Psychedelic Therapy After The Loss Of A Child

2021 ⸱ 

Chris Adrian, MD


As a palliative care physician, Chris Adrian, MD has witnessed the experience of many bereaved parents who are able to find healing from their grief. However, he’s also seen parents who feel trapped in their pain and unreachable through standard modalities of care. Determined that these parents not be left behind, Chris challenges us to consider how psychedelic-assisted therapy might benefit both the parent and the provider.

About the speaker(s)

Chris Adrian, MD is a pediatric palliative care physician and writer based in Los Angeles. He trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of California San Francisco and Pediatric Palliative Care at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School in 2011, trained as a hospital chaplain at the Jewish Theological Seminary of New York, and has received training as a psychedelic guide. He’s the author of four novels and a book of short stories, and his short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, The Paris Review, and Esquire.

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