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Psychological Support in Psilocybin Therapy - In My Professional Opinion

What is the role of psychological support in psychedelic treatments? In this webinar, Dr Sara Tai will explain why it is essential that psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin are administered in conjunction with psychotherapy.

In such treatments, psychotherapy is primarily delivered at three distinct phases:

  1. Preparation for the psychedelic experience

  2. Guiding the psychedelic experience

  3. Integration of the psychedelic experience.

Dr Sara Tai is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester and Consultant Clinical Psychologist for Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. She led the development of the psychological approach and therapeutic model for the Compass Pathways trial of Psilocybin for depression; the largest trial of psychedelics for severe depression.

This webinar was part of Women in Psychedelic Science, a virtual event which showcased the inspiring work of women in psychedelic research.

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