Alan K Davis, PhD
I incorporate evidenced-based psychological interventions (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Therapies) into my integration work, as well as contemplative emotional and somatic awareness processes to help facilitate the work we will do together. My experience as a guide in clinical trials as well as my clinical skills developed while working with a variety of populations in community and inpatient settings also set a foundation for my approach.
Dr. Davis is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of the Center for Psychedelic Drug Research and Education in the College of Social Work at Ohio State University. They are an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Psychiatry at OSU and also on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University. Alan has extensive clinical experience working with US Military Veterans and civilians suffering with addiction, PTSD, and depression. Their research explores alternative treatments for addiction and mental illness, including psychedelic-assisted therapies, and how to increase access to current treatment systems through reducing provider stigma about substance misuse and alternative treatment approaches. Alan has published over 85 scientific articles and book chapters and presented research at dozens of national and international scientific conferences. They also published landmark trial in 2021 on the use of psilocybin therapy for depression in JAMA Psychiatry. They have recently launched the first clinical trial at OSU exploring the safety and efficacy of psilocybin therapy for for Veterans with PTSD. They are interested in exploring the application of psychedelic therapies in cancer prevention and survivorship. Alan has worked with dozens of people, both inside and outside of academic research, to integrate psychedelic experiences.
Outpatient preparation and integration therapy (in-person) Outpatient preparation and integration therapy (online; as long as you are in Ohio or any psypact state:https://psypact.org/)