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EHNW Seminar Series

January 6, 2023 @ 1:15 pm 2:30 pm PST

Philosophical Resource for Humanistic Clinicians

Seminar Offering via EHNW

Presented by Carol Swanson, LCSW, ACSW of EHNW

Dates: 8 monthly meetings, starting 1/6, then the first Friday of each month ending August 4th

Time: 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm on January 6th and each First Friday after until August 4th

Virtual: EHNW will provide Zoom webinar details after registration

Cost for the Series: Professionals- $350 / Students: $200 / Affiliates: 10% discount 

Description

No clinician practices alone.  Each of us is surrounded by a world of companions even without our noticing. They provide a humanistic and historical context for our work. They keep us company no matter how alone we may feel sometimes in our practices.  Who are they?

This seminar will identify the humanistic tradition out of which psychotherapy emerged and within which we psychotherapists are an active expression.  Principal philosophers who contributed to a personalistic worldview — that is, a view of our being with one another that is based on human values – will be identified and briefly introduced. They will include Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Hans-George Gadamer, Martin Buber, Emmanuel Levinas, and Bernhard Waldenfels.  We will pay attention to their relevance to our personal needs for support as well as how they may sharpen the humanistic and existential focus of our work. 

Presenter Bio

Carol Swanson has been a practicing gestalt therapist in Portland for 40 years. She co-founded the Portland Gestalt Therapy Training Institute and was a trainer for several decades. She’s trained therapists in the US, Europe and Australia. She’s published several articles in Gestalt journals and contributed chapters in several books. She is a regular contributor to conferences in the US in Europe.

About EHNW

EHNW is here to impact the world through Existential-Humanistic values of authenticity, integrity, responsibility, inclusion, and awe. EHNW enlivens and enriches human experience through our commitment to being present with ourselves, others, society, and the mystery of life. We serve the healing professions, our clients, and the public through dialogue, education, training, and advocacy. EHNW offers workshops, professional presentations, and salons.

Please refer questions to Bob Edelstein at bob@bobedelstein.com.

$200 – $350 10% Discount for EHNW Affiliates

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Online via Zoom