Testimonials about the Certificate Program
Students, Alumni, and Faculty Give Their Perspectives
Testimonials from Our Council of Advisors and Faculty
From Dr. William Richards, STM, PhD, scholar, clinician and researcher at Johns Hopkins University:
"Accompanying the rebirth of psychedelic research and its many promising clinical, educational and religious applications, CIIS has stepped forward to design a program that not only offers techniques and information, but also nurtures the psychological and spiritual maturation of future investigators and practitioners. It is an honor to be associated with CIIS and to contribute to the rich unfolding of this educational trajectory."
From Dr. Anthony Bossis, PhD, clinician, researcher and scholar at New York University:
"I am delighted to contribute to the Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research at CIIS. The return of government approved scientific research into psilocybin and related compounds has significant potential for myriad scientific and clinical studies including the important treatment of existential and psycho-spiritual distress at the end of life. The re-emergence of this field will require serious multi-disciplinary academic centers to address the theoretical, research, and clinical domains of this work. With its history integrating psychology and spirituality, CIIS is uniquely and enormously qualified to meet this historic challenge."
Testimonials from Our Students and Graduates
From Dr. Robert M. Grant, MD, MPH, Professor, School of Medicine, UCSF:
"This certificate program involves an extraordinary panel of pioneers whose knowledge and skills have grown over decades of research and practice. You learn from founders, current academic leaders from leading US medical schools, shamans, healers, and other visionaries. People with awesome knowledge and wisdom embrace and celebrate your experience as you become part of this work."
From Robert Krause, MSN, APRN-BC, Lecturer, Yale University, School of Nursing:
"I have been so pleased with the program in psychedelic psychotherapy here at the California Institute of Integral Studies. The program has been of the highest quality of any educational programs I have participated. I am looking forward to putting this to use in upcoming research at Yale and when possible to integrate this into my private practice."
From Dr. Anne St. Goar, MD, Lead Research Therapist, MAPS Boston Research Site:
"It is an honor to be part of this dynamic pioneer class of 2016. It has been a life-changing process to be part of this group of talented folks, with diverse experiences and uniform excitement for the work. The faculty, most of them leaders in this field, have been inspiring and accessible. My goal at the beginning of the course to figure out more ways to be involved in this expanding world of research has been met magnificently. I look forward to the continuing journey."