January 14, 2012 – 5pm to 7pm
Presenters: Michael Mithoefer, MD and Anne Mithoefer, RN
Join us for our New Year’s Event when Annie and Michael Mithoefer will present a brief history of MDMA (“Ecstasy”) as a catalyst to psychotherapy and the rational for studying its use as a treatment for PTSD.
Annie and Michael are founding members of the Charleston Jung Society and we are fortunate to have them as presenters for our January Event to set the tone for our excellent 2012 program. This will be a great event with cutting edge material. During the presentation they will describe the design and results of their recent research and give an update on MDMA research elsewhere in the world. They will then present clinical vignettes and quotes from participants in their studies, and will encourage group discussion to bring a Jungian perspective to the rich imagery that often arises during MDMA-assisted sessions.
Michael Mithoefer, MD is a psychiatrist who practices in Charleston, where he divides his time between clinical research and his outpatient clinical practice with a focus on experiential methods of psychotherapy. He is a Grof certified Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner, a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist and is trained in EMDR.
His wife, Annie Mithoefer, BSN, is a psychiatric nurse, Grof certified Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner and is trained in Hakomi Therapy. Together they conduct research into MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They have shown MDMA to be a safe and effective adjunct to psychotherapy.