Psychedelic Medicine
Psychedelic Medicine

Beyond Stigma: The Fundamentals of Psychedelic Medicine

R 2,150.00

The Fundamentals of Psychedelic Medicine Online Course is approximately 9 hours.

This will depend on your experience and how much you dive into the research and additional resources. 

Evidence supporting the use of psychedelic-assisted therapy continues to gain global traction, almost daily.

The greatest barriers to this in the past have been stigma and misinformation but this is changing fast.

We believe that education is the most powerful tool to further remove these barriers.

Cheeba Academy has partnered with Psytech to offer this highly compelling evidence-based course, Beyond Stigma: The Fundamentals of Psychedelic Medicine, which consist of data emerging from psychedelic science.

Who should enrol?

The course is for anyone interested in the compelling science behind psychedelic-assisted therapy including, but not limited to, medical and health professionals, advocates, patients, and their loved ones.

There are nine modules in the course.

Each module contains slide lessons that you can read at any convenient to you.

Plus, there is an additional resource section in each module for further reading and review.

This includes video interviews and testimonials from researchers, medical experts, and patients.

You will also find end-note citations linking to peer-reviewed studies and relevant articles.

Visit our course page for all our courses.

Module 1: Introduction
- An overview of the current state of global mental health
- An overview of the psychedelic renaissance
- The criteria for which studies and substances are included in this course, which are not, and why this criteria is important
- The objectives of this course

Module 2: The Role of Music in Mediating Therapeutic Outcomes in Psychedelic Therapy
- How music impacts the outcome in psychedelic-assisted therapy
- The underlying brain mechanisms involved
- How the role of music in therapy can influence the future of mental health care
- Plus, access the music accompaniment we have provided while you learn. This live stream was created by Wavepaths, who provide adaptive music both for and as psychedelic therapy

Module 3: The Historical Landscape of Psychedelics
- The ancient history of psychedelic use
- The pre-prohibition history of psychedelics (pre-1970s)
- The prohibition era
- The post-prohibition period of psychedelic research
- Introduction to the psychedelic renaissance

Module 4: An Overview of Psychedelic Substances

- The definition of psychedelics and types used in psychedelic-assisted therapy
- The effects of different psychedelics on the brain
- A structured breakdown of prominent psychedelic substances, including: LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, ayahuasca /DMT, MDMA, ketamine, and ibogaine
- The safety profile of psychedelics, including harm scores and addictive potential
- The legal landscape of psychedelics

Module 5: An Overview of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
- A background on early theories of psychedelic-assisted therapy
- An overview of what modern psychedelic-assisted therapy entails, including:
- The importance of set and setting
- Screening criteria
- Preparatory therapy sessions
- Psychedelic-assisted therapy sessions and the psychedelic experience
- Integrative therapy sessions

Module 6: Psychedelic Medicine for the Treatment of PTSD
- Background to PTSD, including the current treatments (both medical and non-drug interventions) and where they fall short
- A review of the psychedelic compounds being researched and a detailed discussion of the up-to-date literature with a focus on the controlled/randomized clinical trials for PTSD
- Possible contraindications to psychedelic-assisted treatment
Forthcoming research exploring psychedelics for PTSD therapy

Module 7: Psychedelic Medicine for the Treatment of Addiction
- Background to addiction, including the current treatments (both medical and non-drug interventions) and where they fall short
- A review of the psychedelic compounds being researched and a detailed discussion of the up-to-date literature with a focus on the controlled/randomized clinical trials for addiction
- Possible contraindications to psychedelic-assisted treatment
- Forthcoming research exploring psychedelics for addiction therapy

Module 8: Psychedelic Medicine for the Treatment of Depression
- Background to depression, including the current treatments (both medical and non-drug interventions) and where they fall short
- A review of the psychedelic compounds being researched and a detailed discussion of the up-to-date literature with a focus on the controlled/randomized clinical trials for this condition
- Possible contraindications to psychedelic-assisted treatment
Forthcoming research exploring psychedelics for depression therapy

Module 9: Psychedelic Medicine for the Treatment of End of Life Distress in Palliative Care
- Background to end of life distress in palliative care, including the current treatments (both medical and non-drug interventions) and where they fall short
- A review of the psychedelic compounds being researched and a detailed discussion of the up-to-date literature with a focus on the controlled/randomized clinical trials for this condition
- Possible contraindications to psychedelic-assisted treatment
- Forthcoming research exploring psychedelics for end of life distress in palliative care

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