Training and Education

As research continues to deepen our understanding of psychedelic compounds, we are providing educational opportunities to clinicians, professionals and the public.

Clinician Training

In July 2020, our Center trained the first cohort of future MDMA psychotherapists that will be working on our approved research studies. Since then the Center has run four educational retreats, offering training for investigators working on approved research studies and providing education and raising awareness about the inner-directed therapeutic approach and treatment modality delivered in MAPS-sponsored clinical trials investigating MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD.

March 2024 Retreat

March 31st- April 5th, 2024, we will hold an educational retreat in MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD at Honor’s Haven Retreat and Conference Center in Ellenville, NY. The retreat is an exciting opportunity to learn more about this investigational modality and ongoing research investigating its use, and will include an emphasis on working with veteran and military populations. Clinicians who have participated in past educational events have shared that the experience greatly impacted how they approach their trauma-focused work, even outside of this specific investigational modality. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 29th, 2023 or until all slots are filled. Please feel free to forward this announcement to any colleagues who may be interested. Learn more about the educational program

Public and Scientific Education

Given the relatively recent reemergence of the psychedelic field, high-quality information is not available in the broader scientific and mental health communities. To address this, the Center will issue ongoing programming on the latest scientific developments in the field. In addition, the Center will take an active role in collaborating with other psychedelic researchers around the world and help to organize the field to share research and resources.

Lecture Series

The Center hosts a monthly lecture series for our internal academic community headlining top names in the field of psychedelics. Once the lectures have taken place, the links will be posted to our YouTube playlist for external audiences to view and share.


MINDSET (Mount sINai psycheDelic Science EducaTion) is a student club within the Center for Psychedelic Therapy Research. The club aims to build community among students, trainees, faculty, and staff in all clinical and research disciplines. We hope to create discourse about psychedelics to foster the next generation of clinicians and researchers. In the future, MINDSET will host social events, journal clubs, clinical symposia, and other unique educational opportunities. For now, in light of the ongoing pandemic, all events will be remote.