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UPCOMING EVENTS

2020 Webinar Series

Depolarizing Our Minds, Our Hearts & Our Nation

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Just Added: Saturday, August 15, 2020!

White Privilege and Depolarization

Developed and Led by EHI Affiliate Instructor: Louis Hoffman PhD, PSY

Date: Saturday, 08/15/2020

Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Pacific

Location: Online via Zoom Meeting & Zoom Breakout Rooms

Fee: $35; $20 for Students & Elders (65 and over)*
* We understand that COVID-19 has created economic stress for many, so if you are experiencing economic hardship due to COVID-19, the requested fee for webinars in this series is $10 (though no one will be turned away due to lack of funds).

CE*: $18.50 for 3 CE credits

Registration

 

There is a Need to Depolarize Conversations About White Privilege!

White privilege is a pervasive issue in contemporary culture. However, the topic of White privilege has become highly polarized. For example, there is evidence that teachers who mention White privilege in their course lectures are likely to receive lower course evaluations as compared to when this topic is not mentioned (Boatright-Horowitz & Soeung, 2009). Even the mention of White privilege in many conversations will evoke defensiveness and anger. The goal of this presentation is to help therapists become more aware and able to address issues of White privilege in therapy, supervision, training, and social contexts.

 

The workshop opens with a focus on clarifying White privilege and related concepts, including White supremacy, White fragility, White guilt, colorblindand culture-blind racism, cultural humility, tone policing, and other concepts.Consideration will be given to why White privilege is such a controversialtopic and clarifying the resistance to it.

Next we will shift to focusing on intrapersonal aspects of White privilege. First, the concept of zhi mian (i.e., to face directly,or face-to-face) will be introduced as a way to engage in intrapersonal workconnected to White privilege.  

The third part of the workshop focuses on interpersonal aspects of White privilege. This section will begin with an introduction to the concept of anti-racism, including how this relates to White privilege. Next, Schneider's concepts of the polarized mind and depolarizing will be applied to the concept of White privilege.  

The workshop will conclude with a debriefing and time for final questions and discussion as well as providing resources for individuals who want to continue developing their knowledge and skills pertinent to working with White privilege in psychotherapy, supervision, training, and social settings.

Interested in Additional & Recommended Readings on these topics?

Visit the event registration page for the whole list of additional readings and research articles or contact our admin, Michelle, for the full course outline! Email: info[@]ehinstitute.org.

 

Our Webinars Include Experiential Work!

The August 15th workshop will be both didactic and experiential utilizing Zoom Meeting and Zoom Breakout Rooms; a format that will include attendees being assigned to a small group for the experiential exercises.

This event is designed mainly for licensed or pre-licensed professionals in the therapeutic fields, as well as master's and graduate students in therapeutic programs - psychologists, MFTs, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and doctors are encouraged to attend. Please reach out if you have questions!

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to define White privilege and distinguish it from other forms of privilege.
  2. Participants will be able to explain the concept of zhi mian and identify 3 ways it is relevant to White privilege.
  3. Participants will be able to identify 2 strategies for depolarizing conversations on White privilege that could be applied in therapy and other contexts.

Continuing Education Info

CE: 3 CEs*
Additional CE Fee of $18.50 for 3 credits (To be submitted during registration); Contact us for more continuing education information at info[@]ehinsitute.org.

  • *APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • Accessibility: It is the policy of EHI to make every reasonable effort to provide attendees with disabilities with the opportunity to take full advantage of its programs.
  • Please contact us ahead of time so we can work with you arrange programming to needs. Please contact our Admin, Michelle at program[@]ehinstitute.org or call us at 415.689.1475 to make arrangements.

Requested Requirements

A Zoom Account with Zoom Desktop Client or Mobile App are needed. Due to the format of this particular event these are both needed to be assigned to a small group to engage in the experiential exercises.

