UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines


Psychedelics and psychotherapy: a historical workshop

26 July 2014, UCL

A half-day workshop with presentations from the members of the UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines on the interaction between psychedelics and psychotherapy.

While cultural histories of psychedelics have become a popular industry, there has been comparatively little work done on the ways in which mind altering substances, such as LSD or psilocybin, have been used by psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and psychologists during the second half of the 20th century. The aim of the workshop is to start a discussion of the various ways in which such compounds have been used within the psychological disciplines, as a form of therapy, as tools for psychological exploration, or as theoretical catalysts for various models of the mind.


2:30- 2:45        Registration
2:45- 3:00        Introduction
3:00- 3:45        Matei Iagher  "LSD Psychotherapy in Britain: Ronald Sandison's case."
3:45- 4:30        Sarah Marks "Psychedelic Psychiatry under Communism: The Prague  LSD Psychotherapy Projects."
4:30- 4:45        Tea& Coffee
4:45- 5:30        Jelena Martinovic ""Bootstrappers seeking to understand creativity:
                        Psychotherapy and experimental science in the 1960-80s."
5:30- 6:30        Round-table with Sonu Shamdasani
6:30-                Wine

Cost:   £25

Registered students (bring proof of ID): £15

UCL staff/students: free

Arts and Humanities Common Room (G24), Foster Court, Malet Place, University College London

For details, contact: Matei Iagher, matei.iagher.10@ucl.ac.uk

To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/psychedelics-and-psychotherapy-a-historical-workshop-tickets-9569194719

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