Association for Transpersonal Psychology

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Association for Transpersonal Psychology
Abbreviation ATP
Formation 1972
Legal status Non-profit organisation
Purpose Transpersonal psychology
  • Palo Alto, California
Region served
Open membership
Steven Schmitz (Co-President), David Lukoff (Co-President), Stuart Sovatsky (Co-President)
Main organ
ATP Board of Directors

The Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP) is a membership-supported organization in the field of transpersonal psychology, founded in 1972.[1][2][3][4] It grew out of the humanistic psychology and counterculture of the late 1960s. [5]

Current presidents are David Lukoff,[6] Steven Schmitz and Stuart Sovatsky. Past presidents of the association include Alyce Green, James Fadiman, Frances Vaughan, Arthur Hastings, Daniel Goleman, Robert Frager, Ronald Jue, Jeanne Achterberg and Dwight Judy. [7][8]

The association publishes the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. The organisation has also contributed material to the PsycEXTRA® database.[9]

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  1. ^ Powers, Robin. Counseling and Spirituality: A Historical Review. Counseling and Values, Apr 2005, Vol.49(3), pp.217-225
  2. ^ PRWeb. "Sofia University and The Association of Transpersonal Psychology Co-Host Global Transpersonal Symposium". Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014
  3. ^ PRWeb. "American Psychologist Works to Include Spirituality in Psychotherapeutic Practice". Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2011
  4. ^ Friedman, H (Editor), Hartelius. H (Editor) (2013) The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology. 738 pages, Wiley-Blackwell
  5. ^ Aanstoos, C. Serlin, I., & Greening, T. (2000). History of Division 32 (Humanistic Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. In D. Dewsbury (Ed.), "Unification through Division: Histories of the divisions of the American Psychological Association", Vol. V. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
  6. ^ Society for Humanistic Psychology Newsletter. "Meet The Board". April 2009, American Psychological Association, Division 32.
  7. ^ Association for Transpersonal Psychology - Board of Directors/Past Presidents.
  8. ^ Smith, L. "Newport Beach Conference: Mystics, Scientists Will Gather to Promote Peace". L.A Times, September 05, 1989
  9. ^ American Psychological Association. PsycEXTRA® Content Owners - International – Associations and Conferences. List current as of July 2014.

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