Psychedelics in Psychiatry (no CEUs)

Exploring the Potential Use of Psychedelics for the Improvement of Persistent and Intractable Mental Health Symptoms and Implications for Nursing Practice

Course Overview

Psychedelics have been used for thousands of years across the globe as a means to improve life, happiness, spirituality, and medical/psychiatric issues. Throughout the 1950's and 60's psychedelics were used with over 40,000 patients, several dozen books were published, six international conferences were held, and over 1,000 clinical papers were published. Nurses have been involved in psychedelic therapy since the beginning, often staying with patients during their trips in state hospitals. This all came to a screeching halt when psychedelics were placed into a schedule I.

Recently there has been a resurgence in interest in the mystical properties with psychedelics by many, often attributed to the release of "How to Change Your Mind" by Michael Pollan and coverage by 60 Minutes. The use of psychedelics are now being explored for a plethora of clinical applications ranging from; depression, addiction, PTSD, anorexia, palliative and end of life. In this course we will explore some of these clincal indications and how nurses can ensure to maintain their place in psychedelic therapies.

Current treatment options for addressing mental health symptoms are limited and are merely palliative attempts to manage the symptoms. The use of psychedelics may be more effective, treat a broader audience, and treat individuals who have had limited success through current accepted practices. New research is emerging almost weekly and many nurse may not be aware of the exciting results. Through this continuing education program, nurses will be able to learn about; current and past research, expected changes in the next couple of years, and how they may be able to become part of this exciting area of nursing.

In this 1.5-hour presentation I will overview:
• The history of psychedelics
• Current and past research
• Why the resurgence in interest
• What changes occur while under the influence
• How one may mitigate adverse effects
• Where do we go from here
• Why nurse may be perfectly positions to lead the way
This class does not offer contact hours for nurses, if you are looking to earn contact hours please enroll in theater class here.


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Does this class offer contact hours for nurses?
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