Psychedelic Psychiatry: Past, Present, and Future


Event: Psychedelic Psychiatry – Past, Present, and Future

Date: 30 January, 2017 18:30-21:00

Location: Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Tickets: Free!

Psychedelics in the modern era, including MDMA and psilocybin, speak about their work and the state of psychedelic research today.

In a unique collaboration between UCL Society for the Application for Psychedelics (UCL SAP), UCL Neuroscience Society and UCLU Medical Society, we are excited to announce a comprehensive discussion of the field of psychedelics, from their controversial history to the resurgent interest in their therapeutic potential.

We are joined by three of the first psychiatrists in the UK to prescribe psychedelics in over 40 years for mental health conditions. This includes MDMA and psilocybin, the active agent in ‘magic mushrooms’, for PTSD and depression, respectively.

Following remarkably positive results, Dr James Rucker, Dr Oliver Bashford and Dr Ben Sessa have been invited to discuss their current work and the future of psychedelic research.

In celebration of the official launch of UCL SAP, this is a FREE event open to all – students and non-students alike.


Dr James Rucker
Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
Psychiatrist at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Co-founder of the Maudesly Psychedelic Society

Dr Oliver Bashford
Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, in Liaison Psychiatry and Community Mental Health Services, Surrey
Guide on the recent psilocybin for depression trial
Co-founder of the Maudesly Psychedelic Society

Dr Ben Sessa
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Co-Founder of the Breaking Conventions – world’s largest psychedelic conference
Research Fellow of Psychopharmacology at Cardiff University and Imperial College London
Author of 3 books including ‘The Psychedelic Renaissance’

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