History of Psychedelics Courses
This page lists a selection of courses that delve into the history of psychedelic use. The courses cover a range of topics, including the history of indigenous use of psychedelics, the history of psychedelic research, and how psychedelics and the counterculture were interwoven in the 20th century.
The courses on the history of indigenous use of psychedelics explore the traditional use of psychedelics in various cultures around the world. They examine the ways in which indigenous people have used psychedelics for spiritual, medicinal, and ceremonial purposes for centuries. The courses also examine the impact of colonialism on indigenous use of psychedelics and the subsequent suppression of traditional practices.
The courses on the history of psychedelic research and the counterculture explore the ways in which psychedelics shaped the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s. They examine the role of psychedelics in the development of new forms of art, music, and philosophy, as well as the ways in which psychedelics influenced political and social changes. Additionally, the courses will discuss the history of psychedelic research, including the early studies and the eventual halt of research due to political and social pressure in the 1970s.
List of History of Psychedelics Courses
Skills you'll gain: clinical psychedelic use, altered consciousness guidance, personal transformation, humanistic psychology integration, transpersonal psychology techniques, neuroscience fundamentals, neuropharmacology understanding
Skills you'll gain: psychedelic guidance, interfaith integration, energetic space management, participant autonomy, mystical tool use, cross-cultural understanding, ethical conduct, journey facilitation, spiritual practices, licensure compliance
Skills you'll gain: jewish perspectives on psychedelics, psychedelic history, psychedelic science, practitioner information,
Instituto Alma Viva
Skills you'll gain: psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, holotropic breathing techniques, patient support skills, scientific research integration, clinical practice skills
Skills you'll gain: neuroscience understanding, research methods, ethical considerations, metaphysical insights, decolonizing practice, anthropological perspectives, therapeutic techniques, practical research skills
Skills you'll gain: australia therapist training, mdma-assisted therapy, psychedelic training for psychiatrists
Southern Methodist University
Skills you'll gain: understanding religious significance, historical use, spiritual experiences, reception and rejection, therapeutic effects, social implications, consciousness role, critical evaluation, legal issues, informed discussions.
Skills you'll gain: psilocybin administration, group facilitation, core facilitation skills, foundational knowledge, intake and orientation, varieties of experience, integration, ethics and responsibilities
Leela School of Awakening
Skills you'll gain: heart-to-heart therapy, trauma-informed skills, hypnotherapy, plant medicine guidance, transcendence, self-realization, community support, symptom removal, ego strengthening, emotional trauma healing, ego transcendence, fulfillment
Skills you'll gain: facilitation skills, psychedelic medicine, mental health benefits, group management, experiential learning, peer connections, expert supervision, state requirements, professional development, therapeutic experiences
Skills you'll gain: trauma-informed care, facilitating psychedelic experiences, supporting psychedelic integration, screen and prepare clients
Skills you'll gain: understand psychedelic terminology, describe veteran health conditions, explain effects of psychedelics, prepare for psychedelic journey, integrate psychedelic experiences, discuss psychedelics with peers, summarize VETS mission
Skills you'll gain: ethical considerations, psychedelic pharmacology, therapy integration, risk assessment, patient screening, legal frameworks, cultural competency, treatment planning, harm reduction, clinical researc
Skills you'll gain: psychedelic-assisted therapy, therapeutic alliance, clinical research, relational ethics, self-reflection, self-regulation, transference, countertransference, cultural responsiveness, somatic approach, non-ordinary states, client psychoeducation, integration techniques, online education, behavioural health training, mental health, psychedelic research
Skills you'll gain: psilocybin history, brain and body effects, harm reduction, trip planning, navigating trips, integrating trips, microdosing protocols, mental health applications, emergency situations, setting intentions, choosing setting, preparing supplies, understanding stages
Skills you'll gain: psychedelic research and history basics, how psychedelics work, legality of psychedelics
Skills you'll gain: working safely ethically and skillfully with psychedelics, integrating other modalities and self-care practices, understanding the role of screening
Skills you'll gain: history of psychedelics, science of psychedelics, role of mystical experiences, pros and cons of mainstreaming psychedelics
Skills you'll gain: religious protections, psychedelic use and law in the US, federally protected psychedelic use
