Fireside Chat: Human Development In The Face of Illness And Dying
Too often, serious illness and end of life are treated as times of diminishment rather than as opportunities for personal growth and connection. Join a lively discussion about how we might create the conditions for transcendence, connection, beauty, and joy through every stage of life.
Anthony Bossis, PhD is an assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine conducting FDA-approved psychedelic research investigating the effects of psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound found in specific species of mushrooms. Dr. Bossis was director of palliative care research, co-principal investigator, and a session guide for a landmark clinical trial that demonstrated a significant reduction in depression and anxiety from a single psilocybin-generated mystical experience in persons with cancer. He is also the lead investigator for the Psilocybin Religious Leaders Study, a clinical trial evaluating psilocybin-generated mystical experience upon religious leaders. Dr. Bossis is a clinical supervisor of psychotherapy training and the co-founder and former co-director of the Palliative Care Service at Bellevue Hospital. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in NYC.