THE INTERFACE OF PSYCHEDELICS AND SPIRITUAL CARE (PR-8220)
The emergence of psychedelic research in treating addiction, depression, and existential crises at the end of life in the United States creates an opportunity to examine the role of spiritual care in supporting meaning-making before, during, and after psychedelic experiences. This course will offer an introductory overview of psychedelic chaplaincy, emerging research, indigenous origins, and the spiritual significance of psychedelic experiences. Through case studies, students will deepen their learning and explore essential considerations such as safety, ethics, access, and the responsibility the emerging field should have toward indigenous reciprocity. Open to all MDiv, MA/MTS, DMin, and PhD students. [Auditors excluded]. Assessment includes a synchronous meeting on Tuesdays at 9:30 for 90 minutes, an asynchronous discussion, a reflection paper, and a final paper.