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The Society of Humanistic Psychology 17th Annual Conference

March 28-30, 2024 | University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

Theme: Old Saybrook 3

“Old Saybrook 3” commemorates the 60th anniversary of the original Old Saybrook conference in 1964, where humanistic psychology was formalized. It also serves as a follow-up to the “Old Saybrook 2” conference in 2000, which aimed both to rekindle the Third Force vision of psychology articulated at “Old Saybrook 1” and to re-vision humanistic psychology for the new millennium. Now, almost a quarter-century later, to keep humanistic psychology relevant for new and future generations, it is again time to recontextualize our movement in and for the 2020s. How can humanistic psychology actualize itself today to meet the needs of a fast-paced, distracted, survival-focused, experientially-avoidant, interpersonally-isolated, rating- and metric-centered, systems-blind, toxically-masculine, xenophobic, inequitized, traumatized, polarized, technocratic, post-truth, post-pandemic society-in-transition? Paradoxically, to accomplish that undertaking, “Old Saybrook 3” also celebrates the wisdom of our elders and reminds us not to turn a blind eye to their rich and enriching intellectual and experiential contributions. How might we demonstrate that humanistic psychology is, far from being a mere historical relic, well-equipped in its core values and theory/philosophy, pluralistic methods, and robust, decades-long canon of research/scholarship to resonate with the 2020s zeitgeist? And, with that, what can we do to promote an I-Thou way of being in an increasingly I-It world? We look forward to being with you in March!

— Dr. Andrew Bland, Division 32 President (2023-2024)

Keynote Speakers

Heidi M. Levitt, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Michael Alcee, PhD, Private Practice and Manhattan School of Music

Registration Fees

Full Conference: $250-$255; Single Day: $100
Division 32 Community Dinner Saturday Eve: Register for dinner by March 11. Join community for posters, hor d’eurves, a cash bar, and dinner for an opportunity to mingle and break bread together. Single Dinner Reservation: $50
Limited number of work/study positions are available please reach out to SHP Conference Chair Dr Vanessa Brown at VBrown5@Saybrook.edu by February 19th for more info.

Continuing Education

Fee: $50
APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

For more information on CE offerings please contact Dr. Julie Falk at shpcechair@gmail.com

To request accessibility accommodations please contact Dr. Betz King at betzking@gmail.com

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Please Note: this event is not being managed by EHI. Please contact Courtney Cabell about the Conference via email: ccabell@msp.edu.

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