Ketamine in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
November 9 & 10
9:30 am – 6:00 pm (both days)
The Nueva School
6565 Skyline Blvd – Hillsborough, CA 94010
KRIYA Conference is devoted to the use of ketamine in psychiatry and psychotherapy. The purpose of this conference is to create a safe meeting space where clinicians and researchers who are working with ketamine can meet each other and exchange the most current clinical information.
At KRIYA Conference 2019, we will continue to talk about about ALL of the routes of administration and ALL of the dosing strategies for therapeutic ketamine. However, the emphasis will be on using ketamine in the context of integrative psychiatry, doing ketamine-facilitated psychotherapy, and/or working in the psychedelic dose range (when clinically indicated). Please look at Dr. Bennett’s Wish List for 2019 to get a sense of the specific content that will be covered.
LOCATION & FORMAT
KRIYA Conference takes place in a beautiful, woodsy location in a suburb of San Francisco. Learn more about the location. The weather in the Bay Area is typically sunny and mild in early November. Casual weekend attire is welcome.
KRIYA Conference is a hybrid between a traditional medical conference and a consultation group. There will be formal presentations as well as ample time for questions and discussion. This event has a casual, cooperative, and intimate feeling by design. Registration will be capped at 120 participants.
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Anyone may apply to attend KRIYA Conference. However, registration priority will be given to licensed mental health professionals (with any type of degree) who have substantial experience in working with therapeutic ketamine.
We will include mental health professionals who do not have experience working with ketamine as space permits. We also have a limited number of seats reserved especially for medical students/interns/residents, and graduate students in clinical psychology — please be sure to indicate that you are a current student in your application form.
We will include medical professionals from other specialities (outside of psychiatry) as space permits.
If you have not worked with therapeutic ketamine yet, it is highly recommended that you attend Dr. Bennett’s “Introduction to Therapeutic Ketamine” lecture or listen to some of Dr. Bennett’s talks or read Dr. Wolfson’s book before you come to KRIYA Conference.
Early Bird Application Period: July 1 – July 31
Early Bird Notification Day: August 15
Regular Application Period: August 1 – August 31
Regular Notification Day: September 15
Late Application Period: September 1 – Oct 15
Late Notification: Rolling Notification
This year, KRIYA Conference is changing over to a college application model with several application periods and uniform notification days (see above). On the notification day, we will email you to let you know your application status. Applicants may be offered a confirmed seat; applicants may be placed on the waitlist; or applicants may be declined for a seat this year. We sincerely regret that we may be unable to offer a confirmed seat to everyone who wants one.
Applicants will be offered a confirmed seat based on the following criteria: goodness of fit, geographical diversity, demographic diversity, and date of application. There is no financial discount this year for applying during the Early Bird period. However, because the date of application is a weighted factor, it is to your advantage to apply as early as possible.
Your credit card information is required in order to apply for this conference. Your credit card will not be charged at the time of application. Your credit card information is stored securely on the servers at Stripe (our payment partner).
– If we are able to offer you a confirmed seat at KRIYA Conference, we will email you and and charge your credit card on the day of notification. If you change your mind about coming to KRIYA Conference, you may request a refund according to our refund policy (below).
– If you are placed on the waitlist, your credit card will not be charged unless we are able to offer you a confirmed seat.
– If you apply for a speaker slot, your credit card will not be charged until the status of your speaker application is determined.
Every person who wishes to attend KRIYA Conference must apply in advance. There will be no registration on-site during the conference weekend. Confirmed seats are non-transferable. Only confirmed attendees are allowed on the campus during the conference for security reasons; visitors are not permitted.
$895 – Regular Conference Fee
$395 – Conference Fee for Speakers ($500 discount)
$0 – Free for KRIYA Crew (see details below)
75% refund for cancellations prior to 8/20/19
50% refund for cancellations prior to 9/20/19
25% refund for cancellations prior to 10/20/19
No refunds after 10/21/19
SPEAKING AT KRIYA CONFERENCE
If you would like to give a talk at KRIYA Conference, you need to (1) fill out the regular application form and (2) fill out the speaker application form. Getting a confirmed seat at KRIYA Conference is a separate process from getting a speaker slot — you need to complete both forms. The primary speaker (or chairperson of a panel) will receive a discount of $500. There is one (1) speaker discount available per time slot. Please see the speaker application page for more detailed information.
We are currently in the process of applying for CME accreditation in collaboration with our CME partner, PeerPoint Medical Education Institute. CME can easily be converted into CEU (or other medical education units), if needed — please download the conversion form from your state board.
While we are not allowed to promise CME before the accreditation process is complete, we can say that we were awarded CME in every previous year that we applied for it. More information about our CME status will be posted here as soon as that information becomes available.
OUT OF TOWN TRAVELERS
Please see our Travel Info page for more information about transportation and accommodations for travelers.
Attend KRIYA Conference for free! We will need a small crew of volunteers to assist with this event. We will give priority to returning crew members, graduates of Dr. Bennett’s advanced study program, and pre-licensed medical and mental health professionals.
If you would like to help in this way, please do the following: (1) complete the regular application form. At the bottom of the page, choose “KRIYA Crew” to bypass the credit card entry. Then (2) send a note to Dr. Bennett before July 31 to express your interest in volunteering.
For any questions regarding KRIYA Institute or KRIYA Conference, please contact Dr. Raquel Bennett (Conference Organizer) or Peter Touchard (Administrative Support) at email@example.com. Thank you!
Thank you to the KRIYA Crew for 2018!
Back row: Simone, Nate, Virginia, Peter, Raquel, Doug, Gary, Richard, Mike, Sarah
Front row: Jeff, Jessica, Dave