Training Therapists in
Existential-Humanistic Practice

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

At the heart of EHI’s existential psychotherapy training programs is the 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. 

2025 Dates Announced

In-Person Experiential Training Retreat​

“Existential-Humanistic Therapy: Principles of Practice”

Residential Dates: May 22- May 27, 2025
Sonoma, CA

Featured Enrollment Tracks for the 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.

Workshops

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.

New Online Salon Series!

Examining the Limits to Presence
and
How to Stay in the Here-and-Now

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Demo, Discussion and Experiential Activity

EHI is excited to be starting a new series of experiential salons. The intention for these salons is to honor EHI’s commitment to experiential learning as well as the time honored group process of discussion and integration.

Save These Dates!

Core Skills in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy
An Online Workshop

Fri/Sat: Nov 1 & 2, 2024
Fri/Sat: Nov 15 & 16, 2024

New Format: Same 16 hrs Over 2 Weekends!
Registration to Open in Late June

Training in Action

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

From the EHI blog...

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The Existential Moment: Supporting and Celebrating Freedom

“The road to freedom is a difficult, hard road.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

These words resonate deeply as we reflect on the significance of Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were finally informed of their emancipation, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. This day, now celebrated as a national holiday, Juneteenth, symbolizes the long and arduous journey toward freedom for African Americans and the ongoing struggle for equality and justice.

Juneteenth is more than just a historical milestone; it is a celebration of freedom and a reminder of the resilience and strength of those who fought tirelessly for their liberation. As we observe Juneteenth this month, we are called to recognize the importance of meeting our past and embracing the present in our journey toward freedom.

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Experiential Democracy Dialogue w/ Kirk Schneider

Join The Existential Movement in partnership with OnlineEvents.co.uk for a transformative workshop led by Dr. Kirk Schneider, a prominent figure in existential-humanistic and existential-integrative psychology. In this session, Dr. Schneider will unveil and demonstrate the Experiential Democracy Dialogue, a pioneering method he has developed to counteract the deep-seated and perilous polarization affecting our societies and the wider world. This polarization is not only widespread but also represents one of the most pressing social and psychological challenges of our time. Dr. Schneider advocates for an urgent, depth, and existentially oriented approach to healing.

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New Salon: Examining the Limitations to Presence

On June 25th, EHI Is hosting a 90-minute virtual community space for contacting and cultivating therapeutic presence. Personal, relational, and cosmological aspects are considered in group discussion, practical demonstration, dyad practice, and will be flexible in nature to follow prerogatives emergent from the group.

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