A New Hope for the Mental Health Crisis

Ketamine Assisted Therapy

Who we are

KATA protects the public interest by supporting practitioners and physicians to gain appropriate ketamine training and experience that is aligned with current best evidence of safety and ethical recommendations. KATA supports ketamine providers to deliver ketamine assisted therapy in a safe and transparent manner that respects patient values.

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Why are we here

Ketamine-assisted therapy (KAT) can be defined as the combination of the administration of ketamine with an additional non-pharmacological component to treatment such as psychotherapy. Ketamine has been used as an adjunct to psychotherapy since the 1970s and is becoming more widely accepted as a safe and effective tool to add to therapy for several mental health conditions. KATA provides a platform and community for meaningful collaboration, dialogue and initiatives focused on improving outcomes for those receiving or in need of KAT.

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Our Key Members

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Madison Nobbs RN

Executive Director

Madison Nobbs is a Registered Nurse who graduated with a BScN from the University of Alberta in 2012. She has been involved with KATA Canada since it was founded in 2019 and is highly invested in promoting the safe and accessible practice of ketamine assisted therapy.

Dr. Anthony Barale

Director

Anthony Barale completed medical training in South Africa where he started his career as an anesthesiologist. He is currently a consulting psychiatrist for Vancouver Coastal Health on the Sunshine Coast.

Dr. Neil Hanon

Director

Neil Hanon is a psychiatrist in Kelowna, British Columbia and is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Dr. Ian Mitchell
DR. Ian Mitchell

Director

Ian Mitchell is a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He practices at the Royal Inland Hospital in British Columbia.

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