GSAPS Second Annual Convergence: Call for Submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS As you know, our GSAPS Second Annual Convergence is coming up next month. The second day of this weekend-long event will be an arena for grad students and recent grads to showcase work related to psychedelics… so we want to hear from you!  This is a low-pressure, casual forum to share any part of psychedelic-related projects you may be working on at any stage of development (this includes artwork and creative projects, too!). The idea is grounded in forging connections around common Read more…

GSAPS Fall News

As the summer moves into fall, we are excited to share a number of important announcements with you. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming gatherings! Virtual Psychedelic Grad Student Meetup We are excited to begin hosting a monthly virtual meetup for the members of both the GSAPS and MAPS Grad listserves. Graduate students from across the country will be able to gather to discuss exciting topics related to psychedelics, share important Read more…

Logo Design Contest: We Have A Winner!

GSAPS is proud to announce that we have selected our winning logo design, submitted by Kelsey Shogren! Kelsey is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute with an emphasis on trauma-informed care and mental health in prisons. Psychedelics played a crucial role in her cross-country move and pursuit of a new career in teaching and healing.  She is passionate about playing the piano, abolition, photographing nature, and exploring Alaska. She created the logo with the Read more…

GSAPS Logo Design Contest!

Hello Friends! As you all know, our little community is growing and we couldn’t be more excited. We have two summer process groups happening, the GSAPS White Anti-Racism Affinity Group is meeting next week, we have a beautiful website, and more activities are in store for the future! Thank you to everyone who has participated in our community so far. Look at us go! We are now ready for an official logo, which we will hold as a symbol of the work that we Read more…

White Anti-Racism Affinity Group (Virtual Videoconference)

Presenting: GSAPS White Anti-Racism Affinity Group!What: This group is for students and early career clinicians/researchers in the psychedelic community who are interested in working explicitly and intentionally on understanding how white dominance and privilege upholds and perpetuates racial inequality in the movement for psychedelic research, therapy, and access. While this group is geared towards providing an environment and intention for white-identified folks to do their own work, it is also open to mixed and non-white POC Read more…

GSAPS Summer Announcements

Dear GSAPS Community, Buckle in, we have some juicy news! (1) Thank you to all who shared their thoughts and experiences with us on last night’s GSAPS for Black Lives call. We were thrilled to see that there was so much interest in engaging in this vital conversation. Folks raised a number of important questions and concerns related to the implications of the George Floyd solidarity protests for our work as proponents of psychedelic research and Read more…

Graduate Student Association for Psychedelic Studies (GSAPS) and Black Lives Matter

GSAPS has been pretty quiet lately as we work on building our community virtually, but we feel called to say something about what is going on in our streets right now. GSAPS stands with Black Lives Matter and justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many other black people murdered by police officers. We are sickened by racist violence and inspired by the protests taking place across the country, standing in solidarity with racial justice. The work we do as students for psychedelic access and research, must Read more…

Chacruna’s Community Forum Series: The Power of Music in Psychedelic Healing

Join Matt “River” Baldwin MFT as he discusses his experience with musical playlists for psychedelic work. He will share his insights into the theory and practice of how to create playlists for successful therapeutic experiences with psychedelic medicines. This talk will briefly cover the history of the use of music and psychedelics in a medical context and will then focus more deeply on structural considerations in the process of creating playlists for psychedelic work. It will also Read more…

GSAPS Community Check-in

You all have been in our thoughts this past month and a half as we’ve transitioned to this new way of living for the time being, and we’ve been reflecting on how we can best support and continue to grow this community during these challenging times. Most of all, we miss you, and we know you miss each other and the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals in a safe and open space! We know people Read more…