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Up to $250 Early Bird Savings for the 2021-2022 Programs

Save With Early Bird Tuition Specials Through May 20th!

Now Accepting Applications for EHI's 2021-2022 Curriculum Year, Including the October 2021 Experiential Training Course!

Two enrollment tracks are available. Apply for the Foundations Certificate Program or the stand-alone Experiential Training Course at Westerbeke Ranch Retreat Center in Sonoma, CA!


1. Certificate in the Foundations of EH Therapy Practice

For students looking for grounding in EH theory & practice.
The Foundations Certificate Program provides students with an EH Therapy foundational core by integrating both theory and practice. New to Existential-Humanism? Join the cohort to gain a foundation in Existential-Humanistic Therapy practice. The Experiential Training Course, a theory course and case consultation included. Existential Therapy Certificate Program page

2. Experiential Training Course Module: Existential-Humanistic Therapy: Principles of Practice

For those interested in engaging in EHI Experiential Retreat only.
The Experiential Training Course Module is a hands-on 6-day/5-night retreat for students who want to participate in our experiential training without the additional course work of the Foundations Certificate Program. Experiential Training Course – Retreat Only Module

At the experiential trainings, we can apply theories to cases, watch the work of our mentors and each other. By living together we experience an intimacy that creates an environment that reduces barriers and the ensuing connections foster a greater capacity for learning. The use of transparency within therapeutic boundaries has influenced the work I am doing with my clients. I am more relaxed in session and I believe there is more connection between us when I find a way to be more revealing yet remain therapeutic.

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2021 Experiential Training Course Retreat Dates

Sunday, Oct 10th, 2021 - Friday, Oct 15th, 2020

The experiential retreat is held at Westerbeke Ranch Retreat Center in Sonoma, just north of San Francisco. 


The Experiential Training is the Heart of EHI!

EHI Faculty, noted leaders in the field, emphasize the key ingredients of the E-H approach to model how students can create safe, collaborative and life-changing therapeutic encounters. They demonstrate how the therapeutic relationship, in and of itself is a vehicle for healing and change and how therapeutic “presence” cultivates sensitivity and appropriate responsiveness to clients emotions, relational patterns and inner worlds. These two essential principles: building the therapeutic relationship and working in the “here-and-now” are the foundational blocks of E-H therapy and EHI training.

The experiential intensive involves a combination of relationship-building, learning of theoretical foundations, and first-hand experiences wherein theory comes to life. 


I gained a deeper understanding of my own context and how that has directed and influenced so much of my existence. I have always had an understanding certainly that what is experienced in the early, formative years is paramount in shaping our belief systems and personality, but somehow I have never before been able to feel this in such a palpable way.

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Join Us for the Next Training

Experience how E-H therapy is practiced up close and personally

Engage in intensive, immersive experiential learning

Learn to build the therapeutic relationship using E-H skills

Learn to work in the “here-and-now” with an E-H focus

Join professionals/graduate students in a facilitated and safe environment

The community interactions and the exploration of our own context in relation to how we practice. This retreat in particular was great at providing new learning experiences without eliciting 'there is a particular way to be'.

What About the Coronavirus?

Read our Coronavirus Caveat.

At this point, we anticipate holding our 2021 Experiential Retreat Training in-person at Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, California, October 10 – 15. This is based on a best guess that it will be safe enough to meet in person by that time. The Coronavirus Caveat outlines 2021 contingencies and fee/costs refund/transferability policies.


Download the Application


Do you have questions about a program or about becoming an EHI student?

Please note: EHI provides continuing education offerings for clinical therapists and Master’s/Doctoral students who are beginning to see clients in therapeutic settings.

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