Ep 47 - Past, Present, & Future of Psychedelic Therapy with Dr. Elizabeth Nielson | Scientific Research, Set & Setting

Mindfulness is an open, curious, and nonjudgmental awareness that is going on in the present moment.
— Dr. Elizabeth Nielson

Dr. Elizabeth Neilson has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Her professional experience specializes in providing Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling services to groups and individual clients. Experience with intensive outpatient services, woman's services, and dually diagnosed populations. Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor with extensive education in psychology and mental health. 

  • Psychologist
  • Postdoctoral fellow at NYU Rory Myers College Of Nursing
  • Psychedelic researcher/therapist
  • Specializes in substance abusing counseling

 Show Notes

  • How Elizabeth entered the psychedelic research field
  • The journey of psychedelic research becoming mainstream
  • Psychedelic drugs as psychiatric medicine
  • LSD research
  • Albert Hofmann
  • Rick Strassman: DMT The Spirit Molecule
  • Psilocybin and MDMA research
  • Why is LSD still illegal to research in the US?
  • Psychedelic therapy design
  • Psychedelic experiences needed for psychedelic therapists?
  • Are there any biases from sponsors?
  • Scientific checks and balances
  • Are there any personal biases?
  • Scientific process for psychedelic research
  • Set and setting
  • More effective set and setting?
  • Testing patients with different sets and settings
  • Setting an intention in a scientific standpoint
  • Alcohol trials and intentions
  • Latest findings on addiction treatment
  • Integration process
  • Psychedelic uses in Goa, India
  • Counterculture gathering in Goa, India
  • Woodstock Mindfulness
  • Woodstock, NY
  • Mindfulness
  • The future of psychedelic research
  • Phase 3 trial of MDMA assisted therapy
  • MDMA for PTSD
  • How to become a psychedelic therapist/researcher

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