U.S. Boulder Study: Study Protocol Under Development

On December 9, 2011, the MAPS clinical team met with the site team at Cartographie Psychedelica to plan for our planned intern study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. This study will investigate the effectiveness of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy when one member of the standard male/female co-therapist team is a healthcare intern. The study will be led by Principal Investigator Marcela Ot’alora G., M.A., L.P.C., and will take place in Boulder, CO. At the December 9 meeting, the clinical team began planning for a visit to the study site, and made some final adjustments to the study design. The team discussed the logistics of the trial site and Schedule I license application, reviewed investigator responsibilities according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, and determined how investigators could best prepare themselves for conducting the study. The protocol design stage has now been completed, and documents are being prepared for submission to FDA and Institutional Review Board. Discussions are underway for scheduling a five-day therapist training seminar for the Boulder team.