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Psychological Approaches to Psychedelic Therapy | Online

Faculty

Dr. Ingmar Gorman
Andrew Rose

Guest Lecturers:

Dr. Eduardo Schenberg
Dr. Alan Davis

Location

Live / Online

Cost

$1,200 for 12-sessions
(
$1,265 ticket with CE
)

Course Description

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe and clinically recognize the emergence of increased interpersonal ”connectedness” as a central component of improvement from depressive disorders seen with psychedelic therapy
  • Use the direct subjective experiences reported by participants in psychedelic therapy to establish and maintain abstinence in individuals with addictive disorders
  • List the ways that psychedelic therapy helped individuals with cancer related anxiety regain meaning in their lives and recover from existential distress caused by their cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Describe the components of psychological rigidity and psychological flexibility and list the ways that psilocybin therapy facilitates improvement in anxiety and depressive disorders
  • Explain the phenomena that occur during placebo psychedelic experiences and discuss the implications of these findings in terms of user expectation in psychedelic experiences.
  • Critique the concept of creativity and microdosing of psychedelic medicines and describe how these medicines may be used to enhance creativity in the future.
  • Analyze a recent research study on psychedelic and creativity to explain the historic anecdotal reports in enhanced creativity through use of psychedelic experiences.
  • Compare indigenous concepts of ayahuasca cosmology with those found in contemporary neo-shamanism, and apply this knowledge to experiences that patients report in traditional psychotherapy settings
  • Revise traditional meanings of terms used in Western psychology (light, dark, healing, change, spirit) in accordance with ones that patients learn in their work in neoshamanic ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Prepare to understand the meaning of purging and vomiting during ayahuasca ceremonies in ways that are radically different from the meanings commonly used for those behaviors in Western psychology.
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