Episode 32 | Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy – Dr. Timothy Buckley

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In today’s episode we dive deep into the topic of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy, one of the newer emerging modalities in the field of medicine.  We sit down to discuss with Dr. Timothy Buckley, a clinical psychiatrist at the Edward Hines VA system to discuss the what the current research is telling us, why this is so exciting for the field of psychiatry and how this new therapy will fit into medicine in the future.

Before we hop into our discussion, we wanted to make sure that our listeners understand that this episode is intended to be for general informational purposes only and is not to be interpreted as an endorsement for use.  Dr. Buckley’s discussion today is not meant to represent the views or policy of the VA hospital system, but are rather an expression of his own academic interests in this evolving therapeutic modality. Furthermore, listeners should be aware that the inappropriate use of these compounds carry real consequences including both the potential for physiologic harm as well as potential legal ramifications, as these substances are currently considered schedule 1 drugs by the DEA.  With that said, please enjoy this discussion with Dr. Timothy Buckley

Dr. Buckley grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He attended Western Michigan University where he received a BA in English and Spanish. He then worked with the mentally ill in rehabilitation centers for several years before returning to school to obtain a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and later did his residency in psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry from NW University. He now works at Hines VA medical center and teaches Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine.

Links from episode



https://www.nature.com/articles/npp201784 – great review article on the potential for psychedelics as a therapy