Mission & History

candle-closeupA 501(C3) membership organization whose primary purpose is educational; 

The Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy (ASP) originally formed as the Center for Spirituality and Psychotherapy in 1997 in response to the growing interest in the relationship between spirituality and psychotherapy and its first conference was held in 1998. This was the first center of this kind within a major psychotherapy and psychoanalytic training institute, the National Institute for the Psychotherapies.
The first three annual conferences on spirituality and psychotherapy drew hundreds participants to each meeting.  This gave birth to the international membership organization now known as the Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy (ASP) in 2001. ASP utilizes psychotherapy to further the spiritual dimension in our lives with spiritual practices to enhance our personal lives with psycho-therapeutic experience. Drawing from all religious and spiritual traditions, psychological perspectives and scientific theory and research, we emphasize individual awakening to spiritual traditions and practices.  ASP offers:
  1. Conferences on various themes related to spirituality and psychotherapy
    (for professionals and the public)
  2. Continuing education workshops and courses on spirituality and psychotherapy
    (for professionals and the public)
  3. Networking Meetings Monthly in New York City
  4. Occasional Meetings for a “Day of Conversation”
  5. Semi-annual Newsletter

ASP has offered training programs for many years for health, mental health, and religious professionals and is currently reworking its training concept for the 21st century.

The Association is a voluntary organization that grows and is sustained by the freely donated time and efforts of its members and its Board of Directors. If you would like to participate in ASP’s future, please contact aspspiritandpsych@gmail.com