Beyond Stigma: The Fundamentals of Psychedelic Medicine

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Psychedelic-assisted therapy has the potential to revolutionize mental healthcare.

We believe the greatest barriers to this revolution are stigma and misinformation. We also believe that education is the most powerful tool to combat those barriers.

In service to this mission, we have collated the highly compelling evidence-based data emerging from psychedelic science to create this comprehensive course.

Who is This Course For?

  • Anyone interested in the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics
  • Medical and health professionals
  • Patients and their loved ones
  • Advocates

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Our team of medical marijuana professionals have developed a state-of-the-art eLearning program for cannabis education online. Our online courses are certified by Washington state and can be used as credits for Washington State Medical Marijuana Consultant Certification, along with the annual state-required Continuing Education courses to maintain certification.

Cannabis education online courses can also be purchased by anybody looking to expand their knowledge on a myriad of medicinal cannabis topics.

As we continue to expand our advanced cannabis education and learning management system, we are creating a “knowledge vault” where students can continually access new information. Additional modules are being developed to help the patient, the consultant and the independent learner gain a greater understanding of cannabis, cannabis related science, substance abuse, communication skills, professional ethics and ailments, as well as state-specific medical marijuana laws and policies.

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction

Mental health disorders are one of the leading causes of disability in the world – 1 in 4 people will experience at least one mental health disorder in their lifetime 1. Below are some global statistics to get a sense of the prevalence of this issue:

  • Over 300 million people suffer from major depressive disorders – one-third are resistant to treatment
  • About 35 million people struggle with substance use disorders
  • 6-9% of the population suffers from PTSD
  • Of the 40 million people requiring palliative care each year, 29-50% will suffer from death-related anxiety and depression
  • Approximately 16 million people suffer from eating disorders8, and prevalence rates are spiking, rising from 3.5%to 7.8% between 2000 and 2018

Module 2: The Role of Music In Mediating Therapeutic Outcomes in Psychedelic Therapy

In psychedelic research, there is a general consensus amongst independent research groups that the effectiveness of clinical trials using psychedelics such as psilocybin is mediated by the occurrence of personally meaningful experiences during the session, including “peak-experiences” and “autobiographical insight”.

Music is a key component to all psychedelic therapies and plays an essential role in successful therapeutic outcomes. Psychedelics and music are thought to work synergistically: psychedelics enhance the subjective experience of music significantly, and music is shown to play a key role in facilitating these personally meaningful experiences.

Module 3: The Historical Landscape of Psychedelics

In this module you will learn:

  • The ancient history of psychedelic use
  • The pre-prohibition history of psychedelics (pre-1970s)
  • The prohibition era
  • The post-prohibition period of psychedelic research
  • Introduction to the psychedelic renaissance

Module 4: An Overview of Psychedelic Substances

In this module you will learn:

  • The definition of psychedelics and types used in psychedelic-assisted therapy
  • The effects of different psychedelics on the brain
  • A structured breakdown of prominent psychedelic substances, including: LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, ayahuasca/DMT, MDMA, ketamine, and ibogaine
  • The safety profile of psychedelics, including harm scores and addictive potential
  • The legal landscape of psychedelics

Module 5: An Overview of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

This module will briefly review how psychedelic-assisted therapy works and some main factors in the therapeutic process. Although various approaches can be found in underground settings, we will mainly focus on the process used in the clinical trials we’ll be describing in our upcoming modules.

In this module you will learn:

  • A background on early theories of psychedelic-assisted therapy
  • An overview of what modern psychedelic-assisted therapy entails, including:
    • The importance of set and setting
    • Screening criteria
    • Preparatory therapy sessions
    • Psychedelic-assisted therapy sessions and the psychedelic experience – Integrative therapy sessions

Module 6: Psychedelic Medicine for the Treatment of PTSD

In this module you will learn:

  • Background to PTSD, including the current treatments (both medical and non-drug interventions) and where they fall short
  • A review of the psychedelic compounds being researched and a detailed discussion of the up-to-date literature with a focus on the controlled/randomized clinical trials for PTSD
  • Possible contraindications to psychedelic-assisted treatment
  • Forthcoming research exploring psychedelics for PTSD therapy

Module 7: Psychedelic Medicine for the Treatment of Addiction

In this module you will learn:

