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Core Skills in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy

November 4, 2022 @ 12:00 pm November 6, 2022 @ 3:15 pm

Approved for 16 CEs

Online Training Workshop:

Core Skills in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy


Friday, 11/4, 12pm – 4pm, Pacific Time
Saturday, 11/5, 8am – 3:15pm, Pacific Time [1 hr lunch]
Sunday, 11/6, 8am – 3:15pm, Pacific Time [1 hr lunch]

In this 16-hour online existential psychotherapy 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.

An Existential-Humanistic approach to psychotherapy can be a foundation for all therapists seeking to do deep and life-changing work with their clients. The E-H approach is based on core ways of being and working with clients that help facilitate greater awareness, greater sense of choice, increased agency and adaptiveness and a deeper connection to self and others – all in the service of healing and growing. There are core capacities and skills an E-H therapist uses to help clients effectively explore and work through their existential predicaments so they can more fully access what deeply matters to them.

Topics covered include:

  • The cultivation of presence as both the ground of therapy and one of its primary objectives
  • The focus on the “living moment” in working with the “here-and-now” experience of clients – staying with what presents itself phenomenologically rather than employing theoretical interventions
  • The differentiation between primary, direct experience and secondary, interpretive experience – and the emphasis on working with phenomenological experience
  • The meaning-making process and the formation of the Self-and-World Construct – helping clients clarify how they make sense of experience
  • How to work with the client’s ways of being in the world and how to utilize the therapist-client relationship to help shift unhelpful ways of being
  • How to identify and work through clients’ inner battles in order to support their longings to emerge, and feel more choice-ful and psychospiritually whole
  • Integrating and embodying your theoretical beliefs and authentic sense of self in your work as a therapist

This training is ideal for those who have not yet had any intensive training in E-H therapy or for those who have and are seeking a refresher or reinforcement of what they’ve learned: this training works in and of itself but can also be a precursor to the longer residential training EHI holds or even a helpful follow-up to EHI’s residential training.

EHI Instruction Team* for Core Skills 2022

*this could be subject to change if an instructor is unable to attend due to emergency

Nader Shabahangi, PhD, LMFT is Clinical Director at Elder Ashram Community, serves as EHI Clinical Co Director, is a co-founder of EHI, and an EHI Core Instructor.

Nance Reynolds, PhD, LCSW is in private practice, serves as EHI Clinical Co Director, and is an EHI Core Instructor.

Kirk Schneider, PhD is a psychologist in private practice who serves as EHI’s President, is a co-founder of EHI and an EHI Core Instructor.

Sonja Saltman, LMFT is a co-founder of EHI, serves as EHI’s Communication Director, and is an EHI Core Instructor.

Doug Silberstein, LMFT, is in private practice, serves as EHI’s Treasurer and is an EHI Affiliate Instructor.

Stephanie Weissman, PsyD, is in private practice, serves as EHI’s Clinical Coordinator, and is an experienced EHI Affiliate Instructor.

Scott Gibbs, LMFT, is in private practice, serves as an EHI board member-at-large and is an EHI Affiliate Instructor.

Bonnie Rose, LMFT, is in private practice, serves as an EHI board member-at-large and is an EHI Affiliate Instructor and an experienced group leader.

Almudena Sánchez Mazarro, MS, is in private practice, an Associate Professor at Pontifical University of Comillas, Madrid, serves as Co Director of European Institute of Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy, and is an EHI Affiliate Instructor.

Enrollment Fees Schedule (Dates refer to Pacific Daylight Time)

The regular fee for this training is $685, but the following discount is available:

  • Elders and Students*: $635
    [*Elders: 65yrs+; Students: enrolled in a Masters or PhD level program.]

Refund policy: You’ll receive a full refund, minus $75, if withdrawn after 8/1/22 but by 10/1/22. There are no refunds after that.

Continuing Education Info

Continuing Education: Approved for 16 CEs Fee: $65

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.

These Credits are for Psychologists and LPCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs too!

LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCs: You too can get APA Continuing Education Credit! 

State licensing boards for LPCs, LCSWs, and LMFTs also accept CE credits for psychologists from an APA Approved Provider of continuing education like APA Division 32, Society of Humanistic Psychology. Required statement: Participants are responsible for ensuring that the credits are accepted by their board.

Example: California BBS accepts CEs from APA Approved Providers!

Accessibility: It is the policy of EHI to make every reasonable effort to provide attendees with disabilities the opportunity to take full advantage of its programs. Please contact our program admin, Michelle, in advance via this Contact form so we can work with you or call us at 415-689-1475.

CE requirements: 1. request CEs & submit the fee 2. Attend the workshop live w/full attendance (login before start time) 3. Fill out all 3 CE evaluations (following included instructions).

*This is a 2-1/2 day live mini-intensive workshop, not the longer residential course, “E-H Therapy: Principles of Practice,” which is an experiential training offered in our Certificate program and held as a residential retreat for 6 days at Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, CA. This training workshop covers core E-H psychotherapy skills and can be a precursor to the longer training course but it is not a substitute for attending “E-H Therapy: Principles of Practice” residential as a requirement towards earning EHI’s Certificate in the Foundations of E-H Therapy Practice.

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