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THIS FRIDAY, 5.12.17: An expert, multiperspective conversation with RICK STRASSMAN, M.D., CHRIS M. BACHE, PH.D., and JANIS PHELPS, PH.D. surrounding the science and philosophy behind the therapeutic use of Psychedelics, and how non-ordinary states of consciousness may be a powerful tool for making quantum leaps in the transformative healing process.
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ABOUT OUR GUESTS:
RICK STRASSMAN, MD: Dr. Strassman performed the first new human studies with psychedelic drugs in the US in over 20 years. Since 1996, Dr. Strassman has been exploring models for the DMT effect focusing primarily on the Old Testament concept of prophecy. Prophecy is a spiritual experience which takes into account the apparently external, free-standing nature of the DMT “worlds,” in which one’s sense of self is highly preserved and interactive. Dr. Strassman is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is also President and co-founder of the Cottonwood Research Foundation, which is dedicated to consciousness research.
CHRIS M. BACHE, Ph.D.: Dr. Bache has been a professor of Religious Studies at Youngstown State University for almost 30 years as well as an intermittent adjunct faculty member at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). From 2000-2002 he was Director of Transformative Learning at the Institute of Noetic Sciences located outside of San Francisco. At YSU he teaches courses in Eastern religions, transpersonal psychology, consciousness research and Buddhism. His writings explore reincarnation, the philosophical implications of non-ordinary states of consciousness and the dynamics of collective consciousness within the classroom. He was awarded YSU’s Distinguished Professor Award twice, once for teaching and once for research.
JANIS PHELPS, Ph.D.: Janis received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut. She has been a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies for the past 21 years. She is the former dean of the School of Consciousness and Transformation at CIIS, and is now the Director of the CIIS Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research. As the Center’s founder, she developed the first academically accredited, professional certificate training program for legal psychedelic-assisted therapy and research. The Center also provides harm reduction workshops, webinars on psychedelic research and public educational programs. A licensed clinical psychologist and LMFT, she has held faculty positions in the East-West Psychology and Clinical Psychology doctoral programs. Her theoretical orientations include transpersonal and wellness therapy models; Buddhism and Eastern disciplines; and phenomenology/existential philosophies. Her research and scholarly writing has focused on psychedelic therapy, entheogens, and mind-body wellness.