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EHI offers four experientially-focused training and certificate programs for licensed clinicians and graduate students in psychology or counseling programs.

Experiential Retreat Program for participants who would like to attend EHI's two curriculum year experientials which emphasize effective relational and experiential principles of practice. More >>

In-Person Consultation Program, for participants who want to deepen their understanding of how to work with clients from an e-h perspective. Groups meet monthly in the Bay Area. More >>

Certificate in the Foundations of E-H Practice for participants seeking to develop a foundational understanding of depth-work through an existential-humanistic lens. More >>

Advanced Program awarding a Certificate as an E-H Therapist for participants who have completed the Foundations Certificate and wish to take their clinical practice to deeper levels of nuance and skill. More >>

EHI and EHI Faculty Member, Dr. Nader Shabahangi, Receive Charlotte and Karl Bühler Award From the Society of Humanistic Psychology of The American Psychological Association.


EHI provides a forum, a home, for those mental health professionals, scholars, and students who seek in-depth training in existential-humanistic theory and practice. EHI is for trainees who believe that in optimal psychotherapy, as Rollo May said, it is not this or that symptom, but "the life of the client" that is "at stake" — and that it is precisely this life that must be supported, accompanied and encountered.

EHI Receives Charlotte and Karl Bühler Award

DIV32 logo as EHI receives Charlotte and Karl Buhler Award

EHI is honored to be the recent recipient with EHI's Dr. Nader Shabahangi of The Charlotte and Karl Bühler Award. This award is given by Division 32 of the APA to an institution, and an individual associated with an institution, that has made an outstanding and lasting contribution to humanistic psychology.



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The Lived Encounter - Student Experiential Testimonial
by Lisa Vallejos, Ph.D.

"I have just walked out of the most transformative three days of my life. I find myself grappling to find the words to capture the beauty and power of this encounter without diluting the essence..."

New Existentialists, Saybrook University