Keeping the Psychotherapy in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: Reflections on the 2024 APA Annual Meeting

by Samoon Ahmad • July 18, 2024

As seen on Psychology Today. Walking away from May’s American Psychiatric Association annual meeting in New York City, I was stunned by how many sessions focused on psychedelics. Though an advisory committee to the FDA voted 9-2 against recommending the use of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) earlier this month, […]

Magic Mushrooms and the Future of Psychology: A Conversation with Stephen Ross About the Frontiers of Psychedelic Research

by Samoon Ahmad • July 22, 2020

An excerpt of this interview was published in Psychology Today. The following is the full transcript of Dr. Ahmad’s recent interview with Stephen Ross, MD. Dr. Ross is the Director of Addictive Disorders and Experimental Therapeutics Research Laboratory at NYU and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. […]