Summary: Talks at Google in New York City hosts MAPS Founder Rick Doblin, Ph.D., for a presentation about psychedelic research and politics, the Zendo Project’s psychedelic harm reduction services at Burning Man and other events, and how MAPS is working to develop MDMA-assisted psychotherapy into an FDA-approved prescription treatment. "My career goal is to become a psychedelic therapist," says Doblin, "We’re predicting that may be possible by 2021."
Originally appearing here.
Rick Doblin – “Psychedelics: Mystical Experiences, Cultural Evolution, Non-Profit MDMA/PTSD Research, and Burning Man”
Rick Doblin, the co-founder and CEO of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) discusses:
-The FDA-approved research into the use of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans and survivors of sexual abuse, rape, accidents and other traumas
-What role psychedelics can play in generating mystical experiences and the political implications of those experiences for cultural evolution
-How MAPS will market MDMA as a prescription medicine (projected to start in 2021), train therapists/psychiatrists, establish a network of psychedelic clinics, and provide psychedelic harm reduction services at Burning Man and festivals and venues around the world