Janis Phelps, PhD, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She created the first academically accredited training program for psychedelic therapists and researchers. She is former CIIS Dean of Faculty, a clinical psychologist, and a marriage and family therapist. For more than 25 years, Janis has been researching the global uses and practices of psychedelics in promoting healing and community development, deepening spiritual practices, and igniting mystical experiences. Her research and scholarly writing has focused on psychedelic therapy, entheogens, and mind-body wellness. She teaches graduate courses in quantitative and qualitative research methods, mindfulness, Buddhism and psychotherapy, spiritual counseling, and principles of healing. She serves on the board of the Holos Institute and maintains a private practice in Mill Valley, CA.