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End of the Road


Mar 31, 2021

Dr. Kile Ortigo is a clinical psychologist and founder of the Center for Existential Exploration, which supports people exploring profound questions about identity, meaning, life transitions, and psychospiritual growth.  Dr. Ortigo completed his PhD in clinical psychology at Emory University and formal clinical training and fellowships in the treatment of posttraumatic stress, substance use, and LGBTQ+ health care at Stanford and UCSF-affiliated VA hospitals.  In 2019, Dr. Ortigo completed the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Psychedelic-assisted Therapies and Research Certification Program.

Dr. Ortigo currently serves on advisory boards of Psychedelic Support, and online training and clinician directory for legal, psychedelic-informed care, and Project New Day, a non-profit organization that provides harm reduction resources for people who have used psychedelics in their addiction recovery processes.  For several years, Dr. Ortigo worked at the National Center for PTSD (NC-PTSD) where he collaborated on technology development and implementation projects, ranging from apps like Mindfulness Coach and STAIR Emotion Coach to online programs like webSTAIR.  With colleagues at NC-PTSD, NYU, and Harvard, Dr. Ortigo's first book Treating Survivors of Childhood Abuse & Interpersonal Trauma:  STAIR Narrative Therapy (2nd Edition) was release in June 2020.  His second book, Beyond the Narrow Life:  A Guide for Psychedelic Integration and Existential Exploration, is being published in June 2021 by Synergetic Press, with a forward by Dr. Bill Richards of John Hopkins University.

To connect with Dr. Ortigo at the Center for Existential Exploration, please see:  https://www.existentialexploration.org/

To pre-order his awesome new book, please see:  https://www.synergeticpress.com/catalog/beyond-the-narrow-life/

This podcast is available on your favorite podcast feed, or here:  https://endoftheroad.libsyn.com/episode-172-dr-kile-ortigo-beyond-the-narrow-life-a-guide-for-psychedelic-integration-and-existential-exploration

 Have an awesome week-- we are all here to help each other connect with the divine....