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Unleashing Otto Rank: The Creation of Modern Depth Therapy

An International Conference

The most brilliant of Freud's students, Otto Rank had a highly productive life as a lecturer, therapist and writer after leaving Vienna. His work greatly influenced many notable figures, including the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, the client-centered psychotherapist Carl Rogers, the existential psychoanalyst Rollo May, the existential therapist Irvin Yalom, and the cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker. It was his profound influence on May and Rogers in particular that gave birth to existential-humanistic psychology in the U.S.

EHI is excited to announce the following esteemed presenters:

Marie Becker
Sara Ekenstierna
Matthew Fox
Ludwig Janus
Robert Kramer
Kirk Schneider
Ellen Handler Spitz
Siebrecht Vanhooren

This Conference, unprecedented in the annals of both psychoanalysis and existential-humanistic psychology, will re-introduce the legacy, focus, and implications of Rank's genius for a new generation of Depth Psychologists. Specifically, the conference will focus on Rank's move from Freudian psychoanalysis to here-now experience and its foundational impact on psychospiritual healing...

The Literary Legacy of Existential Psychology w/ Dr Xuefu Wang

Join EHI for the second presentation in its International Existential Scholars Lecture Series! 

Both Lu Xun and Rollo May are existential thinkers as well as existential literacy figures. They both use metaphors to reflect on human existence. With Lu Xun’s reflection on the Chinese psyche or even the Chinese nation as a whole, he advocates for the destruction of the Iron House to set people free to live as individual humans with respect and dignity. Rollo May, in addressing the perspective of an individual being persecuted by an alienating power, touches on a related fundamental theme of humanity. 

$10 – $20

Leopold Szondi’s “Fate Analysis”: The Lost Central European School of Existential Psychology

Zoom Online

Announcing EHI's International Existential Scholars Lecture Series

Why do we make the choices that we do? How conscious are we of the choices we make and what factors most influence those choices? How free are we in the process of making choices, and to what degree are we predisposed to choose and act in potentially predetermined ways?

Leopold Szondi (1893-1986), proposed that there is a "family unconscious" that can greatly influence our choices; that there is a strong pull toward acting out of a multigenerational family heritage – an unconscious pull that compels us to repeat old and oftentimes dysfunctional patterns...

$10 – $20

Core Skills in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy

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.

$560 – $685

The Existential Unconscious and The Therapeutic Relationship

Zoom Online

New EHI webinar on Otto Rank's Influence in E-H Psychology and Psychotherapy Approved for 3 CEs!* The Existential Unconscious and The Therapeutic Relationship: Otto Rank and the Birth of Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy Developed and Facilitated by Otto Rank Scholar: Robert Kramer, PhD Webinar Hosted by: Existential-Humanistic Institute Date/Time: Saturday, March 19th, 10am-1pm PST; CE Zoom Check-in […]

$10 – $35

Depolarizing Therapeutic Presence w/ Kirk Schneider, PhD

Online

This workshop will provide skills for therapists who are challenged by the cultural and political stances of their clients and how those stances manifest and potentially affect the therapeutic relationship. Dr. Schneider will introduce the concept of the “polarized mind” (the fixation on a single point of view to the utter exclusion of competing points of view), which he developed based on extensive existential-depth and social-psychological research

$10 – $35

Working with Nonverbal Communication to Navigate Conflict

Online

This Workshop is Canceled August 19th Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances this workshop has been canceled. We are looking forward to rescheduling this workshop in the future. When it gets rescheduled we will notify those who registered and our mailing list. Registrants will be refunded the fees paid.Hosted by: Existential-Humanistic InstituteDate/Time: To Be Announced3 CEs […]

$10 – $35

Radical Authenticity: Liberating the Everyday Divided Mind

Online

Online Workshop w/ Ken Bradford, PhD Hosted by: Existential-Humanistic InstituteDate/Time: Saturday, July 10th 10am-1pm PacificCE: Approved for 3 CE Hrs.  Overview & Description Overview and Description: The polarized mind that plays havoc politically and relationally is an extension of the everyday divided mind, or divided self, which gives rise to all manner of anxiety, despair […]

$10 – $35

Core Skills in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy

Online

This was held May 14-16, 2021 and will be held again in the future!  Are you interested in this workshop?  Send us a note in the form below to let us know you would like to be contacted as soon as details available for the next one! Description An Existential-Humanistic approach to psychotherapy can be a […]

Dancing With Dragons: Helping Clients Depolarize

Online

This workshop is intended for clinicians who are interested in the dynamic, challenging territory of couples therapy. Romantic relationships inherently hold the human dilemma that we cannot open to love without opening to where we have been wounded in love. We all have dragons. Their job is to protect the gold; in the most fundamental sense, the continued existence of our essential self. Our dragons protect our wounded hearts. We might say dragons continue to breathe fire until the core wound they are protecting is recognized. In this way, the dragon dance is a call for mutual healing.

$10 – $35

Integrating the Self: Helping Clients Depolarize and Cultivate Self-compassion

Online

Developed and Facilitated by Galia Schechter, PsyD, EHI Affiliate Instructor This webinar is the seventh in EHI's series of webinars on depolarization:Depolarizing Our Minds, Our Hearts & Our Nation When: Saturday, February 20th, 2021; 10am-1pm, Pacific Time Where: Online via Zoom Meeting w/ Zoom Breakout Rooms Cost: $35 General/Professional; $20 Student/Elder; Economic Hardship $10**We understand […]

$20 – $35

Working with the Cultural Outsider in Psychotherapy

Heart Source Center 1600 Shattuck Avenue Suite 125, Berkeley, California, United States

Developed and Facilitated by Dennis Portnoy, MFT

Time: 11 am to 3pm: no lunch break
Heart Source Center, Berkeley
4 CE credits pending approval*.

*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.