• Discount available for PAA Members.

Intended Audience

This primer is intended for psychologists and other mental health professionals who are new to understanding psychedelic medications and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.  

Learning Objectives

  • To introduce participants to the history of psychedelic medications and their current resurgence in contemporary mental health treatment.

  • To explore legal and ethical issues related to the use of psychedelic medications and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

  • To learn about the different psychedelic medications, their psychedelic properties and potential presentations within a therapeutic setting.

  • To explore applications for Section (56)-1 exemptions with Health Canada and the clinical and ethical considerations in working with individuals who have received such exemptions.

  • To discuss issues related to insurance, record-keeping and documentation and the unique issues relevant to these issues.


Megan McElheran, Ph.D.

Dr. Megan McElheran R.Psych. is a Clinical Psychologist and Managing Director of WGM Psychological Services Ltd.. Dr. McElheran completed several years training at the National Center for Posttrauamtic Stress Disorder in Menlo Park, CA, as well as more recently having developed specialization in application and dissemination of Prolonged Exposure for the treatment of PTSD. WGM Psychological Services Ltd. is a community-based psychology practice that works primarily with first responders, including members of the RCMP, Calgary Police Service, Calgary Firefighters, EMS and Canadian Forces.

Continuing Education

The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. This workshop is offered for one (1.0) hours of CE Credit. Full attendance at the workshop is required to receive Continuing Education Credits. Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude awarding of Continuing Education Credits. PAA maintains responsibility for the program.

Credits: 1.0

Cancellation and Refunds

Upon purchase, the product will be available for 90 days. Cancellation and refunds may be applied for by email or phone call to the PAA Membership Officer. Cancellations received within 24 hours of registration for the Continuing Professional Development activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received within 48 hours of registration for the Continuing Professional Development activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee, less a $35.00 + GST processing fee. PAA reserves the right to cancel any activity, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided.

Psychedelics and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

1-Hour Primer to be consumed at your leisure.