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EHI specializes in Existential-Humanistic therapy (E-H) professional enrichment programs, training, and events for both licensed professionals & graduate students.
At the heart of EHI’s existential psychotherapy training programs is its Experiential Training Course Retreat. During this retreat, attendees experience an immersion in the Existential-Humanistic perspective and have the opportunity to develop therapeutic skills in a safe, supportive and intensive residential setting.
2024 Training Dates Announced
In-Person Experiential Training Retreat
“Existential-Humanistic Therapy: Principles of Practice”
Residential Dates: May 30- June 4, 2024
Featured Enrollment Tracks for In-Person Training Retreat*
*Same training retreat w/ 2 enrollment options
Track 1. EHI Certificate in Foundations
For students looking to gain a foundation in Existential-Humanistic Therapy practice; annual experiential training & theory courses, and case consultation included.
Track 2. EHI Experiential
(Attend the Residential Retreat Only)
For new or returning attendees who want to attend the experiential training featured in the Certificate programs, no additional coursework. Consultation group optional.
*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.
Workshops, gatherings, symposiums, and conferences. EHI nurtures professional partnerships that have grown over the years to bring quality learning opportunities to the Existential-Humanistic clinical community. We also share recommended events from our Friends and Partners.
Registration Now Open
September 23, 2023
The Literary Legacy of Existential Psychology: A Comparison of Lu Xun's 'Iron House' and Rollo May's 'The Caged Man'
November 4th & 5th
Unleashing Otto Rank:
The Creation of Modern Depth Therapy
Approved for Continuing Education
January 26-28, 2024
Core Skills in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy
An Online Workshop
Existential World Congress, Athens, Greece
During a recent symposium at the Existential World Congress, Almudena Sánchez Mazarro, Vasilis Georgalakis and Nader Shabahangi introduced the newest E-H Therapy organization in Europe!
Existential-Humanistic Institute Europe!
EHI Europe promotes the development of humanistic existential therapists and advocates for a change in paradigm in the way we view and approach therapy. With training and making use of therapeutic presence we look to solidify the basis of a true therapeutic encounter. We consider the therapist-client bond to be an essential part of our work, irrespective of the therapist’s orientation, and a prerequisite to any technique used in therapy.
EHI's Board & Instruction Team
Pictured here from left to right:
1st Row: Kirk Schneider, Nader Shabahangi & Bonnie Rose
2nd Row: Doug Silberstein, Nance Reynolds, Scott Gibbs
3rd Row: Sonja Saltman and Stephanie Weissman
An Award Winning Organization
Charlotte and Karl Bühler Award Recipients from SHP (DIV32 of APA)
Training in Action
From the EHI blog...
Arash Farzaneh, Arash’s World Podcast, talks with Robert Kramer and Kirk Schneider, two of the organizers who are also some of the upcoming speakers for the long-awaited and fascinating Otto
Consultation in the Existential-Humanistic (E-H) Therapy groups focuses on cases that illustrate the existential-humanistic orientation to therapeutic practice. These groups are an opportunity to explore how therapeutic orientations are enhanced
Authenticity is a core concept of existential philosophy and an essential touchstone in E-H therapy. Moral connotation (i.e., socio-political ideal) aside, authenticity means congruence with oneself – who we really are. It stands opposite ideas like “bad faith” or “alienation.”
Clients often grapple with societal pressures, parental expectations, an oppressive conscience, self-deceptions, internal conflicts, past traumas, etc., that deter them from seeing and living their authentic path.