Event description

This course includes 1.5 NYS SW and/or AASECT CE credits (see details below).

This workshop will delve into the current research and clinical applications of psychedelics specifically for aiding clients in recovery from sexual trauma and dysfunction and increasing satisfaction in sexual relationships. We will discuss the therapeutic applications and current research on MDMA (ecstasy), psilocybin (mushrooms) and ayahuasca to gain understanding of the neurological, emotional and spiritual healing enabled by these medicines allowing clients to reclaim their erotic identities. Legal, ethical and spiritual issues relating to psychedelics and sexuality for therapists and clients will also be discussed in depth. We will define what a “psychedelic” approach to treatment means and how it might allow clinicians to formulate more holistic views of their clients’ sexualities.

Please note: The use of psychedelics outside of FDA-approved research is currently illegal. This workshop will discuss legal research and its ramifications.

*PROGRAM APPROVED: The Sexuality Speaker Series has been approved by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as a continuing education provider (# 0314) for licensed social workers. This course is approved for 1.5 CE Credits.

*PROGRAM APPROVED:  This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 1.5 AASECT CE Credits. These CE Credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.