Foundations of Psychedelic Therapy | Spring 2023
March 29, 2023 – June 14, 2023
Dr. Dominique Morisano, PhD, CPsych
This 12-week reading and study group is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the complex concepts, models, and ideas that help both therapists and clients contextualize and explain the profound impact of psychedelic states on mental health outcomes. Through the examination and discussion of relevant literature, the course will explore the diverse applications of these theories in research contexts, ranging from the use of psychedelics in microdosing to full-dose experiences.
Throughout the course, participants will engage with a wide range of papers and chapters that cover a variety of topics related to psychedelic therapy. These topics include the psychological processes involved in psychedelic therapy, the roles of creativity, music, and therapeutic relationships in shaping the therapeutic experience, and the psychological aspects of ayahuasca shamanism. Additionally, participants will be exposed to traditional and contemporary dialogues within the field of psychology, providing them with a nuanced understanding of the historical and cultural contexts that underpin contemporary psychedelic therapy. This course offers a unique opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of the transformative potential of psychedelic experiences and the ways in which they can be harnessed for therapeutic purposes.
A limited number of Diversity Fund scholarships are available, please complete this application, in addition to the course application.