Skills you'll gain: MDMA therapy competencies, ketamine therapy competencies, psilocybin therapy competencies, trauma-informed care, spiritual integration, ethical considerations, Indigenous reciprocity, social justice principles, community building, contemplative practices
Skills you'll gain: psychedelic regulation, changing laws in US, coalition building among healthcare professionals
Skills you'll gain: bridging buddhist wisdom and psychedelic-assisted therapy, mindfulness techniques, self-compassion
Skills you'll gain: engage with clients about psychedelics, key theoretical approaches to psychedelic-assisted therapy, history of psychedelic compounds
Skills you'll gain: psilocybin-assisted therapy, harm reduction and integration, trauma-informed therapy, research-based methodology, professional learning environment, live in-person and live-online components, individualized feedback, online classrooms, licensing exam
Skills you'll gain: spiritual care, psychotherapeutic methods, entheogenic traditions, clinical science, diversity, equity, inclusion, contemplative science, ethics, reciprocity, ecological awareness, psychedelic facilitation, positionality, cultural sensitivity, service, community engagement, critical social consciousness,
Skills you'll gain: evidence-based tools, psychedelic therapy, mind-body-spirit dynamic, psychiatric model, psychedelic medicines, therapeutic modalities, internal family systems, cognitive-behavioral therapy, somatic therapy, eye movement desensitization, reprocessing
Skills you'll gain: cultural aspects of psychedelics, mystical experiences, transpersonal psychology, nature of reality, limits of human experience
Skills you'll gain: analyze consciousness dynamics, understand spiritual practices, evaluate transpersonal approaches, conduct research, apply integral life practices, develop self-awareness, explore higher states of being, understand psyche-soma relationship, improve critical thinking skills, apply knowledge to personal development
Johns Hopkins University
Skills you'll gain: therapist skills - but only announced - not live yet
Skills you'll gain: psychedelic facilitator training, build your community, experience psychedelics (optional), psychedelic history & science
Skills you'll gain: psychedelic therapy skills, patient screening, treatment planning, patient preparation, psychedelic experience induction, experience monitoring, integration support, post-treatment preparation, harm-reduction communication, legal compliance, ethical challenge understanding, anthropological/medical history, self-experience relevance
Skills you'll gain: psychedelic science, neuropharmacology of psychedelics, history of psychedelics, drug emergencies, risk management
Skills you'll gain: psychedelic experience framework, navigate difficult experiences, work with clients, legal psychedelic work options
Skills you'll gain: how nurses can use psychedelics, history of research, future of psychedelic medicine
Skills you'll gain: introduction to Carl Jung, analytical psychology for altered states of consciousness, archetypes, shadow work
Skills you'll gain: shadow work, psychedelic emergencies, Jungian perspective, shamanic view of illness
Skills you'll gain: pharmacology of psychedelics, research design, psychedelic therapist competencies, history of psychoactive plants, cultural competencies, clinical work with MDMA, clinical work with psilocybin, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, self-reflection, community-building, embodied ways of knowing, mentoring, diversity and inclusion, navigating challenges of non-traditional therapies
Mind Medicine Australia
Skills you'll gain: therapist training australia, MAPS protocol implementation, change theory, experiential learning
Information about the History of Psychedelics Courses
The history of modern psychedelic research began in the early 1960s with the work of scientists such as Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert at Harvard University. They conducted research on psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin in order to understand their potential therapeutic benefits for treating conditions such as addiction and mental health disorders. This research helped to launch the field of psychedelic therapy, and sparked interest in using psychedelics as a tool for personal and spiritual growth.
As the research continued and more studies were conducted, psychedelics became increasingly popular among the general public. They were seen as a tool for self-exploration and personal growth, and were used by many people in various subcultures such as the counterculture, the hippie movement, and the New Age movement. This increased popularity led to a growing cultural acceptance of psychedelics, and they were widely used recreationally.
However, as the 1960s progressed, concerns began to grow about the potential negative effects of psychedelics. Governments around the world began to crack down on their use, and many countries banned them outright. As a result, research into psychedelics came to a halt and remained largely dormant for several decades. Despite this setback, in recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the therapeutic potential of psychedelics and research has started again with renewed vigor.