Project Description

Dr. Donna Dryer, MD, FRCPC, is a transpersonal psychiatrist in private practice on the coast islands of British Columbia and a faculty member in psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.  With her husband, Dr. Richard Yensen, she had received permission for LSD psychotherapy research protocols with addicts and people dying from cancer from the US Food and Drug Administration in 1991. They have been giving an “entheogenically–informed” workshop, The Heart of the Shaman, for 28 years at Hollyhock Retreat Centre, Cortes Island. Dr. Yensen and Dr. Dryer along with Dr.s Ingrid Pacey and Hayden Rubensohn completed the Phase Two MAPS sponsored MDMA -assisted psychotherapy study for treatment resistant PTSD in Vancouver.