 

Our Presenter

Louis Hoffman

Louis Hoffman, PhD,is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. An avid writer, Dr. Hoffman has published over 100 books chapters and journal articles, and edited/authored over 16 books, including Humanistic Approaches to Multiculturalism and Diversity: Perspectives on Existence and Existential Psychology East-West (Volumes 1 & 2). He has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and five of its divisions (1, 10, 32, 36, & 52) for his contributions to the field of professional psychology. Dr. Hoffman is a past president of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, and the current president of the Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association. A co-founder of the International Institute for Existential-Humanistic Psychology (www.iiehp) and the International Conference on Existential Psychology, Dr. Hoffman regularly travels to China to engage in dialogues and offer trainings in existential-humanistic psychology.

Our Co-Sponsor

EHI would like to thank The Society of Humanistic Psychology (DIV32 APA) for the continued and whole-hearted support of our online offerings and courses. Consider becoming a member today!

Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology recognizes the full richness of the human experience. Its foundations include philosophical humanism, existentialism and phenomenology. The Society seeks to contribute to psychotherapy, education, theory/philosophy, research, organization, management, social responsibility and change. The Humanistic Psychologist is the society journal, published quarterly.

Saturday, Sept 12th, 2020

Meeting Across the Divide:  Depolarizing America for Ourselves and Our Fellow Citizens
Developed and Presented by Dr. Kirk Schneider

Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Pacific

Location: Online via Zoom Meeting & Zoom Breakout Rooms

Fee: $35; $20 for Students & Elders (65 and over)*
* We understand that COVID-19 has created economic stress for many, so if you are experiencing economic hardship due to COVID-19, the requested fee for webinars in this series is $10 (though no one will be turned away due to lack of funds).

4 CE credits pending approval*

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Explore the use of the Experiential Democracy Dialogue to depolarize difficult conversations, mediate conflict, and facilitate social healing


In the wake of the pandemic, racial unrest, and political polarization in our society, the engagement of supportive structured dialogue groups has become an increasingly appealing option for the many people who yearn to promote social healing but are at a loss with regard to the means by which to do so.  

This webinar is one effort to provide the means and resources to promote social healing through the time-tested one-on-one approach of the Experiential Democracy Dialogue, which incorporates elements of the group process developed by the increasingly popular and reputable organization Braver Angels. Through the use of a demonstration to illustrate the approach as well as dyad work with the audience, this webinar will provide the introductory means for participants to learn the principles, format, and application of the approach in their communities, households, and professions.


This webinar will illustrate the “Experiential Democracy Dialogue,” which is a conflict mediation model that draws from over a decade of experience facilitating the Dialogue combined with my experience as a trained moderator for the national organization “Braver Angels.”  Braver Angels is a citizens group that offers supportive structured dialogues to self-identified liberals and conservatives to learn about and understand each other with the prospect for achieving common ground.

This webinar will provide the introductory means for participants to learn the principles, format, and application of the approach in their communities, households, and professions.

During the webinar we will:

Introduce and provide the context for the Experiential Democracy Dialogue;

Offer a demonstration of its six-phase approach, and invite the audience to form dyads to practice the skills comprising the approach;  

Offer a range of timely topics for participants to engage in a dialogue;

Ample time will be provided for audience discussion following the dyad groups.

The webinar will also draw from my new book on this topic—The Depolarizing of America:  A Guidebook for Social Healing, which audience members will be encouraged to read to optimize their application of the Experiential Democracy Dialogue.

 


Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize the basic concept of the Experiential Democracy Dialogue
  2. Observe a demonstration of the Experiential Democracy Dialogue
  3. Utilize applications of the Experiential Democracy Dialogues in their own lives or practices
  4. Practice the Experiential Democracy Dialogue in dyads


Additional & Recommended Readings

Doherty, W. (2020).   My journey as a citizen therapist. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 60, 477-487.

Schneider, K.J. (2013). The polarized mind: Why it’s killing us and what we can do about it. University Professors Press. 

Schneider, K.J. (2017). The chief peril is not a DSM diagnosis but the polarized mind, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, July 17, https://doi.org/10.1177/0022167818789274

Schneider, K.J. & Fatemi, M. (2019, April 16). Today’s biggest threat: The Polarized Mind. Scientific American Guest Blog.

Schneider, K. (2020). The depolarizing of America: A guidebook for social healing.  University Professors Press.


