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NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

Enrollment Is Open For The Next 2017/2018 Cohorts

EHI's teaching staff, Orah Krug, PhD Kirk Schneider, PhD, Sonja Saltman, MA, MFT, Nader Shabahangi, PhD, Troy Piwowarski, PsyD invite you to join one of our three unprecedented Existential-Humanistic education and training programs in the next 2017/2018 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 might not be interested in the certificates, but would like to participate in EHI's two curriculum year Experientials.

Apply to an EHI Program Today »

Questions?

Do you have questions about a program or about becoming an EHI student? We are here to answer them!

Orah Krug, EHI's Clinical Director of Education and Training, and Troy Piwowarski, EHI's Clinical Training Coordinator and Assiocate Professor, 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: info[at]ehinstitute.org

EHI 2017/2018 Experiential Retreat Dates

EHI is excited to once again hold the program Experiential Residentials at peaceful Westerbeke Ranch.

The students who are accepted into the newest cohort will enjoy the serene setting and fantastic food that are provided by the wonderful staff and environs of Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, California. Westerbeke Ranch as a retreat center has historic significance for our community, as it was the meeting place for many of the seminal writers in E-H theory and practice such as Rollo May and James Bugental.

Experiential Dates for 2017/2018 Registered Students in Program Cohorts*

Experiential I
• Sun, October 22nd, 2017 - Thurs, October 26th, 2017

Experiential II
• Sun, April 8th, 2018 - Thurs, April 12th, 2018

The Experiential starts at 4:00pm on the first day and ends at 1:00pm on the final day.

When planning travel to Westerbeke Ranch please note that EHI does not provide transportation up to Westerbeke Ranch, though we do encourage carpooling and initiate it with an email to all attendees prior to the retreat.

Visit the Westerbeke Ranch website to see where we hold our retreats!

EHI Faculty Sonja Saltman working in triad with students at Experiential

Congratulations to EHI Student Juanita Ratner!!

EHI is excited to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Juanita Ratner on her award of the Elizabeth K. and James F. T. Bugental Student Scholarship from Saybrook University.

Saybrook logo for Juanita scholarship award

Juanita Ratner is a LPC practicing in Denver, Colorado, a PhD candidate at Saybrook University, and a student in EHI's Advanced Certificate Program cohort with a first-hand knowledge of the experiential e-h therapy training first taught by Jim Bugental, PhD (EHI co-founder) and continued in EHI's current Certificate program offerings and the experiential-focused Modular Training program.

Download and read her essay, Presence, Being, Initiation: Understanding and Teaching Presence, the Lineage and Legacy of James Bugental here >>


EHI Receives Charlotte and Karl Bühler Award at APA Convention on August 5th, 2016

DIV32 logo as EHI receives Charlotte and Karl Buhler Award

EHI is honored to receive with EHI's Dr. Nader Shabahangi The Charlotte and Karl Bühler Award. This award is given by Division 32 of the APA to an institution, and an individual associated with an institution, that has made an outstanding and lasting contribution to humanistic psychology.

 

Workshops, Academic Announcements and Publications

Recommended Upcoming Workshops

From our Friends at Existential-Humanistic NorthWest:

Singin' the Blues:
New Ways Toward Engaging Psychological Depression


Presented by Will Stillwell, PhD
Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Location: Melody Ballroom, Portland, Oregon

Join Will Stillwell, Ph.D., director of The Center for Studies of the Person in La Jolla, California for a day of lecture, discussion and small group process in treating depression.  

This workshop will utilize lecture, discussion, dialogue, and small group process to facilitate our creative and imaginative engagement toward more effective ways of encountering depressed clients. Probably each of us has known and attempted to assist individuals in the thick of his or her depressed predicament. During this workshop, you are invited to engage, participate and contribute as we examine and share our approaches to further understand and work with this most serious topic.


