San Francisco Bay Area Chapter ACBS

Upcoming events

    • 18 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • UCSF Mt. Zion, 1600 Divisadero St, Room H3805

    Psychedelic Medicine and Therapy

    The researchers are taking a new look at hallucinogens which have been a taboo for many years. In recent years there has been a number of studies with such substances as psilocybin and MDMA with very promising results.

    Yet, these are substances that have an abuse potential and have been wildly used recreationally. While many people report that their experiences have been life changing there are others who had “bad trips” and had suffered short term and in some cases long term negative consequences.

    It appears that a key factors distinguishing between positive and negative outcomes are set and settings, how one approaches the experience and how experience is integrated later on.  Hence, a therapist can play a key role in preparing a person for the experience, guiding through it and helping to integrate it.

    In this lecture we will look at recent research, separate facts from fiction and also discuss how mindfulness based approach make and an ideal mode for psychedelic assisted therapy. We will also discuss whether lessons learned from reported psychedelic experiences are consistent with RFT.

    Marina Bystritsky, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. She has been part of ACT/CBS for over 10 years. Marina has been trained in ACT and CFT and is currently doing a certification program in Psychedelic Medicine at CIIS.

Past events

18 Jun 2018 Robyn Walser: The Heart of ACT
08 Jun 2018 ACT I Workshop in Sacramento - Praxis CE Training Event
05 May 2018 ACT II with Steve Hayes - Praxis CE Training Event
16 Apr 2018 Applied Mindfulness: Self, Others, and Nature
15 Mar 2018 March Social Gathering
15 Feb 2018 ACT Metaphors Through Exercises Games
23 Jan 2018 ACT Case Consultation
14 Dec 2017 A Brief Introduction to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
02 Nov 2017 Pre-Holiday Gathering
06 Oct 2017 OCD Awareness Week Panel
13 Sep 2017 Virtual Reality: The Latest Innovation in Anxiety Treatment
13 Aug 2017 SF Bay Area ACBS Picnic
10 Jul 2017 Living Life From the Feet Up: Creating Well-Being In the Larger Context of Earth, Animal, and Humans
23 May 2017 Compassionate Social Fitness for All - with Lynne Henderson
27 Apr 2017 Chapter Meeting and Skill Building Session
04 Feb 2017 Annual Holiday Gathering
30 Nov 2016 Mindfulness & Acceptance for Gender & Sexual Minorities: A Clinician's Guide --- With Dr Matthew Skinta
06 Oct 2016 The Mindful Bus: ACT in a Dynamic Game Format with Dr Ellis Edmunds
22 Sep 2016 ACT for Parents of Teens with Emotion Dysregulation, presented by Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona
15 Sep 2016 Fall Social at Pause Wine Bar
22 Aug 2016 Drs. Walser and Drescher on "Moral injury a new clinical construct: How ACT can help"
26 Jul 2016 Consultation Group Meet-Up! Want to start or join an ACT Consultation Group?
23 May 2016 Training Psychological Flexibility in Relationships: a one session conflict management intervention using Limbic Regulation, The ACT Matrix, and Heart-Centered Values
23 Apr 2016 Mastering the Clinical Conversation: An Experiential Approach to Cognitive Change
22 Apr 2016 Integrating ERP & ACT for OCD with Dr Marisa Mazza
21 Mar 2016 Suicide Risk in the Bay Area - with author Eli Merritt, M.D. SF BA ACBS Chapter Mtg
22 Feb 2016 SF BA ACT Institute: A Brainstorm! SF BA ACBS Chapter Mtg
27 Jan 2016 Chapter Mtg: Learn to Navigate our New Membership System!
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