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University of Madison-Wisconsin, School of Pharmacy
Maps of the Mind
LSD / MDMA
This is an 8-month graduate-level training program for clinicians and other professionals that provides a foundational understanding of the literature and practice of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, including the use of ketamine, MDMA, and psilocybin in the therapeutic setting. This program is designed for clinicians—especially psychotherapists, physicians, and others, but being a clinician isn’t a requirement for acceptance. This course is designed to fulfill requirements for Oregon’s psilocybin program as well as prepare you for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy administration.
In this workshop, various aspects of using music to enhance patients’ experiences in ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) will be explored, including track selection and arrangement, matching music and sound effects with drug effects, effective use of transference and countertransference in relation to music. We will consider the dual role of the facilitator – one part therapist and one part sonic alchemist – in using various kinds of music to synergize with the dissociative effects of ketamine and enhance a spacious state of mind, often symbolized by transpersonal visions of vast interstellar space, intricate subterranean caverns, and luscious underwater seascapes. Examples of specific tracks and fully-curated playlists will be shared, and experiential learning exercises will be offered to help participants understand the various phases of the sonic journey. This workshop will ultimately give participants a better understanding of the methods used to prepare and create music sets for ketamine sessions to deepen the patient’s therapeutic process, open their hearts and minds to the vibrational dimensions of consciousness, and support healing from depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
From ancient Greece to military experiments, psychedelic drugs are woven into the very fabric of human history. But after fifty years of outrage and scaremongering, governments and the medical establishment refuse to consider them as medical treatments.
In this two-part course, David Nutt cuts through the misinformation surrounding psychedelics and lays down the hard evidence. From alcoholism to depression, he argues that psychedelics could cure all kinds of ailments, helping people to live longer and happier lives.
From scientific research to therapy and personal experiences, this course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of 5-MeO-DMT. Expert interviews and first hand accounts offer unparalleled insights into this potent psychedelic substance. You'll learn about clinical research initiatives investigating potential therapeutic benefits, as well as its potential risks and side effects.
This course is perfect for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of 5-MeO-DMT and expand their understanding of psychedelics. By the end of this course, you'll have a richer understanding of this complex compound, and you'll be better equipped to make informed decisions about its use.
- Dave Phillips, Clinical Counsellor, TheraPsil Training Beta-Program Lead Facilitator
Polaris Insight Center
Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.
While ketamine is a powerful and promising treatment, effective and safe treatment involves far more than administering the drug itself. This course will teach medical professionals and mental health care providers how they can help their patients safely and legally access ketamine treatment, as well as prepare for and integrate those treatments using a psychedelic-assisted therapy framework.
This course provides a comprehensive summary of the pharmacology and effects of psilocybin, how it works in the brain, and why people can have mystical experiences and sensory perceptual shifts. Become knowledgeable on clinical protocols, safety and efficacy results, study participant accounts, and potential risks in both medical and non-medical settings. You will explore different therapeutic approaches under investigation for psilocybin treatment. Designed by leading psychedelic researchers and medical professionals, this course offers a balanced and unbiased presentation of the effects and safety of psilocybin.