Meditation and Psychotherapy: Learning from Non-Ordinary States

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Non-ordinary states of consciousness (dreams, hypnosis, meditation, breath regulation) are a familiar aspect of psychotherapy. Recently, pharmaceutical psychedelics, such as MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine, are being used in trials in the US and abroad to enhance psychotherapy for disorders such as PTSD, depression, and addictions. Understanding the common and divergent change processes in meditation practices, psychedelic treatment, and other methods of evoking non-ordinary states offers clinicians and researchers an opportunity to understand more deeply how psychological disorders are created and alleviated. This course will explore the history, science, neurobiology, ethical, and legal issues involved when working with non-ordinary states of consciousness, especially psychedelics.

Speakers/Topics include:

  • Michael Alpert (non-ordinary states of consciousness )
  • Deirdre Barrett (dreams)
  • Judson Brewer (neurobiology)
  • Elizabeth Call and Susan Walker (ketamine)
  • Rick Doblin (psychedelic history/science)
  • Christopher Germer and Ronald Siegel (clinical perspectives)
  • Carol Ginandes (hypnosis)
  • Francis Guerriero (psychedelic experiences)
  • James Hopper (MDMA/trauma)
  • Inna Khazan and Nicholas Luchetti (holotropic breathing)
  • Franklin King (the future of psychedelics)
  • Andrew Olendzki (Buddhist meditation)
  • Janis Phelps (learning psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy)
  • William Richards (psilocybin)
  • Carmel Shachar (law/ethics)
  • Paul Summergrad (spiritual experiences)
Presenter: 
Multiple
Event Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 8:00am to Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 5:00pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Tags: 
Co-occuring Disorders
Address: 
Hyatt Regency Boston
1 Ave de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111
Cost: 
Physicians $425 All Others: $310
Contact Information
Judy Reiner Platt and Jared Katz
Phone: 
617-806-8770
Organization: 
Cambridge Health Alliance
Position: 
Director, Continuing Education and Coordinator
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