This conference will take place on the 9th and 10th March, 2012 and is co-sponsored by the Rhine Research Center and University of West Georgia Psychology department.
The conference aims 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.
The CAEE 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.