About me

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Social Worker | Prospective Doctorate (PhD)

Bach. Sci. Engineering, Masters of Social Work (Hons; Research Prize Faculty of Health & Medical Science UWA) Tobias Penno is an academic and lecturer in Social Work at the University of Western Australia (U.W.A). His first academic publication titled ‘How Ayahuasca Offers Psychosocial Wellbeing’ won the social work research prize in the school of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science at U.W.A. in 2017. Tobias is the current chair of the Australian Psychedelic Society (WA Chapter), and co-ordinates the Mental Health Professional Network’s local Psychedelic Community of Practice. His primary research focus is on the particular therapeutic skillset required for high quality psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Tobias is passionate about the role of social work in this field and is currently part of the therapy team for Reset Mind Sciences Perth-based clinical trial using psychedelic medicine for treatment-resistant depression.