4th International Expert Meeting: Religious and exceptional experience

On Friday, May 26thSaturday, May 27th, 2017 the HJBF organizes the next edition in its International Expert Meetings series. This 4th edition will be held in Heidelberg, Germany. The focus of this meeting will be to exchange (personal) experiences and theoretical concepts in counseling related to religious and exceptional experiences. We encourage persons from a variety of backgrounds to participate.  So it doesn’t matter if you’re either a professional working in counseling, a researcher specialized in religious studies or a student interested in the topic. All are welcome. This year’s theme is: ‘The changing world, new media technologies and its influence on religious & exceptional experiences.


Participation requirements:

Preregistration only. We strive to get an interdisciplinary mix of students and professionals in the fields of among others, mental health care, psychology and religious studies (humanities).



Please fill in the application from before the 4th of May. For the application form click here. 



Friday, May 26th,  2017 (start 10:00)- Saturday, May 27th (end 13:00), 2017



Neue Universität, down town Heidelberg, Germany 


Conference language: English.


Conference fee: There is no conference fee, participating is free. 


Provisional program:

conference outline 4th international expert meeting


May 26th:

10:00-10:50 Registration and informal gathering
10:50-11:00 Welcome
11:00-11:30 Presentation 1
11:30- 12:00 Presentation 2
12:00-12:30 Plenary session
12:30-13:30 Break
13:30-14:00 Presentation 3
14:00-14:30 Presentation 4
14:30-15:00 discussion
15:00-15:45 Keynote
16:15               Off program City tour of Heidelberg
19:30               Off program diner


May 27th:

09:00-09:15 doors open
09:15-09:45 Presentation 5
09:45-10:15 Presentation 6
10:15-10:45 Plenary session
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-11:45 Presentation 7
11:45:12:15 Presentation 8
12:15: 12:45 discussion
12:45-13:00 Closing remarks