Sonja Saltman, M.A., M.F.T.
Sonja Saltman, MA, MFT, co-founder of EHI, has also been in private practice for 20 years in Las Vegas, Nevada after training extensively in various humanistic modalities, amongst others Gestalt, Existential, Redecision Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Group Therapy and Imagery. Sonja was also co-founder of Therapy Institute, an organization offering continuing education seminars in principles of the humanistic-existential tradition featuring well known presenters in the field. Therapy Institute also offered an employee assistance program to local organizations in Nevada as well individual and group therapy.
Sonja, together with her husband Michael, a lawyer, has founded The Saltman Center of Conflict Resolution at the Law School of University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a center that combines both law and psychology to provide programs to students wishing to train in conflict negotiation. The Center has offered presentations and workshops in combination with other organizations such as Harvard Law School and the Woodrow Wilson Center to both students as well as the general public. In its short existence it has already placed 9th in ranking amongst national Conflict Resolution Centers at Law Schools due to its excellent programs and its outstanding academic and research leadership. One of the programs of the Saltman Center, The Streetball Hafla Project is documented in the film Streetball Hafla, directed by David Blumfeld, which recently had its television debut on VegasPBS in December 2013.
In addition to her work with EHI and the Saltman Center, Sonja serves as the appointed Honorary Consul for Austria in Las Vegas, Nevada.