Inspired by Author and Master Therapist, James Bugental, the not-for-profit Existential-Humanistic Institute offers training to Bay Area students. The institute is headquarted in the Oakland and San Francisco and utilizes some of the foremost existential therapy instructors in the country. These seasoned instructors have trained extensively with such masters as Rollo May, James Bugental, and Irvin Yalom. The institute also supports the work of humanistic therapists such as Carl Rogers.

The Existential Humanistic Institute is offering a Post-graduate consultation group in the San Francisco Bay area. Each group is limited to six licensed and license eligible 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 all therapeutic orientations are enhanced by incorporating existential and humanistic perspectives.

EHI Consult Groups

In-person Consult Group in E-H Therapy

Updated as of January, 2019.

We are pleased to continue the Existential-Humanistic Consult Group in the Bay Area

WHO: E-H Faculty Leadership with Local Peers
WHAT: In-Person Group to Consult on Cases
WHERE: Offices in the Bay Area
WHEN: Meeting Once per Month (5 Sessions)
COST: $350 for the 5 two-hour sessions.

Note: The next Bay-Area Saturday Consult Group Will be Starting in February, 2019.
If you are interested in attending an in-person consult group please email Michelle, the EHI admin assistant, at admin[@]ehinstitute.org.

Discuss Cases

EHI is excited to continue the professional, humanistic consult group. The intenttion is to gain a deeper understanding of how to work with clients from an e-h perspective. We'll focus on: a) cultivating personal and relation presence, b) tracking and reflecting process, and c) increasing your facility to resolve clients' detrimental protective patterns. By role-playing clients we will gain depth to our understanding of: a) their self and world constructs, b) how their protective patterns may trigger the therapist, and c) how to work with the therapist's personal contexts to resolve therapeutic impasses and help a therapist's clients accept disowned aspects of themselves.

Professional, Safe and Supportive Group Environment

Participants will have opportunities to present cases in a safe and supportive environment. The Therapist 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.


Please contact Michelle, the EHI Administrative Assistant, by email at Admin[@]ehinstitute.org.

Existential Humanistic Institute Fall Conference

EHI holds a Fall Conference in San Francisco, every 2 or 3 years. The next Conference is being planned for Fall 2021.

Please see Current Events page and Past Events for more information.

Existential Humanstic Institute Workshops and Presentations

Visit the EHI Events page for upcoming workshops and presentations.