Yale School of Medicine
Dr. Bennett will give a free talk at the Yale Psychedelic Science Group (YSPG). This talk will be geared toward medical and mental health professionals, although everyone is welcome.
Title: Expanding Our Understanding of Ketamine in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM (California time) / 6:00 PM (Connecticut time)
Duration: 90 minutes
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About this event: Ketamine is currently getting an explosion of attention from clinicians, researchers, and the general public. It is a medicine with rapid-acting antidepressant effects, as well as prominent dissociative and psychedelic properties. Scientific research has shown that ketamine can be a useful tool in the treatment of mood disorders and a variety of other psychiatric and psychological concerns.
In this talk, Dr. Bennett will briefly review different approaches to working with ketamine in a psychiatry or psychotherapy practice. Next, she will talk about group work with ketamine, including considerations for clinical group treatment and also experiential training for clinicians. Then Dr. Bennett will discuss some of the advantages and challenges of working with esketamine nasal spray in clinical practice. Finally, Dr. Bennett will present the Ethical Guidelines for Ketamine Clinicians that she authored, and speak to the importance of having this kind of document in a burgeoning field. This talk will be followed by live Q&A with the presenter.
Note that this talk is a follow-up to a presentation that Dr. Bennett gave at YPSG in 2019. Watch now on YouTube
About the speaker: Raquel Bennett, Psy.D. is a psychologist and ketamine specialist from Berkeley, California. She primarily works with people who are living with severe depression, bipolar disorder, and/or suicidal ideation. Dr. Bennett is fascinated by the antidepressant and anti-obsessional properties of ketamine, and has been studying them since 2002. She also has a long-standing interest in the psychedelic and mystical properties of ketamine, and the potential for this medicine to be used for spiritual exploration. Dr. Bennett is the founder of KRIYA Institute and KRIYA Conference, which are both devoted to the use of ketamine in psychiatry and psychotherapy. She has given hundreds of lectures and trained thousands of clinicians worldwide on the safe and legal use of ketamine in clinical practice. You can learn more about her work at: www.kriyainstitute.com