Psychology

…what’s [one of] the worst things that the wellness industry could do to psychedelics?

In the context of a for-profit system, there is a need to cut costs to remain competitive.

Could expensive mental healthcare professionals be substituted for digital “equivalents?” If you think that psychedelic integration should be done through an app, raise your hand. Currently, though, COMPASS therapists are using [smart-phone app] – designed “training bot” which helps them “develop and practise their active listening skills.” The plot thickened in May of 2019, when Insel [American neuroscientist and psychiatrist who led the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) from 2002 until November 2015. Prior to becoming Director of NIMH, he was the founding Director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. was appointed by California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, as the state’s “mental health czar.” Although this appointment is a volunteer position, according to Newsom, it still appears that Insel could have something to gain.

Original Article (Psymposia):
Calm down. What’s the worst thing that the wellness industry could do to psychedelics?
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