Enrollment is Open for EHI 2018-2019 Training and Certificate Programs

EHI Executive Director of Education & Training and Faculty, Saybrook University: Orah T. Krug, PhD
Co-author of Existential-Humanistic Therapy and Supervision Essentials for Existential-Humanistic Therapy.

EHI Clinical Director: Troy Piwowarski, PsyD
Co-author of a chapter in Handbook of Humanistic Psychology.

EHI's 2018/2019 teaching staff, Orah Krug, Kirk Schneider, Sonja Saltman, Nader Shabahangi, and Troy Piwowarski invite you to join one of our  four Existential-Humanistic training and certificate programs this upcoming 2018/2019 curriculum year. 

Now Featuring A Single Experiential Retreat
Join us for our new combined training!

Sonoma, CA: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 9:00am thru Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 1:00pm

EHI is excited to continue our new single experiential training for all of 2018/2019's education and training programs! Due to the fantastic response of 2017/2018's cohort, EHI has continued made the combined experiential a permanent feature of the training programs. Instead of Fall and Spring experiential training retreats, EHI will hold one training in the Spring of 2019 for the next cohort.

EHI offers four experientially-focused training and certificate programs for licensed clinicians and graduate students in psychology or counseling programs.

Certificate in the Foundations of E-H Practice for participants seeking to develop a foundational understanding of depth-work through an existential-humanistic lens. More >>

Experiential Retreat Program for participants who would like to attend EHI's experiential training which emphasizes effective relational and experiential principles of practice. More >>

In-Person Consultation Program, for participants who want to deepen their understanding of how to work with clients from an e-h perspective. Groups meet monthly in the Bay Area. More >>

Advanced Program awarding a Certificate as an E-H Therapist for participants who have completed the Foundations Certificate and wish to take their clinical practice to deeper levels of nuance and skill. More >>

Now Accepting Applications for All Programs

EHI is currently accepting applications and enrolling students in the upcoming Training and Certificate Programs. EHI's 2018-2019 Foundation program starts in Winter of 2018 with the Online Theory Course.

All programs are open to licensed professionals who are interested in deepening their E-H Therapy practice and students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from psychology or counseling graduate schools.

EHI's Faculty Fall 2017: Orah Krug, Nader Shabahangi, Troy Piwowarski, Kirk Schneider and Sonja Saltman

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

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

Gain a Foundation in Existential-Humanistic Therapy Practice
Download the Foundations Program 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

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

Experiential Retreat Training Program
For people interested in engaging in EHI Experiential Training.

Open to licensed mental health professionals and graduate students who would like to participate in EHI's Experiential, held over six days at a beautiful Northern California retreat center. Master E-H therapists and noted authors such as Kirk Schneider, PhD and Orah Krug, PhD. create intimate, safe and collaborative training environments which emphasize hands-on learning of relational and experiential techniques. Participants learn how to enter their clients' self constructed worlds, using their own personal contexts to develop responsiveness to clients while also cultivating the "presence" that enables genuine encounters and real therapeutic change.

Apply to the 2018/2019 Experiential Retreat Training Cohort Today!
Download the Application »

Learn about the EHI Experiential Retreat 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

Consultation Program
For those interested in engaging in EHI's In-Person Consult Groups.

Open to licensed mental health professionals who would like to participate in a monthly two-hour consultation group starting in September 2018 and led by Orah Krug, PhD and Troy, Piwowarski, PsyD. These consultation groups mirror the experiential retreat training goals as they emphasize the relational and experiential principles of E-H practice--principles which have proven to be essential for lasting therapeutic healing and change. In an intimate and collaborative group setting, participants present cases, work with personal context and role-play clients, all effective methods to understand clients' (and therapists') subjective worlds and protective patterns.

Join a 2018 Consult Group!
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"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

Kirk Schneider and Nader Shabahangi at APA's DIV32 Humanistic Psychology 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
Download the Advanced Certificate Application »

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

"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

Experiential Dates for 2018/2019 Curriculum Year 

EHI Spring 2015 Retreat Photo - Students Working in Triads

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

EHI 2018/2019 Experiential Training Dates
E-H Therapy in practice.

Combined Experiential I &II: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 - Tuesday, May 28th

Every EHI program student participates in the residential experiential training. This intenstive retreat is held at the wonderful Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, just north of San Francisco.

See more retreat photos here in the EHI gallery >>

Troy Piwowarski and Orah Krug at Experiential

Faculty Troy Piwowarski, Clinical Director, and Orah Krug, Executive Director of Education and Training 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 Associate Faculty Member and Clinical Training 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[at]ehinstitute.org

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