Dr. Nader Shabahangi and EHI are recipients of The Charlotte and Karl Bühler Award from SHP!

Training Therapists in
Existential-Humanistic Practice

EHI specializes in Existential-Humanistic (E-H) therapy 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.

Final Week of Enrollment
In-Person Experiential Training Retreat

“Existential-Humanistic Therapy: Principles of Practice”

May 26-31, 2022
Sonoma, CA

*December 2021 Update: EHI is intending on holding the next in-person training retreat at Westerbeke Ranch in May 2022! Curious about 2022’s COVID-19 safety measures and refund/transferability policies? Check out our Coronavirus Caveat for the 2021 training here.

Featured Enrollment Tracks* for In-Person Training Retreat

*Same training w/ 2 enrollment and commitment 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
(Retreat only)

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


Existential-Humanistic Events

CEs Approved!*

March 19th Workshop: The Existential Unconscious and The Therapeutic Relationship w/ Robert Kramer, PhD

Join us for this webinar about Otto Rank’s influence on Carl Rogers, Rollo May and the development of Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy, presented by Dr. Robert Kramer!

*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.

Existential-Humanistic Consult Groups for Practicitioners

EHI Instructors Facilitating

Starting in May!

Facilitated by Sonja Saltman, MFT and Doug Silberstein, MFT
Monday AM - 5 Sessions Over 5 Months

This Consultation Group welcomes experienced practitioners who are new to EHI and E-H Therapy and also those former EHI training attendees who are looking to freshen their skills!

Meet the Team at EHI

Photo to be updated when the team can get together next!

EHI's Core Team & Board

EHI welcomes Affiliate Instructor, Stephanie Weissman, PsyD, to the Board. 

Pictured here (left to right): Troy Piwowarski, Sonja Saltman, Nader Shabahangi, Doug Silberstein, and Kirk Schneider. Not pictured: Scott Gibbs, Nance Reynolds and Stephanie Weissman.

Find out more about EHI’s board members, core  and affiliate instructors here.

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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Ongoing Consult Group Opening

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