Neuropsychoanalysis – Psychedelics and the Brain

Psychedelics and the Brain: How the Mind Can be Changed

Kile Ortigo, PhD, with Case Presenter Evan Sola, PsyD, Discussant Maggie Zellner, PhD

Saturday Jan 18, 9:00 AM–12:30 PM

flyerPsychedelics have had a long history of use in medicine and religion to promote physical, mental, and spiritual health. Modern science has been re-exploring their role in healing, and attempting to map out the mechanisms of their function. We have uncovered many questions as well as answers along the way. Kile Ortigo will begin our event with a discussion of what neuroscientists have learned and how it applies to the treatment of PTSD. Maggie Zellner will then bring in the neuropsychoanalytic perspective. Evan Sola will close the day by presenting a session from the MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy Study (MAPS) at UCSF.

After taking this course, participants will be able to:

  1. to explain the neuropsychological mechanisms of psychedelic agents
  2. describe the neuroanatomical areas impacted by PTSD
  3. describe the current research protocols for using MDMA assisted therapy for PTSD 

Contact: 415-288-4050 — 530 Bush St, Suite 700, San Francisco CA USA —
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The Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PINC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for Continuing Education Credit(s) for PhDs, MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

January 18th, 2020 9:00 AM
530 Bush Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Event Fee(s)
General Admission $ 65.00
PINC Members and Candidates $ 50.00
Student $ 25.00
CE Credits $ 35.00