The annual Midyear Conference on Religion and Spirituality will be hosted by Div. 36 of the American Psychological Association and the Department of Psychology at St. Joseph College in Brooklyn, New York, on Friday and Saturday, March 11-12, 2016. There will also be a preconference on Thursday, March 10 featuring two workshops:

  • Thomas Pruzinsky
    Systematic Compassion Training: An Experiential and Empirical Introduction to Secularized Methods of Tibetan Buddhist Mind-Training Techniques (3 CEs)
  • Peter Lin and Henry Seiden
    When Freud Meets Buddha: the algorithms of Chan (the Chinese term for Zen) practice and psychoanalytic psychotherapy (3 CEs)

Space is very limited for these two workshops, so please register early.

The conference provides a supportive academic forum where professionals discuss the latest research findings and scientific advances in the field. In addition to the paper and poster sessions, this year's conference will include keynote addresses by Paul Bloom (Yale) and Sheldon Solomon (Skidmore College).

Your Div. 36 colleagues and friends at St. Joseph College invite you to save the date and make plans to join us in Brooklyn. We look forward to hosting you.


Online registration is now open.

Call for Proposals

Submit proposals for papers, symposia and posters online. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 4. 2016