A Study on the Efficacy of Psychedelics

psychedelics efficacy

Plus: Mind-body medicine, and an NBCC career fair

By Darya Daneshmand

New & Next: Industry

UW-CaaMTech Collaboration: Psychedelics and Addiction Treatment

The University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy recently announced that it will be collaborating with CaaMTech, a company that engineers psychedelic drugs, to study the company’s compounds in addiction models and evaluate their properties. UW School of Pharmacy assistant professor Ana Clara Bobadilla will lead the project, for which several goals have been stated, including.

  • Evaluating predicted therapeutic properties of CaaMTech’s compounds
  • Assessing abuse potential
  • Using poly-reward models of self-administration and relapse
  • Allowing local students to learn new preclinical models 

New & Next: Community

Interactive Course on Mind-Body Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy has organized the course “Stress and the Relaxation Response: The Fundamentals of Mind Body Medicine (January 2022)” to be led by health experts from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine. Mind body therapies can alleviate stressors that create risk or exacerbate existing conditions, and the course offers information on how such therapies improve well-being. The course started on Jan. 3 but runs through Feb. 8. The virtual accredited program’s built-in flexibility allows for content and assignments to be completed in accordance with participants’ personal schedules.

The course includes various resources, materials, videos and an interactive discussion board, and weekly call-in times for faculty to respond to questions directly. Psychiatrists, primary care and family practice physicians, psychologists, counselors and social workers are invited to register here.

NBCC Virtual Career Fair

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) will host a virtual career fair on Feb. 17 between 12 and 4 p.m. EST. Called “Counseling Foundations: Your Path to Career Success,” it aims to provide a space for employers, recent master’s and doctorate counseling program graduates and counseling professionals to connect. The standard option includes a customizable booth space for two representatives, and nonprofit employers are offered discounted registration. Registration closes on Feb. 3 for employers and sponsors and on Feb. 14 for attendees.

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