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October 26th 7-9pm: Integration through the Lens of Sexuality & Identity with Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW

  • The Center for Optimal Living 370 Lexington Avenue New York, NY, 10017 United States (map)

We are excited to announce the next special guest in our psychedelic education lecture series: Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW, who will be lecturing and faciltating a special integration event at the Center for Optimal Living on Thursday, October 26th from 7-9pm.

Integration Through the Lens of Sexuality and Identity will explore multiple facets of the psychedelic experience as it relates to sexuality, sexual identity and experience. During the first portion of the evening (~30 min), Dee Dee will present current clinical research on psychedelics with special emphasis on their ability to heal sexual trauma and resolve sexual dysfunctions. Then, she will move beyond the clinical to create a working definition of psychedelic sexuality and sexual ethics, explore what it means to transgress traditional gender and sexual paradigms in our understanding of ourselves as sexual beings, and examine how the psychedelic experience can support a holistic view of sexuality inclusive of our erotic shadow. During the second portion of the evening (~1.5 hours), Dee Dee will facilitate guided discussion and personal sharing among the event participants, around their own experience of sexuality, relationships, trauma, and sexual identity. As in our regular monthly integration groups, the stories shared will be held in confidence and supported safely and respectfully by the faciliator and all group members.

Dee Dee Goldpaugh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) conducting psychotherapy in private practice in New York City. Dee Dee specializes in sex and body-positive psychotherapy that utilizes techniques and tools from Psychodynamic, Jungian, Mindfulness and Transpersonal therapy models. Her practice is focused on LGBTQA and poly identities and concerns, and spiritually-informed therapy such as Psychedelic Integration.

Dr. Katherine MacLean, director of the Psychedelic Program and former research scientist and psilocybin guide at Johns Hopkins University will moderate the event.

Please be sure to arrive 10 minutes early to allow time for check-in. You will be asked to provide your name and show ID at the front desk before taking the elevator up to the 5th floor, Suite 500. $20 student tickets can be requested by emailing

REFUNDS: Refunds will only be honored if they are requested more than 24 hours prior to the event. There are no refunds to requests that are made within the 24 hours prior to the event or at any point after the event. To obtain a refund, please email