Pairing ketamine with EMDR & other therapy methods



In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Bob Mcnutt, LCSW, to discuss the how ketamine is combined with a variety of psychotherapy modalities, particularly EMDR. They cover the following topics:

(1:50) Bob introduces himself and explains his interest in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.  becoming a ketamine therapist.
(4:20) What is psycholytic vs psychedelic psychotherapy?
(9:25) An brief introduction to EMDR
(11:03) EMDRIA training for EMDR
(11:55) The role of exposure in EMDR
(17:00) Somatic Experiencing by Peter Levine
(18:45) Ketamine helps with the "window of tolerance" in therapy
(24:13) Why EMDR and ketamine pair well
(25:23) What is psychotherapy and why does it work?
(31:07) The Shrink Next Door movie
(34:02) Ketamine might help clients make better use of therapy and open up to the therapeutic relationship
(37:25) Psychedelics pair well with a variety of therapy methods, but it depends on what each individual needs
(38:25) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and psychedelics
(40:35) The challenges of treating attachment-based trauma vs single-case traumas
(48:15) How to Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan
(48:45) Get out of the way of the medicine
(51:50) The Yale Manual for Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy of Depression (using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a Therapeutic Frame)
(52:05) Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration: A Transtheoretical Model for Clinical Practice
(52:53) Hakomi therapy
(54:00) Marcela Ot'alora on how to become a psychedelic therapist
(58:15) Countertransference, co-regulation, and psychedelic therapy
(1:02:50) Summary of therapies that might pair well with psychedelics

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