Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the current epidemic of veteran suicides and related mental health issues integration, most notably psychedelic-assisted therapies for traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction. VETS’ psychedelic therapy coaches Tomas Frymann and Sophie Whitney, along with fellow researchers David B. Yaden, Ph.D., and Joshua Lipson, published the first-ever validated scales for measuring psychedelic integration in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.
What Is Integration?
Integration is the process of translating psychedelic experiences into positive changes in patients’ everyday life. It takes place immediately after a psychedelic experience, and to a smaller extenrt in the following weeks and months. It is the post-acute period of time following the drug administration. Therefore, integration is an essential part of psychedelic therapy.
Up to this point, researchers and therapists had a difficult task of reliably measuring it, which in turn made evaluation of the overall therapeutic process complicated. The fact that practices diverge depending on individual patient needs and provider styles results in disparities in systems …