The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) currenly provides training for clinicians to help those wth PTSD through the use of MDMA. All therapists at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic offering MDMA-assisted therapy have compeleted, or are in the process of completing, this extensive training curriculum. The current MAPS training program includes five critical parts, described below:
Trainees who satisfy all the training requirements and can demonstrate the ability to deliver the treatment well will be granted a MAPS certificate of completion, which will enable them to offer MDMA-assisted psychotherapy at approved expanded access clinics. To apply, visit the MDMA Therapy Training Application for Providers Link. Therapists working at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic are also required to complete approved diversity training and a FAP Level 1 training prior to consideration.
Williams, M. T., & Leins, C. (2016). Race-based trauma: The challenge and promise of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Bulletin, 26(1), 32-37.
Ot’alora, M., Grigsby, J., Poulter, B., Van Derveer, J. W., Giron, S. G., Jerome, L.,Feduccia, A. A., Hamilton, S., Yazar-Klosinski, B., Emerson, A., Mithoefer, M. C., & Doblin, R. (2018). 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine-assisted psychotherapy for treatment of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder: A randomized phase 2 controlled trial. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 32(12), 1295–1307.
Michaels, T. I., Purdon, J., Collins, A. & Williams, M. T. (2018). Inclusion of people of color in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy: A review of the literature. BMC Psychiatry, 18(245), 1-9. doi: 10.1186/s12888-018-1824-6
Miller, A., Williams, M. T., Wetterneck, C. T., Kanter, J., & Tsai, M. (2015). Using functional analytic psychotherapy to improve awareness and connection in racially diverse client-therapist dyads. The Behavior Therapist, 38(6), 150-156.
Williams, M. T., Printz, D., Ching, T. & Wetterneck, C. T. (2018). Assessing PTSD in ethnic and racial minorities: Trauma and racial trauma. Directions in Psychiatry, 38(3), 179-196.
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