Dr Rosalind Watts
As Clinical Lead of the Psilocybin for Depression Study at Imperial College London, Dr Rosalind Watts led the clinical team which facilitated over a hundred psilocybin treatment sessions in 2019. During her 5 years at the Imperial College Centre for Psychedelic Research, Dr Watts published qualitative research into the psychological mechanisms of psilocybin treatment, and a model of psychedelic therapy, ‘Accept, Connect, Embody (ACE)’. In her new role as Clinical Director of Synthesis Institute Dr Watts is building a new therapeutic programme for people with depression to access legal psychedelic therapy in the Netherlands. This new treatment model combines therapeutic psychedelic retreats with a year-long integration programme, ‘Accept, Connect, Embody, Restore (ACER)’. This extended programme is designed to support ongoing connectedness to self, others, and the natural world.
Dr Watts has developed a validated psychometric tool for measuring connectedness (the Watts Connectedness Scale), and has initiated various psychedelic integration community networks to help those who have discovered a newfound sense of connectedness to maintain it. Dr Watts is committed to building structures to safeguard the ethical expansion of psychedelic therapy, and sits on the Usona Clinical Advisory Board. She will be involved in psychedelic therapy training programmes offered by both Synthesis Institute and Usona.
Past and Current Confer Events
The Use of Psychedelics in Psychotherapy
Saturday 2 March 2019