What is a MAPS MDMA therapist training retreat like?

Steve recently returned from the MAPS MDMA therapist training retreat, so we thought we would discuss his experience and Reid’s MAPS training a few year back. We discus the differences between the live and zoom versions of this training, some of the challenges MAPS is facing with therapist training, accessibility & feasibility, and other post-FDA approval considerations.

(1:45) Steve introduces his trip report
(2:23) MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies)
(5:51) Colorado is a hub for spirituality
(8:57) Training model
(14:45) Predictable future of the clinical trials
(17:18) Proactive MAPS studies and the future of legal treatment
(18:49) FDA
(19:30) MDMA benefits for couples
(20:06) Anne Wagner study
(25:49) Co-therapists
(27:27) The use of music
(31:30) Steve's inner-healer
(33:53) Reid's inner-healer
(35:11) The OG's of psychedelics

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MDMA-Assisted Therapy: indications, research, and practice

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss MDMA-assisted therapy. They explore the following topics:

(2:00) Making this year the best year yet
(3:57) The early  history of MDMA with Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin and Merck
(7:00) The pioneering work of Sasha and Ann Shulgin
(9:32) Why MDMA became illegal and the repercussions
(10:23) MDMA study with couples
(11:00) Chemical structure and mechanisms of action in the brain
(13:20) Why does MDMA help with PTSD and post-traumatic growth
(19:40) Is MDMA the same as ecstasy or molly?
(21:10) Harm reduction, drug testing, and dosages
(22:35) The desirable and undesirable effects of MDMA
(25:20) Can MDMA kill you?
(27:10) Interactions with other drugs
(33:00) The MDMA come-down and how people try to compensate for it
(36:28) MAPS MDMA therapy training
(38:24) Principle components of the MDMA experience
(40:54) Ann Shulgin's 4 agreements before beginning MDMA therapy
(45:24) Oxytocin
(46:37) Critical periods of development

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