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Practitioner Disclosure Statement

Daniel McQueen, MA

Revised 2018

Daniel McQueen, MA
Medicinal Mindfulness LLC & Medicinal Mindfulness Events LLC
3000 Center Green Dr, Suite 210, Boulder, CO 80301

Primary Phone: (303)562-4128
daniel@medicinalmindfulness.org
www.medicinalmindfulness.org

Disclosure Statement

Practitioner's Statement:  My work with clients is complex and takes on many forms, from guided meditation sessions, individual coaching, classes and group exercises, facilitated psychedelic experiences and community support.  My calling as a practitioner is to support my clients in living into their highest and deepest expressions of themselves, while also supporting them in transformational healing work. Professionally, I identify as a Healer-Explorer.  Please visit my website for additional information on my program and orientation, or visit out YouTube channel “Psychedelic Shine.”

I identify as a Life Coach and Psychedelic Facilitator. I am not a psychotherapist.  Although I have developed skill sets, education and experience in psychotherapy, I do not identify as a therapist or counselor and may refer you to a therapist for additional support for the work we do together.  I may not be able to provide certain professional services that a psychotherapist could provide and will refer you to an appropriate service provider if necessary.  I am available to answer any questions before you sign and return this form, and before we begin working together.  

Medicine Practitioner:  I am a psychedelic medicine practitioner and identify as a medicine person.  I only work in legal settings, and with legal medicines.  I only work with cannabis sativa (where it is legal) and breathwork practices.  I do not provide medicine to my clients, but can recommend blends from local cannabis dispensaries.  I am not a resource for finding illegal substances.  Cannabis is a sacred plant ally and classic psychedelic.  I smoke cannabis during some of my healing sessions with my clients to support the transformational healing process.  If you are offended by this, please do not work with me.  Cannabis sessions require additional signed agreements that can be found here: http://medicinalmindfulness.org/event-registration-instructions

Education and Training:  I have a B.A. in Communication from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and a M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University.  I am a somatically oriented, mindfulness based, transpersonal journeyer and guide with 18 years of transformational and healing arts experience, having studied multiple spiritual and psychological traditions.  I have advanced training in Transpersonal psychology, energy healing, transformational alchemy, MDMA assisted psychotherapy, and I have apprenticed under a number of shamanic teachers for most of my adult life.  I have training and experience in Gestalt, trauma/PTSD, addictions, sexuality, dreamwork, spiritual emergencies, healthy systems, and personal/spiritual transformation.  Although I rely upon the advice and feedback of a council of skilled advisors, I do not have a clinical supervisor, nor am I working towards professional clinical licensure.  

Who I Tend to Work With:  I am committed to providing supportive, yet challenging experiential conversations and exercises that both draws in what you want in life while allowing a space for deep healing.  My clients are generally in a transformational process or ready to begin one.  My clients may have had difficult psychological experiences or life traumas, but they’re resilient and inspired to do the deep transformational work these processes begin.  My work is sometimes not appropriate for some people with a history or presentation of severe mental health diagnoses, including some personality disorders and psychosis.  Sometimes working with trauma requires additional therapeutic support.  I regularly refer my ongoing clients to optional, additional services from other types of healing practitioners that could support them in their process.  Please ask me about this for more information.

Besides my overall practice of working with clients in transition or life calling exploration, I also specialize in coaching and educating people who use cannabis and/or psychedelics under a Harm Reduction model through Medicinal Mindfulness.  I provide open and affirming, non-judgmental education and coaching on safer use practices of these substances to reduce the likelihood of harm.  In addition, for a variety of mental, emotional, physical or spiritual health reasons, I encourage responsible use and in some circumstances long term abstinence.   I cannot recommend the use of these medicines in illegal settings.  As a harm reduction program, I strive to educate my clients in the safer use of medicines they are already using, to reduce the potential harm of use, and to advocate for intentional use in legal settings to maximize potential benefits.

