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Scott McKernan, MA

Scott McKernan, MA, a fourth-year clinical psychology doctoral student working in Dr. Wendy D’Andrea’s lab at The New School. His research program focuses on biological adaptations to trauma and sexual and gender minority (SGM) mental health. Currently, he is investigating how discrimination confers risk for PTSD by mapping what is known about acute and chronic trauma onto discrimination experiences. It is his hope that by understanding how discrimination is similar to acute and chronic trauma the field can better formulate trauma treatments for minoritized individuals. He also works with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies as a night attendant for their phase III clinical trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD and is interested in expanding this modality to treat SGM individuals.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Scott McKernan has employment relationships with Mt. Sinai Inpatient Unit, New York Psychoanalytic Institute, The New School Counseling Center and Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Scott McKernan has no relevant non-financial relationships.