2011 Annual Conference of The Society for Humanistic Psychology
Division 32 of the American Psychological Association
April 15-17, 2011
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology


“In the world…On the edge” is our theme as we focus on the importance of humanistic psychology in a world of global crisis and transition. Conference highlights include discussions on the state of the art and future of existential analysis around the world; shamanic journeying and the call of deep ecopsychology; the challenges of experiential, radical validation and “meetings” within radical diversity on an international level; our presence or absence in the world-wide internet, media, entertainment, and sports; critical challenges of psychology as a discipline that “recovers soul,” among other exciting possibilities. So come to Chi-town for fun, learning, and adventure, a city of the famed Second City Comedy Club, the House of Blues, world famous museums, incomparable architecture, and award winning cuisine, all in one of the most beautiful,“on the edge” cities in America.

In light of our conference theme, “In the world…On the edge,” we are seeking presentations, papers, panels, posters, and the arts that reflect this theme in various ways. By “in the world” we mean taking humanistic psychology beyond the walls of consulting rooms and academic classrooms and finding itself “presencing” in “eventings” of suffering and hope: local, national, and international, which may include topics such as the state of the art and future of existential analysis around the world; shamanic journeying and the call of deep ecopsychology; the challenges of experiential, radical validation and “meetings” within radically diverse encounters in everyday existence; our presence or absence in the world-wide internet, media, entertainment, and sports; critical challenges of psychology as a discipline that “recovers soul,” among other exciting possibilities. By “on the edge” we mean both humanistic psychology (e.g., existential, person-centered, gestalt, transpersonal, critical psychology) in dialogue at the interstices with other theoretical orientations (e.g., neuroscience, cognitive-behavioral, systems, psychodynamic), disciplines (e.g., philosophy, medicine, social work, business, legal, economic, religion, etc.), and/or projects in the world (e.g., new milieu therapies, social action projects), and pushing beyond the limits of “what has been” into “what could be” as we move into a vital time in the state of the art of being human and humanely caring in today’s world. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: DECEMBER 15

You can find more information about attending and presenting at the conference on http://ego.thechicagoschool.edu/s/843/index.aspx?sid=843&gid=89&pgid=3336

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