncritical attitude towards ideas that can be evaluated as pseudoscience, charlatanry, conspiracy theories, or esotericism
  • Illegal underground therapy practice or intention to establish one
  • General rejection of conventional medicine or psychotherapy
  • Political or religious extremism


Standard price: EUR 15,000.- for the complete training. The tuition does not cover accommodation and travel expenses.

Payment options: 

  • Single payment = EUR 15,000.-
  • Payment in eight installments: 16.800 € in total

GDP-adjusted tuition: If you work in a country with a significantly lower GDP compared to Germany, a discount between 10% and 20% will be granted.

Discount on individual application: A limited number of spots per course is reserved for applicants with serious financial disadvantages (e.g., due to disability or chronic illness). You may submit a corresponding request for a discount (stating reasons) as part of your letter of motivation when applying for APT. Whether and in what amount a discount can be granted will be decided in the admission process.

Application fee: A non-refundable application fee of EUR 75.- is charged.

Requests: Please direct your requests to [email protected] or call +49 30 2904 7658.

Organizational information: The MIND Foundation is a European non-profit registered under German law (HRB 220247 B). Revenue from the APT Program cannot be extracted by individuals. It is fully used to support the public benefit purposes of the organization and reduce our dependence on donations for core activities – providing you and us with the opportunity to use donations for funding research and social projects.