Cutting Edge Treatment

In this course I will detail the latest advances in thinking about cutting edge treatments, with a particular focus on the transcendent states – awe, gratitude, love, joy, bliss, reverence. I will detail the latest thinking in the evolution and neurophysiology of these states. I will consider how they shift our mental states in ways that are beneficial for mental and physical health. I then will consider different cutting-edge approaches to mental and physical health, with a brief focus on nature, music, and visual art, and the ways they benefit health through experiences of transcendence. Grounded in this new science, I then will offer a survey of the new science of psychedelics and their relevance to health.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the space of transcendent states
  2. Discuss the neurophysiology that these states are accompanied by
  3. List the benefits of these states for mental health
  4. List the benefits of these states for physical health
  5. Describe the new science of psychedelics – what are they? What do they do to the mind and body? What is the evidence for their efficacy in approaches to issues of mental health? — and its relevance for mental and physical health
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Instructional Level


Licensed mental health professionals employed through Kaiser Permanente and psychological assistants performing under supervision of a licensed psychologist.

This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.
Instructional Methodology
On-line Presentation

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refund and Attendance Policy

All programs offered on KP Learn for CE credit through the KP Northern California Mental Health Training website are free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Staff and trainees. Once a course is selected in the KP NCAL MH Training Website, the registration process begins, and it will appear in the individuals KP Learn profile for completion within 90 days.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire program. An attestation of attendance will be given once the individual has completed viewing the program, which will then initiate the final steps of completing the evaluation forms to receive a certificate of completion.