The Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP) will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 with an exciting conference. The theme of the conference is “The Future of Transpersonal Psychology: Acknowledging the Past, Honoring the Present, and Envisioning the Future.” In 1969 the transpersonal psychology field came into existence when ATP being granted non-profit status and published its first issue of the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. We warmly invite you to join us in this historic celebration at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds where many previous ATP conferences were held.
Innovative pioneers who founded the transpersonal movement will attend and share their experiences and contributions through presentations, workshops, and informal conversations during meals and break times. These creative thinkers broke away from mainstream thinking and established a new paradigm for the field of transpersonal psychology and the many related areas of transpersonal study and practice. They went beyond the then-established humanistic psychology to include spiritual and transcendent aspects of human experience as crucial for a fuller understanding of human beings and healthy living.
Over the past 50 years the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and the transpersonal movement have made significant contributions to psychology, psychotherapy, psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, the arts, business, health care, leadership, and other applications. At this conference we will be acknowledging its origins, original motivations, and history. We will also discuss its current state, review its criticisms, and explore new directions and possibilities. In collaborative discussions we will envision and plan for the future uses of transpersonal psychology in everyday life and to prepare for the next 50 years.
The conference will provide opportunities to meet the luminaries who founded the field and current leaders who now contribute to transpersonal theory, research, education, and practice. There will be opportunities to professionally network and make new lifelong friends with transpersonal professionals, students on their way to becoming professionals, and others who are passionate about the transpersonal. We can all learn and share in this stimulating natural environment.
We have seven great transpersonal keynote speakers who will share their knowledge and expertise — Roger Walsh, Jorge Ferrer, James Fadiman, Rick Doblin, Marilyn Schlitz, Harris Friedman, and Mariana Caplan. We also have a diverse and exciting international group of lecture and workshop presenters from Russia, Spain, France, Australia, Brazil, Catalonia, Latvia, Serbia, Scotland, Greece, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Chile, and the USA. We have officers from the various transpersonal associations, editors from the transpersonal journals, and directors of the transpersonal schools to meet and talk with. We also have four exciting post-conference workshops:
- Les Lancaster and Jessica Bockler -- Kabbalah: Language, Movement and Ritual
- Siegmar Gerken - The Power of Life and the Will of Your Heart™ A Core Evolution Intensive - integrative, body-oriented and mindfulness-centered
- Pier Luigi Lattuada and Steven Schmitz - Shamanism and Psychotherapy: Using Shamanic Practices for Counseling and Psychotherapy
- Frank Echenhofer and Jane Brunette - Navigation Skills for Psychedelics and Spiritual Development: Assembling a Toolkit.
We have a USA film premiere of Vladimir Maykov’s documentary film
, "Tools for Evolution.
" We will also have morning yoga, meditation, and shamanic practice sessions before breakfast. Come join us to celebrate 50 years of Transpersonal Psychology at the scenic Asilomar Conference Grounds with the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean to nourish our souls.
Make a donation to the 2019 ATP International Transpersonal Conference Scholarship Fund
Please help us bring diverse and important voices from around the world to the 2019 ATP International Transpersonal Conference. Your donation will fund scholarships for aspiring young graduate students, low-income attendees including those from developing countries with less economic resources, and others who need support. We seek to remove financial barriers so the next generation of leaders in our field can come together at our conference to create a holistic, inclusive, healthy, and life-affirming world! Please invest in a future of the transpersonal, as it becomes increasingly global, by being generous and supportive — and give what you can.
There will be a place to make your donation during the registration process. We thank you in advance for any support you can offer.