Kevin Franciotti is a Denver-based ketamine-assisted psychotherapist and addiction and mental health counselor with over 15 years’ experience in community mental health, harm reduction, and direct service work. Kevin completed a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern, where he started a Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter, and an MA in Psychology from The New School. As a student he participated in research, advocacy, education, and policy reform efforts around cannabis, psychedelics, and mental health, and hosted an international conference on ibogaine, a psychoactive alkaloid from the root bark of the iboga shrub indigenous to western equatorial Africa. In 2011, Kevin underwent treatment for opioid use disorder with ibogaine, and participated in an observational trial sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. He has published his lived experience and topics around psychedelics in VICE, Slate, The Fix, Filter, Huffington Post, Reason, and New Scientist; produced drug facts sheets for the Drug Policy Alliance, co-authored a peer-reviewed paper in the Journal of Psychopharmacology; consulted for NPR and National Geographic; and presented his work at the Psychedelic Science, International Drug Policy Reform, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Harm Reduction International, and Association for Psychological Science conferences. Kevin volunteers with psychedelic harm reduction organizations and recovery support groups at live music events. He was an advisory board member for Project New Day’s inaugural community-engaged public health project, Psychedelics in Recovery: Outreach and Service, which provided support for mutual aid groups whose members integrate psychedelic experiences in their addiction recovery and is a current Advisory Board member for Journey Colab. He received a scholarship from the Usona Institute to complete the MAPS MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD training and is currently a Cohort Integration Leader for Naropa University’s Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Training Certificate Program, and an experiential training facilitator with Skylight Psychedelics’ ketamine-assisted psychotherapy certificate program.
To reach out to Kevin personally, please visit his website at: www.kevin.franciotti.net or his professional website at www.kevinfranciotticounseling.com. To get in touch with out host, Jamie Brickhouse visit www.JamieBrickhouse.com or follow him on TikTok for his daily stories in high heels: @jamie_brickhouse.
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