Date of Award
Doctoral Research Paper
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Jennifer Tippett, Psy.D.
Laurie Ivey, Psy.D.
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.
Iliescu, Brian N., "Psilocybin and the Psychologist: A Proposed Methodology for Exploring the Effects of Clinicians’ Psychedelic Experiences on Their Clinical Practice" (2022). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 474.