1042-20: Nursing: Caring Science Meets Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy for Depression and PTSD

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1042-20:  Nursing: Caring Science Meets Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy for Depression and PTSD 

Research into psychedelic assisted psychotherapy, using MDMA (PTSD) or psilocybin(depression), was recently given breakthrough drug therapy status by the FDA. This preconference session, led by two study therapist nurses, will equip psychiatric nurses to understand the risks and benefits of this groundbreaking treatment and the implications for future.

  Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, PMHNP; Bruce Poulter, RN, MPH

Disclosures:  The presenters have indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelics Studies.  Off-label use of medications will be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Session Length:
  1 hour 48 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain current psychedelic assisted psychotherapy research, and discuss the pharmacologic and psychological mechanisms of action of these drugs.

Keywords:  Psilocybin, MDMA, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
1.75 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 34th Annual Conference

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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