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Training Therapists in
Existential-Humanistic Practice

EHI specializes in Existential-Humanistic therapy (E-H) professional enrichment programs, training, and events for both licensed professionals & graduate students.

At the heart of EHI’s existential psychotherapy training programs is its Experiential Training Course Retreat. During this retreat, attendees experience an immersion in the Existential-Humanistic perspective and have the opportunity to develop therapeutic skills in a safe, supportive and intensive residential setting.

2024 Training Early Bird Tuition Offers Availble

In-Person Experiential Training Retreat​

“Existential-Humanistic Therapy: Principles of Practice”

Residential Dates: May 30- June 4, 2024
Sonoma, CA

Featured Enrollment Tracks for In-Person Training Retreat*

*Same training retreat w/ 2 enrollment options

Track 1. EHI Certificate in Foundations
of Existential-Humanistic
Therapy Practice

For students looking to gain a foundation in Existential-Humanistic Therapy practice; annual experiential training & theory courses, and case consultation included.

Track 2. EHI Experiential
Training Course
(Attend the Residential Retreat Only)

For new or returning attendees who want to attend the experiential training featured in the Certificate programs,  no additional coursework. Consultation group optional.


Existential-Humanistic 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.

Workshops, gatherings, symposiums, and conferences. EHI nurtures professional partnerships that have grown over the years to bring quality learning opportunities to the Existential-Humanistic clinical community. We also share recommended events from our Friends and Partners.

Registration Now Open

January 26-28, 2024

Core Skills in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy
An Online Workshop

Existential World Congress, Athens, Greece

photo showing Vasilis, Nader and Almu before a group of attendees at EHI Europe Intro symposium at the Existential World Congress in Athen Greece May 3, 2023

During a recent symposium at the Existential World Congress, Almudena Sánchez Mazarro, Vasilis Georgalakis and Nader Shabahangi introduced the newest E-H Therapy organization in Europe!

Existential-Humanistic Institute Europe!

EHI Europe promotes the development of humanistic existential therapists and advocates for a change in paradigm in the way we view and approach therapy.  With training and making use of therapeutic presence we look to solidify the basis of a true therapeutic encounter.  We consider the therapist-client bond to be an essential part of our work, irrespective of the therapist’s orientation, and a prerequisite to any technique used in therapy.

EHI's Board & Instruction Team

zoom screenshot photo of EHI's Board in 2023. From left to right. Top Row: Kirk Schneider, Nader Shabahangi & Bonnie Rose; Middle Row: Doug Silberstein, Nance Reynolds, Scott Gibbs; Bottom Row: Sonja Saltman and Stephanie Weissman
The EHI team meeting in 2023.


Pictured here from left to right:

1st Row: Kirk Schneider, Nader Shabahangi & Bonnie Rose

2nd Row: Doug Silberstein, Nance Reynolds, Scott Gibbs

3rd Row: Sonja Saltman and Stephanie Weissman

An Award Winning Organization

Charlotte and Karl Bühler Award Recipients from SHP (DIV32 of APA)

Dr. Nader Shabahangi and the Existential-Humanistic Institute were honored to be the 2016 recipients of the Charlotte and Karl Bühler Award. This award is given by The Society of Humanistic Psychology (SHP), Division 32 of the APA, to an institution, and an individual associated with an institution, that have made outstanding and lasting contributions to humanistic psychology. Find out more about EHI here.

Training in Action

See more photos from the residential training and workshops in our photo Gallery.

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