Gabrielle Agin-Liebes, PhD

Title(s)Professional Services CNTRCT, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Avenue, #7G15
San Francisco CA 94110
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    Gabby is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is currently a National Institute on Drug Abuse T32 Research Fellow in Substance Use Disorders Treatment and Services Research at UCSF within the Psychedelics Divisions of Neuroscape. Her research explores transdiagnostic psychological mechanisms (e.g., emotion regulation, metacognition, self-transcendence) underlying the therapeutic outcomes in treatments of mood, anxiety and substance use disorders. She also conducts qualitative research on psychotherapy-related change processes. She has over 11 years of experience working as a therapist and investigator on FDA-approved clinical trials with psilocybin at New York University, Yale and UC San Francisco (UCSF). Her research applies quantitative and qualitative methodologies to study the role of emotion regulation and metacognitive processes (e.g., mindfulness/self-compassion and reappraisal) targeted by psychedelic-assisted therapies for the treatment of addiction, existential distress, and PTSD. Her 2020 study, which found that psilocybin-assisted therapy was associated with improvements 4.5 years after treatment, garnered media attention in several global news outlets including Time, Newsweek, and CNN.
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    1. Content analysis of Reddit posts about coadministration of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and psilocybin mushrooms. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2024 Apr 30. Sakai K, Bradley ER, Zamaria JA, Agin-Liebes G, Kelley DP, Fish A, Martini V, Ferris MC, Morton E, Michalak EE, O'Donovan A, Woolley JD. PMID: 38687360.
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    2. Therapeutic Effects of Ceremonial Ayahuasca Use for Methamphetamine Use Disorders and Other Mental Health Challenges: Case Studies in an Indigenous Community in Sonora, Mexico. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2023 Nov-Dec; 55(5):549-557. Loizaga-Velder A, Giovannetti C, Campoy Gomez R, Castillo Valenzuela TE, Ochoa Jaime GR, Agin-Liebes G, Marcus O, Rush B. PMID: 37675972.
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    3. Reports of self-compassion and affect regulation in psilocybin-assisted therapy for alcohol use disorder: An interpretive phenomenological analysis. Psychol Addict Behav. 2024 Feb; 38(1):101-113. Agin-Liebes G, Nielson EM, Zingman M, Kim K, Haas A, Owens LT, Rogers U, Bogenschutz M. PMID: 37276086; PMCID: PMC10696130.
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    4. Race, Ethnic, and Sex Differences in Prevalence of and Trends in Hallucinogen Consumption Among Lifetime Users in the United States Between 2015 and 2019. Front Epidemiol. 2022; 2:876706. Davis AK, Arterberry BJ, Xin Y, Agin-Liebes G, Schwarting C, Williams MT. PMID: 38455323; PMCID: PMC10910982.
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    5. Prospective examination of the therapeutic role of psychological flexibility and cognitive reappraisal in the ceremonial use of ayahuasca. J Psychopharmacol. 2022 Mar; 36(3):295-308. Agin-Liebes G, Zeifman R, Luoma JB, Garland EL, Campbell WK, Weiss B. PMID: 35253514; PMCID: PMC10074827.
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    6. Comment and Response: (Lugo-Radillo & Cortez-Lopez, 2020) Long-Term Amelioration of OCD Symptoms in a Patient with Chronic Consumption of Psilocybin-Containing Mushrooms. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2022 Sep-Oct; 54(4):324-327. Fitzpatrick CM, Anderson BT, Agin-Liebes G, Guydish J. PMID: 35083957.
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    7. Assessing the Acceptability of Yoga Among Patients with and without Chronic Pain Enrolled in a Licensed Opioid Treatment Program. Int J Yoga Therap. 2022 Jan 01; 32(2022). Ahmadi E, Evans C, Agin-Liebes G, Tompkins DA. PMID: 35377949; PMCID: PMC9799967.
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    8. Psilocybin for the Treatment of Depression: A Promising New Pharmacotherapy Approach. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2022; 56:125-140. Agin-Liebes G, Davis AK. PMID: 34811715; PMCID: PMC10072288.
