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Lucid Planet Radio with Dr. Kelly: The Psychedelic Renaissance: Healing People and Policies, with Rick Doblin PHD from MAPS

  09/16/2015  02:00 pm PDT

Join Dr. Kelly this week as she interviews, Rick Doblin, the founder and director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). We will discuss how Rick ended up becoming a pioneer for psychedelic research, results and lessons from Phase 2 of MDMA/PTSD research MDMA/PTSD research, MDMA and couples therapy, Marijuana/PTSD research, Psychedelic Harm Reduction at Burning Man and more!

Rick received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master's thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. He also conducted a thirty-four year follow-up study to Timothy Leary’s Concord Prison Experiment. Rick studied with Dr. Stanislav Grof and was among the first to be certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. His professional goal is to help develop legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana, primarily as prescription medicines but also for personal growth for otherwise healthy people, and eventually to become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist. He founded MAPS in 1986, and currently resides in Boston with his wife and three children.


Dr. Kelly Neff

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Rick Doblin PhD

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy fro...

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Kathleen L. Johnson