Doctor teaching psychedelic therapy in Australia sacked over sex with vulnerable patient

Dr Ben Sessa was stood down by Mind Medicine Australia after it learnt he had been referred to a tribunal.

Charity Mind Medicine Australia has sacked one of its psychedelic therapy trainers after the UK psychiatrist was suspended over a sexual relationship with a former patient.

Dr Ben Sessa — who described the relationship as a “blip” in his career — told a tribunal he was unaware that the patient had overdosed and attempted suicide during their relationship.