Oct 01 2021
The Ethics and Urgency of Psychedelic Medicine in Mental Health

The Ethics and Urgency of Psychedelic Medicine in Mental Health

Presented by Kenton Bartlett Counseling at Birmingham Recovery Center

OVERVIEW

Psychedelic medicines include ketamine, LSD, psilocybin/magic mushrooms, ayahuasca, MDMA/ecstasy, and more. Growing up in Alabama, I learned that these were all very dangerous molecules with no therapeutic value. However, discovering the tremendous body of research around their mental health benefits has shifted my perspective. In the past year, I have extensively studied this exciting topic and would like to share what I’ve found.

These molecules can be harnessed right now as a novel tool to save lives, but they only help when we know more about what they are and how they can be used and misused.

FOOD

-Light breakfast food (donuts, fruit, and coffee) will be available.

DIRECTIONS

-The address is 2501 International Park Drive, Birmingham, AL 35423.

-Google Maps will incorrectly direct you to a tall office building nearby.

-To correctly navigate to Birmingham Recovery Center, turn onto International Park Drive from the traffic light on Acton Road. Take your first left (look for a sign with balloons), and follow the signs along the road that goes up the hill to the correct building.

MORE

-Birmingham Recovery Center is a state of the art addiction treatment facility that’s new to our community. You can learn more about them here: https://birminghamrecoverycenter.com/

-My website is http://www.KentonBartlettCounseling.com if you’d like to read about the work I’m doing in town. Additionally, this is an article I wrote recently about what we’ll be covering in this presentation: https://psychedelic.support/resources/psychedelics-alabama/

-To request any accommodations, please e-mail KBartlettLPC@gmail.com.

(NOTE FOR BIRMINGHAM365 STAFF TO AVOID CENSORSHIP: My organization has been certified through Legit Script [https://www.legitscript.com/websites/kentonbartlettcounseling.com] that verifies Kenton Bartlett Counseling as a credible and legal mental health organization. This presentation, “The Ethics and Urgency of Psychedelic Medicine in Mental Health,” has also been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors for NBCC credit. Kenton Bartlett Counseling (Kenton Bartlett LLC) is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3710.)

Admission Info

-This event is free, but participants must sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/PsychedelicLiveEvent

Dates & Times

2021/10/01 - 2021/10/01

Additional time info:

-Out of respect for everyone’s time, and due to the large amount of content covered in this presentation, we will start promptly at 9a. Doors will open at 8:15a, and it is encouraged to arrive by 8:45a for parking, registration, and seating.

Location Info

Birmingham Recovery Center

2501 International Park Drive, Birmingham, AL

Parking Info

-The address is 2501 International Park Drive, Birmingham, AL 35423.

-Google Maps will incorrectly direct you to a tall office building nearby.

-To correctly navigate to Birmingham Recovery Center, turn onto International Park Drive from the traffic light on Acton Road. Take your first left (look for a sign with balloons), and follow the signs along the road that goes up the hill to the correct building. There is plenty of free parking outside the building.

Accessibility Info