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Psychedelics in Mental Health: Hope is on the Way!

  • Fri, July 26, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship


  • Any CAMFT Chapter member (reciprocity for other chapters)
  • Current Board members
  • Anyone wishing to attend for no credit
  • Non-CAMFT members of Central Coast or other local CAMFT Chapter

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Psychedelics in Mental Health: Hope is on the Way!

with Jennifer Allen, LMFT

This is likely all new information and a new paradigm for most therapists as it is very new to the field all together and very few therapists have been trained for this; however,  the implications for therapists in the next couple of years re: how clients will be treated and how that treatment impacts the way we orient to our work will impact many  therapists.

In this 2-hour course, we will cover a lot of new information about the two psychedelic drugs: MDMA and psilocybin that are currently being studied with promising success for PTSD and a myriad of other mental health issues respectively.  These two medicines are moving toward medical legalization rapidly. We will also touch on ketamine, which is already a legal prescription medication used for TRD.

Our country has a complicated history with psychedelics that cost us four decades of research and relief for so many who have suffered. With the tenacity of some passionate visionaries and researches—and a lot of private funding, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that is no hallucination!

Learning Objectives

  • Describe one neurobiological component of what happens in the brain with psychedelics.
  • Summarize the history of psychedelic use in mental health in the U.S.
  • Discuss results of at least 2 current psychedelic research studies.
  • Discuss implications for paradigm shift on how we treat mental health issues with psychedelics
  • Define FDA breakthrough status for a new drug.
  • List the 2 psychedelics that currently have breakthrough status and list what mental health issue each treats.
  • Describe Expanded Access and what it means to clients with PTSD.
  • List at least 3 competencies that psychedelic therapists must have.




Friday, July 26, 2019

Presentation from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
(You may arrive at 8:30 for socialization, snacks & libation!)

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2201 Lawton Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


Free or $25 for 2 CEUs for Chapter members, $30 for non-Chapter members   

Directions will be provided upon registration.  

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