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EHNW Lunch-n-Learn: Fostering Authenticity

Fostering Authenticity: Character Analytic and Somatic Interventions in Contemporary Orgone (Reichian) Therapy
Presented by Daniel Schiff, PhD
All humanistic and existentially based therapies share the understanding that many of the symptoms that clients bring to therapy stem from their inability to live an authentic life.  The fostering of authenticity is therefore one of their primary goals.  Contemporary Orgone (Reichian) Therapy, a humanistic/existential therapeutic approach based upon the integration of Wilhelm Reich’s character analytic and bioenergetic therapy, gestalt therapy, person-centered therapy and self psychology,  approaches this endeavor through addressing the cognitive, emotional, behavioral and somatic defenses that prevent one from making full contact with their authenticity. 


Recommended Panel: Ernest Becker, Otto Rank and Psychotherapy

Claude Barbre, MS, MDiv, PhD, LP, Sheldon Solomon, PhD, & Kirk J. Schneider, PhD

Join the Ernest Becker Foundation for a discussion with the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis on the overlap between Becker's ideas and psychotherapy.


Recommended: EHNW Seminar Series

Online via Zoom

Carol is a Gestalt therapist and co-founder of the Portland Gestalt Therapy Training Institute.  

In the seminar series, she will explore such relevant topics as:  

Why Thinking Matters 

The I-Thou and I-It relationship 

The origin of phenomenology,  

Embodied Intersubjectivity  

The Ethics of Play  

Responsive Ethics 

The Face of the Other
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 introduced.

$200 – $350

Recommended: Gun Violence in America: Who is Pulling the Trigger?

In this webinar, the speakers emphasize the underlying dynamics, conscious and unconscious, in our individual and collective psyche, fueling the rise of gun violence to new heights. Dr. Conforti explores the dark archetypal force in the collective psyche, which results in the slaughter of innocent children. Dr. Garbarino highlights the multiple effects and sequela of gun violence creating a “war zone mentality." Dr. Kirk Schneider will elaborate on what he calls “the polarized mind.” which underlies our propensity to violence. 

$10 – $30

EHNW Lunch and Learn – The Later Stages of Adult Development and their Foundation

Presented by Diane Steinbrecher, LCSW and Shannon Pernetti

What do the later stages of researched Adult development beyond Piaget look like? How can we use researched development in making clinical interventions, assessment, and diagnosis? What does it take to move to the next level of development and how do therapists assist this happening? We'll also be looking at developmental theory as a way of understanding the divisions that are so oppressive in our world today, and how to help shift into a more unified and generative 'good for all' way!


EHNW Salon: On Becoming A Therapist-In-The-World

Presented by Justin Rock, LPC

Becoming a therapist is more than just a job, it is a way of being-in-the-world and being-with-others. What does it relationally mean to be a therapist? How does becoming a therapist change oneself as a person? Becoming a therapist can bring to existential angst of connection and isolation to the forefront. EHNW welcome students and professionals of all levels of experience to join, explore, and share the topic and experience of becoming a therapist and what that means for each of us.


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

RHMCPA: 6th Annual Conferenc

Sacred Rage: The New Humanistic Uprising Against DehumanizationLocation: Online/ZoomDate: October 29, 2022 RMHCPA is beginning plans for the Sixth Annual RMHCPA Conference for October 29, 2022. More information on our presenters and schedule will be available here as speakers for the conference are confirmed. The conference will be exploring themes of dehumanization in contemporary society, […]

$15 – $50

EHNW: Lunch-n-Learn

Online via Zoom

Metaphor | Beyond the Limits of Understanding Presented by Joaquin Lopez, MS, Professional Counselor Associate Friday, October 21, 2022, from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Virtual by Zoom: (webinar details provided after registration) All Tickets: $10.00 /EHNW Affiliates attend FREE Why do metaphors hold so much power? How can we use metaphors in a clinical setting […]


EHNW 2022 Workshop

Join Yaqui Andrés Martínez Robles w/ EHNWOctober 7-9, 2022 Understanding an Existential-Phenomenological Approach: From Worldview to Attitude and Methods Facilitated by Yaqui Andrés Martínez Robles, PhD Existential-Humanistic Northwest presents - Workshop 2022 Friday, October 7, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Saturday, October 8, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday, October 9, 9:00 AM – 12:00 […]

$25.00 – $225.00

2022 APA Convention

APA 2022 is where practitioners, researchers, educators, and applied psychologists from around the world come together to share transformative ideas and explore the most compelling issues in the discipline. This year the APA team is excited to offer three days packed with more than 900 in-person sessions in Minneapolis, numerous social and networking events, and two […]

$35 – $365