Enrollment is Open for EHI 2016-2017 Education and Training Programs

Orah Krug, Ph.D. EHI Clinical Director

EHI's 2016/17 teaching staff, Orah Krug, Kirk Schneider, Sonja Saltman, Nader Shabahangi, Mary Madrigal and Troy Piwowarski invite you to join one of our three unprecedented Existential-Humanistic education and training programs this upcoming 2016/2017 curriculum year. 

EHI offers a Certificate in the Foundations of E-H Practice for students looking for a basic grounding in E-H therapy practice, an Advanced Program awarding a Certificate as an E-H Therapist for students who have completed the Foundations Program and the Modular Training Program for students who would like to participate in EHI's two curriculum year Experientials.

Now Accepting Applications for All Programs

EHI is currently accepting applications and enrolling students in the upcoming Certificate Programs and the Modular Training Program. EHI's 2016-2017 programs start in Fall 2016. All programs are open to students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from psychology or counseling graduate schools and licensed professionals who are interested in deepening their E-H Therapy practice.

EHI's Faculty: Orah Krug, Mary Madrigal, Nader Shabahangi, Troy Piwowarski, Kirk Schneider, and Sonja Saltman EHI's Faculty Fall 2015: Orah Krug, Mary Madrigal, Nader Shabahangi, Troy Piwowarski, Kirk Schneider and Sonja Saltman

Certificate in the Foundations of E-H Therapy
For students looking for grounding in E-H theory & practice.

The Foundations Certificate Program coursework provides students with an E-H Therapy foundational core by integrating both theory and practice into each course. New to EHI? Join this year long program which is open to full or half time students in a masters or doctoral psychology program, or to licensed professionals who seek to enhance their clinical skills.

Gain a Foundation in E-H Therapy Practice
Foundations Certificate Application »

Learn more about the EHI Foundations of E-H Therapy Practice Program here

At the experiential trainings, 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. The use of transparency within therapeutic boundaries has influenced the work I am doing with my clients. I am more relaxed in session and I believe there is more connection between us when I find a way to be more revealing yet remain therapeutic.

~ Gloria Saltzman, LMFT, EHI Foundations Certificate Student

Kirk Schneider and Nader Shabahangi at existential conference.
Kirk Schneider and Nader Shabahangi at existential conference

Advanced Certificate as E-H Therapist
For students who have completed the Foundations certificate program.

The Advanced Certificate Program deepens and expands upon the foundational learning begun in the Foundations Certificate Program. This flexible 2 - 3 year program is designed as a combination of online studies, video consults and experientials to accomodate both matriculated students and licensed professionals. Continue your E-H training. Update your info on the Advanced Cert application and get started earning your E-H Therapist Certificate.

Deepen Your E-H Practice and Get Certified as an E-H Therapist
Advanced Certificate Application »

Find out more about the EHI Advanced Certification Program here >>

I think what I took away from the last Experiential course, having been to several already, was a new appreciation: the understanding that the client's (a human being's) process is a sacred thing which must be nurtured and not usurped or dictated. The trust that people can do their own work--in their own time.

~ Juanita Ratner, LPC, Ph.D. Student, EHI Advanced Certificate Student

Sonja Saltman engages with students in triad group during the EHI Experiential in Spring 2015.Sonja Saltman engages with students in triad group during the EHI Experiential in Spring 2015.

New Modular Training Program
For people interested in engaging in EHI Experientials.

The Modular Training Program is for students who want to participate in our experiential trainings without enrolling in a certificate program. Students may later choose to opt into the certificate track if they so desire, but are not required. The first of the two 2014/2015 EHI Experientials is in October - Apply now to participate in this dedicated experientials program!

Apply to the 2016/17 Experiential Training Cohort Today!
Modular Training Application »

Learn about the new EHI Modular Training Program here >>

I gained a deeper understanding of my own context and how that has directed and influenced so much of my existence. I have always had an understanding certainly that what is experienced in the early, formative years is paramount in shaping our belief systems and personality, but somehow I have never before been able to feel this in such a palpable way.

~ Ada Fitz-Gibbon, LMHC, EHI Advanced Certificate Student

Experiential Dates for 2016/17 

EHI Spring 2015 Retreat Photo - Students Working in Triads

Students working in triads at the EHI Experiential at Westerbeke Ranch, Spring 2015

EHI 2016/17 Experiential Training Dates
E-H Therapy in practice.

EHI Experiential* I: Sun, October 23rd, 2016 - Thurs, October 27th, 2016
EHI Experiential* II: Fri, March 24th, 2017 - Tues, Mar 28th, 2017

Every EHI program student participates in both of the in-person Experientials per curriculum year; one in the Fall and the second in the following Spring. The experiential retreats are held at the wonderful Westerbeke Ranch Retreat Center in Sonoma, just north of San Francisco.

See more retreat photos here in the EHI gallery >>

The community interactions and the exploration of our own context in relation to how we practice. This retreat in particular was great at providing new learning experiences without eliciting 'there is a particular way to be'.

~ Brac Selph, Ph.D., EHI Foundations Certificate Student

Troy Piwowarski and Orah Krug at Experiential

Troy Piwowarski and Orah Krug at EHI Retreat

We are here to answer them!

Do you have questions about a program or about becoming an EHI student?
Orah Krug, our Clinical Director, and Troy Piwowarski, EHI's Teacher in Training and Student Coordinator will be happy to give you more information and to answer your questions about the upcoming EHI programs.

Contact either Orah or Troy by email at info@ehinstitute.org

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