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UPCOMING EVENTS

2020 Webinar Series

Depolarizing Our Minds, Our Hearts & Our Nation

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Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

What Disturbs Me Most About You . . . is Me:
How Deepening Understanding of the Other, Deepens Understanding of the Self

Developed and Facilitated by: Nader Shabahangi, PhD

Date: Saturday, 10/03/2020

Time: 10am-1pm; via Zoom

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).

Series Discount Available: Attend a workshop in this series and we will send you a code for $7.50 off your next series workshop registration.

 

Registration

 

How do we learn to live in these times? How do we prioritize in our life during such a period of upheaval? Our world is undergoing so much change on a daily basis, so many people on earth are suffering, live in poverty, are dying due to the effects of climate change, of hunger, of disease. Where do we turn for awareness so we can stop and think, perhaps avert the calamity, perhaps an extinction we are about to face? We need a different way of understanding ourselves. We need a different perception of how we can live together on this planet.

To find such a way, we turn to those who have always been – at least until recently – the shepherds of human civilizations: our wise elders and thinkers. To stop the destructive path of polarization, of us versus them, we shift into a fundamentally different attitude to life and living. This attitude follows ancient wisdom that knows that everything is connected and united. This wisdom emphasizes that as we do to our outer nature, we also do to our inner nature. It believes that if we do harm to what lives outside of us, we also harm what lives inside of us.

Old wisdom traditions, and now also Quantum Theories, point to the observer participating in the observed, being the observed. What disturbs me about others who have a different perspective from me thus also points to something inside me - else I could not 'see' it. This fundamental shift in attitude looks at all that manifests as being part of a whole. We cannot discard certain parts of life thinking we do not desire them, while we preference other parts as acceptable. We move beyond like and dislike, we move beyond good and evil. With such a change in attitude, we look differently at what disturbs, irritates, and angers us in others. Rather than thinking that the other is wrong, we look at the other as teacher. As Carl Jung pointed out, everything that irritates us can lead to a deeper self-understanding. The more we understand, the more we become truly who we are. We are proposing that it is in accepting our disturbances and irritations, we become whole. As whole beings, we can create an opportunity to live in harmony with each other and with mother Earth.

In this webinar, we will engage in concrete exercises that allow us to feel into the essence of the 'other's' position and viewpoint. This will allow us to not only 'see' the 'other' but also to deepen our own self-understanding. This way we can experience as much our unity as our differences. All is one; one is all.

Our Online Workshops Include Experiential Work!

The October 3rd workshop will be both didactic and experiential utilizing Zoom Meeting and Zoom Breakout Rooms.

This event is designed for both the general public and 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, doctors and interested persons are all encouraged to attend!

  • 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 in advance 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 discuss arrangements.
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    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 breakout room to engage in the experiential exercise.

     

    Our Presenter

    Kirk Schneider bio photo

    Nader R. Shabahangi, Ph.D., RCFE, received his doctorate from Stanford University and is a licensed psychotherapist. His multicultural background has made him an advocate for different marginalized groups of society throughout his adult life. In the 1980's he worked with abused children and teenagers and led anticipatory bereavement groups for Coming Home Hospice. In 1992 he founded the non-profit organization Pacific Institute with the purpose of training psychotherapists in a multicultural, humanistic approach to counseling and to provide affordable therapy services to the many diverse groups living in San Francisco.

    In 1994, noticing the often inhumane treatment of the elderly living in institutions, he started to develop an innovative Gerontological Wellness Program in order to provide emotional support and mental health care services for the elderly. In 1997, together with his two brothers, Nader opened a residential care home for the elderly in San Francisco called Hayes Valley Care, where he could, along with the Pacific Institute Internship team, implement the Gerontological Wellness Program. He continues this work in both the Elder Ashram Community in Oakland, as well as leading workshops and training in eldership through the Eldership Academy.

     

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    Saturday, Nov 14th, 2020

    An Interplay of Wisdom, Emotion and Reason in Depolarizing the Mind

    Developed and Faciltated by: Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi, PhD

    Date: Saturday, 11/14/2020

    Time: 10am-1pm ; via Zoom

    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).

    3 CE credits 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.
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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.

    Saturday, Dec 5th, 2020

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

    Time: 10am to 2:30pm PST: two 15-min breaks included

    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

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    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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