Recollections of humanistic and transpersonal psychology’s origin’s morph into the
pros and cons of humanistic/transpersonal oriented schools developing APA accredited
clinical programs. This discussion dovetails with the question will ATP ever become an
APA division, raising an interesting alternative for those of us considering a career in
counseling: becoming a spiritual coach. Enter the issue of psychedelic therapy and the
Supreme Courts decision to allow ayahuasca as a sacrament by the Uniao Do Vegetal
Church, and the importance of why humanistic and transpersonal psychology need to
clearly map out the territories and sub-divisions of science and religion. Finally this
conversation raises a concern, that Maslow’s call for a “trans-human” psychology sought to
encourage creating what we now call ecopsychology.
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