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Facilitating Experiencial Democracy Dialogue
Developed and Presented by Dr. Kirk Schneider

EHI thanks Dr Galia Schecter, PsyD, our Feb 29th workshop presenter for an engaging day!
And thank you to the attendees for joining us for Integrating the Self: The Power of Presence and Community in Cultivating Self-Compassion!

Education and Training Programs

EHI's 2020 Training Cohort for the Residential Has 1 Space Open.
Contact Us & Apply Today to Join the Training Residential Through Either the Foundations Certificate Program or the Experiential Retreat Program!
Also taking applications and enrolling for 2021

The hands-on training component for EHI's programs has been updated. EHI now holds one longer training that combines the former two experiential trainings into one intensive residential retreat!

The next open experiential retreat for both the Certificate and the Experiential Training programs will be held May 16th, 2021 - May 21nd, 2021. Students will receive the complete training previously experienced in our two retreats in one intensive retreat! Approximately forty-three training hours are scheduled in this updated Experiential Training. This update makes the training more effective and much less expensive for attendees.To ensure all our students get the best possible experiential training in Existential-Humanistic therapeutic practices the 2021 cohort is limited to 20 students max.

EHI Programs That Feature the Updated Single Experiential Training

Certificate in the Foundations of Existential-Humanistic Therapy
For students looking for grounding in E-H theory & practice.

The Foundations Certificate Program coursework provides students with an E-H Therapy foundational core by integrating both theory and practice into each course. New to EHI? Join this year long certificate program which is open to licensed professionals who seek to enhance their clinical skills and full or half-time students in a masters or doctoral psychology program.

Gain a Foundation in E-H Therapy Practice
Foundations Certificate Program Info »


Experiential Training Retreat Program
For those interested in engaging in EHI Experientials.

Open to licensed mental health professionals and graduate students who would like to participate in EHI's Experiential Training. Master E-H therapists and noted authors such as Kirk Schneider, PhD and Orah Krug, PhD. create intimate, safe and collaborative training environments which emphasize hands-on learning of relational and experiential techniques. Participants learn how to enter their clients' self constructed worlds, using their own personal contexts to develop responsiveness to clients while also cultivating the "presence" that enables genuine encounters and real therapeutic change. Designed for attendance and participation at the retreat is the only commitment, no additional course-work required.

Experiential Training Retreat Program Info »


Who Should Apply?

Participants who find this training effective include psychotherapists, social workers, counselors, nurses, creative and expressive arts therapists, medical doctors, psychiatric practitioners and psychologists who are interested in adopting Existential-Humanistic therapeutic techniques in their practice. The programs welcome Master's and Doctorate students and residents of the above professions. We have even had sociologists and documentary filmmakers join the training!

EHI welcomes international students in all of our programs and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

If you have questions about whether a program or training might be a fit for you please contact Michelle, EHI admin assistant to start a conversation: program[at] or call 415-689-1475!

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EHI E-H Therapy Consult Program

Be Notified of Next Consult Group - Spring 2020

We are pleased to continue to offer an Existential - Humanistic Consult Group for the Bay Area. The current group meets Fall and Spring.

E-H therapists seek not only a deeper understanding of their clients, but deeper contact with their own historical context that shapes their sense of reality. EHI's live consultation groups offer the opportunity to consult about difficult cases from an E-H perspective, and to experientially work with the therapist's own meanings that get stirred by particular clients.

Experiential learning in the consult groups includes guided self-reflection and case conceptualization, feedback from fellow group members, role plays, and theoretical reflections following experiential work. We look for group members who are committed to being present for all 5 consultations in the series, and who bring maturity and eagerness to dive into experiential work.

This monthly consult group series meets one Saturday per month from 10:30am-12:30pm for 5 months.

Groups are a max 6-7 members.
Groups meet in Troy's office in Oakland.

Cost of the group is $400 for the five 2-hour sessions. A $50.00 discount is on offer for 2020 Spring Training Retreat attendees. Please contact us at info[@] if you have questions or if you are interested in securing a spot in the upcoming group. The group fee is non-refundable, non-transferable if a session needs to be missed.

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Recommended Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

From our Friends at Society of Humanistic Psychology (SHP)

Save the Date! Annual Conference

As Within, so Without:
Humanistic Psychology, Revolutionary Stewardship, and Global Justice

Presented by Nader Shabahangi, PhD, MFT, RCFE

March 19-22, 2020
New Orleans

More info to come on the SHP Conference website >>

From our Friends at Existential Analysis Canada (EAC)

Save the Date! Inaugural Canadian Conference of Existential Analysis

Becoming a Community of Practice

Presented by: Existential Analysis Canada

Hosted by: Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology, Trinity Western University

Dates: May 8 & 9, 2020
Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Canada

More info to come on the EAC Conference webpage >>

From our Friends at EHNorthwest

Save the Date! Annual Workshop

Aging or Eldering? A powerful shift to understanding human life. Practical and therapeutic implications from an existential, process-oriented lens.

Presented by Nader Shabahangi, PhD, MFT, RCFE

Friday, September 25, 2020

More info to come on EHNW's website >>

EHI Recommends the 3rd World Congress of Existential Therapy!

Living in the Here and Now: Embracing our Roots
Creating our Future

Athens, Greece
May, 2023

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From our Friends at

Irvin Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy

Victor and Irv Yalom sitting in discussion in an interview of Irv by Victor

From Our Friends at

Irv Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy Online Course


- Over 7 hours of video
- 3 hours of in-depth interview
- 7.5 CE CREDITS included in the price.
- Permanent access to course materials.

- Transcripts of all videos
- Additional skill building activities

Our friends at are excited to present this new course:

Irv Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy

Join Irv Yalom as he demonstrates how to leverage the most powerful tool of therapists, the authentic engagement of the therapeutic relationship, to help three clients face head-on the existential anxieties that lurk beneath the surface.
For the first time ever, see Irvin Yalom conduct actual therapy sessions. This is your chance to witness firsthand how one of the most revered therapists of our time engages with his clients to address the heart of the human condition.


Register at Academy >>

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