Track 2. EHI Experiential Training Course Module: "Existential-Humanistic Therapy: Principles of Practice"

EHI Director of Clinical Training: Nader Shabahangi, PhD, MFT

EHI now offers this program track for those primarily interested in participating in just the experiential training course, “Existential-Humanistic Therapy: Principles of Practice,” that we offer as part of the Foundations Certificate Program.

Description

This track is an opportunity for EHI to provide our experiential training to students who are not enrolled in a certificate program. Students may always opt into the certificate track if they so desire.

This skill-development training module focuses on learning to: 

(a) identify meaning-making processes unfolding in the present moment, 

(b) illuminate these “actual but often unrecognized” processes by cultivating intrapsychic and interpersonal presence, 

(c) develop a safe and intimate therapeutic relationship, 

(d) recognize and work with existential life issues which may be present but disguised, and 

(e) recognize and work with transference and counter transference issues within an existential framework.

Once formally accepted into the program, participants enroll to attend the experiential training residential, and may also opt to participate in video or in-person consultations with our faculty.

"The program showed me a doorway within myself into territory that I was aware of but had yet to fully conceptualize."

Jenelle

Requirements

Existential-Humanistic Training That Includes Forty-five Hours of Experiential Training

Single Module w/ Optional Consult

As an Experiential Retreat Training Program attendee you will be able to participate in the experiential training module.You may register for the optional video/in-person consult module. The consultation module will begin the following the training and consists of five 2-hour group consults.  Group participants will consult on applying the training into your real world client work. The video consultation module is priced separately at a discount for retreat attendees.

 

*International & out-of-state program participants please note: Students are only required to attend in-person the Experiential Training, that is the only mandatory travel required for this program. 

The Experiential Training

Schneider and Krug’s APA textbook, Existential-Humanistic Therapy 2nd Ed, will be a core resource. Additional readings of Rollo May, James Bugental and Irvin Yalom will be included.

For a more info about the training course residential  please visit the Training Course Description page.

The Core of EHI Programs

The mandatory 6-day, 5-night experiential training is the heart of EHI’s programs. It allows licensed professionals and graduate students in psychology or counseling programs to come together in a safe environment, get to know one another, and experience how E-H therapy is practiced up close and personally. All EHI’s education programs feature this experiential training.

Find out more about the Training! 

Training Approach

EHI instructors, noted leaders in the field, emphasize the key ingredients of the E-H approach, including empathy, acceptance, and genuineness, to model how trainees can create safe, collaborative and life-changing therapeutic encounters. They demonstrate how the therapeutic relationship, in and of itself is a vehicle for healing and change and how therapeutic “presence” cultivates sensitivity and appropriate responsiveness to clients emotions, relational patterns and inner worlds.These two essential principles: building the therapeutic relationship and working in the “here and now” are the foundational blocks of E-H therapy and EHI training

The retreat is an opportunity to be part of a community where we can think together using the themes of E-H. We can apply theories to cases, watch the work of our mentors and each other. By living together we experience an intimacy that creates an environment that reduces barriers and the ensuing connections foster a greater capacity for learning

Gloria

2021 Experiential Training Dates

EHI has rescheduled the 2020 single training retreat for our programs; the training will now take place in October. Students will receive the complete training in one intensive retreat. Approximately forty-five hours of programming are scheduled in this experiential.

Dates: October 10th - 15th, 2021

The residential starts at 4pm on the first day and ends at 1:00pm on the final day. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to talking with you more about the program!

Nader Shabahangi, PhD, LMFT
EHI Director of Clinical Training
Program[at]ehinstitute.org

 

Stephanie Weissman, PsyD
EHI Clinical Training Coordinator
Info[at]ehinstitute.org