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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.
2023 Enrollment Starting!
Accepting Applications Now
In-Person Experiential Training Retreat
“Existential-Humanistic Therapy: Principles of Practice”
Residential Dates: May 23-28, 2023
Featured Enrollment Tracks for In-Person Training Retreat*
*Same training retreat w/ 2 enrollment 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
(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. Consult group optional.
*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.
EHI’s International Existential Scholars Lecture Series
Leopold Szondi’s “Fate Analysis”: The Lost Central European School of Existential Psychology
Presented by: Zoltán Köváry
March 4, 2023
10:30am – 12pm PST
Opening Available in
Consultation Group E-H Psychotherapy
Dec 15th Start
Thursdays [Pacific Time]
Dec 15, 12 – 2pm PST
Jan 5, 12 – 2pm PST
Feb 2, 12 – 2pm PST
Mar 2, 12 – 2pm PST
Mar 30, 12 – 2pm PST
EHI's Core Team & Board
EHI welcomes Affiliate Instructor, Bonnie Rose, MA, LMFT, 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, Stephanie Weissman, and Bonnie Rose.
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)
Training in Action
From the EHI blog...
Both primary and secondary process matter in therapy. However, historically, psychotherapy privileged interpretation to enlivening experience. That can be challenging. For instance, it’s easy to “talk about” something and, in so doing, fail to discover, learn, integrate, heal, and grow.
E-H therapy is more a journey of exploration than a classroom or doctor’s office. The journey depends on a different, less hierarchical relationship. Of course, the therapist has a role, specific skills, and expertise. However, the relationship is one of collaboration, co-creation. The therapist and client are more “fellow travelers.”
Approved for 16 CEs!
In this 16-hour core E-H therapy skills online training, leading instructors in the E-H field will provide theoretical explanation and experiential opportunities for the development and/or strengthening of skills and capacities that are not only core to the E-H approach but can also support therapists of many other modalities cultivate a foundation for optimizing their technical skills.