Ben Hearn

Benjamin Hearn

Ben Hearn is a new professional who is currently working as a school-based counselor. He is passionate about working with trauma and enjoys applying the fields of neuroscience, philosophy, ethics, and psychopharmacology to counseling practice. 

  • Understanding Psychedelics and Therapy - Dose

    Sep 20, 2018
    Today, I’d like to broadly begin discussing the differences between how psychedelic drugs are often used recreationally compared to how they may be used therapeutically. Specifically, we’ll discuss how the concepts of set, setting, and dose play a role both in recreational use and therapeutic use.
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  • Using Metrics to Improve Your Private Practice’s Execution

    Sep 07, 2018
    Valued at about $50 billion, it’s undisputed that Uber’s business was a great idea. Except, they weren’t the first to think of it. Ever hear of Taxi Magic? It did basically the same thing as Uber, but they didn’t execute as well. Uber didn’t win just because it was a genius idea. It won on effective execution.
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  • The Importance of Gatekeeping With Respect to LGBT Issues

    Jul 18, 2018
    I would imagine that in the majority of multicultural and/or ethics graduate courses, most counselors are exposed to the lawsuit brought against Augusta University by Jennifer Keeton.
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  • Psychedelic Assisted Treatments - Testing the Waters

    Jun 22, 2018
    At this year’s ACA conference, I had the privilege of presenting an education session on how psychedelic (such as LSD and psilocybin) and psychedelic-like (MDMA) drugs have and are and have been being used as treatments for mental health and substance use disorders.
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  • ACA 2018 Conference Reflections

    May 15, 2018
    This year marked my third year at the ACA conference, during which I completed two presentations. I’ve presented in some capacity at the previous two conferences as well. I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something that draws me to presentations.
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