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Join us for the inaugural Australian Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Practitioners (AMAPP) Launch Conference and fundraiser, taking place on September 23rd, 2023, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm at the Harm Reduction Victoria building in Brunswick. This event will bring together a diverse range of multidisciplinary professionals and researchers committed to advancing the field of Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy.

The theme of the conference is "Co-creating an Ethical and Accountable Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy Ecosystem." 

We believe that by fostering an ethical and accountable ecosystem, we can unlock the full potential of psychedelic-assisted therapies. Our aim is to create a platform where professionals from various backgrounds, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, and other multidisciplinary practitioners, can come together to share knowledge, insights, and best practices.

Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions, attend informative presentations, and participate in interactive workshops. The conference agenda will delve into topics such as the integration of psychedelics in therapeutic practice, evidence-based approaches to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, legal and ethical considerations, and the latest research advancements in the field.

Confirmed speakers so far are: 

Professor David Castle (Psychiatrist)

Dr Lani Roy (Psychologist/Social Worker)

Dr Martin Williams (Cognitive-neuroscientist) 

Harley Conyer (Psychotherapist)

Dr Lewellyn Lewis (Psychiatrist)

Ariana Elias  (Clinical Psychologist)

Dr Nikola Ognyenovits (Addiction Physician/Therapist)

Dr Anthony Bloch (Rural Generalist/ AMAPP Chair)

Dr Diana Korevar (Psychiatrist)

Dr Paul Liknaitzky (Head of Clinical Psychedelic Research at Monash University)

Dr Steven Bright (Psychologist)

Dr Bianca Sebben (Clinical Psychologist)

Indigenous Psychedelic Assisted Therapies (IPAT)

Jem Stone

Scarlet Barnett

Kirk Mallie

View more about our speakers and their topics here!

We are grateful to Harm Reduction Victoria for generously providing the venue for our conference and for their invaluable work in the harm reduction and peer space. Additionally, we extend our appreciation to the Australian Psychedelic Society for their support and contribution of 'art as integration' exhibit to the event.

This conference serves as a platform for knowledge exchange and as a fundraising event to support the ongoing work of AMAPP in promoting responsible and safe psychedelic-assisted therapies. By attending and participating in this conference, you will be making a significant contribution to the advancement of this field and helping to shape the future of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in Australia.

What is AMAPP fundraising for?
Australian Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Practitioners' fundraising event allows you to be a part of a transformative journey towards a brighter future! Your generous contributions will directly support essential areas of our organisation, ensuring the advancement and accessibility of psychedelic therapies.

With the funds raised, we will invest in crucial IT software, enabling us to streamline our operations, enhance data security, and facilitate seamless communication within our network. Additionally, a significant portion will be allocated towards the setup and ongoing refinement of our website, ensuring an informative and user-friendly platform for education and engagement going forward.

To spread awareness and reach a wider audience, we'll dedicate resources to social media promotions, engaging with communities and individuals who can benefit from psychedelic research and therapeutic practices. Skilful management of our media presence will help us amplify our message and foster meaningful connections within the field.

Furthermore, your support will contribute to the efficient functioning of our organisation through the provision of financial services with the help of an accountant. This vital component ensures responsible stewardship of our resources, enabling us to allocate funds wisely and maximise their impact on our mission.

By attending our fundraising event and contributing to these critical areas, you become an essential catalyst in driving forward the promising field of psychedelic therapies.

We invite submissions for presentations and workshops that reflect a multidisciplinary perspective on psychedelic-assisted therapy. We encourage participants to explore the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Envisioning a multidisciplinary future for psychedelic practitioners
  • Psychedelic bioethics and protection of psychedelic therapy consumers
  • Promoting ethical practice in psychedelic-assisted therapy
  • Understanding the challenges ahead for psychedelic practitioners
  • Imagining an ideal vision for multidisciplinary psychedelic practitioners in Australia
  • Opportunities ahead for psychedelic practitioners (e.g., cannabis-assisted psychotherapy)
  • Which psychotherapeutic models should be paired with psychedelic therapy?
  • State of current science and research

    Read more about the abstract submissions here!
    Read the prospectus here!

Join us on September 23rd as we come together to co-create an ethical and accountable psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy ecosystem, and together, unlock the transformative potential of these powerful therapeutic tools.

For more info on AMAPP please visit the Australian Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Practitioners at www.amapp.au


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