What is psycholytic ketamine-assisted psychotherapy?

by Numinus

Sep 14, 2021

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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by returning guest, Vhari Macbeth, CSW, to discuss psycholytic ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP). They cover the following topics:

(1:49) Some differences between psycholytic and psychedelic
(4:26) Psychedelics assist the therapy process, but don't do the work for you
(9:00) Different skills required for psycholytic vs psychedelic-assisted therapy and the importance of the therapeutic relationship
(11:39) What does a psycholytic ketamine therapy session look like?
(12:10) The advantages and power of group therapy
(16:10) The Huberman Lab Podcast
(19:34) Dosing a psycholytic session
(22:38) What types of conditions do we treat with psycholytic KAP?
(24:45) PTF Podcast episode: Treating trauma with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy
(29:03) Ketamine's effect on cognition and neuroplasticity
(32:05) Non-sleep deep rest and yoga nidra
(38:55) Some drawbacks or challenges of KAP
(40:15) PTF Podcast episode: Psychedelics, psychosis, & the abuse potential of ketamine
(43:10) Horizons 2017: Phil Wolfson's talk on ketamine
(50:13) Ketamine can contribute to therapeutic breakthroughs 
(54:50) Comparing, combining, and sequencing different psychedelics therapeutically 

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Disclaimer: The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice or mental health treatment. Consult with a medical/mental health professional if you believe you are in need of mental health treatment.

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