For more info or to register please visit the Existential-Humanistic NorthWest workshop page here >>

Academic Announcements

EHI E-H Therapy Consult Group

The Spring Group is full. If you would like to be notified when the 2017 Fall(September) EH Therapy Consult Group opens please email Michelle at admin[at]ehinstitute.org.

We are pleased to continue to offer the monthly Existential - Humanistic Consult Group in San Francisco. Groups are twice a year, Fall(Sept) and Spring(Feb).

In this group you will work with Dr. Orah Krug to deepen your 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 your clients we'll deepen your understanding of:
  • a) their self and world constructs,
  • b) how their protective patterns may trigger you, and
  • c) how to work with your personal contexts to resolve therapeutic impasses and help your clients accept disowned aspects of themselves.

When and Where: Saturdays from 10:30am -12:30pm at Orah's office in Oakland, California.

Cost:$350 for the set of 5 sessions*

Space is limited

*Group Policies:The consult group is open to practicing therapists pending a successful interview with the group leader. Payment of fee invoice is due 30 days prior to start of group to secure your place. Due to limited group size missed sessions are non-transferable.


Publications

Kirk Schneider's Forthcoming Book The Spirituality of Awe

The robotic revolution is here and there is no going back. From the way we raise our children, to our work settings, to our governments, and even our wars, the quick fix-instant result society is roiling our world. Yet what is lost in this delirium is depth, the awesomeness, not just of our machines, but of our flesh, our capacity to feel, and our capacity to dwell in the miracle of the unknown. This book dwells in the miracle of the unknown. It is an intimate trek into the evolving spirituality of awe--the humility and wonder; sense of adventure toward life. Can we preserve awe--the arguable "heart" of humanity--in spite of and even in light of our technologies? Or will we devolve into mechanically driven puppets, numb to our possibilities, blind to our servitude? There is no more critical problem for our age."

  • The Spirituality of Awe: Challenges to the Robotic Revolution
  • By Kirk Schnieder, PhD
  • Paperback: $14.00; Kindle: $9.95
  • To Order and Read the Reviews Visit: The Spirituality of Awe on Amazon.

The robotic revolution is here and there is no going back. From the way we raise our children, to our work settings, to our governments, and even our wars, the quick fix-instant result society is roiling our world. Yet what is lost in this delirium is depth, the awesomeness, not just of our machines, but of our flesh, our capacity to feel, and our capacity to dwell in the miracle of the unknown. This book dwells in the miracle of the unknown. It is an intimate trek into the evolving spirituality of awe--the humility and wonder; sense of adventure toward life. Can we preserve awe--the arguable "heart" of humanity--in spite of and even in light of our technologies? Or will we devolve into mechanically driven puppets, numb to our possibilities, blind to our servitude? There is no more critical problem for our age."

Companion Video Available

Watch this related video from EHI's 2016 Conference in San Francisco: Kirk Shares Jason Silva's "Radical Openess" [Video]

Reviews of Spirituality of Awe

"The dehumanization of life in the new computer driven society...leads to a gradual death of feeling. When people are cut off from feeling they are more likely to act out in destructive and potentially violent behavior. In The Spirituality of Awe, Kirk Schneider elaborates the negative consequences of what he calls the Robotic Revolution. In this important book, the author offers an alternative in his conception of an awe-based psychology that emphasizes both the mystery and magnificence of existence. I am personally inspired by Schneider s concern and ethical approach to coping with the problem of maintaining one s human heritage in the new society."
--Robert Firestone, Ph.D., author of Overcoming the Destructive Inner Voice: True Stories of Therapy and Transformation, and (with Joyce Catlett) Beyond Death Anxiety: Achieving Life-affirming Death Awareness
"In a world where many feel dehumanized and devalued, we need courage and clarity to widen our perspective and find new purpose. In this book Kirk Schneider offers a sensitive and incisive new narrative to help us reconsider what our lives are about today. He gathers wisdom from his long experience, and freely combines this with the insights of psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy, sociology, religion, literature and cinema to create a new vision of where we are heading and how we may change direction before it is too late. Fascinating and essential reading for therapists and lay readers alike."
--Prof Emmy van Deurzen, PhD, Principal of the New School for Psychotherapy and Counseling, UK; author of Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling in Practice and Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness
"...a beautiful and important work."
--Pninit Russo-Netzer, PhD, Lecturer, University of Haifa; co-editor of Meaning in Positive and Existential Psychology

