5th annual international conference on spirituality and psychology
19th - 21st of March 2020, Bali, Indonesia
ICSP 2020 Scientific Committee:
Dr. Michael Ireland has been working for the University of Southern Queensland, Australia since 2012 and has published over 40 international peer reviewed articles
He is an active researcher in the areas of resilience, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and psychometrics. He also teaches research methodology and statistics courses to undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Ritu Singh is Assoc. Prof. in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Home Science, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUAT), Uttarakhand, India. She graduated in Home Science from GBPUAT, Uttarakhand in 2000 and joined Punjab Agricultural University, Punjab for her Master’s and PhD in Human Development. After, acquiring her highest degree she joined the present university as Asstt. Prof. in May’06 and since then she is actively engaged in teaching, research, extension and administration activities of the university. Her main areas of teaching are Theories of Human Development, Advances in Lifespan Development and Interventions for Children with Developmental Challenges. Her research focus is on early childhood care and education, adolescent personality and issues and family relationships in the light of contemporary psychological and social issues of the society viz. spirituality, distant relationships, romantic relationships etc. In her area of work she has so far 70 research papers, 11 chapters in edited books and 03 course emodules to her credit. She is also recipient of 06 best paper awards as well as 05 international fellowships. She is on the editorial board/reviewer of few reputed journals, scientific committee member of various national/international conferences, member of professional societies and participated in various national/ international conferences and training programs.
Dr. Margaret Trey is a counsellor by training and holds a doctorate degree in counselling from The University of South Australia. Researcher, journalist, and author of The Mindful Practice of Falun Gong: Meditation for Health, Wellness and Beyond, Dr. Trey is trained in alternative mind-body medicine—in the ancient art of Shiatsu, traditional Chinese medicine, qigong, yoga, and macrobiotics. She also learned Vipassana meditation, popularized in the West as mindfulness practice, directly from a Burmese Buddhist sayadaw. For three decades, Dr. Trey helped countless individuals in diverse nurturing roles—as a lecturer, Shiatsu practitioner and educator, natural health consultant, and life directions counsellor. In 1997, Dr. Trey embarked on her journey with Falun Gong, an ancient Chinese spiritual discipline. She pioneered in research on the health-wellness effects of Falun Gong since 2001. In January 2017, she facilitated two Falun Gong seminars at Xavier University of Louisiana, and thereafter invited to collaborate with the Xavier University, Center for Traumatic Stress Research, to explore the effects Falun Gong on traumatic stress. Since 2016, Dr. Trey has presented on the effects of Falun Gong at various conferences—in Australia, Canada. United States, Singapore, and Thailand.
Dr. Khalid Bazaid is associate professor at Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Outpatient Youth Psychiatry Program at Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. Dr. Bazaid is an active member of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, and a member and ex-secretary of the Saudi Psychiatric Association (SPA) since it was first established in 2005. He has served children and adolescents both in the outpatient and inpatient departments regarding Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Depressive Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). He served on several scientific committees and social support groups on Child Abuse, ADHD, Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Bazaid is the founder and course director of the International Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review Course and the founder and course coordinator of the intensive Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Hand On Training Assessment and MSE. He has been published in peer review journals and has presented nationally and internationally. Dr. Bazaid’s primary clinical and research interests include Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Depressive disorders in children and adolescents, Suicide Prevention, and Global Mental Health and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training. Dr. Bazaid is also a reviewer of several recognized peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Ayin Adams, is a founder and director of the Holistically Alive center, USA. Dr. Adams uses cell memory techniques to attain balance and growth of being. She perpetuates love and spiritual truth and uses principles through development of being. Dame Rev. Dr. Ayin M. Adams is author of more than 10 books including the acclaimed, “The Woods Deep Inside Me’, “Walking through My Fire,” “Walking in Sappho’s Garden, GCLS Literary Awards Finalist 2008), Kwanzaa In Hawaii. She has edited & published her student’s poetry books such as, "Climbing A Rainbow of Dreams, Butterflies Blossom, and Graffiti Dreams. Ayin Adams is the 2015 Illumination Book Award Winner, 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award Finalist, winner of the Pat Parker Poetry Prize Winner, The Audre Lorde Memorial Prize, The Zora Neal Hurston/Richard Wright Award, 2004 Rap-it-up Black Entertainment Television(BET) winner Ayin Adams boldly challenges herself and becomes one of the voices which documents the history of African Americans in Hawai`i. Ayin Adams is a holistic teacher of self development and consciousness. She utilizes her gift of words to heal, educate, and yes, entertain. Adams documents our passage in time through her poetry and tonality of voice that helps one break out of the current constraints and fragmentation and facilitates for individuals to co-create their future especially as many of the established structures of society may be falling apart.
Dr. Mahesh Bhatt is a surgeon, writer, hospital and public health management consultant, speaker, and researcher practicing medicine for the last 25 years in Dehradun (Uttarakhand) India. He is associated with various academic, scientific, and social organizations and institutions involved in research, education, and social development. He is involved in research on Spiritual Health and Spirituality and their role in health and healthcare systems. His work on thought processes and their ecosystem in human brain and function of spiritual thought processes and spirituality in various thoughts of religion, culture, philosophy, and science created a paradigm shift in understanding and defining spirituality in the context of evolutionary biology and neurobiology for broader implications on health, happiness, and wellbeing. Dr. Mahesh Bhatt has published and presented research papers in various international conferences on spirituality and spiritual health apart from medicine. His work on spiritual health as the fourth dimension of health and its role as a tool in prevention in physical, mental, and social aspects of health is vital in public health, healthcare delivery, and management. He has written the book ‘Spiritual Health’ on this subject. To know more visit https://drmaheshbhatt.com/
Dr. Venkataramanan Krishnamurthy is Director – Projects & Programs, Share Your Care, Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute. He serves as a visiting faculty at All India Institute of Local Self Government, Mumbai, Institute of Health Management & Research, Jaipur and other health care institutions.
