Horizons 2010: Neil M. Goldsmith, PhD - Psychodendi, Psychotherapy and Change 2

Horizons 2010: Neil M. Goldsmith, PhD – Psychodendi, Psychotherapy and Change

Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D.
"Psychedelics, Psychotherapy and Change"

Psychodelar therapy is a useful tool for lasting change in adults? Specifically, can psychological therapy:

Repair Natural Defects?
Accelerate the natural development process?
To trigger immediate transformation changes in new areas?
What do we mean by change? Rendering? Development through a series of stages? And the transformation? Is change also the right goal for psychological therapy? Can release be a more appropriate goal?

To understand the process of personality development and how psychedelic therapy facilitates maturation, we return psychology to its origins in the study of psyche or soul and outline psychotherapy based on "psychology" – a clinical philosophy based on development rather than on pathology and focused on the love, unity and perfect nature of the soul.

We will conclude with a discussion of the long-term implications for a society that encompasses world psychology and integrates the mature use of psychedelics to facilitate psychological development on an individual and public level.


Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D. is a psychologist specializing in mental spiritual development. He is a therapist, author and speaker with a special experience in psychological psychotherapy. (Six Minute Video of Dr. Goldsmith's "Merging Spirit and Science" can be found at: http://vimeo.com/751700).

Dr. Goldsmith has organized dozens of successful conferences and interdisciplinary "mind meetings" for corporations as well as for the psychedelic community including Horizons and this year's MAPS Psychedelic Science conference. He is the founder of several discussion rooms for integral philosophy, media, healing and the future of society. He is a longtime partner of the Center for Political Studies at Columbia University and co-founder of the Center for Applied Social Studies, Clement.

Dr. Goldsmith has a (non-psychedelic) psychotherapeutic practice in Manhattan and Sag Harbor, New York and can be reached through his web site http://www.nealgoldsmith.com.

His book, Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritual Development, will be in January (http://store.innertraditions.com/Product.jmdx?action=displayDetail&id=3632&searchString=978-1-59477-250-4) .