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PhD Psychologist

Gregory Wells

Dr. Gergory Wells is a licensed psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area providing individual therapy, psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment and evaluation services to children, adolescents, and adults. He has a postdoctoral degree in clinical psychopharmacology along with extensive experience collaborating with psychiatrists and other prescribing professionals.  He is a co-founder and CEO of Polaris Insight Center, a clinic that provies evidence-based Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other issues. He is also the founder and CEO of San Francisco Insight & Integration Center, one of 12 U.S. based sites participating in the Phase 3 clinical trial of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy to treat PTSD, sponsored by MAPS.

Conference Presentations


Phenomenology of the ketamine experience, reports from Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

Ketamine is unique from the known and loved phenethylamines (MDMA), tryptamines (psilocybin), and ergolines (LSD), which tend to exert their effects by interacting with serotonin, dopamine, and/or norepinephrine receptors. Ketamine is classified as a dissociative anesthetic and is listed as a Schedule III drug in the United States. It has a novel mechanism of action as an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist. In addition, its effects can be quite different from the more typical entheogens. Due to the dissociation occasioned by […]

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Selected Publications

Skinta, Matthew & Lezama, Matthew & Wells, Gregory & Dilley, James. (2014). Acceptance and Compassion-Based Group Therapy to Reduce HIV Stigma. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 22. 10.1016/j.cbpra.2014.05.006.

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With your ticket you will have access to the whole conference - with keynotes, panels, round tables, posters and daylight social events. We will ask for a small extra fee for the Friday evening social program. The pre-conference workshops have to be booked separately and each workshop needs an individual ticket. By clicking on "Book now" below you also have the option to buy your workshop tickets.

*Reduced fees apply to students, cooperation partners as well as unemployed and retired individuals who have a monthly net income below 840,- €. Proof of status will be required.

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