Companion Video Available

Watch this related video from EHI's 2016 Conference in San Francisco: Kirk Shares Jason Silva's "Radical Openess" [Video]

EHI 2016 Conference: Kirk Schneider Shares Jason Silva's "Radical Openness" Video from Existential-Humanistic Institute on Vimeo.


Congratulations to Orah Krug, PhD and Kirk Schneider, PhD on New Book

We are excited to congratulate EHI's Orah Krug and Kirk Schneider on the publication of the newest book in APA's Clinical Supervision Series.

Supervision Essentials for Existential-Humanistic Therapy

by Orah Krug, PhD and Kirk Schneider, PhD Pages: 184
Publisher: APA
Item #: 4317423
ISBN: 978-1-4338-2281-0
Publication Date: May, 2016
Format: Softcover


 Find out more and order the book today on the APA website,

EHI would like to congratulate Dr's Orah Krug and Kirk Schneider on the publication of their new book Supervision Essentials for Existential–Humanistic Therapy. 

Excerpted from the Cover:

This concise guide applies the principles of existential–humanistic (E-H) therapy to the practice of clinical supervision. With the skillful use of case examples—including transcripts and analyses of real sessions with a real clinical trainee—the authors utilize the key ingredients of the E-H therapeutic approach, including empathy, acceptance, and genuineness, to model how trainees can create safe, collaborative, and supportive relationships with clients. E-H supervisors help trainees learn 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.

This book is part of the American Psychological Association Clinical Supervision Essentials Series, the central resource for understanding contemporary models of psychotherapy supervision.

  

Recommendations for Supervision Essentials for Existential-Humanistic Therapy:

"This book is a clear, concise, and comprehensive guide to the art of clinical supervision. It skillfully teaches beginning supervisors the essentials of cultivating curiosity and empathy, examining interpersonal process, and respecting the uniqueness of each client. I recommend it highly."
—Irvin Yalom, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
"Krug and Schneider, as leaders in the existential–humanistic therapy movement, offer an essential read in Supervision Essentials for Existential–Humanistic Therapy. They aptly demonstrate the supervision process in existential–humanistic therapy through showing its uniqueness from other approaches and illustrating how it is rooted in the existential–humanistic tradition. This book is sure to help advance existential–humanistic therapy through deepening the training and supervision process."
—Louis Hoffman, PhD, Department of Humanistic and Clinical Psychology, Saybrook University; Author, Existential Psychology East-West
Supervision Essentials for Existential-Humanistic Therapy by Orah Krug, PhD and Kirk Schneider, PhD. - Order the book today on the APA website.

Companion DVD Available

For information about the companion DVD for this book, please visit APA webpage for Existential–Humanistic Psychotherapy Supervision with Kirk Schneider, PhD, please visit the http://www.apa.org/pubs/videos/4310953.aspx.


Recently Published Articles

Kirk Schneider's recent article on his blog, Awakening to Awe, is entitled "An "I-Thou" Dialogue Between a Police Officer and Activist" where he shares a fresh approach to conflict mediation. Read the full article here on Kirk J Schneider's blog on Psychology Today.

Bob Edelstein's recent article on his blog, Authentic Engagement, is entitled "Putting Our National Politics on the Therapy Couch" in which he talks about how do we talk together as a nation? Read the full article here on Bob Edelstein's blog on Psychology Today.


Other Groups We Support

EXISTENTIAL HUMANISTIC NORTHWEST (EHNW)- Portland, Oregon

EH Northwest is a developing non-profit organization made up of healing professionals, who aim to live, demonstrate, and promote the primary existential-humanistic values found in their Vision:
"Existential-Humanistic NorthWest is here to impact the world through existential-humanistic values of authenticity, integrity, responsibility, inclusion, and awe."

