Dr. Jennifer Tippett is a licensed psychologist and Director of Psychotherapeutic Development for atai Life Sciences. She also holds an adjunct teaching appointment the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology, where she previously served as the Director of the Substance Use Disorder specialty training program, providing training in addiction and the neurobiology of trauma. Dr. Tippett’s early career focused on working with incarcerated and severally mentally ill individuals, providing high quality therapeutic services in limited and under-resourced systems. This work became a driver to explore innovative means of delivering mental health care, to include psychedelic/ plant medicine. As the psychedelic field rapidly expands, Dr. Tippett continues to focus on removing barriers to cutting edge and effective mental health interventions to those who need them most.