Amy Wong Hope MSW,LCSW
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Amy Wong Hope, LCSW, is trained as an MDMA-assisted therapist through California Institute of IntegralStudies (CIIS) and Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). She completed a Psychedelic Social Justice Certificate through Chacruna Institute (2021). With few published textbooks to refer to, Amy actively works to curate a relevant snapshot of psychedelic studies and how it isprofoundly influencing science, culture, therapy, ethics, and humanity by inviting guest speakers and presenters into the program to share their expertise and discuss ideas and issues with students. She sees this program as an opportunity to share critical knowledge about psychedelic-assisted therapy in order to increase safety and reduce harm and risk in this emerging field. One of her missions is to create a space for learning, critical thinking, dialogue and collaboration for those interested in this fascinating new landscape. Amy is the co-author of Small Doses of Awareness: A Microdosing Companion (to be published February 2024 by Chronicle PrismBooks). In this guided journal, she brings her clinical knowledge into the writing prompts and inquiries to facilitate readers into being their own guide with their experience.
Amy maintains a private practice with a focus on providing trauma-informed modalities and approaches that support clients in restoring emotional, somatic, and relational resiliency. Amy integrates Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR, mindfulness, spirituality, and integration of non-ordinary states of consciousness into her client work. She incorporates the shame-resilience work of Dr. Brené Brown, and is a certified “Daring Way Facilitator.” Amy has an undergraduate degree in English Literature and Comparative Religion, which led her to switch her career in mid-life to pursue the field of phenomenology and spirituality within her clinical practice. While at Simmons College (class of 2010), Amy was awarded the Iris McRae award for excellence in writing and was an Albert Schweitzer Fellow (2010). Prior to moving to Santa Fe in 2013, she completed a post-graduate fellowship at The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute(JRI) and Metrowest Behavioral Health Center, under the direction of Medical Director Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., where she was supervised by, and learned from many cutting-edge leaders in the trauma treatment field. She is always inspired and surprised at the ways in which clients recognize and reckon with their own consciousness. As a former developmental editor, she finds it a great honor to witness clients as they revise and “edit” facets of their lives to fit their expanded understandings of authentic self.