Actualités sur les expériences exceptionnelles
> Colloque sur la clinique des expériences exceptionnelles
Le 9 mars 2012, à Durham en Caroline du Nord (USA), un colloque est organisé sur les approches cliniques des expériences exceptionnelles en partenariat entre le département de psychologie de l’Université de West Georgia (via Christine Simmonds-Moore) et le Rhine Research Center, qui a une longue tradition de consultation sur les expériences exceptionnelles.
Les intervenants seront : Martina Belz ; Jim Carpenter ; Harris Friedman ; Ginette Nachman ; Frank Pasciuti ; Christine Simmonds-Moore ; Pamela St John ; et Yolaine Stout.
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The conference is of particular relevance to those who have an interest in exceptional experiences, those who are working with (or planning to work with) people who have experienced distressing exceptional experiences those who are currently working as clinicians, social workers and nurses (etc.) researchers into exceptional experiences, and those who may want to further understand their own exceptional experiences. CEU credits will be available.
The aims of the conference are to :
1. Present examples of the varieties of exceptional experiences
2. Increase awareness of the growing area of “clinical parapsychology” and the current state of play of this field (particularly in the USA)
3. Draw attention to the fact that people have exceptional experiences (including subjective paranormal experiences) and that these can be experienced as distressing.
4. Highlight that exceptional experiences should not automatically be labeled as “pathological” as they can sometimes be associated with mental health and human potential
5. Highlight that there are clinical and counseling practices that can help to assimilate psychic experiences and sometimes allow for personal growth/transformation
6. Engender discussion of a variety of clinical approaches to exceptional experiences.