The 7th Annual EHI Conference
"Beyond Anxiety and Worry: Finding Strength and Meaning in Everyday Living."
- Dates: November 15th and 16th, 2013
- Location: AgeSong/EHI 624 Laguna Grove, San Francisco, CA 94102
- Registration: Download the Registration form
- Fee: Click here for the Online Payment option
- Conference Contact: Dr. Mary Madrigal, email: email@example.com
EHI 7th Annual Conference Call for Proposals
The Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI) is extending an invitation for Proposals for the The 7th Annual EHI Conference,November 15-16, 2013 at AgeSong Institute in San Francisco.
This year’s theme for the conference is “Beyond Anxiety and Worry: Finding Strength and Meaning in Everyday Living.”
Finding the center of strength within ourselves is in the long run the best contribution we can make to our fellow men. ... One person with indigenous inner strength exercises a great calming effect on panic among people around him. This is what our society needs — not new ideas and inventions; important as these are, and not geniuses and supermen, but persons who can be, that is, persons who have a center of strength within themselves.” Existence : A New Dimension in Psychiatry and Psychology (1958).
We welcome proposals that address this theme from a variety of perspectives with preference for experiential workshops that combine a didactics with 'felt experiencing' or other modalities that move us beyond the abstract and talking 'about' things.
You are cordially invited to submit a proposal to present at this conference for plenary sessions, workshops, or posters. Plenary Sessions and Workshops are scheduled 1.5 hours in length.
For more information and instructions please download the Call for Proposals PDF.
EHI Certification in Foundations of Existential-Humanistic Practice
The conference is also a training venue for our yearlong certificate program. Upon successful completion, students in the program are awarded a certificate in the Foundations of Existential-Humanistic Practice. The “certificate track” will offer current and prospective students 12 hours of E-H therapy training, organized around the conference theme and taught by our nationally recognized faculty. Find out more and get contact info regarding the EHI certificate program and the 12 hour certificate track curriculum here.
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Academic Announcements, Community Presentations and Workshops
EHI Vice-President, Kirk Schneider, PhD, will be chairing a symposium at this year's APA Convention titled "Renewal of Humanism in Psychotherapy - A Roundtable Discussion". The roundtable, being held on Friday August 2, 2013 will include pariticipant authors David N. Elkins, PhD, EHI Certificate Program Training Director, Orah T. Krug, PhD, Robert D. Stolorow, PhD, Lillian Comas-Diaz, PhD and discussant Melba J.T. Vasquez, PhD.
Kirk Schneider, Ph.D has recently published a new book The Polarized Mind: Why It's Killing Us and What We Can Do about It. Drawing from existential psychology, Schneider looks at the polarized mind, how it has ravaged cultures throughout history, and how to address the problem. View more on the book in this post on the EHI Blog and at the publisher's website, University Professors Press.
Candice Hershmann, M.A., LMFT, recently published an article "Notes on Humanistic Psychology Today" on the EHI blog(read here) after attending the APA Division 32 Society for Humanistic Psychology Annual 2013 Conference in Santa Barbara.
Orah Krug, Ph.D presented a talk entitled "The Renewal of Humanism: Lessons from an Existential-Humanistic Training Program"( read more on the EHI blog-full transcript- pdf) during the DIV32 2013 Conference of the APA, about directing the EHI Certificate Program in Existential-Humanistic Therapy.
Dr. Schneider was the senior editor of a special section of the APA journal Psychotherapy (Division 29) "The Renewal of Humanism in Psychotherapy: A Roundtable Discussion."This landmark section assembles the voices of top leaders in a diversity of therapy subfields – including Bruce Wampold and Dave Elkins in research and Training, Steven Hayes in Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Robert Stolorow in Psychoanalysis, Lillian Comas-Diaz in Multicultural therapy, and Alfried Langle and Jurgen Kriz in European therapy--to discuss the nature and impact of humanistic renewal in their respective areas of expertise. View the ten articles from the Special Section - Humanism in Psychotherapy[Psychotherapy]: December, 2012, in our archive.