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An Evening with Bill Richards, Michelle Baker Jones & Frederick Reinholdt

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Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College, London

16 De Crespigny Park

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Sacred Knowledge: Perspectives on psychedelic research from 1963 to 2019 (Bill Richards)

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The Maudsley Psychedelic Society is happy to host an evening with William (Bill) Richards from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, alongside our colleagues Frederick Reinholdt (King’s College London) and Michelle Baker Jones (Imperial College London).

The event will include the following presentation by Bill: Sacred Knowledge: Perspectives on psychedelic research from 1963 to 2019 .

Bill’s talk will be followed by a conversation with Michelle Baker Jones and Frederick Reinholdt. The discussion will reflect on the history of psychedelic science, current research efforts and directions for the future. The focus of the discussion will be on Psychedelic Psychotherapy and the role of the therapist (or 'guide') in psychedelic sessions.

During the discussion panel, we will hold a Q&A, opening up the conversation to all those in attendance.

18:00- Doors open

18:30-19:15 - Welcome & opening remarks

19:15-20:00 - Bill Richards - Sacred Knowledge: Perspectives on psychedelic research from 1963 to 2019 .

20:00-20:45- Bill, Fred and Michelle in conversation .

20:45-21:30- Drinks and canapés

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General entry: 10GBP

Concession: 5GBP

Please enter the code 'discount' to receive the concession.

*All proceeds from the event will go back into psychedelic research at KCL.

Location

The Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College, 16 de Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF.

Members of our team will be present at reception to guide you to the lecture room.

Speakers

William A. Richards (Bill) is a clinical psychologist at the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he and his colleagues have been pursuing research with psilocybin for the past two decades. His graduate degrees include studies in the psychology of religion, theology and comparative religion. His involvement with psychedelic research originated at the University of Göttingen in in Germany in 1963. From 1967 to 1977, he pursued research with LSD, DPT, MDA and psilocybin at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, including protocols designed to investigate the promise of entheogens in the treatment of alcoholism, depression, narcotic addiction and the psychological distress associated with terminal cancer, and also their use in the education of religious and mental-health professionals. His book, Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences has been released by Columbia University Press.

Michelle Baker Jones is an integrative psycho-therapeutic counsellor in private practice. She is also a member of Imperial College’s Psychedelic research Centre and is working as a Lead Psychedelic guide on the current Imperial College trial which is exploring the therapeutic potential of psilocybin for depressed patients. Michelle also offers individual integration sessions for people who are struggling to process Psychedelic experiences and is co-facilitating a monthly Psychedelic integration group based in London.

Before moving in to research, Frederick Reinholdt M.A. maintained a 30 year clinical career as a psychotherapist in a community setting. After 15 years with the Johns Hopkins Community Psychiatry Program, he transitioned to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. There, with Roland R. Griffiths as Principal Investigator, and under the tutelage of William A. Richards, he served as a lead therapist in multiple research studies designed to ascertain the efficacy of psilocybin assisted therapies with different volunteer populations. More recently, Fred has relocated to Europe and he and his wife live on the island of Guernsey. He is currently Senior Therapist in Psychedelics at The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London. There, with Prof. Allan Young as P.I., and under the tutelage of Dr. James Rucker he served as lead therapist in a research trials with healthy volunteers. Currently, he assists in the training of therapists who will participate in the COMPASS Pathways, Ltd. randomised controlled trials of psilocybin for difficult-to-treat depression taking place in multiple sites throughout Europe and North America.

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Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College, London

16 De Crespigny Park

London

SE5 8AF

United Kingdom

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