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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
*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
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
For new or returning attendees who want to attend the experiential training course featured in the Certificate programs, no additional coursework. Consult group optional.
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
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.
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Training in Action
From the EHI blog...
“To be or not to be, that is the question.” The legendary words are rather trite today. Their perceptiveness drained with time and abuse. Nonetheless, pain, suffering, and death do
E-H Therapy theory holds that four existential givens (also called paradoxical polarities) pervade The Cosmological Dimension of the Therapeutic Encounter. The third polarity is wishing to be connected but being irrevocably separate.