Beyond Stigma: The Fundamentals of Psychedelic Medicine
Beyond Stigma: The Fundamentals of Psychedelic Medicine

Beyond Stigma: The Fundamentals of Psychedelic Medicine

R 2,150.00

Psychedelic-assisted therapy has the potential to revolutionize mental healthcare. We believe the greatest barriers to this revolution are stigma and misinformation. We also believe that education is the most powerful tool to combat those barriers.

In service to this mission, Psytech have collated the highly compelling evidence-based data emerging from psychedelic science to create this comprehensive course.

This 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 time that is convenient for you. Plus, there is an additional resource section in each module for further reading and review, including video interviews and testimonials from researchers, medical experts, and patients. You will also find endnote citations linking to peer-reviewed studies and relevant articles.

The duration of this course is approx. 

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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