Dr Alana Roy is a Psychologist, social worker and therapist and has spent the last 14 years working in mental health, suicide prevention, trauma, sexual abuse, family violence, and the disability sector. Alana has worked with borderline personality and dissociative identity disorder in various roles in the community such as: rape crisis centres with victims of ritual abuse, childhood and adult sexual assault, supporting women in the sex industry and survivors of human trafficking.
<a href="https://medium.com/mind-medicine-australia/psychedelic-medicines-how-my-journey-into-the-jungle-changed-my-life-2b0c11918cc5">A series of challenging and incredible events has led Alana into the field of psychedelics</a>. Alana is the National Practice Manager of Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) and Co-lead on the Certificate of Psychedelic Therapies. She is also an Australian teacher on the Psychedelics Today Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Therapist Course. She co-ordinates the psychedelic and plant medicine Mental Health Professional Network (MHPN) and also supervises Social Work Students at Psychedelic Research in Science and Medicne (PRISM) with Melissa Warner. Alana is currently working on a range of research trials focusing on Ketamine, MDMA, and Ayahuasca. Alana has a specific passion in the Australian Ayahuasca dieta experience in regards to culture, community and practices.
Alana is passionate about connecting with professionals and community members who have integrity, creativity and innovation; people who can uphold the sacred nature of these medicines as we bring them safely into the clinical context Most importantly she is a mother of two young boys, owner of two beautiful high needs French bull dogs and a wife of a sexual abuse detective.