Dr. Devon Christie, MD
Panel: Deciphering the Medical Potential of Psychedelics
Dr. Devon Christie MD is a clinical instructor with the UBC Department of Medicine and has a focused practice in chronic pain management. She is also a Registered Counsellor emphasizing Relational Somatic Therapy for trauma resolution, and a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher (UCSD) and Interpersonal Mindfulness teacher (UMass). She is trained to deliver both MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD (MAPS USA) and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. She is passionate about educating future psychedelic therapists about trauma-informed, relational somatic skills. She teaches with the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Certificate Program in Psychedelic Therapy and Research, the Integrative Psychiatry Institute Certificate Program in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, the ONCA Foundation Psychedelic Therapy program, and is launching an online Psychedelic Somatic Psychotherapy 12-month program in 2022. She is currently Principal Investigator and study therapist for a Canadian MAPS-sponsored open-label compassionate access study investigating MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. Devon is a recognized speaker and expert on the potential for incorporating psychedelic assisted therapies in an improved health care model for the future. Devon is the Medical and Therapeutic Services Director with Numinus Wellness Inc.