I’m looking forward to seeing all of you who can join us at our next Caucus Meeting, at the upcoming Institute of Psychaitric Services Meeting:
FACILITY: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
DATE: Saturday, October 12, 2013
EVENT: Caucus on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry
TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
ROOM: Room 409, Level 4
Submissions are invited for the 3rd Annual Conference on Medicine and Religion hosted by the University of Chicago, which is a congenial and intriguing meeting to attend, as well: See http://www.medicineandreligion.com/
When we have a newsletter it will include notices such as this one to an upcoming conference in Cambridge, Mass on Psychology and the Other. In the meantime, here’s the link:
Our Executive Committee is continuing to explore plans for the APA Annual Meeting, in particular proposals for sessions on spiritual aspects of trauma and recovery, and on depression and spirituality. We’ve contacted some interested presenters (including a psychologist from Division 36 of the psychological APA, but would love to hear from any of you who would like to participate. We’re also moving forward on a newsletter, and would like your input about what it should contain and look like. Thanks!
Our Executive Committee has begun monthly conference calls, and would like to encourage your ideas and participation. This week we discussed ways to collaborate with Division 36 of the American Psychological Association, the Royal College of Psychiatrists Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group, and the WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry, including through newsletters. We are also discussing potential topics and speakers for submissions (due the beginning of September) for next spring’s APA Annual Meeting in New York, and so welcome all input. It would be great to see many of you at our next meeting at the IPS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia this October.
Many of us enjoyed a productive meeting in San Francisco last month – please see the Draft Minutes of that meeting, and contact any of us newly elected officers with your ideas for moving forward. Thanks,
The APA Annual Meeting is rapidly approaching, and our Caucus will be meeting on Sunday, May 19th from 2:30 to 3:30 PM, in the SanFrancisco Marriott Marquis Yerba Buena Ballroom 3, Lower Level B2. Our agenda includes election of officers, review of the first year’s activities, and plans for the future. Feel free to bring specific additional items for the agenda. I hope to see you there!