The Psychedelic Renaissance: Past, Present and Future – 12 CE’s

 

The Psychedelic Renaissance: Past, Present and Future – 12 CE’s

 

“An all-star line-up: The Psychedelic Renaissance: Past, Present and Future – The Open Center” – Michael Pollan, Author of How to Change Your Mind

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

A Weekly Class
(6 Sessions) Mondays, February 22 – March 29, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST


Recordings of past events in this series are available on demand with registration for the full program. Please note CE’s are available only for classes participants attend live, not recorded sessions.


This unique series of evening presentations addresses the history of psychedelics from classical antiquity and among Amazonian shamans through current research investigating the therapeutic value of psilocybin, MDMA and other compounds for clinical applications including PTSD, addiction, existential distress in palliative care and clinical depression. Implications for the utilization of these novel therapies for the future of healthcare will be addressed.

We are living in the midst of a renaissance of research into psychedelic (or entheogenic) substances. Decades of promising research into their extraordinary benefits for numerous medical conditions were brought to a stop in the 1970s, amid the cultural turbulence of the era. In recent years, we have witnessed a reemergence of scientific and clinical research with promising findings at premier institutions including Johns Hopkins, NYU and UCLA.


At a time when we may be seeing the limitations of modern psychiatry’s medicine cabinet, these novel compounds and ancient medicines are in the process of returning to a status of respect and recognition within medical research. Many of those who take them under carefully controlled clinical research conditions report having extremely meaningful and therapeutic experiences, leading to promising implications for various forms of clinical suffering.

Join us as we provide a broad context and invigorating conversation for understanding these extraordinary substances, from their possible role in the mystery centers of Ancient Greece, their integral place among the indigenous cultures of the Western Hemisphere, and to their current place in modern medical research.

DISCLAIMER: The Open Center, its staff and presenters do not endorse or encourage the use of psychedelics or any other substances. Substances discussed may be illegal in your country except under very specific circumstances, such as sanctioned medical studies. Any information presented in programs is for curiosity, education and research purposes only.

Moderator | Speaker
Anthony P. Bossis, Phd

CLASS SCHEDULE
Week 1:
The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name – 2 CE’s
Week 2: The Utility of Psychedelics in the Treatment of End-of-Life Emotional Suffering: A Promising Therapeutic Paradigm – 2 CE’s
Week 3: An Overview of Psilocybin Research at Johns Hopkins: Its History, Current state and Future Directions – 2 CE’s
Week 4: MDMA-assisted Therapy for PTSD: Its History, Research Data, Therapeutic Approach and Future – 2 CE’s
Week 5: Ayahuasca, Magic Mushrooms, Richard Schultes and Biodiversity Conservation – 2 CE’s
Week 6: Psilocybin Mushrooms and The Ecology of Consciousness – 2 CE’s

SCHEDULE & LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Click HERE 


Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.


In case you missed it, you can view the recent Open Center LIVE, The Contemporary Psychedelic Resurgence with Anthony Bossis HERE.

CE’S AVAILABLE

The Psychedelic Renaissance: Past, Present and Future
Seminar Code: NYOC-PR-ALL
Presenter(s): Mark Plotkin, Ph.D., Anthony P. Bossis, Ph.D., Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Michael Mithoefer, MD, Annie Mithoefer, BSN, William Richards Ph.D. and Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D.
Date(s): 2/22/21, 3/1/21, 3/8/21, 3/15/21, 3/22/21 and 3/29/21
Metro: Live Interactive Online Webinar


Pricing Information:

Continuing Education Credits (12) $40.00
Please note this fee is for the CE certificate only in addition to the program fee – $40.00
For eligible professions and to purchase the CEs click HERE.
CE certificates will be eligible for download following the course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

The course content is suitable for all levels: Introductory, Beginning, Advanced.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.


Refund & Cancellation Policy – click HERE. For questions or concerns, contact registration@opencenter.org.

