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Psychedelic Healing in Psychotherapy

Psychedelic Healing in Psychotherapy, Saturday, 23rd November 2019, ORTUS Conferencing and Events Venue, Camberwell, London, SE5 8SN

Details

The use of psychedelics as therapeutic catalysts for emotional and spiritual transformation is now being rediscovered. Psychedelic therapy today is in a new renaissance. There are currently several clinical trials being conducted by established institutions in the UK, including Imperial College and King's College, which are now investigating the use of psychedelics in mental health care, and as cutting edge tools to probe the neurobiology of consciousness.

With mental health generally in decline and rates of depression, anxiety, suicide, addiction, and other psychological disorders skyrocketing, psychedelics may trigger a paradigm shift in mental health care.

Delegates will hear first-hand from scientists working at Imperial College about their new trial directly comparing psilocybin therapy with a conventional antidepressant drug in patients with depression.

This event will also explore the potential therapeutic application of various psychedelic substances, which include MDMA, LSD, mescaline, psilocybin and DMT as potential treatments in clinical psychiatry.

Although psychedelic assisted therapy is currently not possible outside of clinical trials due to the medical and legal status of these substances, psilocybin and MDMA are likely to be licensed for use in the next few years and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is expected to be a reality again soon within national healthcare.

Due to the resurgence of the use of these substances there is a growing need for psychotherapists to integrate psychedelic experiences into their practice and help patients managing their re-surfaced trauma, difficult psychedelic episodes and spiritual experiences. This event will help psychotherapists navigate the clinical, ethical and cultural issues around the use psychedelics.
Registration Space is limited. We encourage guests to register asap!!!

Registration Fees

15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)

Organisationally-funded £195.00

Self-funded £125.00

Charity/Student Registration £75.00

Details

The use of psychedelics as therapeutic catalysts for emotional and spiritual transformation is now being rediscovered. Psychedelic therapy today is in a new renaissance. There are currently several clinical trials being conducted by established institutions in the UK, including Imperial College and King's College, which are now investigating the use of psychedelics in mental health care, and as cutting edge tools to probe the neurobiology of consciousness.

With mental health generally in decline and rates of depression, anxiety, suicide, addiction, and other psychological disorders skyrocketing, psychedelics may trigger a paradigm shift in mental health care.

Delegates will hear first-hand from scientists working at Imperial College about their new trial directly comparing psilocybin therapy with a conventional antidepressant drug in patients with depression.

This event will also explore the potential therapeutic application of various psychedelic substances, which include MDMA, LSD, mescaline, psilocybin and DMT as potential treatments in clinical psychiatry.

Although psychedelic assisted therapy is currently not possible outside of clinical trials due to the medical and legal status of these substances, psilocybin and MDMA are likely to be licensed for use in the next few years and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is expected to be a reality again soon within national healthcare.

Due to the resurgence of the use of these substances there is a growing need for psychotherapists to integrate psychedelic experiences into their practice and help patients managing their re-surfaced trauma, difficult psychedelic episodes and spiritual experiences. This event will help psychotherapists navigate the clinical, ethical and cultural issues around the use psychedelics.
Registration Space is limited. We encourage guests to register asap!!!

Registration Fees

15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)

Organisationally-funded £195.00

Self-funded £125.00

Charity/Student Registration £75.00

Programme/Speakers

 

Programme -subject to change-

09.20 - 09.50
Registration and Coffee

09.50 – 10.00
Chairman's opening address
Dr David Luke,

Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling, Faculty of Education and Health, University of Greenwich

10.00 – 11.00
History of Psychedelics
Dr. Ben Sessa,

Addictions Psychiatrist, MDMA Psychotherapist, Psychedelic Researcher and Writer

11.00 – 11.20
Morning Coffee Break and Networking

11.20 – 12.20
Psychedelics, Mental Health and Mystical Experiences
Dr David Luke,

Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling, Faculty of Education and Health, University of Greenwich

12.20 – 13.10
Lunch Break and Networking

 

 

Dr Camilla Day,
BAoxon MBChB MRCPsych, General Adult Psychiatrist, Honorary Research Associate for Centre for Affective Disorders, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
 

 

Dr Gemma Knight,
Clinical Psychologist, Psychedelic Trials Group, King's College London
 
Catherine Bird,
Research Assistant with the Psychedelic Trials Group at King’s College London

14.10 - 14.30
Coffee Break and Networking


15.30 -16.30
The Peak Experience and the Come-down: Psychedelics and Transpersonal Psychology
Kevin Burns,
Counsellor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner; Director of The Psychedelic Society of Brighton

16.30 - 17.00
Question & Answers with Panellists and Chair’s Closing Remarks and end of conference

 

Registration Space is limited. We encourage guests to register asap!!!

Registration Fees

15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)

Organisationally-funded £195.00

Self-funded £125.00

Charity/Student Registration £75.00

Venue

VENUE INFO

 

 

ORTUS Conferencing and Events Venue

  • Address: 82 - 96 Grove Lane, Camberwell, London, SE5 8SN

Travel info

 

Rail/Tube

Denmark Hill station is managed by Southeastern on its lines from Victoria to Dartford and from Blackfriars to Sevenoaks. It is also served by London Overground. We have direct links to Victoria (9 minutes), Blackfriars (10 minutes), Canada Water for the Jubilee Line (12 minutes), Lewisham for DLR (13 minutes), Farringdon (16 minutes) and St Pancras for Kings Cross (20 minutes).

Please check the TfL website for details.

 

By foot

From Denmark Hill Station, turn left out of the station and walk for 200m until you reach Grove Lane. Turn left onto Grove Lane and we are about 200m down and on the left. Tip: if you reach the primary school you’ve gone to far. We are just before the primary school and can be accessed via the black gates.

 

Bus

Routes 40, 42, 68 (24 hrs) 176 (24 hrs), 185, 468, 484 all stop nearby. Walk down Grove Lane and enter by the black gates.

 

Car and Taxis

We always encourage the use of public transport but if you have to travel by car then from central London follow the A215 from the Elephant and Castle. Grove Lane is off Denmark Hill where Maudsley Hospital and King’s College London is situated.

Parking: As expected in the close vicinity of a hospital, parking is restricted and may require payment. Please respect our neighbours when parking your vehicle. We do have limited parking space which is available to those with disabilities or special requirements. Please enquire as to availability when you contact our events team.

When ordering a taxi, the best place to request to be collected from is 82-96 Grove Lane, which is the entrance by our car park. It might also be worth mentioning that this entrance is just up the hill from Lyndhurst School.

Addison Lee: 020 7407 9000

 


 

Registration Space is limited. We encourage guests to register asap!!!

Registration Fees

15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)

Organisationally-funded £195.00

Self-funded £125.00

Charity/Student Registration £75.00

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