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A Day on Transpersonal Psychotherapy #2

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A fascinating series of talks exploring the transformative potential of transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy.

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The term “transpersonal psychology” was first introduced by humanistic psychologists such as Victor Frankl and Abraham Maslow in the 1960s.

As a field of study, transpersonal psychology is concerned with the totality of human experience, aiming to integrate spiritual and transcendent elements within the framework of modern psychological science.

Unlike other traditions, it values wholeness, and sees an individual’s wellbeing as inseparable from, and interconnected with, the entire pattern of being of which they are apart. According to the transpersonal view, your mental health doesn’t just exist "in your head" as many other approaches assume.

Instead, transpersonal psychology views human beings in the broadest possible context; taking mental, spiritual, emotional, physical, and social considerations into account.

Transpersonal approaches are increasingly being utilised in a wide range of psychological therapies to help clients heal, self-actualise, and live with a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and connection in day-to-day life.

In this online conference, we’ll explore three of these approaches, with talks on:

  • Neuroscience, Dreams & Psychotherapy; what latest scientific research has revealed about the neural mechanisms of dreaming, why we dream, what our dreams really mean, and how these insights can inform, and improve our approach to psychotherapy - Professor Mark Solms, PhD
  • Transformational Chairwork Psychotherapy: Gestalt Therapy & The 4 Dialogues; why this experiential and highly emotive form of psychotherapy is currently undergoing a renaissance, how clinicians all over the world are integrating it into their practice, and how chairwork can be applied to heal from grief and loss, work through traumatic memories, and heal relational wounds from the past - Amanda Garica Torres,LMHC and Dr Scott Kellogg, PhD
  • Already Free; Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation; how ancient wisdom from Buddhist teachings can be paired with modern psychotherapy to reduce unnecessary suffering, break limiting patterns from the past, and lead to greater levels of flourishing in day to day life - Bruce Tift, MA, LMFT

You’ll learn how these insights can benefit your own life, but also your ability to help others too.

For a full breakdown of the lectures, speakers (and their reading recommendations) emailed to your inbox, please click here.


Neuroscience, Dreams, & Psychotherapy- Professor Mark Solms

Professor Mark Solms is best known for his discovery of the forebrain mechanisms of dreaming, and for his pioneering integration of psychoanalytic theories and methods with those of modern neuroscience. He holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital (Departments of Psychology and Neurology). His other positions have included: Honorary Lecturer in Neurosurgery at St. Bartholomew’s & Royal London School of Medicine, Director of the International Neuro-Psychoanalysis Centre, London, and Director of the Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuro-Psychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.

Professor Solms’ books include: Clinical Studies in Neuro-Psychoanalysis (winner of the NAAP’s Gradiva Award Best Book, Science Category in 2001), The Brain and The Inner World (2002), and most recently: Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness (2021).

Transformational Chairwork Psychotherapy: Gestalt Therapy & The 4 Dialogues - Amanda Garcia Torres, LMHC and Dr Scott Kellogg, PhD

Amanda Garcia Torres, LMHC is a certified Chairwork Psychotherapist and Co-Director of Training at the Transformational Chairwork Psychotherapy Project. Ms. Garcia Torres received her Master’s Degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University and has also completed training in Voice Dialogue. She began her journey with TCPP in 2013 and has trained clinicians in NYC and internationally. Her presentations and writings have addressed such topics as chairwork, trauma, social justice, oppression, and identity issues. Ms. Garcia Torres is in private practice at Chairwork Therapy NYC.

Scott Kellogg, PhD is the author of Transformational Chairwork: Using Psychotherapeutic Dialogues in Clinical Practice (2015, Rowman & Littlefield). He is a former Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at New York University and a Past-President of Division of Addictions of the New York State Psychological Association. An ISST-certified Advanced Schema Therapist, he has also trained in Gestalt Therapy and Voice Dialogue. Dr. Kellogg currently runs a chairwork-centered private practice in New York City. Through the Transformational Chairwork Psychotherapy Project, he has taught this method of psychotherapeutic dialogue to practitioners in the United States and abroad.

Already Free; Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation - Bruce Tift, MA, LMFT

Bruce Tift, MA, LMFT, has been in private practice since 1979, taught at Naropa University for twenty-five years, worked in a psychiatric ward and as a family therapist with social services, and has given presentations in the United States, Mexico, and Japan. In his twenties he traveled for two years by motorcycle in Europe, North Africa, and overland to India and Nepal. He has worked as a laborer, clerk, postal worker, longshoreman, painter, school bus driver, paper mill worker, miner, and truck driver. He and his wife, Reva, are now empty-nesters living in Boulder, Colorado. A practitioner of Vajrayana Buddhism for more than forty years, he had the good fortune to be a student of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, and to meet a number of realized teachers.

For a full breakdown of the lectures, speakers (and their reading recommendations) emailed to your inbox, please click here.

Event Schedule

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm: Neuroscience, Dreams & Psychotherapy - Professor Mark Solms
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch break
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm: Transformational Chairwork Psychotherapy: Gestalt Therapy & The 4 Dialogues - Amanda Garcia Torres, LMHC and Dr Scott Kellogg, PhD
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm: Afternoon break
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm: Already Free; Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation - Bruce Tift, MA, LMFT

Please note - all times are in GMT.

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Why Attend Live?

  • Get exclusive access to the content - at least six months before anyone else
  • Interact with world class speakers and leading academics in real time, and get your questions answered in the Q&A sessions
  • Build lasting relationships with a community of likeminded people as you interact throughout the talks
  • Earn a CPD certificate and demonstrate your commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Get lifetime access to video and audio recordings, and all available event materials (e.g. slides, handouts, etc.)


How does the Online Video Conference Work?

After you register on Eventbrite, you will receive an email with a unique link and instructions to join the video conference.

Will I be able to ask questions?

You will be able to submit questions to each speaker during the Q+A sessions.

What if I miss part of one of the lectures? Will I have access to the recordings?

Yes, the recordings will be emailed to all ticket-buyers (even those who can't attend on the day) approximately one hour after each lecture finishes.

This means that if you miss anything, you'll be able to catch up in your own time.

If you have any further questions, please email support@theweekenduniversity.com for more information.

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Who is this event for?

You might be:

  • A mental health practitioner; psychotherapist, counsellor or coach, attending for continuing professional development
  • A psychology student seeking to broaden your knowledge in different areas of the subject
  • Considering a transition into a career in psychology, but not sure exactly what route to take yet
  • A member of the general public attending for the sheer joy of learning and exploring your curiosity.

TWU Guarantee

The Weekend University seeks to guarantee an excellent learning experience.

If you are not fully satisfied with the day, you will receive 100% of your money back, and we will cover the cost of your travel to and from the venue.

Refund Policy

We offer a full refund if you cancel within 7 days of the event date.

For cancellations in the week leading up to the event, tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

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