Introduction

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The video below from the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century is available for continuing education credit through the co-sponsorhip of the Mulitdisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center for many physicians, psychologists, social workers, MFTs, nurses and other healthcare professionals.



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Stan Grof, MD, PhD Implications of Psychedelic Research for Psychology & Psychiatry


Course Presenter(s):
Author(s): Stan Grof, M.D. | (click author name for biography)


Course Description: Dr. Stanislav Grof discusses LSD-assisted psychotherapy, the experimental use of psychedelic psychotherapy, and the conceptual challenges of researching consciousness.

Biography of Presenter:
Stanislav Grof, Ph.D.,  M.D.  is a pioneer researcher of the use of altered states of consciousness for purposes of analyzing, healing, and obtaining growth and insight into the human psyche, and one of the founding fathers of the field of transpersonal psychology, Dr. Stanislav Grof will be discussing LSD-assisted psychotherapy in patients with terminal cancer, the experimental use of psychedelic psychotherapy, the conceptual challenges from researching consciousness, and DPT as an adjunct in psychotherapy of alcoholics.

Additional Resources:
Grof, Stanislav. Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research.


Date of original release: April 18, 2010
Termination date (date after which enduring material is no longer certified for credit): April 17, 2012

Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D. from MAPS: Psychedelic Science on Vimeo.

Additional resources:

Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research
Stanislav Grof, M.D.


Grof S. Human nature and the nature of reality: conceptual challenges from consciousness research. J Psychoactive Drugs. 1998 Oct-Dec;30(4):343-57.

True/False Comprehension Quiz

QuestionAnswer
According to Grof, if psychology and psychiatry developed an understanding and appreciation for nonordinary states of consciousness, it would revolutionize theory and practice.
Psychology and psychiatry have provided precise definitions of the different types of nonordinary states of consciousness.
LSD can induce a feeling of experiencing the consciousness of other life forms.
Psychology and psychiatry cannot fully explain some of the anomalous phenomena of psychedelic experiences.
Grof defines the term holotropic as meaning “moving toward wholeness.”
According to Grof, current models of psychiatry and psychology focus too much on spirituality.
Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann developed LSD in 1943 as a potential treatment for schizophrenia.
According to Grof, some holotropic experiences suggest that humans retain pre-natal memories.
Grof’s model of therapy is the only approach that is used in psychedelic treatment.
Grof’s research suggests that people are able to access “numinous” levels of reality directly in a holotropic state of consciousness.

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