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UPCOMING EVENTS

Workshop Series: Depolarizing Our Minds, Our Hearts & Our Nation


Join Us for Next Clinical Workshop!

April 10, 2021
Dancing with Dragons: Helping Couples Depolarize
Louis Dangles, MFT, and Christine Armstrong, MFT

This webinar is the eighth in EHI's series of webinars on depolarization:
Depolarizing Our Minds, Our Hearts & Our Nation

Date: Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Time: 10am-1pm, Pacific Time; Via Zoom Meeting w/ Zoom Breakout Rooms

CE: 3 CEs for live participation pending sponsorship approval*. Fee: $18.50, Please contact us for more info regarding the course at program@ehinstitute.org.

Cost: $35* General/Professional; $20 Student/Elder
* 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-please contact Michelle for assistance at events@ehinstitute.org).

Registration to Open March 1st!

Developed and facilitated by EHI Affiliate Instructors: Louis Dangles, MFT, and Christine Armstrong, MFT

Relational polarization is a specific type of conflict dynamic that frequently presents in couples therapy as an irreconcilable impasse: the endless argument that returns again and again but goes nowhere. Typically, in this condition, each partner is convinced they hold the correct view. In a polarized dynamic, the emotional field between partners is dominated by a sense of life and death, all or nothing, no middle ground, no room for compromise, no one has my back - I am on my own.

In a polarized dynamic, the gravitational pull from partners to take their side can be intense for the therapist. In the context of this pull, it can be extremely helpful for the therapist to imagine that partners caught in this dynamic are representing opposing positions along a values continuum. Some common examples are: saving-spending, work-play, dependency-independence, spontaneity-planning. In this way, the task of the couples therapist is helping partners recognize that each of their positions holds value for the whole.

It is important to say that, obviously, not all couples conflict is polarization. Having said that, dynamics of polarization often emerge in most comprehensive couples therapies. Working effectively to defuse a polarized dynamic can open a territory of deeper vulnerability and sensitivity between partners, and strengthen the collaborative dimension of relationship.

Join us as Lou and Chris illustrate an approach to helping couples identify, and work through their polarized dynamic.

*Continuing Education Info

  • The Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI) collaborates with the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32 of the American Psychological Association) to provide APA Continuing Education credit at approved EHI events.

    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.
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  • 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 by email at program@ehinstitute.org or phone at 415.689.1475 to make arrangements.

 


 

Online Consultation Group Starting in March


For Clinicians (Interns/Pre-Licensed too)
Hosted by EHI Via Zoom

Group 5 Two-hour Sessions (1 per month) Via Zoom
Fee: $400
Dates/Times: Starting in March; Details TBA
Leadership: Sonja Saltman, MFT & Doug Silberstein, MFT

The Existential Humanistic Institute is offering existential-humanistic consultation groups for practicing therapists led by EHI instructors. Each group is limited to six or seven licensed professionals (or Masters/PhD students seeing clients). Consultation will focus on cases that illustrate the existential-humanistic orientation to therapeutic practice. This group is an opportunity to explore how therapeutic orientations are enhanced by incorporating existential and humanistic perspectives.

EHI Consult Groups are intended to give participants hands-on experiential opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of how to work with clients from an e-h perspective. Each group will be facilitated by an EHI faculty member who will serve as the group leader. Leaders will emphasize effective relational and experiential techniques that enable genuine encounters and real therapeutic change.

    In each group participants will be able to focus on:
  • Cultivating clients' personal and relational presence
  • Tracking and reflecting clients' process
  • Mirroring and resolving clients' problematic protective patterns.

  • By role-playing clients we will gain depth to our understanding of:
  • Their self and world constructs.
  • How their protective patterns may trigger the therapist.

ENROLL IN A GROUP: Please reach out to Michelle for more info regarding enrolling the upcoming Consultation Group at program[@]ehinstitute.org.

 


 


Online Training Workshop

Waitlist Available

Core Skills in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy*!!

Please Note: This is a 2-1/2 day mini-intensive, not the longer training,"E-H Therapy: Principles of Practice Experiential Training" offered in our Certificate program and historically held as a 6-day residential.

