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Psychotherapy And The Psychedelic Experience

Presented By: Mobius Psychological Services

Join us for an online exploration of how psychotherapy and psychedelic experiences intersect and influence each other!

Date & Time

Sat, Apr 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT

Location

Online Conference

Event Details

An interactive dialogue between researchers and master clinicians.

Join us for insightful discussions, expert panels, and audience Q & A. Discover the potential benefits of integrating psychedelics into therapy practices. Whether you’re a mental health professional or simply curious about this evolving field, this event is for you. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn and connect with like-minded individuals! Featuring a film screening of first-hand accounts of patients who have experienced incredible healing as a result of psychedelic therapy.

The dialogue will address questions such as:

  • How do psychedelics stimulate deep personal growth?
  • What can psychedelic experience teach mental health practitioners, and non-clinicians, seeking healing and growth?
  • How does psychedelic therapy use our ‘inner healing intelligence’?
  • What are the promises and perils of this new group of treatments?

Panelists

Jeffrey Guss, M.D.

NYU School of Medicine, Fluence

Jeffrey Guss, MD is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher, and teacher with an interest in the integration of psychoanalytic therapy and psychedelic therapy. He is on the faculty of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Guss was the Co-Principal Investigator and Director of Psychedelic Therapy Training for the NYU study on psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of cancer related anxiety and is a study therapist with numerous clinical trials of psychedelic therapy. He recently published “A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Psychedelic Experience” in the most recent issue of Psychoanalytic Dialogues. He maintains a private practice in New York City.

Lawrence Fischman, M.D

Weill Cornell Medical College -Cornell University, Tufts University School of Medicine, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training & Research

Lawrence Fischman, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who practiced in New York and Maine for many years. In addition to his full-time private practice, he was a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center and later at the Tufts University School of Medicine’s Maine Medical Center Program, where he also serves on the Admissions subcommittee. In 1983, he published a paper comparing psychedelic drug states with dreams and psychosis in Schizophrenia Bulletin. He retired from practice in 2021 to devote more time to reading and writing about psychoanalytic perspectives on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. He enjoys living in Maine and is excited by the emerging possibilities for integrating psychedelic experiences with psychoanalytically based psychotherapy.

Gurmeet Kanwal, M.D

Weill Cornell Medical College-Cornell University, William Alanson White Institute, Scarborough Health Network, Toronto, Co-Founder, Mobius Psychological Services, Toronto
Gurmeet S. Kanwal, MD, is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the William Alanson White Institute. He is a past President of the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society and an Editorial Board Member and Fellow of the College of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Kanwal is co-editor (with Salman Akhtar) of the books, Bereavement: Personal Experiences and Clinical Reflections (Karnac, 2017) and Intimacy: Clinical, Cultural, Digital and Developmental Perspectives (Routledge, 2019). His papers have been published in many peer-reviewed psychoanalytic journals. He is currently residing in Toronto, working with Scarborough Health Network, and is co-founder of Mobius Psychological Services, a multi-modality clinic that also provides psychedelic related therapy. Along with co-authors, Jamie Smith and Nahaleh Moshtagh, he is working on a book on Psychotherapy and Psychedelics.

Moderators

Nahaleh Moshtagh, Ph.D.
Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Toronto Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, HamAva Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Tehran, Co-Founder, Mobius Psychological Services, Toronto
Jamie Smith, M.A.
RP (Qualifying), Mobius Psychological Services, Toronto, George Brown College

Event Pricing

Admission: $55 CAD

Full Time Students/Analytic Candidates: $35 CAD

If the admission price is prohibitive for you, please email us at admin@mobiuspsychology.com

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Psychotherapy And The Psychedelic Experience

An online exploration of how psychotherapy and psychedelic experiences intersect and influence each other!