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. CEs ARE AVAILABLE TO THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBLE PROFESSIONS:

  • Psychoanalysts
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Creative Arts Therapists
  • Educators
  • Nurses

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact marketing@opencenter.org.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS COURSE

  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course that requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

The Psychedelic Renaissance: Past, Present and Future – 12 CE’s

21SCMH20X
  • 6 Session(s)
  • Feb 22 2021 7:00 PM ET

Members

$195

Non-Members

$230

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The Utility of Psychedelics in the Treatment of End-of-Life Emotional Suffering: A Promising Therapeutic Paradigm – 2 CE’s

 

The Utility of Psychedelics in the Treatment of End-of-Life Emotional Suffering: A Promising Therapeutic Paradigm – 2 CE’s

with Anthony Bossis, PhD

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

An Evening Event
Monday, March 1, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST


This program can be taken individually or as part of the 6-part series, The Psychedelic Renaissance: Past, Present & Future. Recordings of past events in this series are available on demand with registration for the full program. To register for the full series, click here.
Please note CE’s are available only for classes participants attend live, not recorded sessions.


This evening will review the history, scientific findings and implications of psychedelic-generated mystical experience research in treating end-of-life suffering. The NYU clinical trial demonstrated the efficacy of a single psilocybin-generated mystical experience in helping individuals with cancer reduce emotional distress, enhance existential and psycho-spiritual well-being and foster a greater acceptance of the dying process with less anxiety.


Psilocybin is a naturally occurring compound found in specific species of mushrooms. Subjective features of a mystical experience include unity, sacredness, transcendence, ineffability and an enhanced awareness of positive emotions including that of love. The landmark findings of a rapid decrease in depression, anxiety, hopelessness and demoralization, along with improvements in spiritual well-being, will be presented.


We will discuss existential and psychological distress in palliative care along with a review of the phenomenology of mystical experience. Other implications for the study of psychedelics and mystical experience include the treatment of myriad mental health disorders and the advancement of our understanding of consciousness, meaning and spirituality.

DISCLAIMER: The Open Center, its staff, and presenters do not endorse or encourage the use of psychedelics or any other substances. Substances discussed may be illegal in your country except under very specific circumstances, such as sanctioned medical studies. Any information presented in programs is for curiosity, education and research purposes only.

 

SCHEDULE & LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Click HERE 


Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.

CE’S AVAILABLE

The Utility of Psychedelics in the Treatment of End-of-Life Emotional Suffering
Seminar Code: NYOC-PR-003
Presenter(s): Anthony P. Bossis, Ph.D.
Date(s): 3/1/21 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST
Metro: Live Interactive Online Webinar


Pricing Information:

Continuing Education Credits (2) $15.00
Please note this fee is for the CE certificate only in addition to the program fee – $40.00
For eligible professions and to purchase the CEs click HERE.
CE certificates will be eligible for download following the course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

The course content is suitable for all levels: Introductory, Beginning, Advanced.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.


Refund & Cancellation Policy – click HERE. For questions or concerns, contact registration@opencenter.org.

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. CEs ARE AVAILABLE TO THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBLE PROFESSIONS:

  • Psychoanalysts
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Creative Arts Therapists
  • Educators
  • Nurses

WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS COURSE

  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course that requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

The Utility of Psychedelics in the Treatment of End-of-Life Emotional Suffering: A Promising Therapeutic Paradigm – 2 CE’s

21SCMH22E
  • 1 Session(s)
  • Mar 01 2021 7:00 PM ET

Members

$38

Non-Members

$45

Anthony P. Bossis, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine conducting FDA-approved research with the psychedelic compound psilocybin since 2009.

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Anthony P. Bossis, PhD, is director of palliative care, co-principal investigator, and a session guide for the NYU psilocybin cancer anxiety study, an FDA approved clinical trial investigating the efficacy of a psilocybin-facilitated mystical experience on the existential and psycho-spiritual distress in persons with cancer. He is also project director for the NYU study investigating the effects of a psilocybin-facilitated mystical experience upon religious leaders and professionals.

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