Psychedelia Film Event

Viewing and Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel: Saturday, November 28th, 2020 

11:00 AM PSD / 2:00 PM EST 

*The film will be available to watch starting one week before the Q&A through the day after.

    Q&A Panelists:

  • Ingmar Gorman PhD, Fluence Co-founder
  • Jeffrey Guss, MD, Fluence Lead Trainer
  • Pat Murphy, Creator of the film
  • Estalyn Walcoff, MA, RNP, LMHC, Study Participant

PSYCHEDELIA is an hour-long documentary film about psychedelic drugs and their ability to induce mystical and religious experiences. The film chronicles their use in controlled research studies prior to the cultural upheaval of the 1960s when LSD was regarded as a promising medical breakthrough, as well as their recent re-emergence in psychiatry.

Featuring leading experts in the field of psychedelic research, the film tells the story of medical professionals who have re-introduced these compounds into a legal and growing field of study. First-person accounts from a study on end-of-life anxiety explore the profound, life-altering insights psychedelics induce in participants and what these insights might mean for society at large.

Half of the proceeds will go toward the Fluence Diversity Fund.

Film viewing and admission to Q&A

Q&A Panelists

Lead Trainer

Jeffrey Guss, MD

Jeffrey Guss, MD is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and researcher with specializations in psychoanalytic therapy, addictions and psychedelic therapy. He was Co-Principal Investigator and Director of Psychedelic Therapy Training for the NYU School of Medicine’s study on psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of cancer related existential distress, which was published in Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2016. He currently is a study therapist in the NYU study on Psilocybin-Assisted treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, a collaborator with Yale University’s study on psilocybin-assisted therapy for Major Depressive Disorder and a study therapist with the MAPS study on treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy. Jeff is interested in the integration of psychedelic therapies with contemporary psychoanalytic theory and has published in Studies in Gender and Sexuality and Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. He co-authored a paper on the influence of therapists’ first hand experience with psychedelics on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy research in The Journal of Psychedelic Studies. He is an Instructor and Mentor with the California Institute of Integral Studies’ Center for Psychedelic Therapies. He maintains a private practice in New York City.

Guest Speaker

Estalyn Walcoff

Estalyn Walcoff, MA, RNP, LMHC, is a mental health counselor in Rochester, New York. She was trained by MAPS as a psychedelic therapist. She incorporates mindfulness and meditation with her clients as well as teaches it to children (grades pre-K through 12th), women who have survived breast cancer and the elderly. She is a member of the Rochester Psychedelic Research Group. She offers Integration services to those who have experimented with breath work and/or plant medicines as well as to those following Ketamine treatments.


Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy is a documentary filmmaker and professional editor with a focus on historical and biographical content. He’s been an editor on several national PBS programs and independent films. His work as producer and director has been recognized by international film festivals and WNET’s MetroFocus. Pat started making PSYCHEDELIA while a student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts nine years ago, upon learning about the psilocybin cancer anxiety study going on at the time. He lives in Los Angeles.

Fluence Postgraduate Certificate in Psychedelic Integration Therapy

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