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Augmented Psychotherapy Training (APT)

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Scientific & Clinical Advisory Board

The APT curriculum is constantly evolving. To monitor and guide this process, APT has its own Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board. This is a panel of independent international experts that periodically reviews the development of the curriculum and makes suggestions for adjustments in accordance with current research and other relevant developments. Most members of the advisory board are also members of the Scientific Advisory Board of the MIND Foundation.

  • Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D.

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins Medical School

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Uwe Herwig

    Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director at the Center for Psychiatry Reichenau, academic hospital of the University of Konstanz, Germany

  • Dr. Katrin Preller

    Junior Group Leader at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland | Visiting Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine

External Lecturers

The inclusion of external experts increases the diversity of theoretical perspectives and practical experience within the APT program. The external lecturers are selected clinicians and researchers in the field of psychedelic research and therapy who regularly give online lectures as part of the APT curriculum or teach on-site during the intensive trainings in Berlin. Most of the external lecturers are long-term cooperation partners of the MIND Foundation.

  • Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D.

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins Medical School

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Uwe Herwig

    Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director at the Center for Psychiatry Reichenau, academic hospital of the University of Konstanz, Germany

  • Dr. Chris Letheby

    Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Western Australia, Perth | Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Adelaide, Australia

  • Dr. Katrin Preller

    Junior Group Leader at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland | Visiting Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine

  • Dr. Martha Nari Havenith

    Max Planck Research Group Leader at the Ernst-Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Dr. Albert Garcia-Romeu

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

  • Dr. Jason Luoma

    Clinical psychologist | Director of Portland Psychotherapy - Clinic, Research, & Training Center, Portland, Oregon

  • Dr. Brian Pilecki

    Clinical psychologist at Portland Psychotherapy - Clinic, Research, & Training Center, Portland, Oregon

  • Dr. Manvir Singh

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Insitute for Advanced Study, Toulouse, France

  • Maria Papaspyrou, M.Sc.

    Psychotherapist | Systemic Family Constellations Facilitator

  • Carolina Modlin

    Arts Therapist | Visual Artist

Meditation Team

Ongoing meditation training is an integral part of the APT curriculum. The skills that are learned and trained in this process are in many ways useful to the practice of psychedelic therapy. Meditation training in APT is a collaboration with the NeuroMeditation Institute.

  • Sergio Pérez Rosal, M.D.

    Medical & Training Advisor

  • Dr. Jeff Tarrant

    Psychologist | Director of the NeuroMeditation Institute, Eugene, Oregon

  • Heather Hargraves, M.A.

    Meditation Teacher

  • Marbod Kindermann

    Meditation Teacher

  • Normen Schack

    Meditation Teacher

Breathwork Team

In APT, immersive breathwork is used for participants’ self-experience. It is also taught as a therapeutic method for non-pharmacological induction of psychedelic states. The members of the Breathwork Team are extensively trained in various modalities of immersive breathwork and have years of practical experience.

  • Hans Rutrecht, M.Sc.

    Psychotherapy Training and Research Fellow

  • Dipl.-Psych. Marijan Bernardic

    Breathwork Facilitator

  • Simona Rakusa, M.A.

    Breathwork Facilitator | Integration Facilitator

  • Liliana Vasquez-Mock

    Psychologist | Breathwork Facilitator

Integration Team

Participation in the integration workshops Beyond Experience and Footsteps is part of the self-experience curriculum in APT. The team of workshop facilitators consists of the developers of these two programs and others who have completed the MIND Integration Facilitator Training.

  • Dr. Henrik Jungaberle

    Executive Director

  • Dr. med. Andrea Jungaberle

    Medical & Team Advisor

  • Sergio Pérez Rosal, M.D.

    Medical & Training Advisor

  • Dr. Regina Hess

    Psychologist | Integration Facilitator

  • Ben Spahr, M.D.

    Integration Facilitator

  • Simona Rakusa, M.A.

    Breathwork Facilitator | Integration Facilitator

Mentors

During the two APT training years, monthly mentoring sessions are held in small groups of 4-6 participants. The main focus of mentoring sessions are clinical supervision and case discussions. The mentors are experienced therapists and supervisors with various professional backgrounds in psychedelic-augmented and integration-focused psychotherapy.

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Uwe Herwig

    Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director at the Center for Psychiatry Reichenau, academic hospital of the University of Konstanz, Germany

  • Prof. Dr. Lorenz Böllinger

    Psychotherapist | Professor Emeritus of Criminal Law and Criminology at University of Bremen, Germany

  • Dr. med. Jan Kohut

    Psychiatrist and psychotherapist

  • Dr. med. Ansgar Rougemont-Brücking

    Psychiater und Psychotherapeut

  • Dr. med. Michael Schwehn

    Psychiatrist and psychotherapist

  • Dr. med. Karl-Josef Theine

    Psychiater und Psychotherapeut

  • Dr. Laura F. Kuhle

    Psychotherapist

  • Maria Papaspyrou, M.Sc.

    Psychotherapist | Systemic Family Constellations Facilitator

APT Office

As the organizational heart of the program, the APT Office is responsible for all organizational and administrative processes, communication, and coordination of the different teams. The APT Office is the first point of contact for all matters related to the APT program. Inquiries can be sent to [email protected].

  • Felicitas Vallot, M.A.

    APT Program Manager

  • Patrick Wentorp, B.A.

    OKR & Events Manager