Psychedelic Neuroscience

Psychedelic Neuroscience: Opening Windows for Change

Karen Peoples, PhD, Megan Rundel, PhD, and Margaret Zellner, PhD

Saturday Feb 10, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

20240210%20NEURO%20psychedelic%20neuroscience.pngIn this class, we will explore the neuroscience underlying the action of psychedelic medicines. We will outline the  biochemistry of psychedelics in the brain, including the roles of neurotransmitters and their effects on structural plasticity. We will summarize neuroimaging results that inform current theories of psychedelic action and describe the subjective effects of psychedelics. Using case presentations, we will apply this neuroscientific understanding to show how psychedelics and psychoanalysis work synergistically together.

CE Credits offered: 3

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the neuropsychological mechanisms underpinning the action of the most commonly used psychedelic agents.
  2. Connect the neuropsychological actions of these psychedelic medicines to their effects in treating mental health disorders such as depression, PTSD, and anxiety.
  3. Discuss how psychoanalytic theory and technique can support, contain, and further the therapeutic possibilities of psychedelic medicines – 415-288-4050 — 530 Bush St, Suite 700, SF CA USA —

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February 10th, 2024 9:00 AM
Online via Zoom (Pacific Time Zone)
United States
Event Fee(s)
Non-Member $ 65.00
PINC/NPSA Member $ 55.00
Students, Candidates and CMH workers $ 25.00
CE Credits $ 30.00