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Saturday, Dec 5th, 2020

Working with the Cultural Outsider in Psychotherapy
Developed and Presented Dennis Portnoy, MFT

Time: 11 am to 3pm

Location: Online via Zoom Meeting & Zoom Breakout Rooms

4 CE credits pending approval*.

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*Continuing Education Info for the Workshops in This Series

  • APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Accessibility: It is the policy of EHI to make every reasonable effort to provide attendees with disabilities with the opportunity to take full advantage of its programs. Please contact us ahead of time so we can work with you arrange programming to needs. Please contact our Admin, Michelle at program[@]ehinstitute.org or call us at 415.689.1475 to make arrangements.


Education and Training Programs [COVID-19 Update to be Announced]

EHI's 2020 Training Cohort for the Intensive is Full-Contact us for Waitlist Opportunities.
Contact Us & Apply Today to Join the Training lntensive Through Either the Foundations Certificate Program or the Experiential Retreat Program!
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 training for both the Certificate and the Experiential Training programs will be held May 16th, 2021 - May 22nd, 2021. Students will receive the complete training previously experienced in our two retreats in one intensive! Approximately forty-one program hours are scheduled in this updated Experiential Training. To ensure all our students get the best possible experiential intensive the 2021 cohort is limited to 25 students max.

Two Tracks for New Students to Participate in the Experiential Training!

The tracks are open to licensed mental health professionals and graduate students who would like to participate in EHI's Experiential Training. EHI's instructors are Master E-H therapists and include noted Existential-Humanistic authors such as Kirk Schneider, PhD, Nader Shabahangi, PhD and Troy Piwowarski create intimate, safe and collaborative training environments which emphasize hands-on learning of relational and experiential techniques. Learn how to enter 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.

1. 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 »

 

2. Experiential Training Program -Just the Training!
For those interested in engaging in EHI Experientials.

Designed for those with limited time. Attendance and participation at the retreat is the only commitment, no additional coursework 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]ehinstitute.org or call 415-689-1475!

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EHI E-H Therapy Consult Program

Be Notified of Next Consult Group!

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[@]institute.org 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 Webinars, Workshops & Conferences

 

 

3 Days of Sessions and a Whole Year of Access!

APA 2020 Convention

Date: August 6-8, 2020

Cost: $15.00-$75.00

*This event will be held via livestreams and webinar

APA 2020 Virtual includes more than 3,000 sessions, posters and discussions that are available to attendees for on-demand viewing until August 1, 2021.

In addition to this on-demand content, at scheduled times during August 6-8, we are premiering the APA 2020 Virtual Main Stage and Backstage Pass Events, Keynotes, Neal Miller and Master Science Lectures, and ethics sessions. We also have interactive and networking programs including the APA Member Town Hall, American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) sessions, The Exchange, and Networking Cafés.

 

More Info and Registration »

 

Please Note: this convention is not being hosted by EHI- please contact the APA with questions.
 


SAVE THE DATE: EHNW WEBINAR!
September 25, 2020

Aging or Eldering? A Powerful Shift to Understanding Human Life: Practical and therapeutic implications from an existential, process-oriented lens.

Developed and Led by EHI Vice President & Core Instructor: Dr. Nader Shabahangi PhD, PSY

Date: Saturday, 09/25/2020

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Online;

Cost: TBA; 6 CEs pending

More details will follow soon at www.EHNWpdx.org

Existential-Humanistic NorthWest(EHNW)
EHNW is located in Portland, Oregon and enlivens and enriches human experience through our commitment to being present with ourselves, others, society, and the mystery of life. We serve the healing professions, our clients, and the public through dialogue, education, training, and advocacy. Please contact EHNW about their events here: EHNW Contact Form.

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

Stay Up to Date >>


From our Friends at Psychotherapy.net

ONLINE CE COURSE
Irvin Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy

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Irv Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy Online Course


INCLUDES:

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

BONUS:
- Transcripts of all videos
- Additional skill building activities


Our friends at Psychotherapy.net 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 Psychotherapy.net Academy >>

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