GPHD7228: Psychedelics: Transpersonal and Clinical Applications

Credits 3
This course addresses the spiritual, recreational, creative, and therapeutic uses of psychedelic experiences. It covers clinical research on psychedelic drugs as adjuncts to psychotherapy for the treatment of addiction, PTSD, and existential distress at the end of life, as well as how to address psychedelic drug experiences that clients bring into therapy. Ancient, shamanic, and modern uses of psychedelic drugs will be examined to provide broad cultural perspectives. Special attention will be given the role of psychedelics as catalysts for mystical experiences.