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Maria Mocerino interviews Sara Reed, an MDMA-assisted psychotherapy provider at the forefront of bringing psychedelic medicine to underserved groups about MDMA as a promising treatment for racial trauma, navigating the personal and political realities that can emerge in dosing sessions, White feminism, and the importance of providing equitable access to psychedelic-assisted therapies.
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Maria Mocerino interviews Kwasi Adusei, founder of the Psychedelic Society of Western New York, about psychedelics as mental health treatments, the intersec-tion of psychedelics and community service, and a new online network that Adusei is building that fosters peer-to-peer support for communities of color.
Maria Mocerino interviews MDMA and ketamine facilitator Marcela Ot’alora G, a seminal force behind MAPS’ current efforts to get MDMA through the FDA ap-proval process as a prescription for PTSD by 2023. We discuss PTSD, MDMA-assisted psychotherapy as a treatment for PTSD, and bringing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to underserved communities.
Bia Labate, Ph.D advocates for the need to pay attention to the continuities between the ceremonial use of sacred plants and psychedelic science, and call psychedelic scientists to consider Indigenous knowledge systems as equivalent and legitimate as Western science methodologies.
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