FCRP Conference Structure
The Conference is divided into PLENARY speeches and INTEREST GROUPS. Each year the FCRP Planning Committee plans future Conferences and vets potential speakers on topics related to Quaker and Jungian thought, new trends in psychology, and individuation, ecology, and peace . We look for the intersections between mind, body and spirit, and what will enrich us our processes of individuation thereby creating a more peaceful world. The Plenary Speaker gives four to five talks on their subject. Past plenary speakers include Joseph Campbell, Bill Plotkin, Donald Kalsched and Joanna Macy among others. You can also check the FCRP History page for a list of past speakers.
Saturday and Sunday night feature what are called diversions for those who wish to participate. Saturday night is movie night with movies pertinent to the Plenary or to Jung. Sunday night usually features our ever popular “No Talent” Talent Show, an FCRP tradition.
Interest Groups are integral to our conference. FCRP Interest Group leaders are carefully selected and their topics vetted by the Planning Committee. The process that unfolds within the Interest Group—with its ups and downs and insights—is an important part of the FCRP experience. Interest Groups are intended as a personal growth experience, not as therapy.
Groups are limited in size and assigned on a first-come basis. If the group you wish to attend is already filled you will not see it in the list of choices on the Registration form. Choose another group and if you still wish a particular Interest Group you may contact the Registrar to see if an exception can be made.
Interest groups vary in approach and content from academic psychology to meditation, to creative expression; from physical activity such as yoga or tai chi to the “Doing Nothing” group (which has a non-structured approach to the weekend). The groups usually meet four times during the weekend to help deepen the experience of the Plenary talks.