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On Psychedelic Integration and Existential Exploration

August 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT


With the second renaissance and re-emergence of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, the general public and therapists alike are confronted with new areas of exploration, but with few systematic frameworks available. Questions surrounding legal access to care, ongoing criminalization, and medical restrictions to care limiting the therapies available, the immediate future of psychedelic-assisted therapy remains shrouded in uncertainty, even in the face of expanding interest. On the cusp of this new era-one of excitement but also uncertainty-one of many ways to explore this emerging landscape is through the lens of the psychospiritual and the therapeutic uses of psychedelics.

Join clinical psychologist, founder of the Center for Existential Exploration, and author Dr. Kile Ortigo and licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and social justice advocate Mary Sanders for a conversation on the psychospiritual and therapeutic use of psychedelics, which includes the process of psychedelic integration. Sharing insights from his latest book, Beyond the Narrow Life, Dr. Ortigo discusses the shared elements of intersecting complexities and possibilities surrounding questions regarding legal access to care, ongoing criminalization, and medical restrictions to care which limit the therapies available. Dr. Ortigo examines themes elicited by the psychospiritual and therapeutic use of psychedelics through several frameworks, from third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapy to Jungian depth psychology, existentialism to scientific understandings of the cosmos, and mindfulness and compassion focused traditions to popular and secular culture.

Dr. Ortigo offers deepened wisdom into psychedelic-assisted therapy and integration through his unique approach of connecting to the greater mysteries and concerns of the human experience.

Free, suggested donation of $20.

https://www.ciis.edu/public-programs/event-calendar/ortigo-kile-august-26-2021 publicprograms@ciis.edu 415-575-6175


August 26, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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