Studies in Psychedelic Justice FAQ

  • Are classes recorded?
    • Only the lecture portions of the classes (the first hour) will be recorded. Discussion sessions will not be recorded. We do this in order to protect the privacy of the discussions, so that folks can speak freely without the worries of it being recorded.
  • Will students have access to the recordings?
    • No. It is important that all students attend these classes in-person and on time. This is a class that is meant to be taken collectively as a group, and not individually on one’s own terms and time. This is a group experience, and mirrors courses taken in Universities. We stimulate active participation, cross conversations between students, and invite each participant to respect the hard work and time of the professors as well as students that go out of their way to make it to all of the classes on time.
  • Will students have access to the lecture powerpoint slides?
    • Lecture slides may be provided to students based on each professor’s discretion. We cannot guarantee that they will be provided in each circumstance.
  • Will I receive a certificate of participation?
    • Yes. The requirement is to complete one of the following for the course: 
      • A. Submit a final individual paper of 1,800 to 2,000 words, following Chacruna’s Chronicles Guidelines (the best papers will be selected to be published on the Chacruna site) 
      • B. Submit a final group paper consisting of 2,000 words per person (i.e. if there are two people writing the paper, it should be a total of 4,000 words; if there are three people writing the paper, it should be a total of 6,000 words) 
      • C. Submit a paper with internal reflection of what you have learned throughout this course 
      • D. Pitch another specific proposal to submit (i.e. mini-documentary, video lecture, creation of a podcast.) 
      • E. Students will have the option to do an art project related to the contents of the course 
      • F. Students will have the option to conduct a “Family History.” This would consist of the student interviewing their family members to contextualize their life and experience, to understand their roots, and also talk about their local community/ lands/ social environment where they came from and/or are located 

*Students will also have the option to opt out of receiving the certificate 

  • What are the general requirements for the course?
    • We ask that each student present at least 80% of participation throughout the course, whether it be by having your camera on for the whole class, actively listening, taking notes, providing questions/comments, etc. We also ask that each student read the readings for each class before they take place.
  • How can I access the class readings?
    • Chacruna will provide each student with a free course text book with all of the required and recommended readings for each class. This textbook is for your private use only and we ask you not to send it to other people or post it online.
  • How do I access the Zoom link for the classes?
    • All of this information and more can be accessed in the syllabus provided by Chacruna.
  • What is Discord and what will it be used for in the courses?
    • Discord is a messaging app which allows folks to join different community groups and different subchannels within those groups. A private Discord channel will be made for each course so that students have a space to ask questions and hold discussions outside of class and on their own terms. Joining the Discord channel for the class is optional.
  • Is there a place to further the discussions of the course outside of class time?
    • Yes, a discord channel. 
  • How much interaction is there with the professors?
    • You will have the opportunity to ask questions to each professor in each of their classes. The entire second hour of the classes will be solely dedicated to questions and discussion between students and professors. The Q&A part of the classes are an essential focus of the courses, with a very intimate and safe-space environment to explore any questions that might arise.
  • Will you be offering a similar class later on?
    • We will be offering a Fall 2022 semester of the Diversity, Culture and Social Justice in Psychedelics course. In 2023, we will be offering the three courses and implicit bias workshop, which will span over the course of January-December.
  • Can I get a discount on CE credits?
    • We are not offering discounts on CE credits, but you may apply for scholarships for the course tuition.
  • Is it possible to acquire those CE credits later on?
    • There are no expiration dates on receiving CE credits, however the deadline/time frame to apply CE credits towards your license will depend entirely on the program which you are taking–every program has different preferences. For other questions about CE credits, please contact Spiritual Competency Academy at [email protected] 
  • What if I purchase CE credits for a course but miss a class?
    • Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for CE credits even if you miss a class or more, regardless of context for missing the class. We will be actively monitoring attendance and participation for folks looking to receive CE credits. If you miss a class, you will not receive the CE credits for that class.


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