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    9. Attitudes and Beliefs about the Therapeutic Use of Psychedelic Drugs among Psychologists in the United States. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2022 Sep-Oct; 54(4):309-318. Davis AK, Agin-Liebes G, España M, Pilecki B, Luoma J. PMID: 34468293.
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    10. Methadone maintenance patients lack analgesic response to a cumulative intravenous dose of 32 mg of hydromorphone. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 09 01; 226:108869. Agin-Liebes G, Huhn AS, Strain EC, Bigelow GE, Smith MT, Edwards RR, Gruber VA, Tompkins DA. PMID: 34216862; PMCID: PMC9559787.
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    11. Participant Reports of Mindfulness, Posttraumatic Growth, and Social Connectedness in Psilocybin-Assisted Group Therapy: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. 2021; (0022167821). Agin-Liebes, G., Ekman, E., Anderson, B., Malloy, M., Haas, A., & Woolley, J. View Publication.
    12. Naturalistic Use of Mescaline Is Associated with Self-Reported Psychiatric Improvements and Enduring Positive Life Changes. ACS Pharmacol Transl Sci. 2021 Apr 09; 4(2):543-552. Agin-Liebes G, Haas TF, Lancelotta R, Uthaug MV, Ramaekers JG, Davis AK. PMID: 33860184; PMCID: PMC8033766.
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    13. Acute and Sustained Reductions in Loss of Meaning and Suicidal Ideation Following Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy for Psychiatric and Existential Distress in Life-Threatening Cancer. ACS Pharmacol Transl Sci. 2021 Apr 09; 4(2):553-562. Ross S, Agin-Liebes G, Lo S, Zeifman RJ, Ghazal L, Benville J, Franco Corso S, Bjerre Real C, Guss J, Bossis A, Mennenga SE. PMID: 33860185; PMCID: PMC8033770.
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    14. Patient experiences of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. J Humanist Psychol. 2020; 4(57):354-88. Belser AB, Agin-Liebes G, Swift TC, Terrana S, Devenot N, Friedman HL, Guss J, Bossis A, Ross S.
    15. Psilocybin-assisted group therapy for demoralized older long-term AIDS survivor men: An open-label safety and feasibility pilot study. EClinicalMedicine. 2020 Oct; 27:100538. Anderson BT, Danforth A, Daroff PR, Stauffer C, Ekman E, Agin-Liebes G, Trope A, Boden MT, Dilley PJ, Mitchell J, Woolley J. PMID: 33150319; PMCID: PMC7599297.
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    16. Long-term follow-up of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for psychiatric and existential distress in patients with life-threatening cancer. J Psychopharmacol. 2020 02; 34(2):155-166. Agin-Liebes GI, Malone T, Yalch MM, Mennenga SE, Ponté KL, Guss J, Bossis AP, Grigsby J, Fischer S, Ross S. PMID: 31916890.
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    17. Individual Experiences in Four Cancer Patients Following Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy. Front Pharmacol. 2018; 9:256. Malone TC, Mennenga SE, Guss J, Podrebarac SK, Owens LT, Bossis AP, Belser AB, Agin-Liebes G, Bogenschutz MP, Ross S. PMID: 29666578; PMCID: PMC5891594.
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    18. Cancer at the dinner table: experiences of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of cancer-related distress. J Humanist Psychol. 2017; 5(57):488-519. Swift TC*, Belser AB*, Agin-Liebes G*, Devenot N, Terrana S, Friedman HL, Guss J, Bossis AP, Ross S. [*denotes co-first authorship].
    19. Rapid and sustained symptom reduction following psilocybin treatment for anxiety and depression in patients with life-threatening cancer: a randomized controlled trial. J Psychopharmacol. 2016 12; 30(12):1165-1180. Ross S, Bossis A, Guss J, Agin-Liebes G, Malone T, Cohen B, Mennenga SE, Belser A, Kalliontzi K, Babb J, Su Z, Corby P, Schmidt BL. PMID: 27909164; PMCID: PMC5367551.
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    20. The child and adolescent mental health studies program (CAMS) at New York University. Neuropsychiatrie de l'enfance et de l'adolescence. 2012; 5(60):296. Shatkin J, Agin-Liebes G.
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