Next In-Person Training Retreat: May 26-31, 2022!
Continuing Education: 2021’s training was approved for 33 CEs*
Track 2. The Experiential Training Course Module
Retreat Only—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 the experiential training course, “Existential-Humanistic Therapy: Principles of Practice,” the same training retreat that we offer as part of the Foundations Certificate Program. This training is focused on principles of Existential-Humanistic (E-H) therapy practice skill development.
Why Do Therapists Attend This Training Retreat?
Retreat Only Description
This track is an opportunity for EHI to provide our experiential training to students who are not enrolled in the Foundations 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.
Residential Course Module w/ Optional Consult
This residential training course is the annual experiential training historically held as a retreat at Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, CA. There is an experiential evaluation on the final day of the training. This module is the only module with in-person requirements any other optional modules are completed remotely.
*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.
This module is held remote. The video consultation groups meet once per month for 5 months via Zoom. 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 real world client work. Two EHI instructors will be group co-leaders. The video consultation module is priced separately and if enrolled prior to the retreat is discounted for retreat attendees.
As an Experiential Retreat Training Program attendee you will be able to enroll and participate in the experiential training module. You may also choose to enroll in the optional video/in-person consult module. Some retreat-only attendees chose to upgrade to the Foundations Certificate program after attending the retreat, that is a future option.
The Experiential Training
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 existential therapy training.
Find out more about the Training!
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
2022 Experiential Training Dates
Approximately forty-five hours of programming are scheduled in this experiential.
Dates: May 26th - 31st, 2022
The residential starts at 4:00pm on the first day and ends 2:30 pm(after lunch) on the final day.
Once accepted you can be enrolled in the program after we receive your completed payment agreement form outlining the payment schedule and your deposit and tuition are submitted. Tuition fees and Lodging costs are invoiced and you can pay this online securely. Michelle, our Admin Assistant, will assist in enrollment and can answer enrollment questions.
We hope the following information will guide you through the application process. If you have further questions or need additional assistance, please email us: program[at]ehinstitute.org.
How do I apply to an EHI program?
- 1. Get the EHI Program Application [WORD]
Download the Application Here!
- 2. Fill out the application -select the Program track you are applying for. This is a Word doc but LibraOffice will work too. Please Save the application to your computer to send as an attachment. Please do not send scanned images. Contact Michelle if you need assistance regarding the application.
- 3. Email completed form as an attachment to the address on the application.
- 4. Submit the one-time non-refundable $100.00 application fee via PayPal- the link is on the application.
What is the deadline for applying?
The cohort is filled on a first-come basis and when all spaces for the residential retreat are filled (max 17 cohort attendees). Applications are accepted year-round. Formal acceptance into the program and payment of deposit will hold your space in the cohort prior to tuition fee deadlines. Apply as soon as possible to secure a position in the program and to have the most payment plan options.
What happens after I apply?
Once received, your application will be reviewed by clinical team members and we try to review and respond within a 2-week period. Once accepted into your program of choice, a letter of formal acceptance will be sent to you and both Stephanie, the Clinical Training Coordinator, and Michelle, the Admin Assistant, will work with you to complete your enrollment.
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please reach out to us. We look forward to talking with you more about the program!
Director of Clinical Training
Nader Shabahangi, PhD, LMFT
Clinical Training Coordinator
Stephanie Weissman, PsyD