2021 / KRE BTK Institute of Psychology
Time: 2021 autumn semester (Sep 16 - Dec 9), Thursday 10.45-12.15
Place: Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem BTK, Bp. III., Bécsi út 345.
Classroom: 504. (on campus site across the BTK entrance, building #6., map says "Óbudai Waldorf Gimnázium", 4th floor)
Lecturer: Dr Levente Móró <email@example.com>
Course code: ERPB-BPS2636
Zoom: 11.00-12.00 https://zoom.us/j/96572472141?pwd=SnA5bzlwTWJ3cFRUN0tVUEk4WGprdz09
Meeting ID: 965 7247 2141
The course introduces students to the rising field of psychedelic
psychotherapies that are expected to have a major impact on mental
health care worldwide within a few years. It focuses on the background
information, requirements, techniques and protocols that psychologists
need to know when working in psychedelics-assisted therapies, or with
clients who wish to integrate their previous psychedelic experiences.
- altered states of consciousness; psychedelics
- transpersonal psychology; trauma processing and regression;
- psychedelic research, experiments and healing
- psychometric measuring; addictions and dependence; assisted
- psychedelic and psycholytic therapies; therapist training; therapy
- MDMA, psilocybin, ketamine, LSD, ibogaine, ayahuasca
- psychedelic experience integration
-  Sep 16 Introduction and Overview
Introduction of the course.
Topics and approaches.
-  Sep 23 Altered State Assisted Therapies
Altered states of consciousness (ASC): definitions and phenomena.
Spontaneous, pathological and induced states.
Physiological, pharmacological and psychological inductions.
Altering subsystems of consciousness.
Therapeutic applications of ASC.
-  Sep 30 The Broader Context of Psychedelics
Hallucinations: definitions and phenomena. Hallucinogens: dissociative, deliriant, psychedelic. Other related substances. Purposes of substance use. The drug instrumentalisation hypotheses. Psychonaut subculture. Biohacking.
-  Oct 07 Psychedelics: Substance Information
History, physiology, psychology and phenomenology of psychedelics and related substances: ayahuasca, cannabis, DMT, ibogaine, ketamine, LSD, MDMA, muscimol, psilocybin, salvinorin A, LSA, mescaline.
-  Oct 14 Psychology of Psychedelic Experience
Psychoeducation. Set and setting. Intention and integration. Deconditioning agents. Transpersonality and spirituality. Entheogens. Trauma processing and regression. Stanislav Grof and the perinatal matrix. Metaphysical considerations.
-  Oct 21 Psychedelics: Research, Experiments, Healing
The dawn, golden age, pause and renaissance of psychedelic research. Early results. Current research directions. Psychometric measuring instruments. Treatments of addictions and dependence. Hospice use: end-life anxiety.
-  Nov 11 Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapies: Theory
Ethical principles. Psychedelic and psycholytic therapies. Lay and underground therapies. Therapist training process. Therapy protocols: MAPS, Johns Hopkins, Kenézy hospital.
-  Nov 18 Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapies: Practice I
-  Nov 25 Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapies: Practice II
-  Dec 02 Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapies: Practice III
-  Dec 09 Psychedelic Experience Integration
Client groups. Conditions and environment of client-work. Search for meaning, apprehension. The lived body experience. Psychedelic 'bypass' and ego inflation. Non-pathologising language use. Transference and counter-transference. Data protection.
-  Dec 16 Summary and Outlook
Summary of the course. Near and far future perspectives. Notable research institutions and organisations. Top researchers and advocates. Local and global psychedelic societies. Conferences and meetings. Professional journals. Funding and academic career. Media and online resources.
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