A Professional Section consists of MIND members who are working as professionals in a field related to the legal application of psychedelics (e.g. psychotherapy, coaching) or MIND Members who are doing research or want to seriously pursue research in such a field (from the natural and social sciences). Each section consists primarily of professional members who apply for acceptance to the section’s committee. The sections may, upon application, additionally accept students and friends in single cases as well.
Let us clarify “professionals”: you need to have formal training and ideally experience in the respective field. While the section committees may discuss exemptions they will not build the sections on the basis of exemptions. Definitely “having experience” is not enough to be accepted as a professional member or member of a section.
Sections have the opportunity to apply for funding from the MIND Members Association to develop their own projects and will report to one of MIND’s associated departments.
By becoming a MIND member you can apply to join one or more of these sections.