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Open Psychedelic

Evaluation Nexus


Alissa Bazinet, PhD

Dr. Bazinet is a licensed clinical psychologist as well as a co-founder and Director of Research of a nonprofit clinic, Sequoia Center, which provides low-cost psychedelic-assisted therapies and related services to members of historically underrepresented communities, and conducts research, training, and community education related to best practices in the emerging field of psychedelic-assisted therapy. She received her PhD in clinical psychology and neuropsychology from the University of California, San Diego & San Diego State University’s joint doctoral program, and worked as a research psychologist at the Portland VA Hospital and OHSU prior to starting her own practice and clinic. Her research and clinical work has focused on understanding the impact of prolonged substance use on brain and behavior, as well as developing new interventions for co-occurring PTSD and addiction. She is a trained provider of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD as well as ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and has served as a principal investigator and co-investigator on NIH funded grants. She is also a longtime volunteer supervisor for several organizations (e.g., Zendo Project) that provide psychedelic harm reduction and peer support services at music festivals and events. She currently serves on the training subcommittee of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board and is a core faculty member for Lewis & Clark college’s upcoming Psilocybin Psychotherapy Licensure Preparation Program. She is a primary scientific advisor to the National Psychedelics Association, an organization that is supporting the developing infrastructure of legal psilocybin services in Oregon by providing credentialing and supporting services to state-licensed facilitators.

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