Feminist Approaches to Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy and the Ethical Use of Power – Dana Blu Cohen, PsyD

In her talk, “Feminist Approaches to Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy and the Ethical Use of Power” Dana Blu Cohen will deconstruct ideas of power and power dynamics and cover the ethical use of power, egalitarianism and empowering clients in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.

Dr. Dana Blu Cohen has her PsyD from the California Institute of Integral Studies.  In 2010 she received therapists training by the Mithoefers in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment resistant PTSD. Since that time she has been an adherence rater and trainer for the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies and has seen approximately 200 hours of MDMA-assisted therapy tapes. Blu conducted her dissertation on creating a training manual and measure to capture the efficacious components of the MDMA -assisted psychotherapy model for Phase III studies, titled “Countering the Dynamics of Dominance: how therapists create Safety through Egalitarianism in MDMA assisted psychotherapy for women veterans with complex PTSD.” She is interested in the intersection of person-centered, feminist and social justice approaches and MDMA-assisted psychotherapy.  Blu currently sees individual clients and groups in private practice in San Francisco. Click here to visit her website.