Inspired by Saybrook's James Bugental, the not-for-profit Existential-Humanistic Institute offers training to Bay Area students. The institute is located in 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. The group is limited to eight 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 San FranciscoSpring/Summer 2016 Sessions

Updated as of Feb 20, 2016

We are pleased to continue the Existential-Humanistic Consult Group in San Francisco. The group will meet on Saturdays from 10:30am -12:30pm at Agesong in Hayes Valley on the following dates: March 12th, April 9th, May 7th, June 11th, July 23rd.

WHO: E-H Practitioners and E-H Master Therapist Orah Krug
WHAT: In-Person Group to Consult on Cases
WHERE: Offices in San Francisco - Hayes Valley
WHEN: Meeting Once per Month on a Saturday 10:30am -12:30pm (Minimum of 5 Sessions)
COST: $300 for 5 two-hour sessions.
5 Saturday Sessions:March 12th, April 9th, May 7th, June 11th, July 23rd.

Note: The San Francisco Consult Group is currently full.
To be contacted for the Fall 2016 Consult Group, please email Michelle, the EHI admin assistant, at admin@ehinstitute.org.

EHI Video Consult Group in E-H Therapy Spring/Summer 2016 Sessions

Updated as of Feb 20, 2016

We are excited to begin the Existential-Humanistic Video Consult Group on March 5th. The group is meeting on Saturdays from 10:30am -12:30pm by video conference on the following dates:

WHO: E-H Practitioners and E-H Master Therapist Sonja Saltman
WHAT: Video Group to Consult on Cases
WHERE: Meet by Video Conference
WHEN: Meeting Once per Month on a Saturday 10:30am -12:30pm (Minimum of 5 Sessions)
COST: $300 for 5 two-hour sessions.
5 Saturday Sessions: March 5th, March 19th, April 16th, May 21st and July 9th.

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 Annual Conference

EHI holds the Annual Conference in San Francisco every fall in November. Sponsored by our parent organization, Pacific Institute our conferences are often hosted at the fantastic gathering rooms at AgeSong Laguna Grove in Hayes Valley, San Francisco. Right in the heart of the city.

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

Existential Humanstic Institute Workshops and Presentations

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