NiCole T. Buchanan, PhD

Interim Board Chair and CEO


NiCole T. Buchanan, PhD

Interim CEO

NiCole T. Buchanan, PhD, is a professor at Michigan State University and Clinical Director and Founder of Alliance Psychological Associates, PPLC. She is the Interim Board Chair and CEO of the Board of Psychedelic Medicine and Therapies (BPMT), serves on the Board of Directors and the Racial Equity and Access Committee of the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicine and previously served as the Co-Chair of the Inaugural Board of Directors for the American Psychedelic Practitioners Association (APPA).

Dr. Buchanan trained with MAPS’ MDMA-assisted therapy, Polaris Insight Center’s Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy training and the California Institute of Integral Studies’ Certificate for Psychedelic Research and Therapy. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and four divisions of the American Psychological Association and has received international awards for her contributions to the field. An accomplished consultant, speaker, writer, and scholar, she has over 120 publications focusing on equity and inclusion (in psychedelics, clinical training, and organizations), harassment, organizational climate, employee wellbeing, and professional development. Her work is highlighted in hundreds of media outlets and she is a featured international speaker, including at TEDx and on National Public Radio.

See for a list of Dr. Buchanan’s publications.