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The Existential Cafe: A Bay Area E-H Community Gathering

Existential Cafe image - EHI Community Gathering for Existential Humanistically oreiented therapeutic professionals

Come join us at the first Existential Cafe of 2018!

You are invited to a hosted social gathering and existential discussion for therapeutic practioners interested in the existential-humanistic perspective. This is an informal way for us to build the strength and collaborative possibilities in our local E-H community. Come join the Existential-Humanistic Institute(EHI) and it's community members at an informal networking get-together. 

We welcome all existentially and humanistically oriented therapeutic practitioners! This community gathering is intended for all types of therapeutic practitioners and students. Psychologists, nurses, counselors, social workers, doctors are all invited. This gathering is intended for all: newcomers, students, and friends of EHI who are interested in bringing the existential-humanistic perspective to their work and lives.

What: The Existential Cafe: A Bay Area Existential-Humanistic Community Gathering!

Where: Bernal Heights, San Francisco, California

When: Friday, March 16th – 6:30pm-8pm.

Who: Hosted by members of the Existential-Humanistic Institute Community & Sponsored by EHI.

How: There will be a short (and fun) experiential activity, after which we will break into informal discussion and general schmoozing.

Free! We will provide drinks (wine, waters, soda) and snacks are always appreciated if you would like to bring something!

RSVP: Let us know you can join us! Contact our Admin, Michelle by phone +1 415-689-1475 or by email at: info[@]

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We hope you will be able to attend! And please feel free to invite friends or colleagues who might also be interested in the discussion.

The Existential Cafe - A Bay Area Community Group for Existential-Humanistic leaning professionals and students.

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Update to the Education and Training Programs

EHI's 2017-2018 Programs now Feature a Single Experiential Training
Enrollment has Closed for 2017/18 Cohorts as of Feb 5, 2018

The 2017-2018 training schedule for EHI's programs has been updated. This year EHI will hold one longer training that combines the former two experiential trainings into one intensive residential retreat. This change came about because our Fall retreat was canceled due to the 2017 wildfire disaster in Sonoma.

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 2017-2018 programs. This will be held in April of 2018. Students will receive the complete training previously experienced in our two retreats in one intensive retreat. A total of 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

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EHI E-H Therapy Consult Group

The 2018 Spring Consult Group is full. If you would like to help us create a new 2018 Spring EH Therapy Consult Group contact Michelle at admin[at] If there is interest EHI would love to add another E-H Peer Consultation Group for Therapists in the Bay Area.

We are pleased to continue to offer the monthly Existential - Humanistic Consult Group for the Bay Area. The current group is twice a year, Fall and Spring.

In this group you will work with Dr. Orah Krug to deepen your understanding of how to work with clients from an existential-humanistic perspective.

  • We'll focus on:
  • a) cultivating personal and relation presence,
  • b) tracking and reflecting process, and
  • c) increasing your facility to resolve clients' detrimental protective patterns.
  • By role-playing your clients we'll deepen your understanding of:
  • a) their self and world constructs,
  • b) how their protective patterns may trigger you, and
  • c) how to work with your personal contexts to resolve therapeutic impasses and help your clients accept disowned aspects of themselves.

When and Where: Saturdays from 10:30am -12:30pm at Orah's office in Oakland, California.

Cost:$350 for the set of 5 sessions*

Space is limited

*Group Policies:The consult group is open to practicing therapists pending a successful interview with the group leader. Payment of fee invoice is due 30 days prior to start of group to secure your place. Due to limited group size missed sessions are non-transferable.

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Recommended Upcoming Workshops

From our Friends at

Irvin Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy

Buy Now to Get the Exclusive $50 Discount (Available until March 7th)

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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

Get $50 off with this code: EHI50

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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.

EHI has a limited-time offer of $50 off the $199 course cost!

*Please be sure to enter your code in the box on the right side of registration page before submitting payment as the discount isn't refundable after your purchase. This code valid thru March 7th, 2018.

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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