1 hr 5 min
In this episode, we talk with Steven Millar. He is a recent master’s graduate from Glasgow University and an aspiring psychedelic-assisted therapist. In our conversation, we talk about Steven’s academic experiences at Glasgow University, studying Philosophy and Spanish during his undergraduate and Psychology for his master’s degree. We also discuss Steven’s qualitative research (interviews) on integration related to psychedelic experiences and the challenges he faced in his project. Since graduating, Steven talks about finding a job as a psychosocial therapy support worker for the National Health Service in the UK. Finally, Steven offers valuable advice to our listeners interested in getting started in the psychedelic world and reflects on his hope for the future of psychedelics. Time Stamps: (2:43) How Steven’s interest in consciousness led him to study philosophy (5:00) How philosophy connects to psychedelics (13:08) Studying Psychology at Glasgow University (16:02) Steven’s qualitative research at Glasgow University on psychedelic integration while partnering with the Psychedelic Health Professionals Network (24:48) The value of qualitative research (interviews, observations, narratives, non-numerical data) in relation to quantitative data (surveys, numerical data) (33:06) Challenges of the master’s program and doing research (38:17) What’s next: working as a psychosocial therapy support worker with the National Health Service in the UK (43:27) The importance of networking and the Psychedelic Health Professionals Network in Scotland (46:17) The process of finding a job after graduation (49:29) Steven’s ultimate goal in the psychedelic field (51:03) Advice for others (56:01) Steven’s hopes for the future of the psychedelic field (1:02:41) How to contact Steven Links: Psychedelic Health Professionals Network: https://psychedelicnetwork.org.uk You can connect with Steven through email at firstname.lastname@example.org To learn more about Psychedelic Grad or to join our newsletter, go to https://www.psychedelicgrad.com/ To donate and support Psychedelic Grad: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/psygrad Music by: https://www.alexkahnmusic.com/ Presented by Psychedelic Grad.