Thu, Dec 01|
Psychedelic Professionals Meet: DENVER
For psychedelic professionals, researchers, practitioners, and activists to learn, share, network, and connect in community. Let's keep Colorado leading the way forward in transforming our relationships with drugs and medicines.
Time & Location
Dec 01, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM MST
Mercury Cafe, 2821, 2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205, USA
About The Event
Psychedelic Professionals Meetup Groups are happening! Let's keep Colorado on the leading edge of psychedelic medicine work by coming together in community to learn, share, and grow. Each Psychedelic Professionals Meetup Group starts with an informative topic relevant to research, practice, policy, or activism around psychedelic medicines, followed by open discussion and an opportunity to connect with like-minded others.
To close out 2022 with a bang, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Adele Lafrance to our Denver Psychedelic Professionals Meet to share her talk on "Family Matters in Psychedelic Psychotherapy." This presentation will introduce ethical, neurobiological and psychological considerations for family involvement in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies and beyond. In addition to theory and suggested interventions, clinical scenarios from studies of ketamine- psilocybin- and MDMA-assisted therapy will be shared to illustrate how family-engagement can decrease therapy-interfering attitudes and behaviors, facilitate powerful shared experiences, and leverage opportunities to heal and grow in the context of one’s closest relationships, the most fertile ground of all.
Dr. Adele Lafrance is a clinical psychologist, research scientist, author and developer of emotion-focused treatment modalities. She is active in the research and practice of psychedelic medicine, with a focus on ayahuasca, MDMA, psilocybin and ketamine. Currently, Adele is the Strategy Lead for the MAPS-sponsored study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for eating disorders and a clinical trainer and supervisor for Imperial College Center for Psychedelic Research. Dr. Lafrance has a particular interest in mechanisms and models of healing, including emotion processing, spirituality, love, and family-based psychedelic medicine.
If you have ideas for topics or presentations for these meetup groups or would like to be more involved, please contact us! Please support the Mercury Cafe by purchasing food or drink during our event.