- July 18, 2015
- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Building on the introduction on Friday evening, this workshop will carefully examine the history, controversies, psychotherapeutic implications and current status of psychedelic studies. Included will be consideration of ways in which the probability of safety and benefit of psychedelic research may be enhanced, reflection on past and present cultural attitudes towards research, possible correlations between discrete states of consciousness and changes in attitudes and behavior, and implications for knowledge on medical, educational, religious and therapeutic frontiers.
Participants in this workshop will gain increased understanding regarding:
1) How the variables of psychological set, physical and interpersonal setting and entheogen dosage impact the content of psychedelic experiences.
2) How the experiential content of psychedelic sessions may correlate with experiential learning and therapeutic or anti-therapeutic outcomes.
3) How psychedelic substances gradually may become legally integrated into western cultures.
4) How some psychedelic experiences may promote insights into understanding human consciousness, creativity, living and dying.
5) The current status and future frontiers of psychedelic research.
William A. (Bill) Richards, STM, Ph.D., is a psychologist in the Psychiatry Department of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he and his colleagues have pursued research with entheogens for the past 15 years., and also a clinician in private practice in Baltimore. His graduate training in clinical psychology and the psychology of religion included studies at Yale University, the University of Göttingen, Andover-Newton Theological School, Brandeis University, and Catholic University. After encountering psilocybin research in Germany in 1963, he pursued psychotherapy research with LSD, DPT, MDA and psilocybin at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center from 1967-1977. Columbia University Press will release his new book, Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences in November 2015.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
CIIS Main Building
$150/$170/$190 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
*Includes Friday's lecture
5 CEs offered (MFT, LCSW, RN)
Friday, July 17, 2015
CIIS Main Building
$15/$20 at the door
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