  • Background to addiction, including the current treatments (both medical and non-drug interventions) and where they fall short
  • A review of the psychedelic compounds being researched and a detailed discussion of the up-to-date literature with a focus on the controlled/randomized clinical trials for addiction
  • Possible contraindications to psychedelic-assisted treatment

Module 8: Psychedelic Medicine for the Treatment of Depression

In this module you will learn:

  • Background to depression, including the current treatments (both medical and non-drug interventions) and where they fall short
  • A review of the psychedelic compounds being researched and a detailed discussion of the up-to-date literature with a focus on the controlled/randomized clinical trials for this condition
  • Possible contraindications to psychedelic-assisted treatment

Module 9: Psychedelic Medicine for the Treatment of End of Life Distress in Palliative Care

In this module you will learn:

  • Background to end of life distress in palliative care, including the current treatments (both medical and non-drug interventions) and where they fall short
  • A review of the psychedelic compounds being researched and a detailed discussion of the up-to-date literature with a focus on the controlled/randomized clinical trials for this condition
  • Possible contraindications to psychedelic-assisted treatment
  • Forthcoming research exploring psychedelics for end of life distress in palliative care

Course Materials

  • Each section followed by endnote citation links to more than 800+ current, peer-reviewed research studies
  • Legal Considerations for Medical Professionals (what medical professionals can and cannot do)
  • 9 modules which consist of: legal framework, basics of the plant, the history, discovery, and science of the ECS, and how cannabinoid receptors work with our bodies. Further modules will delve into important topics like: how to medicate, inhalation versus ingestion, contraindications, drug on drug interactions, terpenes, The Entourage Effect, cannabinoids, THC, CBD, and how medical marijuana works with a variety of different ailments.
  • Videos featuring: Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Dr. Sue Sisley, Dr. Mark Ware, Dr. Donald Abrams and Dr. Jake Felice to help articulate section module content
  • Multiple videos which illustrate the ECS, CB1 & CB2 receptors, patient stories and expert testimony on multiple cannabis related topics.
  • Downloadable PDFs and graphics for review with colleagues, patients, and peers interested in the how’s and why’s medical marijuana is an option for patient treatment
  • The impact of cannabis on the opioid addiction crisis
  • Resource sections for further reading and review

What’s Included

  • Instant access to all course materials
  • Printable and downloadable infographics
  • All research materials used for the online course
  • Lifetime, unlimited access
  • 24/7 access
  • No time limits
  • Start anytime
  • Work on your own time and at your own pace
  • Affordably priced

Cited Experts

With over 800+ current, peer reviewed citations, Medical Marijuana 411 is proud to be the global leader in online medical marijuana education for patients, medical professionals and cannabis dispensary consultants.

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Additional videos from leading cited cannabis experts, scientists and physicians, and downloadable graphics are part of this certification. Here is a partial list of the scientists, researchers, educators and lawyers whose work is cited within the Medical Marijuana 411 certifications.

Our goal of creating the most current content for this cannabis certification course was obtained by using peer-reviewed research from industry experts. All citations utilized in this course meet standard guidelines and are part of the public domain. Experts listed below are not affiliated with Medical Marijuana 411 and no endorsement or authorization should be inferred by their inclusion on our website. Medical Marijuana 411 has included links to each expert to ensure credit is given for their research, legal and scientific studies under the guidelines of “Fair Use.”

  1. Helen J.

    Hi PsyTech Team

    I loved the integrative approach and the background literature to deepen my knowledge is fantastic.

    Your team did a marvelous job. I hope our paths will cross again.

    I know I and Jade have an important contribution to make to the field with the rest of our community.

    Please reach out when your ready to collaborate. How can I help?

    Many Blessings,
    Dr. Golda

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  4. Sandra F.

    very educational … I truly enjoyed each segment

  5. Robin E.

    well done team!!!

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  8. Sonja C.

    The written content of the course was well organized and easy to follow. I was left with the feeling that I wanted to learn more.
    The primary issue with the course is with the references. It isn’t possible to return to the course after each reference. This is cumbersome and time consuming. I enjoy both the written articles and the videos but would like ease of navigation so I can access as many references as I wish. Hope these references will remain available to me for some time, as it was impossible to get through all of them in a timely manner. Thank you for all your good work and for access to this information.

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