International Humanistic Psychology Association

Conferences

Interactive, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary conferences promoting deep dialogue and deliberation in addressing critical issues and developing practical applications.

Most Recent Conferences

International Conference On

The 3rd Side

Joint Palestinian-Israeli Peace-building Partnerships

April 13-14, 2024 

Site:  Michigan State University  ~  East Lansing, Michigan, USA

Practical hope at the grassroots. Reaching across the divide to build the groundwork for nonviolence, healing, security, reconciliation, and peace.

Sponsored by:
   Common Bond Institute (CBI)
   International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
With the Support of:
  
Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry (MSU)

A 2-day interactive, outcome-oriented, and nonpartisan conference focused on raising public awareness and direct support for the large number of Israeli-Palestinian grassroots peace-building partnerships working together on the ground in the conflict region.

The purpose is to:

  • gather partnership representatives, key stakeholders, and interested members of the public together to place a public spotlight on these efforts as existing and viable alternatives to the militant rivals from two opposing sides that are continually portrayed in major global media as the only activists involved in the conflict;
  • and, importantly, to help generate tangible support as soon as possible for the continued and expanded work of these grassroots peace efforts.

The conference is a hybrid in-person/Zoom event.
Attendants can participate on-site and on-line

Participation is free ~ Registration to open soon

Annual International Conference on

Transgenerational Trauma

Communal Wounds and Victim Identities

~ Amman, Jordan ~

Addressing the dynamics and implications of communal and transgenerational trauma, and developing ways to effectively prevent and treat them.

Sponsored by:
   Common Bond Institute (CBI)
   International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
   Michigan State University (MSU)
   Jordanian Pioneer Center
   International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations – Jordan (IFMSA)

Official Partner and Event of:
   Charter For Compassion – and-  Parliament of World’s Religions

A 3 day conference and highly interactive learning community, offering a program of prepared workshops and presentations and engaged dialogue designed to impart knowledge and skill, share research, and stimulate in-depth deliberation leading to increased understanding and practical applications.

The Annual TT Conference is linked each year with programs of post-conference psychosocial treatment services to refugees and skills training of local service providers:

International Conference on

Refugee Crisis in Europe and Middle East

Sharing Tools for Humanitarian Response

~ Freiburg, Germany ~

Sponsored by:
     Common Bond Institute (CBI)
     International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
     Michigan State University (MSU)
     Freiburg City Government

Official Partner and Event of:
     Charter For Compassion – and-  Parliament of World’s Religions

A 3-day international working conference bringing key stakeholders together to address:

  • The current forced migration crisis in Europe
  • Immediate psycho-social treatment needs of refugees arriving traumatized by war, violence, and the exodus
  • The dynamics of trauma and displacement in the individual and community
  • The support needs of societies and communities receiving refugees
  • Developing practical, culturally sensitive humanitarian responses to the growing need
  • What is working, what is not working
  • Networking to promote the development of a cross-cultural network of humanitarian aid organizations and groups addressing the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East for mutual support and cooperation.
  • Public policy recommendations
  • Promoting a Bi-Regional Cross-Training project: a bi-regional response and collaboration between German and Jordanian mental health professional groups to provide culturally adapted psychosocial treatment services to the refugee population in each country.

International

Muslim Mental Health Conference

~ Amman, Jordan ~

Sponsored by:
     Michigan State University (MSU)
     Common Bond Institute (CBI)
     International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
Co-sponsored by:
     International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations-Jordan (IFMSA-J)
Official Partner and Event of:
    Charter For Compassion and Parliament of World’s Religions

It’s purpose is to:

• Examine how challenges to mental health impact diverse communities, including unique characteristics of faith communities,
• Share effective and culturally appropriate models and methods of assessment and service,
• De-stigmatize mental health issues and increase public awareness and understanding,
• Muster strengths within communities to promote and support quality service resources to their members within the cultural context of faith communities,
• Promote advocacy and empowerment.

International Conference on

" Engaging The Other:"

The Power of Compassion

~ San Francisco, California ~

At a time when escalating polarization is the true culprit, a shared common-ground conference promoting respectful listening, dialogue, trust, and action to bridge the divides

Sponsored by:
    Common Bond Institute (CBI)
    International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)

Supported by:
    Michigan State University

Official Partner and Event of:
    Charter For Compassion and Parliament of World’s Religions

Endorsed by:
     An international list of over 100 organizations and universities

An interactive, working conference to:

    • Address rising polarization and animosity in our society
    • Advance a wider, inclusive public dialogue about toxic images of “Us and Them,”
    • and Promote compassionate, collaborative remedies and healing in our relationship with a perceived “Other.”