- Introduction 10min
- Psychedelic Pharmacology 21min
- Neural Correlates 15min
- Clinical Indications, Contraindications and Research 25min
- Naturopathic Modalities to Support 13min
Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: An Introduction
What You'll Learn
- A brief history of psychedelic therapy
- The most widely used psychedelics for therapeutic benefit
- The pharmacology, clinical indications, safety considerations, and legal status for each
- The effects these substances have on the brain and body
- The results of the latest clinical research
- Naturopathic supportive tools for psychedelic-assisted therapy
We’re in a time of psychedelic renaissance in which tremendous breakthroughs are being made in clinical studies as well as groundbreaking shifts in decriminalization and access. In this heavily research-focused course, Dr. Diana Quinn will cover the following psychedelic medicines and, as available, their pharmacology, classifications, active constituents, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, clinical indications, therapeutic benefits, contraindications, adverse effects, safety considerations, and current legal status:
- San Pedro
- 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT)
- Lysergic acid diiethylamide (LSD)
- N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT)
- 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Dr. Quinn starts the course with a brief history of psychedelic medicine and the pharmacology of psychedelics. She dives into neuroscience and neuroplasticity and the incredible effects that these substances have on the brain and body, including the amygdala, the fight or flight response, the gut-brain connection, HPA axis, and immune modulation. She will share the therapeutic benefits from various clinical trials where psychedelics have been used for a wide range of conditions. Although a minor portion of the course, she will briefly discuss microdosing and the difference between macro and microdose use of psychedelics.
As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Quinn also lays out key foundational naturopathic supportive medicines that can assist patients undergoing psychedelic-assisted therapy, including botanical medicine, nutrient therapy, and others.
Diana Quinn ND (she/her) is a queer Chicana, licensed naturopathic doctor with over 15 years of clinical experience in integrative mental health, mind/body medicine and somatic modalities. Her work is grounded in healing justice, a framework that aims to intervene on generational trauma and bring collective practices to transform the consequences of oppression. She has been honored to serve healing justice organizations such as Healing by Choice!, Trauma and Crisis Care (TRACC) for Movements, and the Psychedelic Liberation Collective.
Dr. Quinn is a graduate of the CIIS Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research program and sits on the Board of Psychedelic Medicine and Therapies. She is a member of the Chacruna Institute Racial Equity and Access Committee, and serves on multiple boards and advisory committees focused on justice, equity, diversity and access (JEDI) in psychedelic medicine.