Panelist: Caring For Frontline Workers
Conversation followed by audience Q+A
COVID-19 has exacerbated a long-simmering crisis in healthcare of clinician burnout and despair. Guided by the desire to reconnect to purpose within their own practices, physicians Anthony Back and Pamela Kryskow and psychologist Alexander Belser share their research into how psychedelic therapies might help clinicians overcome burnout and build stronger connections to their colleagues, patients and practices in the process. As frontline industries lose workers to what’s being called, ‘The Great Resignation,’ it’s essential to expand our thinking about how to help heal and support the people on whom we all depend.
More About Alex
Alex Belser, PhD is a licensed psychologist and has been a leader in the psychedelic research community for the last twenty years. His clinical research at NYU and Yale University has focused on investigating psilocybin and MDMA to treat depression, anxiety, substance use, OCD, PTSD, and end-of-life distress. He is the Chief Clinical Officer of Cybin, where he directs their clinical programs in psychedelic therapeutics. He previously served as Chief Clinical Officer at Adelia Therapeutics. He is a member of Chacruna Institute’s Women, Gender Diversity, and Sexual Minorities Working Group, where he works on issues affecting LGBTQI+ people. His research has been featured on the front page of the New York Times, in the Atlantic, the New Yorker, The Guardian, and in Michael Pollan’s book, How to Change Your Mind. Dr. Belser studied at Georgetown University, the University of Cambridge, Columbia University, NYU, and Yale University.