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Psychedelic Pharmacists Interview Series: Dr. Kelan Thomas, PharmD, MS, BCPP, BCPS

In the first installment of the Psychedelic Pharmacist Interview Series, Dr. Kelan Thomas speaks with Psychedelic Pharmacists Association co-founder Dr. Michael Haichin about his unique career path, the future of psychedelics in pharmacy, and more. See below for additional show notes.

Dr. Kelan Thomas, PharmD, MS, BCPP, BCPS is an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at Touro University California College of Pharmacy and Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist with outpatient behavioral health practice sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has conducted clinical research related to adverse drug reactions and pharmacogenomics with the goal of optimizing pharmacotherapy for mental health clients. In 2017, he completed the California Institute of Integral Studies Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research training program, began publishing psychedelic science articles and book chapters, while also collaborating on psychedelic clinical trials at University of California, San Francisco.

Show Notes

2:12 – Anderson, B. T., Danforth, A., Daroff, P. R., Stauffer, C., Ekman, E., Agin-Liebes, G., Trope, A., Boden, M. T., Dilley, P. J., Mitchell, J., & Woolley, J. (2020). Psilocybin-assisted group therapy for demoralized older long-term AIDS survivor men: An open-label safety and feasibility pilot study. EClinicalMedicine, 27, 100538. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2020… (For a summary of the trial, see https://psychedelicreview.com/pilot-s…)

3:26 – Island by Aldous Huxley: https://bookshop.org/books/island-979…

3:50 – Psychedelic Science conference; For recordings of the most recent conference in 2017, see https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4… To find out more about the next conference, happening in Denver in 2023, see https://psychedelicscience.org/

5:26 – Feduccia, A. A., Jerome, L., Mithoefer, M. C., & Holland, J. (2021). Discontinuation of medications classified as reuptake inhibitors affects treatment response of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. Psychopharmacology, 238(2), 581–588. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-020-05… (For a summary of the trial, see https://psychedelicreview.com/the-eff…)

6:09 – California Institute of Integral Studies’ Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research: https://www.ciis.edu/research-centers…

8:55 – To find out more about Kelan’s involvement regarding music in psychedelic therapy, see https://chacruna.net/a-playlist-for-p… Additionally, you can find two of his playlists on Spotify: 1. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2sz… 2. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/651…

9:37 – Mendel Kaelen: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/…

10:33 – Bonny, H. L., & Pahnke, W. N. (1972). The use of music in psychedelic (LSD) psychotherapy. Journal of Music Therapy, 9(2), 64–87. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmt/9.2.64

11:09 – Students for Sensible Drug Policy Psychedelic Career Development Pipeline: https://ssdp.org/psychedelic-pipeline/ 14:55 – For a global map of psychedelic societies, see https://www.psychsems.com/map 17:16 – Why Chronic Microdosing Might Break Your Heart: https://chacruna.net/why-chronic-micr…

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