Introduction

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Neal Goldsmith, Ph. D., Psychedelic Therapy and Change: Research, Challenges, Implications


Course Presenter(s):
Author(s): Neal Goldsmith, Ph.D. | (click author name for biography)


Course Description: This talk will introduce tracks 2 and 3 for the conference, and discuss Dr. Goldsmith’s research. Dr. Goldsmith will begin by discussing the tracks in a historical perspective, and will then outline the research environment, focus, and results from 1947 to the present, outlining how the climate has changed over the decades, the key research areas (substance abuse, end-of-life, etc.) and findings, and the current research underway and planned. Next, this talk will examine key questions: Can psychedelics provide lasting cures? Is psychedelic spirituality real; helpful? Should we take a medical, sacramental, or some other approach to this work? Is double blind effective; necessary? How will psychedelic researchers and therapists be trained? What should be done about re-scheduling psychedelics? How can we introduce psychedelics into mainstream medicine; society? Next, Dr. Goldsmith will discuss how medicine, science, and Western culture as a whole could be changed by the re-integration of psychedelics into society. The talk will close with a review of the aims and approaches of the Therapy/Cultural track, and outlining how the panels in the track will help to address the issues raised in this talk.
Biography of Presenter:
Neal Goldsmith, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice, specializing in psychospiritual development. Dr. Goldsmith’s psychotherapy training includes Imago Relation- ship Therapy, Psychosynthesis, yoga psychology, regressive psychotherapies, Rogerian client- centered counseling, and other humanistic, transpersonal and eastern traditions (in addition to the lessons found in the research literature on psychedelics). He
is also an applied research psychologist and strategic planner working with institutions such as Princeton University, AT&T, American Express, and Gartner to foster innovation and change. Dr. Goldsmith is a frequent speaker on spiritual emergence, resistance to change, drug policy reform and the post-modern future of society. Among Dr. Goldsmith’s publications, he is perhaps proudest of “The Ten Lessons of Psychedelic Psycho- therapy, Rediscovered” (in the Psychedelic Medicine textbook, Praeger, 2007), his affidavit to the California Superior Court in Santa Cruz on “Rescheduling Psilocybin: A Review of the Clinical Research,” and the frequently- cited, “The Utilization of Policy Research.” He is a founder of several salon discussion groups in New York City. Dr. Goldsmith may be reached via his Web site, www.nealgoldsmith.com.


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True/False Comprehension Quiz

QuestionAnswer
Alcohol produces a contracted, and potentially addictive state of consciousness.
Goldsmith describes his focus in psychotherapy as not so much on understanding, fixing or analyzing personality but rather at helping his patients disidentify with personality.
Goldsmith invokes the metaphor of a window not a table to describe the perspective gained through psychedelics.
According to Goldsmith in the “next few years” either psilocybin or MDMA will be rescheduled to class 3 substances.
Goldsmith believes that when providing psychotherapy, the focus should be on either cultivating a cathartic experience or a transcendent experience.

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