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American Psychedelic Practitioners Association (APPA) is the national association for psychedelic practitioners. Our mission is to safely and holistically support the integration of psychedelic medicines and practices into the US healthcare system.

The American Psychedelic Practitioners Association was born out of the need for a credible, gold-standard professional association to emerge alongside a certification board. In addition to creating a national network of psychedelic practitioners, a professional association is necessary to advocate for the adoption of psychedelic treatments into the healthcare system and to ensure access for all who can safely benefit. 



Establish Standards of Care and Standards of Training and engage the healthcare system in adopting psychedelic care.


Advocate for safe, effective, and accessible care for all who can benefit.


Provide education, mentorship, and cross-pollination for this multidisciplinary community of practitioners.


Build a community founded on the mosaic of perspectives and skills from the psychedelic field.

APPA is the professional association for all psychedelic practitioners, and we support our members through the delivery of professional guidelines, services, and educational opportunities to aid in your professional growth and development. We offer a broad array of valuable member benefits, and we are always looking for ways to improve the member experience.

We support both the certification of licensed medical practitioners and the credentialing of legacy practitioners and lineage holders, and work collaboratively in the field on your behalf to help keep these goals centered in the heart of the psychedelic infrastructure movement.

Guided by a diverse group of practitioners, Elders, lawyers, educators and more, we have founded a community to share knowledge, teach, and learn from each other, and ensure transparency and accountability as Psychedelic-Assisted Care becomes mainstream to the American public.

APPA offers services based on the ranked priorities of our members and partners, and in coordination with FDA-approval timelines and state-regulated programs.

Field Infrastructure

Professional Practice Guidelines (PPGs)

Community Code of Conduct

Coming Soon:

  • Ethical Guidelines

  • Best Practice Guidelines

  • Training Program Accreditation

Member Services

APPA Community Platform

Peer-to-peer communication

Discounts with Psychedelic Insurance Partners

Coming soon: 

  • APPA Member Speaker Bureau

APPA Events

Monthly Psychedelic Seminars

Quarterly Community Circle Discussions


Training Program Accreditation and Endorsements

Psychedelic Continuing Education for Licensees

Additional Services

Collective bargaining

APPA Member-in-Good-Standing Designation

APPA's Professional Practice Guidelines (PPGs) are designed to address the evolving practice of psychedelic-assisted therapy. They are the first comprehensive field consensus-based guidelines for mental health providers practicing psychedelic-assisted therapy.


Ours is a leaderful community and there are many ways to get engaged.

Explore Working Groups, Careers, and Events.

Welcome to APPA

Our Vision


Build the Future

Be among the first professionals to help shape the future of psychedelic-assisted therapy

Stay Connected

Receive monthly updates with news and exciting developments in the APPA community

Share Your Voice

Make your voice heard through surveys and feedback

Exclusive Access

Be invited to exclusive members-only events

About Our Work

Our Services and Member Benefits

Standards and Guidelines

Get Involved

Support APPA

To support this essential psychedelic healthcare infrastructure project, please make a contribution of any size.

The American Psychedelic Practitioners Association (APPA) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides a professional society and association for psychedelic practitioners, education, and guidelines.

Foundational Member Benefits

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