Portland, Oregon Workshop

June 10 | 3 – 7 PM
Unite Oregon

Topics include: physical, mental, and emotional effects of psychedelics; factors that contribute to a difficult experience; Zendo’s four principles of psychedelic support; tools, techniques, and protocols; sitter self-care; assisting the integration of a psychedelic journey; ethical guidelines for psychedelic peer counseling.

Workshop Venue: Unite Oregon

700 N. Killingsworth Street Portland, Oregon 97217

PLEASE NOTE: Portland Rose Parade is occurring the same day, until 2pm. There will likely be traffic along I-5 and I-84 North near downtown, as well as delays in downtown and inner NE Portland near the Moda and Convention Centers. While the training is 3 miles north of the festivities, attendees to the training should still allow themselves extra travel time if they plan to pass through the above mentioned areas. Please reference the Parade’s Map for more details.

This training is designed for those who are interested in learning how to assist in difficult psychedelic experiences.

Developed for peer counselors, educators, mental health clinicians, event producers, and individuals who are interested in volunteering for harm reduction organizations like the Zendo Project.

Demonstrating that safe, productive psychedelic experiences are possible without the need for law enforcement-based prohibitionist policies

CE Credit Eligibility

This course is Eligible for CE Credits

Number of Credits: 4
CE Credit Registration is available onsite at the workshop

CEs for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center which is co-sponsoring this program. Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California through the cosponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs for programs from approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. For questions about CE visit SpiritualCompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at david.lukoff@gmail.com

Workshop Presenters and Biographies


Presenter Bio

Ryan Beauregard

Zendo Manager

Ryan received his B.A. in Psychology from Claremont McKenna College, and spent 10 years mentoring at-risk teens and families through wilderness survival skills and nature connection. His passion for community connection, the environment, and intrapersonal healing continued with his involvement in permaculture, natural building, and ancestral grief rituals. As a volunteer with the Zendo Project since 2013, Ryan has had the opportunity to connect and expand the scope of psychedelic harm reduction in communities and festivals all over the globe. As the Zendo Project Manager, he integrates his skills in psychology, design and and community engagement. When he isn’t on the road with the Zendo Project, Ryan can be found at his home in Boulder, CO enjoying the great outdoors, experimenting with sustainable technology, and designing websites, logos and sacred geometry art.

Dr. Erica Zelfand

Family Physician

Erica Zelfand, ND, is a family physician, medical writer, and teacher. She sees patients of all ages in her family practice and is deeply committed to a patient-centered, root-cause-oriented, nature-honoring approach to healing. She is also adjunct faculty at NUNM, an engaging public speaker, a MAPS/Zendo Project volunteer, and a mentor to numerous medical students. To learn more, visit www.EricaZelfand.com

Timothy Crespi


Timothy Crespi, LPC, CADC is a Somatic Oriented Licensed Professional Counselor and has been practicing as a therapist for 10 yrs. Timothy completed his Bachelors in Contemplative Psychology, with a concentration in Eco-Psychology from Naropa University, Boulder, CO. He also holds a Masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. Timothy enjoys working with adults and couples struggling with unresolved trauma, anxiety, and grief/loss. In his spare time Timothy loves creating connections between others in community, spending time at the ocean, and cultivating his garden.