Integrating 5-MeO-DMT Experiences in Psychotherapy [ONLINE]
February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
by Portland Psychotherapy
February 12th, 2021 – Returning From All: Integrating 5-MeO-DMT Experiences in Psychotherapy with Rafael Lancelotta, M.S.
While there has been positive press about the potential benefits of 5-MeO-DMT use in the general population, there have been many cases in which people have not been adequately prepared, used too much, or did not have adequate support following their experience. In this presentation, Rafael will talk about protective measures that have been studied in his research and discuss how therapists might approach supporting clients after an experience that has left them dysregulated and overwhelmed.
Rafael Lancelotta is a somatic-focused, trauma-informed therapist working in private practice in Golden, Colorado, who has supported clients’ use of cannabis and ketamine to facilitate the therapeutic process. He has authored, co-authored, helped design, carry out, and present numerous published research studies on 5-MeO-DMT use in the general population. He serves as a Founding Board Member and Secretary of the Source Research Foundation, a foundation which aims to connect, inspire, and support students who study all contexts of psychedelic use, and to develop a virtual collaboratory of students, scientists, and community members who are passionate about psychedelic science. He received his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wyoming. He is interested in the use of psychedelics towards greater levels of resiliency, mental health, and openness. He is also interested in the investigation of techniques used in the counseling relationship that may deepen and enhance the benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy and its integration. He is passionate about conversations about accessibility to psychedelic-assisted therapies to all people that may benefit as well as helping to raise awareness as to the responsible clinical applications of psychedelics/entheogens. He hopes to continue working to help develop evidence-based practices for psychedelic-assisted therapy sessions and integration to empower individuals to make lasting positive changes in their lives and in their communities. He is also the administrator of 5meodmt.org, which is a forum dedicated to forming community discussions on harm reduction, integration, and safe practices around 5-MeO-DMT.