The Full Story
Southeast Coalition of Psychedelic Practitioners was officially established in 2023 with the focus on serving the Southeast United States. As psychedelic-assisted therapy has become undeniably effective through clinical studies in having healing effects on mental health, the cost of treatment is and will continue to be the most prohibitive factor in access to the public. While the states located in the Southeast region of the U.S. tend to be in the lower half of the national median income, there are additional hindrances exacerbated in the Southeast region. The overlay of religion, old tradition, and stigmatization of trauma, therapy, and psychedelics, though certainly present in other areas of the country, is magnified in the Southeast. There is a philosophy to be challenged in the Southeast regarding all therapy treatment, much less psychedelic treatments. All said, being a practitioner of psychedelic-assisted treatment in the Southeast U.S. requires a great deal of resourcefulness. The Southeast Psychedelic Coalition has been formed to create that hub of resources needed for practitioners and their clients. At present, the states we serve are Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
HOW WE WORK
Distribution of funds for assistance will begin in the Spring of 2024.
We will add a submission page to this site for practitioners to submit clients needing assistance, as well as practitioners requesting scholarships. Our advisory board, which will be members reflecting diverse and inclusive representation from all 6 states, will vote on fund distribution. As we continue to grow our advisory board and add state representation, we will provide a listing of our members prior to Spring 2024.
Educate and inform the public about the efficacy of psychedelic-assisted therapy through workshops, speaker engagements, public presentations and marketing.
Fundraising to provide a pool of funds to be divided as 80% toward financial cost of psychedelic-assisted therapy to individuals, and 20% to be provided to therapists seeking assistance with training that facilitates psychedelic-assisted therapy. Types of training include but are not limited to; Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Somatic-Informed Therapy models, Trauma-Informed Therapy models.
Provide a Southeast hub to assist psychedelic assisted therapists and practitioners with a network for consultation, staffing, and partnership.
Legislative watch of states in the Southeast region and active participation in the formation of supportive legislation.
Our mission is to provide financial assistance toward the cost of psychedelic-
assisted therapy for individuals residing in the Southeast that seek this healing path, and to prioritize accessibility and inclusion across discriminative barriers related to socioeconomic status, race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, age, or sexual orientation.
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