An Existential-Humanistic approach to psychotherapy can be a foundation for all therapists seeking to do deep and life-changing work with their clients. The E-H approach is based on core ways of being and working with clients that help facilitate greater awareness, greater sense of choice, increased agency and adaptiveness and a deeper connection to self and others – all in the service of healing and growing. There are core capacities and skills an E-H therapist uses to help clients effectively explore and work through their existential predicaments so they can more fully access what deeply matters to them.

In this 15-hour online training, leading instructors in the E-H field will provide theoretical explanation and experiential opportunities for the development and/or strengthening of skills and capacities that are not only core to the E-H approach but can also support therapists of many other modalities cultivate a foundation for optimizing their technical skills.

Topics covered include:

  • • The cultivation of presence as both the ground of therapy and one of its primary objectives
  • • The focus on the "living moment" in working with the "here-and-now" experience of clients – staying with what presents itself phenomenologically rather than employing theoretical interventions
  • • The differentiation between primary, direct experience and secondary, interpretive experience - and the emphasis on working with phenomenological experience
  • • The meaning-making process and the formation of the Self-and-World Construct – helping client and therapist understand identity construction and de-construction
  • • How to work with the client's ways of being in the world and how to utilize the therapist-client relationship to help shift unhelpful ways of being
  • • How to identify and work through clients' inner battles in order to support their longings to emerge, and feel more choice-ful and psychospiritually whole
  • • Integrating and embodying your theoretical beliefs and authentic sense of self in your work as a therapist

Who is This Training For?

This training is for licensed therapeutic professionals and those in Master's or Doctorate programs in related fields.

This training is ideal for those who have not yet had any intensive training in E-H therapy or for those who have and are seeking a refresher or reinforcement of what they've learned: this training works in and of itself but can also be a precursor to the longer residential training EHI holds or even a helpful follow-up to the residential training.

Core Skills Online Training in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy!!
EHI Faculty Facilitating

Date: 2-1/2 Day Intensive Starts Friday, May 14th - Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Times: Friday: 12 to 3pm PDT; Saturday the 15th & 16th: 8am to 3pm PDT (w/ 1-hour lunch break).

Time Zone Info: Pacific Daylight Savings Time

Online: This is a Live Workshop via Zoom Meeting w/ Zoom Breakout Rooms

CE: CEs for live event pending approval. CE Fee -TBA, Please contact us for more info regarding the course at program@ehinstitute.org.

 

Wait List

As of February 22, the Core Skills workshop is full. Please reach out to Michelle to be placed on waitlist for possible opening between now and May. Email us at program[@]ehinstitute.org.

 

Payment Information
The regular fee for this training is $659, but the following offers are available*:

  • The "Early early-bird" rate is $599 for those who register & pay in full by 1/20/21
  • The "Regular early-bird" rate is $629 for those who register & pay in full after 1/20/21 but by 3/01/21
  • *Elders (65 and older) and Student Tickets are $50 off of all of the above rates.

There will minimum deposit option to hold one's spot when registering if you would like the option to pay the balance by the due date.The remainder needs to be paid by the above dates in order to get the relevant early-bird discount and registrant will be responsible for meeting the deadline. For those registering after 3/01/21, full payment is due by 4/15/21, and any registrants after that need to pay the total fee at once in order to register.

Refund policy: You'll receive a full refund, minus $25, if you withdraw by 1/20/21; and a full refund, minus $75, if withdrawn after 1/20/21 but by 4/15/21 (30 days prior to workshop). There are no refunds after that.

CEs will be offered, pending sponsorship approval. Fee: TBA.

Our Online Workshops Include Experiential Work!

The upcoming workshop will be both didactic and experiential utilizing Zoom Meeting and Zoom Breakout Rooms.

This event is designed for both licensed/ pre-licensed professionals in the therapeutic fields and master's/graduate students in therapeutic programs.

Students, psychologists, MFTs, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and doctors are all encouraged to attend!

Continuing Education Information

  • 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.
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  • 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 by email at program@ehinstitute.org or by phone at 415.689.1475 to make arrangements.

