Advisory Board


Athena A. Drewes, Psy.D., RPT-S

Miscellaneous Information

Dr. Athena A. Drewes is a licensed child psychologist, parapsychologist and consultant to the Rhine Research Center and the Parapsychology Foundation on children’s psychic experiences. She was a research assistant at the Division of Parapsychology and Psychophysics at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, NY assisting with dream telepathy experiments. She has published research on children and ESP and has written extensively on children’s psychic experiences, as well as lectured on the subject. Dr. Drewes has had her own psychic experiences as a child through adulthood. Dr. Drewes is senior author, with Dr. Sally A. Drucker, of the reference work, Parapsychological Research with Children: An Annotated Bibliography. She was recently featured on a CBS News production "Psychic Children" and contributed to and is referenced in The Gift: ESP, the Extraordinary Experiences of Ordinary People by Dr. Sally Rhine Feather and Michael Schmicker (2005, St. Martin’s Press). Dr. Drewes conducts therapy with children in foster care and is a clinical training director at a large multi-service non-profit mental health agency in the Hudson Valley. She is also a national and international presenter on the subject of play therapy, along with being a chapter author and senior editor of four books on play therapy.

"The field of parapsychology and the scientific study of paranormal experiences owes an enormous debt to the Rhine Research Center and Drs. J.B. and Louisa Rhine. Their efforts and perseverance led to the creation of the field of parapsychology and set the standards for present day research. The Rhine Research Center remains a beacon and integral hub for researchers and laypeople alike seeking to understand and learn about psi abilities and experiences. I have personally found the RRC invaluable as both a resource and support in my research and writings, and replies to families on children's psychic experiences."
-- Athena A. Drewes, PsyD