Psychedelics and other psychoactive substances have the potential to catalyze profound psychological and spiritual growth. Members of many indigenous cultures, as well as practitioners both in and out of the clinical setting, have spoken about the positive impact the psychedelic substances have had on their lives. And, today, a growing segment of the scientific community is exploring psychedelics using rigorous scientific methods within a safe and supportive clinical setting.
My research focuses on understanding whether psychotherapy may be enhanced by the supervised use of MDMA in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This work is made possible with the support of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (www.maps.org).
Recent Publications and Presentations
Gorman, I., Hall, W. (2018), MDMA-Assisted Clinical Study of PTSD: Update and Therapists' Experience", Horizons Conference, New York, New York.