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 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.

We Are Excited to Host the In-Person Experiential Training Retreat This October in Sonoma!*

“Existential-Humanistic Therapy: Principles of Practice”

October 10th-15th, 2021
Sonoma, CA

1 Spot Available in the
October Training Cohort!

*August 2021 Update: EHI’s Board has confirmed that we are holding the in-person training retreat at Westerbeke Ranch this October 10-15, 2021! Curious about this year’s COVID-19 safety measures and refund/transferability policies? Check out our Coronavirus Caveat for this year’s training here.

Featured Enrollment Tracks for In-Person Training Retreat

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.

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

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 events from our Friends and Partners.

Working With Nonverbal Communication in Navigating Conflict

w/ Ilene Serlin, PhD, BC-DMT

This event has been canceled.

August 19th Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances this workshop has been canceled. We are looking forward to rescheduling this workshop in the future. When it gets rescheduled we will notify those who registered and our mailing list. Thank you for your interest in EHI Events.

Meet the Team at EHI

EHI's Core Team & Board

EHI has recently welcomed Scott Gibbs and Nance Reynolds to the Board. Due to the pandemic this photo will be updated at the next in-person.

Pictured here (left to right): Troy Piwowarski, Sonja Saltman, Nader Shabahangi, Doug Silberstein, and Kirk Schneider.

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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