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Education and Training Programs

EHI's 2018-2019 Programs now Feature a Single Experiential Training
Applications Being Accepted for 2018-2019 Programs

The training schedule 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. To ensure all our students get the best possible experiential training in Existential-Humanistic therapeutic practices EHI has created a new single combined training for our 2018-2019 programs. The next will be held in May of 2019. 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.

EHI Programs That Feature This New 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 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?

Students who find this training effective include psychotherapists, social workers, counselors, nurses, creative and expressive arts therapists, medical doctors, and psychologists. EHI welcomes international students in all of our programs.

Please contact Michelle, EHI admin for more details: admin[at]

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2018 Conference News

Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D. at the 2018 Conference Keynote Presenter

EHI is excited to announce that Dr. Alfried Längle,noted Psychotherapist, Existential analyst, and Clinical Psychologist, will be our Keynote and a workshop presenter at the EHI Conference in Fall of 2018. We are very honored to have Dr. Längle join us for our Fall Conference.

Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D., Dr. h.c.mult., and Professor of Psychotherapy was born in 1951 in Austria, studied medicine and psychology and works in private practice in Vienna as psychotherapist. He worked in close collaboration with Viktor Frankl from 1983 to 1991. Dr. Längle is the founder of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Vienna) and it's psychotherapeutic training program. He is a noted lecturer at many universities in Europe and South America. Since 2004 he has served as a Professor of Applied Psychology (psychotherapy) at Moscow's HSE-university and is a guest professor at Vienna's Sigmund Freud university (since 2011). Dr. Längle has served as Vice President of the International Federation of Psychotherapy (IFP - 2002-2010) and President of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Vienna until 2017. Dr. Längle has authored over 400 publications and is the recipient of six honorary professorships.

For more information about Dr. Alfried Längle, please visit his website

Conference Schedule Announced!

The 10th Conference will start on Friday, Nov 30th: 6:30pm-9pm and will feature Dr. Alfried Längle's Keynote Presentation, To Live With Inner Consent – An Existential Analytical Approach to a Fulfilling Life with a social hour following.

On Saturday, Dec 1st, the conference will start at 9:30am and the day will include a Workshop by Dr. Längle, a Panel with EHI and Alfried Längle, then we will wrapping up the conference with a dynamic Q/A & Group Discussion.

Find out more details about the 10th E-H Conference Schedule here on the Conference webpage.

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EHI E-H Therapy Consult Program

Opening Available in Fall 2018 Consult Group - Starting in September

We are pleased to continue to offer a new monthly Existential - Humanistic Consult Group for the Bay Area. The current groups meet Fall and Spring.

In this new group you will work with EHI's Clinical Director, Troy Piwowarski, PsyD to deepen your understanding of how to work with clients from an existential-humanistic perspective.

EHI's consultation groups offer the opportunity to consult about your most 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 conceptalization, feedback from fellow group members, role plays, and theoretical reflections following experiential work.

Groups tend to be 6-7 members that meet once/month for 2 hours at a time.

This group currently has limited spaces available for licensed mental health professionals who would like to receive consultation from an E-H perspective. Groups will meet in Troy's office in Piedmont. Due to limited group size missed sessions are non-transferable.

This series will be meeting on Saturdays from 10:30am-12:30pm on the following dates:

September 29, 2018
October 20, 2018
November 3, 2018
December 8, 2018
January 26, 2019

Cost of the group is $350 for a total of 10 hours of consultation. Please contact Troy Piwowarski at troy.piwowarski[@] if you have questions or if you are interested in securing a spot in the upcoming group.

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Recommended Upcoming Workshops

From our Friends at Existential-Humanistic Northwest

EHNW Annual Workshop

Dancing Dragons: Working with Couples’ Core Wounds and the Tempering of Relationship
Presented by Christine Armstrong and Louis Dangles

Hosted and Sponsored by Existential-Humanistic Northwest (EHNW)

Friday October 5, 2018 – Save the date now!
9 AM to 5 PM
(lunch not included – 90 minutes for lunch)

Oxford Suites Portland – Jantzen Beach
12226 N. Jantzen Drive, Portland, Oregon 97217

Register on EHNW Website Now >>> for this exciting workshop!

*The Early-Bird discount ends September 7th


This workshop is intended for clinicians who are interested in the dynamic, challenging territory of couples therapy. It will also offer insights into our own journeys of intimacy. We begin with the human dilemma that we cannot open to love without opening to where we have been wounded in love. We all have dragons. Their job is to protect the gold; in the most fundamental sense, the continued existence of our essential self. Our dragons protect our wounded hearts. We might say dragons continue to breathe fire until the core wound they are protecting is recognized. In this way, the dragon dance is a call for mutual healing.

We will explore the following themes utilizing didactic elements and case material reinforced by experiential exercises and demonstrations.


  • The necessity that intimate partners must encounter each other’s core wounds.
  • The inevitability of the experience of betrayal and the archetypal relationship between, trust, betrayal, and forgiveness.
  • Collaborative approaches to the essential task of repair.
  • Intimacy as a container for deep healing and ground for individuation.

The morning sessions will focus on the relationship between core wounds and the dragons that guard them. Then we will examine examples of the dynamic dance that evolves between partners. The afternoon sessions will focus on the dynamics of trust, betrayal, and forgiveness. Themes will include the five dangers of betrayal and the four tasks of repair. We will offer reflections on the role of responsibility, accountability, and sovereignty in forging intimacy.

For more info please visit EHNW Annual Workshop page >>>

From our Friends at

Irvin Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy

Victor and Irv Yalom sitting in chairs 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

Register at Academy >>

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.

This New Online Course Includes:

Irvin Yalom: Foundations of my Life and Work

In an extended conversation with his son, Victor Yalom, explores the entire arc of his career from a medical student, group therapist, existential therapist and ties the strands of his thoughts, developments and contributions together.

Irvin Yalom in Session

Three clients, three different issues, yet their presenting problems all have roots in some deeper existential concerns. See how Yalom does not shy away from addressing issues many of us avoid, and how doing so helps bring relief and insights to the clients' struggles.

Supplemental Training Materials

Discussion questions and skill building exercises to trigger reflection on key issues in Yalom's approach and enable you to practice some of the core skills demonstrated in sessions.

Test and Certificate Included

 7.5 continuing education credits available for licensed professionals, including counselors, social workers, and psychologists.

Register at Academy >>

Drawing upon over 20 years of experience developing the highest quality training videos in mental health, Academy brings you comprehensive courses on some of the most popular, effective and evidence-based modalities in these fields. Courses are built to guide you, step by step, through therapeutic methodologies, skills and techniques, so you can apply them immediately to your own practice.

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