Rick Doblin, PhD | MAPS origin story, training psychedelic therapists, and elevating global consciousness


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In today’s episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers, the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Rick Doblin, Ph.D. Rick is the Founder and President of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). His tireless efforts over almost 40 years in both clinical research and public policy reform have played a key role in bringing psychedelic medicine to the very exciting point that it is now. They discuss the origin story behind MAPS, the existential crisis humanity is facing and the need for healing on a global scale, the potential FDA approval of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD, the “Fallen Mormon” study on the safety of MDMA, the “high bar” that should be set for therapists who work with psychedelic tools, whether or not those therapists should have their own psychedelic experiences as part of their training, and much more.

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