Recorded Webinar- An Overview of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy for Mental Health Professionals
Psychedelic assisted therapy is emerging as a highly effective form of mental health treatment. This workshop will provide health care professionals an overview of this new clinical area. First, a history of the use of psychedelics will be reviewed that includes an appreciation for their long-standing use by many indigenous cultures. Differences between the most common psychedelics will be outlined, as well as their unique psychological and physical effects. Next, the two major waves of psychedelic research will be summarized, with emphasis on more recent and rigorous clinical trials. The basic model of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy will be explained so that workshop participants will have a better sense of how this treatment works.
The workshop will highlight the importance of preparation and integration, as well as how to use a harm reduction approach to provide therapeutic support to clients using psychedelics on their own. The current legal status of psychedelics will be reviewed, including Oregon’s developing a legal psilocybin-assisted therapy program which is serving as a model throughout the country. Finally, diversity issues around lack of access for underserved populations will be explored, as well as the prevalence of cultural appropriation and colonialism in modern psychedelic medicine.
-Participants will be able to describe the theory and practice of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.
-Participants will be able to summarize research findings and current legal status of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.
-Participants will be able to describe the role of psychotherapy in preparation for and integration of psychedelic experiences
Dr. Brian Pilecki
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This course meets criteria for 3 hours of general continuing education by the Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health for Oklahoma LPC and LMFT license holders, by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (provider #20230088) for Oklahoma LCSW license holders, by the Oklahoma Board of Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselors (specific) (certificate #20240018) for LADC and CADC license holders (3 hours specific CEUs), and for Oklahoma case managers (3 hours general CEUs).