EHI Consultation Group Program

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

The Existential-Humanistic Institute is excited to offer Bay Area in-person existential-humanistic therapy Consult Groups.

2019 Fall Consult Group Series Dates

September: 9/21/19
October: 10/26/19
November: 11/9/19
December: 12/7/19
January: 1/4/20

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The Existential Humanistic Institute is offering existential-humanistic in-person consultation groups for licensed professionals in the San Francisco Bay area led by EHI Faculty. Each group is limited to six or seven licensed Masters and/or Ph.D. psychotherapists. Consultation will focus on cases that illustrate the existential-humanistic orientation to therapeutic practice. This group is an opportunity to explore how therapeutic orientations are enhanced by incorporating existential and humanistic perspectives.

Consult Group Program Description

The EHI Consult Group Program is intended to give participants hands-on experiential opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of how to work with clients from an e-h perspective. Each group will be facilitated by an EHI faculty member who will serve as the group leader. Leaders will emphasize effective relational and experiential techniques that enable genuine encounters and real therapeutic change. 

    In each group participants will be able to focus on:
  • • Cultivating clients' personal and relational presence
  • • Tracking and reflecting clients' process
  • • Mirroring and resolving clients' problematic protective patterns.
    By role-playing clients we will gain depth to our understanding of:
  • • Their self and world constructs.
  • • How their protective patterns may trigger the therapist.
  • • How to work with the therapist's personal contexts to resolve therapeutic impasses.

Professional, Safe, and Supportive Group Environment

Participants will have opportunities to present cases in a safe and supportive environment. The group leader will assist the group to not only understand the complexities and nuances of the suffering of the client but also the challenges to the therapist to effect change.

Group Length: 5 Months
Five monthly meetings

Location: Berkeley
Office of Troy Piwowarski, PsyD, Group Leader & EHI Clinical Director

Group Dates: Group offered in Fall and Spring

2019 Fall series:
September: 9/21/19
October: 10/26/19
November: 11/9/19
December: 12/7/19
January: 1/4/20

For Group Availability Contact Us: Email our Admin, Michelle at info[@] to let us know you are interested!


The consult program is open to licensed professionals who seek to work experientially on cases and enhance their clinical skills; pending a successful interview with the group leader.

If you have questions about whether you might qualify please write Troy at Info[@]

Program Fees and Registration

Cost of Program1:

  • Fee: $400.00
  • Discount: $50.00 Discount is available to our current year program training attendees!
  • Registration: You will be registered prior to start of group; after the initial intro meeting with group leader and subsequent payment of invoice for group fee.

*Please note: All fees may be subject to change between offerings without notice. Group fees and missed sessions are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

How do I apply to the Consult Group?

  • Contact our Admin, Michelle at info[at] she will connect you with Troy who can discuss participation in a consult group with you.

Registration process:

You will be invoiced upon acceptance into a group.

What is the deadline for getting into a group?

We will interview potential participants year-round and will communicate group openings to interested accepted participants as they become available. Contact us as soon as possible to secure participation in a group.

Contact Us

We are here to answer any questions you have about the Consult Group program:

Troy Piwowarski, PsyD
EHI Clinical Director

Michelle V.
EHI Admin Assistant