Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

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VIU Psychedelic-assisted Therapy Program Chair Shannon Dames with VIU Elder-in-Residence C-tasi:a Geraldine Manson standing outside in front of totem poles and smiling at the camera

VIU launches collaborative psychedelic research centre

March 2, 2023

The first of its kind in Canada, the centre will bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives together for research, treatment and program development. A new psychedelic research centre at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives together to co-develop programming. Known as the Naut sa mawt Center for Psychedelic Research, the institute will... Read more

Kryskow, Manson, Dames

VIU Establishes New Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Program

February 9, 2022

The graduate certificate program is the first of its kind from an accredited university in Canada. As growing research continues to demonstrate that psychedelic-assisted therapies show promise for treating mental health conditions, a new program is set to launch in September 2022 at Vancouver Island University (VIU). The Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy program is a graduate-level certificate program... Read more