Jewish Trauma & Psychedelic Therapy: What is Culturally-informed Care?

A Discussion Featuring Dr. Ido Cohen PsyD, Mati Esther Engel, Julie Holland MD, Lauren Taus, Keren Tzarfaty PhD and Rachel Yehuda PhD
The Integration Circle, Mount Sinai Hospital; The University of Chicago, Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, From Soul to Psychedelics, Inbodied Life Therapy, MAPS Israel; Hakomi Institute of Israel and Mt. Sinai and Bronx VA

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What should psychedelic therapists working with Jewish patients keep in mind? The narrative of the "wandering Jew" speaks to thousands of years of our collective refugee expereince—how does intergenerational trauma and anti-semitism impact the needs of Jewish patients in psychedelic therapy? What Jewish beliefs and practices can provide support and healing to patients?

Dr. Ido Cohen PsyD

Dr. Ido Cohen Psy.D - is a clinically trained psychologist who got his Doctoral from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Mati Esther Engel

Mati is a Humanist spiritual care practitioner, Feminist Jewish theologian and performance artist. She is a graduate of The University of Chicago’s Masters in Theology and Ministry studies program, where she began her clinical pastoral training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital specializing in psychiatric and behavioral health chaplaincy.

Julie Holland MD

Dr. Julie Holland is an author and psychiatrist/psychopharmacologist.

Lauren Taus

Lauren Taus is licensed as a clinical therapist in both New York and California with a specialty in addiction and trauma treatment.

Keren Tzarfaty PhD

Keren Tzarfaty, Ph.D, MFT is the executive director of MAPS Israel (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies).

Rachel Yehuda PhD

Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for the Study of Psychedelic Psychotherapy & Trauma, for the Traumatic Stress Studies Division, and the Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center; and Vice Chair for Veterans Affairs for the Psychiatry Department and a Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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