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EHNW Lunch-n-Learn: Fostering Authenticity

Fostering Authenticity: Character Analytic and Somatic Interventions in Contemporary Orgone (Reichian) Therapy
Presented by Daniel Schiff, PhD
All humanistic and existentially based therapies share the understanding that many of the symptoms that clients bring to therapy stem from their inability to live an authentic life.  The fostering of authenticity is therefore one of their primary goals.  Contemporary Orgone (Reichian) Therapy, a humanistic/existential therapeutic approach based upon the integration of Wilhelm Reich’s character analytic and bioenergetic therapy, gestalt therapy, person-centered therapy and self psychology,  approaches this endeavor through addressing the cognitive, emotional, behavioral and somatic defenses that prevent one from making full contact with their authenticity. 

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CA Board of Psychology-New CE/CPD Regulations in Effect

There are new, long-planned regulations for continuing education for California licensed psychologists that went into effect January 1st. From the CA.gov Board of Psychology website: “Effective January 1, 2023, the California Board of Psychology (Board) will be requiring licensees to complete 36 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) biennially.  WHAT IS CPD? CPD is a broader concept, referring to the continuing

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The Existential Moment: Safety and Acceptance

Existential-Humanistic therapy (E-H) is relational and experiential. Safety, transparency, and collaboration work in concert, defining the therapeutic relationship. Safety includes several different components. It also means different things to different clients, though basics arguably apply universally.

Concerning safety, an emphasis on acceptance arguably differentiates E-H from other therapeutic modalities. Acceptance means first openness and suspension of judgment.

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EHI’s International Existential Scholars Lecture Series

Presented by: Zoltán Kőváry, PhD

Saturday, March 4th, 2023 | 10:30am – 12pm Pacific Time

Fee: $20 ($10 for Elders – 65 and over, and students in a graduate program)

Online: Via Zoom through our Event page

In this webinar, Zoltán Kőváry shares his understanding of Leopold Szondi’s “Fate Analysis” and how to employ this approach in psychotherapy to help clients access their capacities to manifest the positive and liberating potential in their family unconscious and to bridge and balance inherent existential polarities like fate and freedom.

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