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Leading foreign experts will share insights on the international practice of psychedelic-assisted therapy (PAT), the latest scientific research findings, and the legislative regulation of PAT around the world. Ukrainian experts will address domestic challenges within mental health services. Additionally, military veterans from both Ukraine and abroad will share their personal experiences with PAT.
Dr. Rick Doblin

Founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a non-profit organization based in the United States. Since its establishment in 1986, MAPS has been dedicated to raising awareness and promoting education on the therapeutic potential of psychedelics.

Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris

Psychologist and neurobiologist who currently serves as a professor and head of the Center for Psychedelic Research at the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. He led the first clinical trial of psilocybin in the UK and has conducted extensive research on the effects of psilocybin and MDMA using MRI and MEG brain scans under the guidance of Professor David Nutt.

More about the speakers

Anne St Goar, MD

Primary care physician at HVMA and board-certified psychedelic therapist emeritus, who is a member of the Boston Psychedelic Research Group.

Dr. Ingmar Gorman

Clinical psychologist and co-founder of Fluence, an educational company that trains mental health professionals in the fundamentals of psychedelic-assisted therapy.

May 4, 2023

International Conference

International Experience and Prospects for Implementation in Ukraine

Start at 9:00 Kyiv time

Language: English and Ukrainian (real-time translation provided)

Psychedelic assisted
therapy in the treatment of post-traumatic conditions

Center for mental health and rehabilitation of veterans "Forest Glade" of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Nonprofit organization "Ukrainian Psychedelic Research Association"


Why is this important?

War in Ukraine has had severe implications for the mental health of its citizens, particularly those in military service who bear significant psychological burdens. However, current treatment approaches, such as trauma-focused psychotherapy and antidepressants, have proven effective in only half of the cases.


To address this issue, the international scientific conference "The Use of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Conditions: International Experience and Prospects for Implementation in Ukraine" aims to provide mental health specialists, military personnel, veterans, and government officials with knowledge about the advantages and drawbacks of using psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy as a treatment modality for mental health disorders. PAT has been recognized as a breakthrough therapy in Western countries, but remains relatively unknown in Ukraine. Join us as we explore the potential benefits of this promising new approach.

Dr. Keren Tzarfaty

Clinical director of the Open Access project, a joint initiative by MAPS and the Ministry of Health of Israel.

Marcus and Amber Capone

Founders of Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS), a US-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources, research, and advocacy for Special Operations veterans seeking psychedelic treatment.

Stanislav Gibadulin

An Armed Forces special forces member with the call sign "Hitman" successfully overcame PTSD with the help of PAT.

Jonathan Lubecky

US Army veteran who participated in clinical trials of MDMA therapy for PTSD.

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International experts

Kseniia Vosnitsyna

Director of the State Institution "Forest Glade" Center for Psychological Health and Rehabilitation of Veterans, under the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Vladislav Matrenitsky

Psychotherapist, founder of the Expio Center for Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics, and Psychedelic Medicine Expio.

Victor Dosenko

Pathophysiologist and geneticist, currently serving as the head of the Department of General and Molecular Pathophysiology at the O.O. Bogomolets Institute of Physiology, part of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Oleh Chaban

Psychiatrist and Head of the Department of Medical Psychology, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Psychotherapy at the Medical and Psychological Faculty of the Bogomolets National Medical University.

Ukrainian experts

Panel discussion participants

Dr. David Nutt

Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and the Director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Laboratory at the Department of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London. He has also held prominent positions as the chairman of the Committee on the Misuse of Drugs, the Committee on Safety of Medicines, the National Health Service Drugs Committee, and the Ministry of Defense Research Council.

Dr. Eric Vermetten

Psychiatrist serving as a strategic research advisor for veterans at the Military Mental Health Service of the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands and the National Trauma Center ARQ.

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Військовий психолог

Jesse Gould

Jesse Gould is Founder and President of the Heroic Hearts Project, nonprofit pioneering psychedelic therapies for military veterans.

Keith Abraham

CEO of Heroic Hearts Project UK

Mary Cosimano

Director of the Facilitation Department at the Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research. Specializes in research coordination, facilitator training, and conducting psychedelic sessions, having completed over 450 sessions.

Amanda Feilding

 Founder of the Beckley Foundation (UK) and the "Queen of Consciousness" according to New Scientist magazine. She was the one who initiated groundbreaking research projects on the use of psilocybin to overcome depression and nicotine addiction, brain imaging studies and the effects of psilocybin and MDMA on cerebral blood supply, etc.

Who should attend?

This conference is intended for mental health professionals, such as psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists, as well as veterans, military personnel, state management experts, and policymakers who shape decisions in the field of mental healthcare.

Dr. Olga Chernoloz

Dr Chernoloz is a specialist in neuropsycho-pharmacology with a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Ottawa. 

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Військовий психолог

David Fascinato

Executive Director of Heroic Hearts Project Canada

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Military psychologist

We thank our partners for support

American non-profit organization that supports Ukrainian war victims.

American non-profit organization that aims to help Ukrainian adults and children heal from the trauma caused by the war.

Ukrainian non-profit organization that implements innovative ideas, technologies, knowledge, and practices to improve the quality of life for military and civilian people in need of assistance in overcoming mental trauma caused by war.

Any of your contributions are important for the further rehabilitation of our defenders and the restoration of the socio-economic climate of Ukraine.

Tania de Jong

Сo-founder and executive director of mental health charity Mind Medicine Australia

Friederike Meckel Fischer

A Swiss psychotherapist and author of the book "Therapy with substance"

Dr. Henrik Jungaberle

A Swiss psychotherapist and author of the book "Therapy with substance"

Dr. Ben Sessa

Оne of the world's leading psychedelic researchers, specialising in the psychotherapeutic effects of medical cannabis, MDMA and psilocybin.

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