Janis Phelps, PhD, has been a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco, CA. for the past 21 years. For six years prior, she was professor at Florida International University, Miami. She served as Dean of Faculty at CIIS from 1996-2001 for the graduate departments in the social sciences and humanities. A licensed clinical psychologist and MFT, she has held CIIS professorships in the East-West Psychology (program begun by Alan Watts) and in the clinical psychology graduate programs. She is currently the Director of the CIIS Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research. As the Center’s founder, she developed and launched the first academically accredited, professional training program for psychedelic therapy and research. Her recent publication will appear this year in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, “Developing Guidelines and Competencies for the Training of Psychedelic Therapists”.