From April 7-12, 2010, our Jordanian MDMA/PTSD team, led by Nasser Shuriquie, M.D., participated in a six-day therapist-training program conducted by the Mithoefers in Charleston, SC. The Jordanian team consisted of Tayseer Shawash, Ph.D., Mona Abdulhamid Alnsour, Ph.D., and licensed social worker Rodina Abubaker. The training included a review of our treatment manual in order to learn how to conduct therapy in accordance with our treatment method. A major portion of the training was viewing videos from our first U.S. MDMA/PTSD study. Now that the team has participated in the non-drug training, each team member has the option to experience MDMA by participating in our Phase 1 study of the psychological effects of MDMA administered in a therapeutic setting to healthy volunteers.
On April 13, the Jordanian team traveled from Charleston, SC, to San Jose, CA, to attend our conference, Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century, and a post-conference workshop led by Stan Grof, M.D.