 

 


Education and Training Programs

Contact Us & Apply Today to Join the Training lntensive Through Either the Foundations Certificate Program or the Experiential Retreat Program!
Taking Applications 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 6-day experiential training for both the Certificate and the Experiential Training programs will be held Oct 10th, 2021 - Oct 15th, 2021. Students will receive the complete training previously experienced in our two retreats in one intensive! To ensure all our students get the best possible experiential intensive the 2021 cohort is limited to 20 attendees.

Two Tracks Available for 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!

 
 

From Our Friends at SHP
Starting in January

2021 Virtual Conference Series

Facilitated by: Multiple Presenters and Events, Including EHI's Kirk Schneider!

Dates: One Event per Month in 2021

Presentation Host: Hosted by Society of Humanistic Psychology (SHP)

Earn up to 13.5 CEs (pending approval*) attending webinar sessions throughout the year from world-renowned speakers such as Brent Robbins, Kirk Schneider, Orah Krug, Nathaniel Granger, Shawn Rubin, Theopia Jackson, Todd DuBose, Louis Hoffman, and David Cain, while attending live social engagements including an experiential invitation from the Task Force on Hate Incidents, student poster session, and open-mic night showcasing your artistic talents!

*CONTINUING EDUCATION (pending approval): 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.

For more information on CE offerings, or to request disability accommodations, pleasecontact Dr. Vanessa Brown at shpcechair@gmail.com .

Registration and more info on SHP Conference Website

Please Note: this webinar is not being hosted by EHI.
For more information on CE offerings, or to request disability accommodations, please contact Dr. Vanessa Brown at shpcechair@gmail.com
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March 6th Online Salon: From Our Friends at EHNW in Portland!

Salon: Case Conceptualization, Consultation, and Discussion from an Existential-Humanistic Perspective

Facilitated by: EHNW Members Facilitating, Including Bob Edelstein

Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021

Time: 10 AM to Noon; Pacific; Online by Zoom

Cost: Free for all EHNW affiliates. Others: Professionals – $20, Students – $15
Registration required

Presentation Host: Existential Humanistic Northwest

We invite you to join us in an open conversation. At this salon we will review some therapy cases, including client's presenting issues and potential therapeutic responses, from within an Existential-Humanistic framework. The discussion will be facilitated by EHNW board members, including Bob Edelstein. Please feel free to bring a current case for which you would like some consultation, or listen to others, ask questions, and contribute your comments. Due to time considerations, not every case will likely be discussed.

Our hope in hosting these salons is to create a space for practitioners and members of the EH community to gather, socialize, and explore meaningful topics. The conversation will be salon-style where participants share what is present for them as the conversation emerges.

Please refer questions to Dave Fischer at dave@ehnwpdx.org

Please visit www.ehnwpdx.org website to register.

 

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 Note: this webinar is not being hosted by EHI. Please contact EHNW about their events here: EHNW Contact Form.

 


 

From Our Friends at RMHCPA in Colorado!

The Black Lives Matter Movement, Mental Health, and Psychotherapy
(Black History Month Series)

Facilitated by: Nathaniel Granger, Jr., PsyD, & Lisa Xochitl Vallejos, PhD

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM MST (pending CE approval)

Presentation Host: Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association (RMHCPA)

Register here on the RMHCPA Website

 


 

Introduction to Existential-Humanistic Therapy

Facilitated by: Louis Hoffman, PhD, and Kirk Schneider, PhD

Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021 (9:00-12:00 MST; pending CE approval)

Presentation Host: Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association (RMHCPA)

Register here on the RMHCPA Website

Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association (RMHCPA)

The Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association's mission is to support and promote existential, humanistic, and transpersonal psychology and counseling, especially in contributing to psychotherapy, education, theory, philosophy of psychology, research methodology, organization and management, and social responsibility and change in the Rocky Mountain Area.

 

Please Note: these events not being hosted by EHI-please contact RMHCPA with workshop questions. Email RMHCPA at info@rmhcpa.org.

 


 

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

The 3rd World Congress of Existential Therapy that will be held in Athens in May 2023 will offer an opportunity to address the here and now while embracing our roots and building a vision towards the future. Participants will be exploring issues related to life itself and to each one's existence, within a vibrant Athenian context embedded in the deep historical roots that gave birth to our Western civilization.

Stay Up to Date on Existential World Conference News >>


From our Friends at Psychotherapy.net

ONLINE CE COURSE
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 Psychotherapy.net

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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