Join the Association for Transpersonal Psychology in Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary!

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 the historic celebration at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, 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.

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.

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Nestled along the shoreline of California’s famed Monterey Bay, Asilomar is a tranquil oceanfront retreat cradled by pine forests and white-sand beaches. Asilomar sits within the cozy confines of an 107-acre California State Park and offers overnight lodging with views of the forest, surf, and sand.

Designed by acclaimed architect Julia Morgan and embracing the Arts and Crafts architectural style, Asilomar has played host to thousands of guests and groups since its founding in 1913. Once on the grounds, you’ll discover this refuge by the sea is steeped in history and natural beauty. Asilomar is an idyllic location for a truly unique getaway where you can leave the everyday behind.

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