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Jeffrey Guss, M.D., The NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Research Project’s Psychedelic Psychotherapy Training Program

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

Course Description: In September 2008, the NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Research Project began a training program for study therapists. The program integrated training in the basics of palliative care with preparation to become psychedelic psychotherapists in preparation to work with subjects enrolled in the research study. This presentation presents: 1) Goals of the training program; 2) Structure of the training program (didactic, experiential and supervisory) and 3) Feedback from therapists regarding the components of the training and relevance to work with subjects.
Biography of Presenter:
Jeffrey Guss, M.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and is a Senior Faculty member of the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in NYU’s Department of Psychiatry. He is the Director of Psychedelic Psychotherapy Training for the NYU Psilocybin and Cancer Anxiety study and also serves as an Investigator and therapist with the study. He is a graduate of NYU’s Postdoctoral Program in Psycho- therapy and Psychoanalysis, and has taught numerous courses on the psychodynamic approaches to the understanding and treatment of addictive disorders. Along with Stephen Ross, MD he taught a groundbreaking course at NYU on Psychedelics and Psychiatry. He has published articles on addictive disorders, gender, and sexuality in The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society; and Studies in Gender and Sexuality. Dr. Guss maintains a private practice in psychiatry and psychotherapy in New York City, specializing in psychodynamic psychotherapy and the treatment of addictions.

Jeffrey Guss-NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Research Project’s Psychedelic Psychotherapy Training Program from MAPS: Psychedelic Science on Vimeo.

True/False Comprehension Quiz

Guss breaks the psychedelics therapists of today into the following four categories: the indigenous shaman, the psychedelic sitter/neo shaman, the meditation adept and the palliative care therapist.
The use of alternative meaning and narrative are often employed in palliative care therapy.
The major components of psychoanalytic training used as the core model for the psychedelic training program includes: didactic course work and educational analysis.
The journey to becoming a psychedelic sitter in the underground often requires holding a culturally hidden identity.

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