Dr. Krishnamurthy's keen desire to serve the needy and contribute towards the rural development of India made him relinquish his corporate career to join Share Your Care , a project of Sri Chaitanya Seva Trust since 1997 to support Bhaktivedanta Hospital, Barsana Health activities, Govardhan Eco-Village and similar other projects.He is keen to make a lasting impact by creating a self sustainable model for health care and rural development in the Thane District of Maharashtra. Dr. Krishnamurthy presented at numerous international conferences and has bagged many prestigious awards for his work, including Mahatma Awards for Social Good Award by NGO Expo New York, 2018 and CSR Impact Awards 2017 received for Skilling Farmers, Women & Youth – NGOBox.
Call for papers
International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology 2020 accepts the following types of submissions:
Research Papers: Completed research papers in any of the topic areas listed bellow or related areas.
Abstracts: Abstracts of completed or proposed research in any of the topic areas listed bellow, or related areas. The abstract for proposed research should include the research objectives, proposed methodology, and a discussion of expected outcomes.
Student Papers: Research done by students in any of the topic areas listed bellow, or related areas.
Case Studies: Case studies in any of the topic areas listed bellow, or related areas.
Work-in-Progress Reports or Proposals for Future Research: Incomplete research or ideas for future research in order to generate discussion and feedback in any of related areas.
Reports on Issues Related to the conference topics: Reports related to innovative techniques or research related to any of the topic areas listed bellow or related areas.
Proposals are accepted on a rolling admission basis as long as space is available or by January 15th 2020 at latest and are to be be submitted along with application form. All submissions will be peer reviewed and acceptance/rejections is based on their relevance to the conference topics. Notification on acceptance is sent within 7 days after the submissions has been received.
Channeling, astral projection and OBE
Energy of life, The God Particle
Evolution of consciousness, DNA activation
Light, Singularities, Black Hole, Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Meditation, dimensions and chakras
Nature of consiousness - computational vs. omnipresent theories
Pineal Gland theories
Quantum Physics and spirituality
Sacred geometry, flower of life
Sacred geometry of the ancients
Spirituality and Medical Practice
Thoughts and the illusion of material world
Universal and scientific spirituality
Vibrational nature of the universe
Other themes related to spirituality
Clinical Psychology, Behavioral and Cultural Factors
Cognitive, Psychological and Behavioral Sciences
Empowerment and quality of life
Environmental and cultural psychology
Ethical Issues, Importance and Criticism, Cultural Traditions
Mental Diseases and psychotherapy
Parenting and caring
Psychology of family
Psychology of Religion
School and Health Psychology
Social Development, Personality, Cultural Norms, Interpersonal Phenomena
Spirituality and Clinical Psychology
The following presentation formats will be possible at the conference:
Oral presentation - Take an advantage of oral presentation of your paper/ research on site and get the first hand remarks and comments from the audience. Encourage a live discussion regarding the presented topic and network with other researchers and academics in the field of education and related areas, from around the globe.
Video presentation – Registered presenters who are not able to attend the conference in person may opt for this presenting format. Participants will watch either your recorded presentation or will be following it trough a live stream. They will be able to ask the questions either in a real time trough the internet connection or may fill in the reflection forms which we will be mailing back to you, if requested.
Poster presentation - Participants will get familiar with your research/ paper trough poster exhibition which will be available in the conference’s venue during the entire length of the program. Presenters will have an opportunity to discuss and explain their research in direct contact to the audience. Alternatively, if required by presenters, reflection forms can be distributed to the participating delegates, which will be mailed back to you after completed by the conference’s delegates.
Equipment that will be provided by the conference and setup in all presentation rooms (excluding poster sessions):
Microphone an sound system
Limited printing facilities
* Please, note that all electronic files should be written on CD ROM or USB flash drive.
Papers presented at the conference will be published in the official ISBN conference proceedings publication.
In order to have your paper published in the official conference proceedings, your submission should have been previously approved and registration arrangements completed.
Participants who have completed registration arrangements and wish their paper published in the official conference proceedings publication must submit their paper and/or abstract by February 10th 2020.
A4 size paper
Single line space
Margins: 2 cm on the left and 2 cm on the right
Format: Align left
No footers and headers allowed and no numbered pages
Title: Times New Roman 14 bold Subtitles: Times New Roman 12 bold Text: Times New Roman 12
Title of submission Name/s of author/s Affiliation/s of the author/s E-mail address/es of the author/s
Abstract of maximum 300 words (or one page) Key words (under abstract)
Full paper (unless only abstract is intended for publication)
Deadline for proceedings submissions: February 10th 2020 Submissions received after this date or/and in a format different than specified will NOT be published. We strongly recommend early submissions to allow enough time for a review and feed back in case there are changes to be made in formatting.