Additional Disclosure:  Our work together will remain strictly confidential except in the extremely rare circumstance that you could harm yourself or another.  As a coach, I do not take clinical notes of our sessions together except in these circumstances, but I do keep a record of dates of our sessions for accounting and membership purposes.  My job is to remain open and unconditionally accepting while maintaining the necessary boundaries required for safety and transformation.  I often consult with a small group of peers and elders regarding issues that arise with my clients.  If I speak about you, your case will be discussed without using your name or identifying information.  All information provided to me by you in our professional relationship is confidential except in the following circumstances: (a) you sign a release of information for a specific individual or agency; (b) child or elder abuse; (c) you are an imminent danger to self or others; (d) subpoena of records in a criminal procedure. Additionally, I may consult with a supervisor or confidential peer supervision group without disclosing identifying information. The purpose of consultation is to enhance my ability to help you, and these individuals are required to follow the same standards of confidentiality previously described.

My practice includes individual and group healing, coaching and guided sessions and ceremonies, classes on mindfulness and journeywork, community gatherings, and the co-development of programs that provide mutual benefit to our shared community.  The Medicinal Mindfulness community is small, and there are sometimes shared events with practitioners and clients participating.  Most of my clients work with me in only one context, but there can be some overlap in certain circumstances.  We will regularly discuss the health of our relationship and how we can move forward with the highest integrity in our work.  Safe and appropriate boundaries are extremely important to me.  I do not engage in any inappropriate activities with any of my clients.  Please view our Safe Community Policy for more information: website page coming soon.  

Costs:  My coaching and journey session rate is $150/hr, with a scholarship rate for students, veterans and clients with additional financial constraints.  The scholarship rate is $125/hr.  I offer packages of 5 1 hour sessions for $599, or 5 1.5 hr sessions for $899.  If a refund is requested on a 5 session package, the cancellation policy still applies, and a client is refunded the value of the package minus $150/hr of sessions provided.  The discount per session hour of the package is forfeited by the client when a refund is requested.  I provide one 30 minute initial phone consultation for $75 for us to determine if we could be a good fit.  I may require a commitment to a series to work with you, depending on your goals.  For more information, please visit: http://medicinalmindfulness.org/coaching-supervision-sessions

Guided Journey & Healing Sessions require full payment to schedule, as well as at least an initial 30 minute phone conversation before and after your first journey experience.  For more information, please visit: http://medicinalmindfulness.org/individual-group-experiences.   I also provide group sessions and classes. All of my classes, events and other services can be found at www.medicinalmindfulness.org.  Payment is expected to reserve your experience and may be made in cash, check, or credit card.  As a coach, I do not accept insurance.  I accept trades for my services in certain circumstances.  These require a written contact and ongoing evaluation.  

Telephone Calls, Texting, Emails and Emergencies:  I am available to return business calls between 10am and 6pm, Monday through Friday.  Please be specific if you are calling about an urgent matter and leave detailed information as to when and where you can be reached.  As a small office, I may not be able to respond immediately, and as a coach, I do not provide any sort of emergency coverage.  If you are having an emergency call a 24 hour crisis line or 911.  Emails, by their nature, cannot guarantee confidentiality and should therefore be used primarily for non-confidential questions and scheduling appointments.  Texts should be limited to to scheduling only.
    
Cancellations:  Since it is nearly impossible to schedule someone else after a coaching session is cancelled with very little notice, you must provide 48 hour notice if you wish to receive a full refund or credit for your missed appointment.  If missing sessions becomes a pattern then I’d rather revaluate our work together than repeatedly charge for unattended sessions.  I also reserve the right to cancel an appointment without notice due to safety concerns or the weather.  If this happens, or you can’t make it because of the weather, we agree to talk at the same time and same rate over the phone instead, if at all possible.  Guided Journey & Healing Sessions require 2 weeks notice to receive a full refund or credit for canceling an experience.  
 
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