Psychedelics in mental health therapy

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Vocabulary - mental health

lesson about mental health

LESSON OVERVIEW

In this lesson about mental health, students watch a video about psychedelic drugs in mental health therapy, learn some vocabulary and hold a debate

C1 / Advanced
C2 / Proficiency
60 minStandard LessonUnlimited Plan

VOCABULARY

The lesson starts with a warm-up activity in which students need to choose the correct meaning of the word psychedelic. They also say what it is they associate with the word. Then, students do a multiple-choice task where they have to choose the best word for each sentence (e.g. chronic, hereditary, alleviate, respond to treatment). They also find synonyms and antonyms for some words in the sentences (e.g. deadly – fatal, genetic – hereditary, alleviate – aggravate). After that, students have a conversation about the mental disorders from the sentences (e.g. obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder). They need to talk about the stigma attached to the disorders and the ways of removing it. The vocabulary learned in the first part of this lesson about mental health is later used in the second part.

VIDEO & DEBATE

Before watching the video, students look at four words and phrases (support group, therapy, diagnosis, drugs) and need to say how they could be important for mental health treatment. While watching the video, students have to answer some comprehension questions. After the video, they discuss what they learned about psychedelic drugs and their use in mental health therapy. They also use what they learned from the video as well as their own knowledge to talk about legalising psychedelic drugs and funding the research on them. In the final part of this lesson about mental health, students have to think about some arguments for and against psychedelics. Then, they hold a debate related to the use of psychedelic drugs. 

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  1. Talkback

    This was such an interesting lesson, there were so many topics for conversation with this one. Thanks for creating. Aby.

    1. Ewa

      Thanks for your feedback, Aby!

  2. Karo_G

    The video is not available anymore 🙁

    1. Ewa

      Hi, Karo! You can use the link and watch the video on YouTube – it’s available there.

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