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Core Skills in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy 2024 – Online Workshop

January 26 @ 12:00 pm January 28 @ 3:30 pm

Core Skills in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy – An Online Workshop

Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2024

Enrollment update Jan 25th: This workshop is sold out.

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.

In this 16-hour 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. 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 client and therapist understand identity construction and de-construction
  • 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 the residential training.

Times (all Pacific Time):

Friday, 1/26/24, 12pm – 4pm

Saturday, 1/27/24, 8am – 3:15pm (including one hour break for lunch)

Sunday, 1/28/24, 8am – 3:15pm (including one hour break for lunch)


Professional/Pre-Licensed fee for this training is $685*

*Elders (65 and older) and Students (enrolled in a Masters or PhD level program) get $50 off of all of the above rates.

Early Bird Registration Offers!

From 11/14/23-12/09/23: Professional tuition is $645  | Student/Elder is $595

There is a $150 deposit needed to hold one’s spot when registering (for elders and students who register with a deposit, the $50 discount is applied to the deposit, which obviously makes it $100). For those registering after 12/23/23, full payment is due at registration.

Refund policy: You’ll receive a full refund, minus $75, if withdrawn by 12/23/23. There are no refunds after that. 

Continuing Education:  This workshop is approved for up to 15.25 CEs. Fee: $65. If time missed on a day, partial credit may be earned for full attendance on other days. EHI will be submitting a course proposal for continuing education credit for the 2024 workshop.

Continuing education will only be available for live participation only of all sessions each day. If a portion is missed on a day partial credit may be earned for full attendance on other days. Please contact us for more info regarding the course or for disability arrangements at program@ehinstitute.org.

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.

The workshop is online via Zoom Meeting w/ Zoom Breakout Rooms

In order to provide an intimate-enough experience (even on Zoom), the number of participants will be limited – so please register early to ensure your spot!

$595 – $695 Range: Early bird offers to Regular fee

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