PGCert Psychedelics: Mind, Medicine, and Culture
The PGCert Psychedelics: Mind, Medicine, and Culture program at Exeter University is tailored to cater to therapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, and individuals with a growing interest in psychedelic research.
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The PGCert Psychedelics: Mind, Medicine, and Culture program at Exeter University is tailored to cater to therapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, and individuals with a growing interest in psychedelic research. This course provides students with a thorough understanding of key theories and approaches in the field of psychedelics, touching on various aspects such as science, medicine, psychological therapy, neuroscience, research methods, ethics, metaphysics, and cultural contexts.
The curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics, allowing participants to explore existing psychedelic therapies, psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience research. Additionally, the program delves into philosophy, examining the insights into consciousness and metaphysics that psychedelics offer.
Another critical aspect of the program is the discussion on decolonizing psychedelic research and practice, which includes an anthropological look at cultures that have used psychedelics for centuries. Students will also develop practical skills, such as therapeutic techniques and research capabilities, to better equip themselves for their careers in this emerging field.
This comprehensive program is designed to meet the needs of healthcare workers, therapists, and those keen on exploring the potential of psychedelics. As the world recognizes the growing possibilities of using psychedelics for treating various mental health conditions, this program aims to prepare professionals for the future by providing them with the necessary knowledge, skillset, and understanding of this multidisciplinary domain.
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