This web site was developed in conjunction with the Old Saybrook 2 Conference on the future of humanisitic psychology ("Coming Home to the Third Millenium"). The conference was hosted by the Psychology Department at State University West Georgia during May 11-14, 2000.

For follow-up activities see the Humanistic Psychology Learning Community web site. This web site was initiated by the participants at the Old Saybrook 2 Conference.

This site is now in an ARCHIVAL STATUS (9-12-2000)
No new material is being added.

 

"Life never presents us with anything which may not be looked upon as a fresh starting point, no less as a termination." -- André Gide

In November 1964, an interdisciplinary group of scholars including Gordon Allport, Jacques Barzun, Rene Dubos, James F. T. Bugental, Abraham Maslow, Rollo May, Clark Moustakas, Henry Murray, and Carl Rogers, gathered for a long weekend at Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Many believe that humanistic psychology and the human potential movement made a quantum leap forward that weekend.

The Old Saybrook II Project is an initiative by several contemporary scholars in the field of humanistic, existential, and transpersonal psychology (including phenomenology, human science, person-centered psychology, creative/expressive arts, gestalt therapy, personal and organizational transformation, Eastern psychology/philosophy, and somatics and mind-body approaches) to revisit those ideas, as well as to ask again some of the key questions of the psychology of human experience in the light of the great cultural transformation now upon us. What does the exploration of the existential human condition, the study of feelings and emotions, of creativity and spirituality, of values and ethics, of identity and the self, have to offer, as theory and praxis, in the new millennium?

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