For Confidential Help, Call
(866) 729-1012

CEU Event – August 18th – with Dr. Joshua Siegel, MD, PhD

This entry was posted in News & Events on by .

Psychedelics: Hope or Hype?

In this talk, entitled “Psychedelics: Hope or Hype?”, I provide a general overview of psychedelic psychopharmacology and the clinical and neuroscientific data that have led to growing interest in psychedelics and psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review hallucinogen pharmacology (including a comparison between classic psychedelics,  MDMA, dissociative anesthetics such as ketamine, deliriants, and other classes of hallucinogens)
  2. Consider strengths and weaknesses of clinical data supporting the use of psychedelics as treatment for mood and addiction disorders
  3. Consider risks and challenges of the use of psychedelics as medicine
  4. Describe the state of science investigating mechanisms of action from the psychological and neurobiological levels
  5. Consider future challenges and impacts that this unique treatment may have on the mental health system.

We’re unable to offer CMEs for this presentation.

Attend Virtually or In-Person

Friday, August 18th – 11:00am CST

Earn 1 CEU

This event has already occurred, click here to watch the presentation on demand.

Josh Siegel, MD, Phd

Dr. Siegel received a BA in Philosophy, Neuroscience and Psychology from Washington University, completed an MD & PhD in systems neuroscience in WUSM’s Physician Scientist Training Program and completed residency in Psychiatry. He joined the WUSM Department of Psychiatry faculty in July 2022. Dr. Siegel has 13 years experience in neuroscience and has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in the fields of neuroimaging and neuropsychopharmacology.

During psychiatry residency, Dr. Siegel initiated Missouri’s first
human psychedelics research
, using precision functional mapping to study how psilocybin alters brain networks. In addition to conceiving and designing this research program, he served as a psychedelic ‘facilitator’, completing training with Usona Institute in Madison WI. He was selected to be among 12 US recipients of the NIMH Outstanding Resident Award in 2020.

His research focuses on using human neuroimaging to understand ketamine, psilocybin, and similar molecules that rapidly stimulate homeostatic plasticity. The central goal is to understand the link between neurotrophic stimulation, brain networks, mood and human behavior. In addition to founding WU’s Program in Psychedelics Research, he has serves as Deputy Editor at the Journal of Psychedelic Psychiatry, created a graduate course “Mechanisms of Rapid Antidepressants”, founded the WU Rapid Antidepressants Journal Club, and served on the advisory board for psychedelics startups.

Stay Connected With UsBlog & News

Accreditations, Certifications & Licensing

LegitScript approved
DASA License. Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.
Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation.
EDC Member
IAEDP Member

The Joint Commission signifies that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings with a devotion to patient safety. The Gold Seal, is a symbol to the community and patients we serve that SunCloud Health has placed an emphasis on quality of care.

We are here for you.

One of the nations most trusted names in treating substance use addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, PTSD and related traumas.
(866) 729-1012