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Lawrence Fischman, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who practiced in New York and Maine for many years. In addition to his full-time private practice, he was a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center and later at Tufts University School of Medicine’s Maine Track, where he also serves on the Admissions subcommittee. In 1983, he published a paper comparing psychedelic drug states with dreams and psychosis in Schizophrenia Bulletin. He retired from practice in 2021 to devote more time to reading and writing about psychoanalytic perspectives on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. He enjoys living in Maine, and is excited by the emerging possibilities for integrating psychedelic experiences with psychoanalytically-based psychotherapy.