Episode 31: Psychedelics and Mental Health: Ketamine, MDMA, and Ayahuasca! with Reid Robison & Adele Lafrance
In the first episode of Season 3 Tiffany Roe meets to talk with Dr. Reid Robison and Dr. Adele Lafrance about Psychedelic-assisted Psychotherapy. In this episode they cover what different types of psychedelics there are, who is a good candidate for treatments such as this, the different mental illnesses that can be treated by psychedelics, and how psychedelics can help treat eating disorders. They also cover what it is like to attend an Ayahuasca retreat with Dr. Robison and Dr. Lafrance. Additionally, how psychologists can get training to work with psychedelics in their practices. Lastly, they also cover the potential downsides of psychedelic psychotherapy.
You can find Dr. Reid Robinson and Dr. Lafrance at cedarpsychiatry.com for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP). And go to efkap.org to stay up to date on their new emotion-focused KAP modality. Also, you can check out psychedelicinstitute.org for upcoming retreats and research studies.
Dr. Reid Robison:
Reid Robison, MD MBA, is a board certified psychiatrist and co-founder at Cedar Psychiatry, and serves as Medical Director of Center for Change, a leading Eating Disorder program. He is currently the coordinating investigator for the MAPS-sponsored study MDMA assisted psychotherapy study of eating disorders. As an early adopter and researcher of Ketamine in psychiatry, Reid led a pivotal ketamine study leading up to the FDA-approval of Spravato. To date, Reid has guided thousands of ketamine therapy journeys and hundreds of Spravato dosing sessions, and provides medical support and psychedelic therapy at plant medicine retreats abroad.
Dr. Adele Lafrance is a clinical psychologist, research scientist, and author. She is a leader in the research and practice of psychedelic medicine, with a focus on ayahuasca, MDMA, and psilocybin. Adele has a particular interest in mechanisms and models of healing, including spirituality, emotion processing, and couples and family therapy.
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