Dr. Allens Story

Dr. David F. Allens Credentials

Dr. David Allen, leading psychiatrist, is building a platform at Rejuvenate Bahamas, implementing therapy programs rooted in, Contemplative Discovery Pathway Theory, an alternative to cognitive-behavioral theory that motivates clients beyond recovery to a stage of discovery, which focuses on universal ethical principles involving justice, equality, and respect for all humanity.

With over 30 years of experience, David and the team strive to make recovery more manageable and life changing for all clients.


David, MD, MPH, graduated from St. Andrews medical school in Scotland and Psychiatry and Public health at Harvard Medical School. David has experiences and received awards for drug rehabilitation, namely for success in the cocaine era.

Dr. Allen has established cocaine treatment centers in the Bahamas and Washington, D.C., and is a recognized expert in all types of addictions and their causes.

Professional Achievements
Dr. Allen has published widely in the areas of addiction, spirituality and psychiatry, including mental health evaluation (1976), the cocaine crisis (1985) and cocaine: the broken promise (1988). 

Dr. Allen has authored the landmark trilogy of books that include in search of the heart (1993); shattering the gods within (1997) and contemplation: intimacy in a distant world. Presently, Dr. Allen has an international private practice in psychiatry in Nassau, Bahamas.

Therapist Qualifications

 Graduate Diploma in Psychiatry
 Graduate Diploma in Public Health
 Taught at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown University
 1984 Bennett Commonwealth Prize
 Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist

2018 Mitchell Hochberg Memorial Public Education Event: David Allen, M.D., MPH

In his presentation entitled "Group Process as an Intervention for Community Resocialization," Dr. Allen describes how social fragmentation creates victims of shame, who become destructive to themselves, others, and their community. He explains that in the resocialization process through the group process, persons are liberated from being victims of shame to being open to positive emotions, forgiveness, gratitude, and constructive community.

Shame Anger Violence: Distinguished Lecture by Dr David Allen in Hong Kong

The lecture will discuss the brain mechanisms of anger, its different presentations in our lives, and the stages of the Evil Violence  Tunnel vignettes of persons who have been the victims of widespread  shame and anger. We will conclude by presenting a format of anger  management that has proven effective in our research and work.

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1811 51 St NW PMB 1196, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, US

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