clinicians to deliver psychedelic-assisted therapies ( Phelps, 2017 ). Yet, despite these developments, and an impressive spate of progressive and well-intentioned international investigators, the science as a whole remains severely lacking in diversity and
CAST began by examining the diversity and academic success of students in US public elementary and secondary schools in order to address a number of questions related to academic success. Was it an indication of students’ ability when some seemed unable
Authors:Monnica T. Williams, Amy Bartlett, Tim Michaels, Jae Sevelius, and Jamilah R. George
In a recent article in a special issue of the Journal of Psychedelic Studies on Diversity, Equity, and Access in Psychedelic Medicine ( Williams & Labate, 2020 ), we made the case for the importance of fairness and inclusion in the psychedelic
). Sex versus non-sex versus parasite . Oikos , 35 , 282 – 290 .
Hamilton , W. D. ( 1982 ). Pathogens as causes of genetic diversity in their host populations . In M. Anderson & R. May (Eds.), Population biology of infectious disease (pp. 269
Authors:Daniela Peluso, Emily Sinclair, Beatriz Labate, and Clancy Cavnar
This article reflects upon the conception and development of a set of guidelines for the awareness of sexual abuse in ayahuasca settings, an assortment of scenarios that take place in local and global settings entailing the use of a psychedelic brew known for producing visionary and purgative effects composed of Amazonian Banisteriopsis caapi (ayahuasca vine) commonly combined with the leaves of Psychotria viridis (chacruna) or Diplopterys cabrerana (chaliponga). The globalization and diaspora of ayahuasca expertise, usage, and plant materials has broadened the diversity of individual and group interactions and geographical and social contexts in which this hallucinogenic concoction is ingested, and thus given rise to a range of possibilities, which also may, despondently, include possibilities for sexual harassment and abuse. The authors raise the key issues and processes that have led to formation, publication, and dissemination of the Ayahuasca Community Guide for the Awareness of Sexual Abuse of Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines, focusing specifically on the needs for such guidelines, as well as the challenges faced in collaboratively creating them. The creation of guidelines as an educational task is wrought with concerns, as they must first and foremost convey the fact that abuse is never the victim/survivor’s fault, and yet they must also aim to inform individuals of potential common scenarios that can lead to abuse. In this sense, guidelines themselves are held up to scrutiny, and the process of collaboratively crafting the Chacruna Institute’s Guide for the Awareness of Sexual Abuse has not been an exception.
Authors:Monnica T. Williams, Sara Reed, and Ritika Aggarwal
, limiting the generalizability of safety and efficacy findings for people of color, and leading to their exclusion from MDMA’s potential therapeutic benefits (e.g., Herzberg & Butler, 2019 ). Thus, lack of diversity is an important ethical concern ( Sisti
language ( Oxford, 2003 ).
Despite the above diversity, in this paper, adult L2 learners are treated as a separate group distinguished by age. Smith and Strong ( 2009 ) define young(er) language learners as those attending primary and secondary
visions are testament to the vibrancy and diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community, reminding me to look beyond the stereotypical constraints or labels that society has placed on my sexual identity (i.e., “no hard boundaries”), and deeper into my unique lived
Whiteness to the exclusion of understanding the needs and worldviews of people of color. Despite having competency benchmarks for professional psychology addressing individual and cultural diversity ( Fouad et al., 2009 ), regulating bodies, such as the