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Education and Training Programs

EHI's 2019 Programs Now Feature a Single Experiential Training!
Applications Being Accepted for 2019 Programs

The training schedule for EHI's programs has been updated. EHI now holds one longer training that combines the former two experiential trainings into one intensive residential retreat. To ensure all our students get the best possible experiential training in Existential-Humanistic therapeutic practices EHI has created a new single combined training for our 2019 programs. The next will be held May 23rd, 2019 - May 28th, 2019. Students will receive the complete training previously experienced in our two retreats in one intensive retreat! Approximately forty-three training hours are scheduled in this updated Experiential Training.

EHI Programs That Feature This New Single Experiential Training

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 E-H Therapy foundational core by integrating both theory and practice into each course. New to EHI? Join this year long program which is open to licensed professionals who seek to enhance their clinical skills and full or half-time students in a masters or doctoral psychology program.

Gain a Foundation in E-H Therapy Practice
Foundations Certificate Program Info »


Experiential Training Retreat Program
For those interested in engaging in EHI Experientials.

Open to licensed mental health professionals and graduate students who would like to participate in EHI's Experiential Training. 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. Designed for attendance and participation at the retreat is the only commitment, no additional course-work required.

Experiential Training Retreat Program Info »


Who Should Apply?

Students who find this training effective include psychotherapists, social workers, counselors, nurses, creative and expressive arts therapists, medical doctors, and psychologists. EHI welcomes international students in all of our programs.

Please contact Michelle, EHI admin for more details: admin[at]

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EHI E-H Therapy Consult Program

Opening Available in Fall 2019 Consult Group

We are pleased to continue to offer a new monthly Existential - Humanistic Consult Group for the Bay Area. The current groups meet Fall and Spring.

In this group you will work with EHI's Clinical Director, Troy Piwowarski, PsyD to deepen your understanding of how to work with clients from an existential-humanistic perspective.

EHI's consultation groups offer the opportunity to consult about your most difficult cases from an E-H perspective, and to experientially work with the therapist's own meanings that get stirred by particular clients.

Experiential learning in the consult groups includes guided self-reflection and case conceptalization, feedback from fellow group members, role plays, and theoretical reflections following experiential work.

Groups are a max 6-7 members that meet once/month for 2 hours at a time.

This group currently has limited spaces available for licensed mental health professionals who would like to receive consultation from an E-H perspective. Groups will meet in Troy's office in Piedmont. Due to limited group size missed sessions are non-transferable.

This series will be meeting on Saturdays from 10:30am-12:30pm on the following dates:

Cost of the group is $350 for a total of 10 hours of consultation. Please contact Troy Piwowarski at troy.piwowarski[@] if you have questions or if you are interested in securing a spot in the upcoming group.

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Recommended Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

II World Congress of Existential Therapy

Anxiety and guilt in time of change.
Opening and possibilities

May 8th to 11th, 2019 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Location: Universidad del Salvador. Faculty of Psychology and Psycho Education.
Marcelo T. de Alvear 1335 Buenos Aires City. Argentina

EHI Members and Friends of EHI at II World Congress of Existential Therapy

  • Special Guest Kirk Schneider: Special Conference Keynote, Workshop, Roundtable, and Debate
  • Orah Krug: Roundtable and Debate
  • Bob Edelstein: Roundtable and Debate
  • Louis Hoffman: Roundtables and Debate
  • Emmy Van Duerzan: Magisterial Conference Keynote, Roundtables and Debates
  • Special Guest Alfried Langle: Special Conference Keynote; Workshops, Roundtables, Debate, Symposiums and Supervision

View the English- Version of the Provisional Programme here >>

Register on Eventbrite Now! >>>

From our Friends at

Irvin Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy

Victor and Irv Yalom sitting in chairs in discussion in an interview of Irv by Victor

From Our Friends at

Irv Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy Online Course


- Over 7 hours of video
- 3 hours of in-depth interview
- 7.5 CE CREDITS included in the price.
- Permanent access to course materials.

- Transcripts of all videos
- Additional skill building activities

Register at Academy >>

Our friends at are excited to present this new course:

Irv Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy

Join Irv Yalom as he demonstrates how to leverage the most powerful tool of therapists, the authentic engagement of the therapeutic relationship, to help three clients face head-on the existential anxieties that lurk beneath the surface.
For the first time ever, see Irvin Yalom conduct actual therapy sessions. This is your chance to witness firsthand how one of the most revered therapists of our time engages with his clients to address the heart of the human condition.

This New Online Course Includes:

Irvin Yalom: Foundations of my Life and Work

In an extended conversation with his son, Victor Yalom, explores the entire arc of his career from a medical student, group therapist, existential therapist and ties the strands of his thoughts, developments and contributions together.

Irvin Yalom in Session

Three clients, three different issues, yet their presenting problems all have roots in some deeper existential concerns. See how Yalom does not shy away from addressing issues many of us avoid, and how doing so helps bring relief and insights to the clients' struggles.

Supplemental Training Materials

Discussion questions and skill building exercises to trigger reflection on key issues in Yalom's approach and enable you to practice some of the core skills demonstrated in sessions.

Test and Certificate Included

 7.5 continuing education credits available for licensed professionals, including counselors, social workers, and psychologists.

Register at Academy >>

Drawing upon over 20 years of experience developing the highest quality training videos in mental health, Academy brings you comprehensive courses on some of the most popular, effective and evidence-based modalities in these fields. Courses are built to guide you, step by step, through therapeutic methodologies, skills and techniques, so you can apply them immediately to your own practice.

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