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The Forgotten Women of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

With Zoe Dubus

An exploration of the history of medical use of LSD, focusing on the significant contributions of women therapists in the field during the 1950s and 1960s, and the evolution of therapeutic techniques involving touch and consent.`

The Forgotten Women of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

With Zoe Dubus

An exploration of the history of medical use of LSD, focusing on the significant contributions of women therapists in the field during the 1950s and 1960s, and the evolution of therapeutic techniques involving touch and consent.`

"It's not only the therapist who can touch the patients, but it's also the patients who can touch the therapist."

About This Talk:

This talk delves into the historical use of LSD in medicine, highlighting the transition from using LSD as a method of shock to the development of psychedelic-assisted therapy. The speaker emphasizes the crucial role of women therapists in shaping the field, particularly their focus on touch and consent within the therapeutic process. The presentation sheds light on the forgotten contributions of these women and their impact on modern practices in psychedelic-assisted therapy, raising important questions about the ethics of touch and informed consent in treatment.