Visit the Existential Humanistic Northwest website for more information about this professional organization based in Portland, OR.


CIIS PUBLIC PROGRAMS AND PERFORMANCES (CIISP3)- San Francisco, California

CIIS Public Programs seeks to engage and inspire people who are curious about themselves and their world. They create innovative conversations, workshops, certificate programs, and conferences. CIIS Public Program events further personal and social transformation by bringing together the diverse voices of visionaries, artists, changemakers, and scholars to share compelling experiences, offer new perspectives, and expand creative horizons. Public Programs enhances and reflects the university's(CIIS) academic mission.

Interesting Upcoming CIISP3 Events

BIG IDEAS at CIIS

Big Ideas at CIIS is a series of talks that brings you into the conversation about life’s most interesting and important topics. You’ll be taken on a guided tour of the most intriguing and significant ideas in a given field, and find out how these concepts are relevant to the world today. Cutting edge thought-leaders turn their passion and knowledge into practical insights designed to enrich your life, challenge your assumptions, and broaden your horizons. You’ll have the chance to share ideas and connect with other people, and walk away thinking about your own big ideas. Big Ideas at CIIS

Neurodiversity and Creativity
Nick Walker

What Can We Learn from Zombies?
Zara Zimbardo

For more info please visit Big Ideas at CIIS >>


Interested in the EHI Certificate & Training Programs?

Find out more about the different EHI Certificate programs here

View the EHI Modular Experiential Training Program details here


Existential-Humanistic Institute Blog

Visit the EHI blog for recent articles, updates and events.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Kirk Schneider's recent article on his blog, Awakening to Awe, is entitled "An "I-Thou" Dialogue Between a Police Officer and Activist" where he shares a fresh approach to conflict mediation. Read the full article here on Kirk J Schneider's blog on Psychology Today.

Bob Edelstein's recent article on his blog, Authentic Engagement, is entitled "Putting Our National Politics on the Therapy Couch" in which he talks about how do we talk together as a nation? Read the full article here on Bob Edelstein's blog on Psychology Today.

FEATURED BOOK

Kirk Schneider, Ph.D has recently published a new book The Polarized Mind: Why It's Killing Us and What We Can Do About It. Drawing from existential psychology, Schneider looks at the polarized mind, how it has ravaged cultures throughout history, and how to address the problem. View more on the book in this post on the EHI Blog and at the publisher's website, University Professors Press. The Polarized Mind is available on Amazon and as an eBook on iTunes.

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS

Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT recently presented "Authentic Engagement: A Radical Way of Being" at the recent Existential-Humanistic NorthWest Day of Workshops "The Search for Authenticity: The Practice of Existential-Humanistic Approaches."

Orah Krug, Ph.D presented a talk entitled "The Renewal of Humanism: Lessons from an Existential-Humanistic Training Program"( read more on the EHI blog-full transcript- pdf) during the DIV32 2013 Conference of the APA, about directing the EHI Certificate Program in Existential-Humanistic Therapy.

DR SCHNEIDER EDITS SPECIAL SECTION OF APA DIV29

Dr. Schneider was the senior editor of a special section of the APA journal Psychotherapy (Division 29) "The Renewal of Humanism in Psychotherapy: A Roundtable Discussion."This landmark section assembles the voices of top leaders in a diversity of therapy subfields – including Bruce Wampold and Dave Elkins in research and Training, Steven Hayes in Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Robert Stolorow in Psychoanalysis, Lillian Comas-Diaz in Multicultural therapy, and Alfried Langle and Jurgen Kriz in European therapy--to discuss the nature and impact of humanistic renewal in their respective areas of expertise. View the ten articles from the Special Section - Humanism in Psychotherapy[Psychotherapy]: December, 2012, in our archive.

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