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Trainings & Community Education

Thank you for your interest in educational events and trainings with The Pearl Psychedelic Institute. Below please find those currently offered.


For more info, email with specific course name & date of interest. Payment plans available upon request.






















































Introduction to Ketamine-Assisted Therapy (KAP) Didactic Training

Introduction to Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. The Pearl Psychedelic Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4540.

Presenters: Dr Raymond Turpin, PsyD; Megan "Star" Rose Bond, LCSW; Joel Chisholm, MD; Jacquelyn Dobrinska

When: September 25, 2024

Where: 55 Academy Street, Waynesville, NC 28786

Registration Fee: $350 w/CEs; $250 w/o CEs; Limited to 18 participants

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Ketamine-Assisted Therapy KAP 2 1/2-Day Experiential Training*

*Required Prerequisite: Introduction to KAP Didactic Training

Presenters:  Dr Raymond Turpin, PsyD; Megan "Star" Rose Bond,  LCSW; Joel Chisholm, MD; Jacquelyn Dobrinska 

When: September 26-28, 2024

Where: 55 Academy Street, Waynesville, NC 28786

Registration Fee: $2250; Limited to 12 participants; Intended for mental health practitioners, healthcare providers, & wellness professionals.

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For more information, please email with specific course name & date of interest.

Please see registration policies below:

Registration Policies

Tuition listed include administrative costs and educational materials. The Pearl has a pay-up-front policy for all programs. The only exceptions will be for pre-approved programs where an individual payment plan is appropriate. Registrations that are received without accompanying payment will not be processed and participants who have not paid the course fee will not be admitted into the program.  


Unless otherwise noted in course materials, the following cancellation policy applies to all programs:

  • Cancellations must be in writing (via email or mail)

  • Cancellations received more than 2 weeks prior to the event will receive 100% refund

  • Cancellations received between two weeks and two full business days prior to the first day of the event are refunded at 70% of the registration fee subject to a minimum $25 cancellation fee

  • No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received less than two full business days prior to the event

  • Refund exceptions due to medical or family emergencies will be handled on a case by case basis.

  • Partial credits for Continuing Education hours are not offered.


The Pearl assumes permission to use audio, video and still images from all programs for promotional and educational purposes.  Please contact us prior to registering if you have any concerns.


If you require learning or accessibility accommodations during the training or have any questions, please contact The Pearl Marketing & Communications Director, Kim Turpin, at, 828-507-1421.

The Pearl CE, Training, & Workshop Handbook can be found here .


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Raymond Turpin

Joel Chisholm
Medical Director

Star Rose Bond

Jackie Dobrinska
Integration Coach

"Healing from trauma can also mean strength and joy. The goal of healing is not a papering-over of changes in an effort to preserve or present things as normal. It is to acknowledge and wear your new life – warts, wisdom, and all – with courage."

Catherine Woodiwiss

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