Media Appearances

National and international media coverage.

Managing stress of violent videos
CNN Health

To cope with release of violent videos, manage stress and know your own limits.

Tyre Nichols on NPR

Videos like the Tyre Nichols footage can be traumatic, an expert shares ways to cope.

sad girl with OCD in bed
New York Times

With anxiety on the rise, more children try exposure therapy to improve mental health.

Brain scan with psychedelics

Researchers use psychedelics for mental health problems, like PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

Media Coverage 2024

Greenfield, N. M. (2024, June 4). MA in psychedelic drugs stimulates research and training. University World News.

Adams, B. (2024, June 7). Master’s Degree In Psychedelics Studies Launches At University Of Ottawa. Forbes.

Legault, J-B. (2024, June 5). Une nouvelle maîtrise sur les substances psychédéliques. La Presse Canadienne.

Brady, G. (2024, June 4). University of Ottawa launches MA program in psychedelics and consciousness studies. Toronto Today. 640 toronto. Global News. [radio]

Thompson, S. (2024, June 3). University of Ottawa offers MA program in psychedelics and consciousness studies. 900 CHML in Hamilton. Global News. [radio]

Eureka Alert. (2024, June). University of Ottawa launches groundbreaking MA in Psychedelics & Consciousness Studies. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Laucius, J. (2024, June 1). uOttawa launches world's first master's degree in psychedelics and consciousness studies. Ottawa Citizen.

Press Release. (2024, May 29). uOttawa launches groundbreaking MA in Psychedelics & Consciousness Studies. University of Ottawa.

Adams, K. & Arzate, H. A. (2024, May 21). Schizophrenia: Finding Hope on a Hard Road. American Public Media.

Kent, L. (2024, May/June 2024). Bessel van der Kolk & Monnica Williams — How Psychedelic Therapy Will Change Your Practice: On the Future of Trauma Healing. Psychotherapy Networker Magazine.

Pribic, L. (2024, April 26). Healing Racial Trauma with Psychedelics + Diversifying Psychedelia w/ Dr. Monnica Williams | 090. Modern Psychedelics Podcast. Apple Podcast | Spotify

Fadel, L. & Martinez, A. (2024, April 19). Bicycle Day marks an unofficial commemoration of the first use of LSD. NPR Morning Edition.

Busby, M. (2024, April 15). Psychedelic Community Divided Over Upcoming Conference in Israel. Filter.

Coueignoux, S. (2024, February 11). Black History Month: Racial trauma in the community. Live Now Fox.

Neal, A. (2024, February 7). All in a Day with Alan Neal, When Did You. Black History Month. CBC Listen.

Clark, J. (2024, February 1). Young, Black conservative draws critics for opposing DEI on popular podcast, quoting MLK: 'Neoracists'. Fox News.

Mcleod, S. (2024, January). Racial Discrimination and Symptoms of OCD Among African Americans. Simply Psychology.

Markusa, M. (2024, January 15). What is racial trauma? CBC Manitoba Radio. CBC Listen.

Lekhtman, A. (2024, January 12). What’s the Best Way Forward for Psilocybin in Connecticut? Filter Magazine.

Viečaitė, K. & Justinas Keturka, J. (2024, January 4). “They Weren’t Being Racist To You”: Guy Defends Racist Family, Ends Up Single. Bored Panda.

Past Media Appearances

Dr. Monnica Williams on Red Table Talk

Red Table Talk

Jada Pinket Smith and her family tackled the issue of plant medicine and other psychedelics for mental health in this video, featuring Dr. Williams as a top doctor in the field.

Popular Books and Videos by Dr. Monnica Williams

book - Racial Trauma

Healing Racial Trauma

A 12-Session Protocol. Now available for pre-order!

book - Power, Discrimination, and Privilege

Power, Privilege, Discrimination

In Individuals and Institutions

book - Managing Microaggressions

Managing Microaggressions

Addressing Everyday Racism in Therapeutic Spaces

book - Culturally Responsive Care

Mental Health

Eliminating Race-Based Disparities: Equity and Culturally Responsive Care

book - Psychedelic Therapy

Psychedelic Therapy

American Psychological Association Deliberate Practice Series

book - Sexual Obsessions in OCD

Treating OCD

Sexual Obsessions in OCD: Definitive Guide to Understanding, Diagnosis, & Treatment

book - Sexual Obsessions in OCD

Treating OCD

Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Audiobook

PESI video

Racial Trauma

Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Trauma Rooted in Racism


Racial Trauma Treatment

A 12-Session Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Protocol


Transforming Therapy

Being the Change: Embracing Antiracism in the Therapy Room


Equity and Access to Care

Psychedelics & Racial Justice