EHI-Saybrook Certificate in the Foundations
of Existential-Humanistic Practice

EHI Executive Director of Education & Training and Faculty, Saybrook University: Orah T. Krug, PhD
Co-author of Existential-Humanistic Therapy and Supervision Essentials for Existential-Humanistic Therapy.

EHI Clinical Director: Troy Piwowarski, PsyD
Co-author of a chapter in Handbook of Humanistic Psychology.

The Existential-Humanistic Institute is currently offering three new and unprecedented certificate programs in existential-humanistic practice:

  1. Certificate in the Foundations of Existential-Humanistic Practice
  2. EHI-Saybrook Certificate in the Foundations of Existential-Humanistic Practice (only open to Saybrook students)
  3. Advanced Certificate in Existential-Humanistic Therapy Awarding Certification as an Existential-Humanistic Therapist*
  • *open to graduates of EHI Foundations of E-H Practice Certification Program
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Student Experiences in EHI's Programs

Presence, Being, Initiation: Understanding and Teaching Presence, the Lineage and Legacy of James Bugental

By Juanita Ratner, LPC, PhD Candidate Saybrook University, EHI Advanced Certificate Student 2017

Download and read Juanita's essay, Presence, Being, Initiation [PDF] which vividly describes her experiences as a student in the Existential-Humanistic training programs.

Juanita Ratner is a LPC practicing in Denver, Colorado, a PhD candidate at Saybrook University, and a student in EHI's Advanced Certificate Program cohort with a first-hand knowledge of the experiential existential-humanistic therapy training first taught by Jim Bugental, PhD (EHI co-founder) and continued in EHI's current Certificate Program offerings and the experiential-focused Experiential Retreat Training Program.

JoAnn Loo, EHI Graduate, Shares E-H Experience in Her Blog Series, "The Courage to Seek."

JoAnn Loo is a graduate of the EHI-Saybrook Foundations of Existential-Humanistic Practice Certificate Program. JoAnn is a contributor on the Saybrook New Existentialists blog. In her writings she shares her journey to learn the workings of existential therapy through EHI and her conscious practice her new-found way of being.

In 2012 JoAnn Loo, as a therapist-in-training, made the decision to expand her Existential-Humanistic studies and made the bold move to San Francisco from Malaysia with the intent to became a student at Saybrook Institute and at Existential-Humanistic Institute in the Foundations of E-H Practice. Recently finishing her Certificate Training JoAnn has moved back to Malaysia and she shares her personal story in a series of blog posts entitled "The Courage to Seek" in the archives of Saybrook's former New Existentialists blog. The series is an authentic look into an individual's existential-humanistic journey.

Orah Krug Shares Student Experiences in "Lessons from an Existential-Humanistic Training Program"

Orah Krug presents a talk during the DIV32 Conference of the American Psychological Association held February 28 to March 3, 2013, about directing the Certificate Program in Existential-Humanistic Therapy, the history of the program and lessons learned along the way that inform the current focus of the program. Hear student voices about their experiences in the program and how the students' experiences and feedback have contributed to growth of the program.

Read The Renewal of Humanism: Lessons from an Existential-Humanistic Training Program - PDF
Orah Krug, DIV32 6th Annual APA Conference: Spring, 2013

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to talking with you more about the program!

Orah T. Krug, PhD
EHI Executive Director of Education and Training
Saybrook Faculty


Troy Piwowarski, PsyD
EHI Clinical Director

Roby Shamas, LMFT
EHI Clinical Training Coordinator