Date of Award


Document Type

Doctoral Research Paper

Degree Name



Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Jennifer Tippett, Psy.D.

Second Advisor

Laurie Ivey, Psy.D.

Third Advisor

Karen Rosica, Psy.D.


Psilocybin, Psychedelics, Therapist effects

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This paper proposes a phenomenological exploration of the perceived influence of psychedelic experiences on clinical psychologists’ practice of psychotherapy. The goal of the proposed study is to open-endingly explore the psychedelic experiences of psychologists to identify common themes, underlying phenomena, and the impact that those experiences may have on their individual practice of psychotherapy. At present, no published studies have explored or identified how the perceived long-term effects of psychedelics influence professional mindsets and practices. This paper aims to synthesize the current literature, identify a gap, provide rationale for future queries into the non-clinical uses and effects of psychedelic medicines, and propose a study methodology to do so.


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