Tuesday, June 27th
12:00 PM EST – 2:00 PM EST
Join us for an exciting exploration of the fascinating world of psychedelics and their potential for healing and change. Psychedelics have been used safely for thousands of years in various cultures, and now cutting-edge science is helping us understand their bio-chemical, psychological, and spiritual effects. In this course, we will explore the therapeutic potential of popular psychedelics such as psilocybin, MDMA, and ketamine, as well as the potential risks associated with their use outside of clinical settings.
As mental health professionals, it’s important for us to stay informed about the evolving research and policy around psychedelics. This course will equip you with the knowledge you need to support your clients who use or are interested in using psychedelics outside of therapy. You’ll learn about current legal avenues for clients to explore psychedelics, as well as harm reduction and integration strategies to help your clients safely and effectively incorporate these substances into their lives. Join us and discover the past, present, and potential future of psychedelics as agents of change and healing.
- Identify three potential harms to using psychedelics and ways to reduce those harms.
- Practice three integration techniques you can use with clients who are using psychedelics.
Course Materials will be posted soon.
Dr. Peter H. Addy is an expert in the field of psychedelic substances and states of consciousness. With 15 years of experience, Dr. Addy has established himself as an authority on the transformative effects of transcendence and wholeness. Dr. Addy received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, where he conducted one of the earliest studies on the atypical psychedelic plant Salvia divinorum in humans. He continued his research at Yale University, where he co-founded the Yale Psychedelic Science Group and studied other atypical psychedelics. Dr. Addy's expertise extends to substance use disorder treatment, having completed postdoctoral training in the field. In addition to his academic credentials, Dr. Addy has also traveled to Mexico to learn about the indigenous use of psychedelic plants and participated in non-directive harm reduction and integration training at Burning Man. Dr. Addy's knowledge and expertise have led him to become a highly sought-after speaker and presenter, having given talks internationally on a range of topics related to spirituality, transpersonal states, psychedelic science, and research methodology. Dr. Addy is also an accomplished writer, having authored numerous scientific articles, book chapters, and popular press articles on typical and atypical psychedelics, substance abuse, and spirituality. He currently practices as a psychotherapist in private practice in both Washington and Oregon, where he continues to apply his knowledge and expertise to help others achieve transformative experiences.