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Services & Support Groups for Exceptional Experiencers 

American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE) Support & Discussion Groups 

Center for Information, Research and Consultation on Exceptional Experiences (CIRCEE), France, Groups and Consultations 

Cheetah House, Brown University: Support for adverse meditation experiences, Consultations and Groups 

Integrative Mental Health University Support Groups for Spiritual Emergence 

International Association for Near Death Experiences (IANDS) Support Groups 

John Mack Institute (JMI) Support Groups 

Rhine Research Center: Psychic Experiences Group (PEG) and Dream Study Group (DSG)

Research & Education Regarding Exceptional Experiences, Consciousness & Spirituality 

Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences 

American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE) 

Archives of the Impossible at Rice University 

Association for Transpersonal Psychology 

The Centre for Fortean Zoology 

Center for Spiritual Emergence 

Cheetah House, Brown University: Professional Trainings 

DWPasulka Courses:  Beyond the Stars 

Exo Studies Courses  

The Galileo Commission 

HOLOS Institute: Holistic Counseling and Ecopsychology Education 

Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health (IGPP) 

Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) 

Integrative Mental Health University (IMHU) 

International Association for Near Death Experiences (IANDS) 

International Network for the Study of Spirituality 

John Mack Institute (JMI) 

Pari Center 

Parapsychological Association (PA) 

Rhine Research Center 

Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU) 

The Scientific & Medical Network (SMN) 

Society for Psychical Research (SPR) 

The Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) 

Society for UAP Studies (SUAPS) 

The SOL Foundation 

Spiritual Awakenings International (SAI) 

Spiritual Competency Academy  

Spiritual Emergence Network 

Advocacy for Public Awareness of Exceptional Experiences in Mental Health & Societal Disclosure 

The Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium (EPRC) 

Post Materials Science Manifesto at Open Sciences  

New Paradigm Institute 

uNHIdden in the United Kingdom 

Graduate Programs & Research 

ALEF Trust 

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) 

California Institute for Human Science (CIHS) 

Rice University, Department of Religion 

Sofia University 

Ubiquity University 

University of Arizona, Center for Consciousness Studies 

University of Virginia, Division of Perceptual Studies 

University of West Georgia, Psychology Department 

Clinical Ethics Resources

Not intended for advice. Refer to your local governing laws and professional organization code of ethics and practice standards. Consult with legal resources for further information.

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) 

AAMFT Code of Ethics 

AAMFT Spirituality in Clinical Practice Topical Interest Network (SICP) 

American Counseling Association (ACA) 

ACA Code of Ethics 

Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in counseling (ASERVIC), division of the ACA 

American Nurses Association (ANA) 

ANA Code of Ethics 

American Holistic Nurses Association, recognized by the ANA 

American Psychiatric Association (APA) 

APA: The principles of medical Ethics: With Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry  

APA Resource Document on Ethics at the Interface of Religion, Spirituality, and Psychiatric Practice 

APA Psychiatric News Publication: Article: Ethics Document Offers Guidance on Religious/Spiritual Issues in Care 

American Psychological Association (APA) 

Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct 

Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, a division of the APA 

APA Publication: Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence, Second Edition 

Lukoff, D., Lu, F. G., & Yang, C. P. (2011). DSM-IV religious and spiritual problems. In J. R. Peteet, F. G. Lu, & W. E Narrow (Eds.), Religious and spiritual issues in psychiatric diagnosis: A research agenda for DSM-V (pp. 171–198). American Psychiatric Association. 

Prusak, J. (2016). Differential diagnosis of “Religious or Spiritual Problem”—Possibilities and limitations implied by the V-code 62.89 in DSM-5. Psychiatria Polska, 50(1), 175–186. 

APA Publication: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Transpersonal Psychology, Special issue of The Humanistic Psychologist 

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 

NASW Code of Ethics 

NASW Spirituality Committee 

National Board for Certified Counselors 

NBCC Code of Ethics 


Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP) International 

EUROTAS: The Global Transpersonal Association 

International Union of Psychological Science 

Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists 

Ethics Courses & Resources: Spirituality & Psychology and Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness in Therapeutic Settings


Cheetah House Professional Trainings in meditation safety and trauma-sensitive mindfulness

Integrative Mental Health University (IMHU) Courses: InnerEthics, Spiritual Emergencies, Spiritually Transformative Experiences.

Spiritual Competency Academy: Comprehensive Training in Evidence-Based Approaches to Spiritualty and Mental Health Courses


Rabeyron T. When the Truth Is Out There: Counseling People Who Report Anomalous Experiences. Front Psychol. 2022 Jan 4;12:693707. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.693707. PMID: 35058829; PMCID: PMC8764292. 

Sharma P, Charak R, Sharma V. Contemporary perspectives on spirituality and mental health. Indian J Psychol Med. 2009 Jan;31(1):16-23. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.53310. PMID: 21938086; PMCID: PMC3168074. 

van Dernoot, L. & Burk, C. (2009). Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1st edition (May 8, 2009).

Vieten, C., & Lukoff, D. (2022). Spiritual and religious competencies in psychology. American Psychologist, 77(1), 26–38. 

Vietan, C. & Scammell, S. (2015). Spiritual and Religious Competencies in Clinical Practice: Guidelines for Psychotherapists and Mental Health Professionals. New Harbinger Publications; 1st edition (September 1, 2015).