Rick Doblin



Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), advocates developing legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics. At Esalen, he discusses the historical trajectory of MAPS, the legal narrative surrounding psychedelics — in particular MDMA — why MDMA-assisted psychotherapy has been proven to be so effective for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, what the future holds for clinical trials, and how Esalen was foundational to his journey.