Letter from the Editors,
Interview with Michele Ritterman
The following is an interview I conducted with Michele Ritterman, Ph.D. in January, 2007, an excerpt of which appears in the Spring newsletter. Dr. Ritterman pioneered the integration of hypnosis and family therapy, and has trained thousands of therapists in her approach to working with couple and families. More...
SPF Panel, Twelfth Annual Sufism Symposium
This years Sufism and Psychology panel was a very successful event. Each panelist addressed the theme: Theory and Practice, which was also the theme of the Symposium. More...Sufism Psychology Panel Presentation, Eleventh Annual Sufism Symposium
Once again science and spirituality came together at the Psychology Forum hosted by the International Association of Sufism, the Sufism and Psychology Forum and the Community Healing Centers. The panel presentation for the 11th annual Sufism Symposium was on "Spiritual Research: Traditional and Modern". Speakers from diverse background demonstrated that current research is verifying ideas which have been discussed for years by Sufism and other ancient traditions. more...
The Sufism and Psychology Forum - A Retrospective
For the past six years, the afternoon preceding the Annual Sufism Symposium has found the spotlight on a panel discussion sponsored by the Sufism and Psychology Forum (SPF). Each year a group of distinguished speakers and an attentive audience have explored the depths of the relationship between modern psychology and spiritual wisdom, focusing on a topic within the scope of the Symposium theme. more...
Sufism Psychology Panel Presentation, Tenth Annual Sufism Symposium
"Let us pray that the arrogance of egotism may be broken, that truth may embrace the world, that souls shine like mirrors, and the hearts await until the holy messenger of heart whispers the psalms of God upon the face of creation and gives strength to the life of the human being." more...
Towards a Sufism Psychology
Sufism Psychology Panel Presentation, Ninth Annual Sufism Symposium
The Ninth Annual Sufism Symposium was held in Bellevue, Washington on Memorial Day weekend, 2002. As in previous years, Sufism Panel Forum held a panel discussion on spirituality and psychology on Friday afternoon. The theme of the panel was Balance and Harmonymore...
Sufism Psychology Panel Presentation, Eighth Annual Sufism Symposium"The weekend began on Friday afternoon with the Sufism and Psychology Forum presentation of a panel discussion on "Soul's Longing." Moderator Amineh Amelia Pryor opened the forum with a presentation that included the invitation to empty our heart of attachments to the world and listen for the divine within, in order to attain tranquility." more...
SPF Roundtable Report, Eighth Annual Sufism Symposium"Members of the Sufism and Psychology Forum met at the Eighth Annual Sufism Symposium to plan action steps for the coming year." more...
The Sufism and Psychology Forum (SPF) has been created as a department of the International Association to explore the relationship between the study of Sufism and of psychology. Members from around the world are working to bring together the application of Sufi principles and practices and the study of psychology through research, translation, and discussion in many different ways.
The SPF has been successful in opening and maintaining an international dialogue among Sufi practitioners who work in the field of psychology, and in facilitating the integration of Sufi principles into the practice of psychology. Through the efforts of its members and the support of the International Association of Sufism, the SPF has made great strides since its inception in 1996 toward meeting its founding goals.
Goals of the Sufism and Psychology Forum are to:
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