Psychedelics and Psychoanalysis: Myths & Possibilities

October 19, 2023, 8:00 - 10:00 PM

This is a continuation of NCP's Manifest Mind Series.

** This event will be held in Pacific Time. Registration will close at 4:30 PM on the day of the event. No registrations are possible after this time, no exceptions. *** 

As psychedelic medicine moves toward wide clinical implementation, psychoanalysts are establishing a specialized set of roles and methods separate from other psychotherapists. The value of psychedelic medicine in psychodynamic care has been extensively documented in the past decade, corroborating published clinical experience in the earlier LSD era over 60 years ago. This two-hour presentation, a continuance of our presentation on psychedelic medicine in the spring, will be devoted to explorations of the clinical skills in working therapeutically with psychedelic medicine. This session examines three aspects of particular interest to analysts and presents challenges to be met with future psychoanalytic methodologies that extend our penetration into the misty realities ahead.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss “Spirituality” from a materialist perspective and why such a perspective is important in psychodynamic thinking
  • Discuss “Context Modulation” as a physical contributor to metaphysical experiences
  • Summarize 3 types of misunderstandings about psychedelic medicine as applied in psychodynamic psychotherapy

Introduction: Benjamin Bookstaver

Program Coordinator: Thomas M. Brod, MD


Head Shot of Tom Brod

Thomas M. Brod, MD, is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Senior Faculty at NCP. He is coordinator of the NCP series Manifest Mind, devoted to the study of psychoanalysis and psychedelic medicine.



  • This is a Zoom conference, participation for this event is online only.
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • General registration $35 | Candidates and Students $20 
  • 2 CE/CME credits offered
  • Signature is required for CE/CME Credit. Zoom attendees must "sign" in and out at the beginning and end of the lecture in the Zoom meeting Chat to receive credit.
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This program will not be recorded. 


A copy of Dr. Brod's paper "Psychedelic Psychoanalysis: The Myth, the Madness, the Method" will be available to download from the Event Details confirmation email once you have registered.


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IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

-Updated July 2021-

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.” 

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists must report CE credits directly to MCEP using this document to verify attendance. Please note that a Psychologist must attend the CE program in its entirety in order to receive credit.  

SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE and FAMILY THERAPISTS (LCSW, LMFT, ASW, IMF, LEP, LPCC, PCCI): The New Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency.


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