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Raquel Bennett: On the Therapeutic Applications of Ketamine

Raquel Bennett: On the Therapeutic Applications of Ketamine

The field of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy has been growing rapidly in recent years with decriminalization efforts moving forward on local, state, and federal levels. Ketamine was first developed in the 1960s as a surgical anesthetic for humans. In recent years, it was discovered that ketamine also has rapid acting anti-depressant and anti-obsessional properties. In this episode, clinician and CIIS professor Gisele Fernandes-Osterhold has a conversation with psychologist Raquel Bennett about her experience working as a ketamine specialist over the past 19 years and the exploding field of therapeutic ketamine. This episode was recorded during a live online event on March 4, 2021. A transcript and additional reference materials mentioned in this episode are available at You can also watch a recording of this and many more of our conversation events by searching for “CIIS Public Programs” on YouTube.

Duration: 1 hr 8 min

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