Melzack Lecture Series - Karine St Jean "A brief introduction in the realm of psychedelic assisted therapy"
Dr. Karine St-Jean is a psychologist, member of the Quebec Order of Psychologists and a mindfulness teacher. She completed her doctoral degree at the UQAM and, for the first 10 years of her professional life, she worked as an entrepreneur and manager in the field of workplace health, while having a clinical practice. She now devotes herself to her psychological practices. Her therapy style is integrative with a strong emphasis on relational processes. Her approach interweaves ACT, Mindfulness-based approaches and IFS.
As a therapist, Dr. St-Jean has a collaborative, active and practical approach. Her non-judgemental and open attitude allows her to meet her clients where they are in their life. Her intention is to offer a space where everyone can pursue their goals, reduce their stress, improve their mood, and better adjust to the many challenges of life. She works with an adult clientele struggling with stress, depression, anxiety (including eco anxiety) and adjustment difficulties as well as with with workers and leaders with personal or work related issues.
Dr. St-Jean integrates a practice of mindfulness meditation to her daily routine and believes that this practice is a great tool to manage stress, cope with the challenges of life and find meaning in our lives. She is also invested in her own journey to healing and trained as a therapist to support people in their own healing journey facilitated by the wise use of psychedelic medicines. In the context of her professional activities she offers a space for people to safely and legally prepare, journey and integrate experiences guided by psychedelics. She is particularly interested in integrating these tools in psychotherapy as practices to increase our level of consciousness and cultivating a deep seated happiness.