Therapist Training: Four Subjects Receive MDMA-Assisted Therapy

Between March 24 and April 4, 2014, four additional subjects received MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in our ongoing therapist training study in Charleston, SC. This protocol was designed as a Phase 1 study of the safety and psychological effects of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in healthy volunteers, with subjects limited to therapists in training to work on a MAPS-sponsored MDMA-assisted psychotherapy study. Two of the subjects enrolled are therapists in our ongoing study in Boulder, Colorado, and two are affiliates of the U.S. Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD Researchi training for a possible collaborative VA/MAPS study, with funding offered from MAPS. During these sessions, an additional night attendant affiliated with the VA was also trained.