TORONTO, April 12, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cybin Inc. (NEO:CYBN) (NYSE American:CYBN) (“Cybin” or the “Company“), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to revolutionizing mental healthcare by developing new and innovative psychedelic-based treatment options, today announced the launch of EMBARK Open Access (“EMBARK OA”), a free online foundational training course for psychedelic facilitation. EMBARK OA is the first and only free massive open online course that offers psychedelic facilitation training for healthcare professionals and people interested in offering psychological support.
“As we continue to work toward our mission to revolutionize mental healthcare, we are committed to supporting the entire ecosystem. By offering a cost-free facilitator training program, we hope to promote accessible, scalable, and most importantly, ethical psychological support during psychedelic-assisted-therapy with the underlying goal of providing new and innovative treatment options for people suffering from mental health conditions,” said Doug Drysdale, Chief Executive Officer of Cybin.
Over the past year, EMBARK’s esteemed faculty have created a series of 12 engaging video-based training modules and accompanying exercises on the EMBARK model. By completing EMBARK OA, participants will receive a Record of Completion, which may serve as a bridge for facilitators to be enrolled in the future EMBARK Training Programs and potential participation in future Cybin-sponsored clinical studies.
“We are facing a bottleneck in psychedelic facilitation training, with programs that can be quite expensive and out of reach for many people. To address these challenges, we are offering EMBARK OA, the first free psychedelic massive open online course. Our team has put a lot of thoughtful, science-informed, and heartfelt work into these training materials, and we are proud to share them with the broader healthcare community. Our hope is to provide more equitable access to high-quality learning and development in psychedelic practice,” noted Dr. Alex Belser, EMBARK’s co-creator and Cybin’s Chief Clinical Officer.
“EMBARK is a truly integrative psychedelic facilitation training model, which, at its core, reflects the multi-dimensional nature of psychedelic work. The delivery and teaching of the model, by multiple faculty members who specialize in their field, provided a breadth of knowledge and perspective which beautifully complements the interdisciplinary framework,” said EMBARK graduate Emily Zelner, LCSW.
The Company also announced today the launch of the EMBARK website highlighting Cybin’s next-generation approach to psychedelic facilitator training. To learn more about EMBARK, including information on EMBARK faculty and EMBARK OA, please visit embarkapproach.com.
To access EMBARK’s comprehensive approach to skillful and ethical facilitation training and to access the EMBARK OA training modules, enroll here.
EMBARK is a transdiagnostic, flexible model of psychedelic facilitation co-developed by Alex Belser, PhD, and Bill Brennan, PhD. EMBARK was born out of a desire to build upon the successes and shortcomings of previous therapy approaches to create a model that enables participants to receive maximum benefit. EMBARK provides six clinical domains (Existential-Spiritual, Mindfulness, Body Aware, Affective-Cognitive, Relational, and Keeping Momentum). EMBARK is built upon four care cornerstones: trauma-informed care, culturally competent care, ethically rigorous care, and collective care.
Cybin is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company on a mission to create safe and effective psychedelic-based therapeutics to address the large unmet need for new and innovative treatment options for people who suffer from mental health conditions.
Cybin’s goal of revolutionizing mental healthcare is supported by a network of world-class partners and internationally recognized scientists aimed at progressing proprietary drug discovery platforms, innovative drug delivery systems, and novel formulation approaches and treatment regimens. The Company is currently developing CYB003, a proprietary deuterated psilocybin analog for the treatment of major depressive disorder and CYB004, a proprietary deuterated DMT molecule for generalized anxiety disorder and has a research pipeline of investigational psychedelic-based compounds.
Headquartered in Canada and founded in 2019, Cybin is operational in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Ireland. For company updates and to learn more about Cybin, visit www.cybin.com or follow the team on Twitter, LinkedIn, You Tube and Instagram.
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Cybin makes no medical, treatment or health benefit claims about Cybin’s proposed products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada or other similar regulatory authorities have not evaluated claims regarding psilocybin, psychedelic tryptamine, tryptamine derivatives or other psychedelic compounds. The efficacy of such products has not been confirmed by approved research. There is no assurance that the use of psilocybin, psychedelic tryptamine, tryptamine derivatives or other psychedelic compounds can diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Rigorous scientific research and clinical trials are needed. Cybin has not conducted clinical trials for the use of its proposed products. Any references to quality, consistency, efficacy and safety of potential products do not imply that Cybin verified such in clinical trials or that Cybin will complete such trials. If Cybin cannot obtain the approvals or research necessary to commercialize its business, it may have a material adverse effect on Cybin’s performance and operations.
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