Alicia Danforth, Ph.D.

Alicia Danforth, Ph.D. candidate, is a clinical psychedelic re- searcher and writer. Since 2006, she has coordinated and co- facilitated treatment sessions for Dr. Charles Grob’s Harbor-UCLA cancer anxiety trial with psilocybin. She also oversees a nationwide web-based recruitment effort for a similar trial currently underway at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Inspired by the results of this work, Alicia began a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) in Palo Alto. She was a speaker on the Rising Researchers panel at the World Psychedelic Forum in 2008. She has also given talks and workshops related to her research and the broader psychedelic community at Burning Man, Horizons, Symbiosis, and the Women’s Visionary Council Salon. She also published an original manuscript on using Focusing-oriented psychotherapy techniques as part of preparation for psychedelic therapy sessions in the spring, 2010, edition of the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology.