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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

White Privilege & Depolarization: A Webinar w/ Louis Hoffman, PhD on Aug 15th!

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White Privilege and Depolarization

Developed and Led by EHI Affiliate Instructor: Louis Hoffman PhD, PSY

Date: August 15, 2020

Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Pacific

Location: Online via Zoom Meeting & Zoom Breakout Rooms

Fee: $35; $20 for Students & Elders (65 and over)*
* We understand that COVID-19 has created economic stress for many, so if you are experiencing economic hardship due to COVID-19, the requested fee for webinars in this series is $10 (though no one will be turned away due to lack of funds).

CE: $18.50 for 3 Credit Hrs

Please visit the Registration page for the full course description and additional readings and research!


Registration


What is White privilege? What are some of the related concepts?

How is White privilege a controversial topic and how/why is there resistance to it?

How can you engage in intrapersonal work related to White privilege with the concept of “zhi mian”?

What are effective interpersonal strategies for depolarizing conversations on White privilege?

The goal of this presentation for therapists is to help them become more aware and able to address issues of White privilege in therapy, supervision, training, and social contexts.

White privilege is a pervasive issue in contemporary culture. However, the topic of White privilege has become highly polarized and even the mention of White privilege in many conversations will evoke defensiveness and anger. In the current sociocultural climate, it is more important than ever for therapists to work with awareness of and skill in addressing this issue and the different feelings it evokes.

 

The workshop opens with a focus on clarifying White privilege and related concepts, including White supremacy, White fragility, White guilt, color blind and culture-blind racism, cultural humility, tone policing, and other concepts.Consideration will be given to why White privilege is such a controversialtopic and clarifying the resistance to it.

Next we will shift to focusing on intrapersonal aspects of White privilege. First, the concept of “zhi mian” (i.e., to face directly,or face-to-face) will be introduced as a way to engage in intrapersonal work connected to White privilege.  

The third part of the workshop focuses on interpersonal aspects of White privilege. This section will begin with an introduction to the concept of anti-racism, including how this relates to White privilege. Next, Schneider's concepts of the polarized mind and depolarizing will be applied to the concept of White privilege.  

The workshop will conclude with a debriefing and time for final questions and discussion as well as providing resources for individuals who want to continue developing their knowledge and skills pertinent to working with White privilege in psychotherapy, supervision, training, and social settings.

 

Our Webinars Include Experiential Work!

The August 15th workshop will be both didactic and experiential utilizing Zoom Meeting and Zoom Breakout Rooms; a format that will include attendees being assigned to a small group for the experiential exercises.

This event is designed mainly for licensed or pre-licensed professionals in the therapeutic fields, as well as master's and graduate students in therapeutic programs - psychologists, MFTs, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and doctors are encouraged to attend. Please reach out if you have questions!

Continuing Education Info

CE: 3 CEs*
Additional CE Fee of $18.50 for 3 credit hours (To be submitted during registration); Contact us for more continuing education information at info@ehinsitute.org.

  • *APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • Accessibility: It is the policy of EHI to make every reasonable effort to provide attendees with disabilities with the opportunity to take full advantage of its programs.
  • Please contact us ahead of time so we can work with you arrange programming to needs. Please contact our Admin, Michelle at program[@]ehinstitute.org or call us at 415.689.1475 to make arrangements.

Requested Requirements

A Zoom Account with Zoom Desktop Client or Mobile App are needed. Due to the format of this particular event these are both needed to be assigned to a small group to engage in the experiential exercises.

 

Our Presenter

Louis Hoffman

Louis Hoffman, PhDis a licensed psychologist in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. An avid writer, Dr. Hoffman has published over 100 books chapters and journal articles, and edited/authored over 16 books, including Humanistic Approaches to Multiculturalism and Diversity: Perspectives on Existence and Existential Psychology East-West (Volumes 1 & 2). He has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and five of its divisions (1, 10, 32, 36, & 52) for his contributions to the field of professional psychology. Dr. Hoffman is a past president of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, and the current president of the Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association. A co-founder of the International Institute for Existential-Humanistic Psychology (www.iiehp) and the International Conference on Existential Psychology, Dr. Hoffman regularly travels to China to engage in dialogues and offer trainings in existential-humanistic psychology.

Our Co-sponsor

EHI would like to thank The Society of Humanistic Psychology (DIV32 APA) for the continued and whole-hearted support of our online offerings and courses. 

Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology recognizes the full richness of the human experience. Its foundations include philosophical humanism, existentialism and phenomenology. The Society seeks to contribute to psychotherapy, education, theory/philosophy, research, organization, management, social responsibility and change. The Humanistic Psychologist is the society journal, published quarterly.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Upcoming Events- Save These Dates!

Upcoming EHI Events

NEW WORKSHOP SERIES

Depolarizing Our Minds, Our Hearts & Our Nation

SAVE THESE DATES!

Just Added: August 15, 2020!

White Privilege and Depolarization

Developed and Led by EHI Affiliate Instructor: Louis Hoffman PhD, PSY

Date: Saturday, August 15th, 2020

Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, PST;

Location: Online via Zoom Meeting & Zoom Breakout Rooms

Fee: $35; $20 for Students & Elders (65 and over)*
* We understand that COVID-19 has created economic stress for many, so if you are experiencing economic hardship due to COVID-19, the requested fee for webinars in this series is $10 (though no one will be turned away due to lack of funds).

More details will follow soon in EHI emails and on the EHI Events page.

September 12, 2020

Meeting Across the Divide: Depolarizing America for Ourselves and Our Fellow Citizens

Developed and Led by EHI President & Core Instructor: Dr. Kirk Schneider PhD, PSY

Date: Saturday, Sept 12th, 2020

Time: 10am-2pm, PST;

Location: Online via Zoom Meeting & Zoom Breakout Rooms

Fee: $35; $20 for Students & Elders (65 and over)*
* We understand that COVID-19 has created economic stress for many, so if you are experiencing economic hardship due to COVID-19, the requested fee for webinars in this series is $10 (though no one will be turned away due to lack of funds).

4 CE credits pending approval*

This webinar will illustrate the "Experiential Democracy Dialogue," which is a conflict mediation model that draws from over a decade of experience facilitating the Dialogue combined with my experience as a trained moderator for the national organization "Braver Angels." Braver Angels is a citizens group that offers supportive structured dialogues to self-identified liberals and conservatives to learn about and understand each other with the prospect for achieving common ground.

The webinar will offer a range of timely topics for participants to engage in a dialogue; introduce and provide the context for the Experiential Democracy Dialogue; offer a demonstration of its six-phase approach, and invite the audience to form dyads to practice the skills comprising the approach.

Time will be provided for audience discussion following the dyad groups. The webinar will also draw from my new book on this topic—The Depolarizing of America: A Guidebook for Social Healing, which audience members will be encouraged to read to optimize their application of the Experiential Democracy Dialogue.

This workshop is intended to give attendees the opportunity to learn the Experiential Democracy Dialogue model by following guided phases in breakout rooms and discussing the model in Q&A session. This workshop is not intended to teach attendees "role playing" or the therapeutic benefits of "role play" in therapy. Please note that it will not be possible to ensure each attendee is paired with another attendee from the opposite political perspective. Participation in the dyad exercise will most likely result in attendees needing to "role play" or pretend to a political perspective they do not actually embody.

Companion book - now available at UPP or Amazon.

The Depolarizing of America

University Professors Press, June 15, 2020

"The book draws on my experience with humanistically oriented conflict mediation groups and provides practical, structured formats for both laypeople and professionals to use in a variety of settings, "
~ Kirk Schneider

More details will follow soon in EHI emails and on the EHI Events page.

 

  • *APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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  • *Accessibility: It is the policy of EHI to make every reasonable effort to provide attendees with disabilities with the opportunity to take full advantage of its programs. Please contact us ahead of time so we can work with you arrange programming to needs. Please contact our Admin, Michelle by email at program@ehinstitute.org or phone at 415.689.1475 to make arrangements.

December 6th, 2020

Working With the Cultural Outsider in Psychotherapy

Developed and Led by: Dennis Portnoy, MFT

Date: Saturday, December 6th, 2020

Time: 11am - 3pm, PST;

Location: Online via ZOOM Meeting & Zoom Breakout Rooms

Cost: TBA

4 CE credits pending approval*.

 

  • *APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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  • *Accessibility: It is the policy of EHI to make every reasonable effort to provide attendees with disabilities with the opportunity to take full advantage of its programs. Please contact us ahead of time so we can work with you arrange programming to needs. Please contact our Admin, Michelle by email at program@ehinstitute.org or phone at 415.689.1475 to make arrangements.

More details will follow soon in EHI emails and on the EHI Events page.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Therapist Webinar: Depolarizing of America for Ourselves and Our Clients

Saturday, July 11th, 2020 - ZOOM

EHI & EHNW PRESENT:

"The Depolarizing of America for Ourselves and Our Clients:
A Webinar for Therapists"
Developed and Facilitated by Dr. Kirk Schneider and Bob Edelstein, LMFT

This webinar will present mental health practitioners with a conflict mediation approach that can help them work with the sense of otherness both in themselves and with their clients. This webinar will be both didactic and experiential.
When: July 11, 2020, 10am – 1pm PST
Where: Online Utilizing Zoom
Cost: $27.50

Workshop Registration >>


In the wake of the pandemic and recent racial, political, and economic upheaval in our country, this approach addresses practitioners' work and lives. Drawing from his new book The Depolarizing of America: A Guidebook for Social Healing, Kirk Schneider, along with colleague Bob Edelstein, will demonstrate this new conflict mediation approach--titled the "Experiential Democracy Dialogue." We will also provide a space for dyads for audience members to try the skills on their own.

The Experiential Democracy Dialogue provides a supportive, highly structured format that invites people from contrasting cultural and ideological backgrounds to learn about and understand each other, rather than automatically being closed to each other's point of view. The upshot of the approach is that it can notably improve people's capacities to humanize each other and to achieve common ground. For practitioners, specifically, it can enhance capabilities to be more present, both within oneself and with one's clients, which is foundational to effective practice. The approach can also help practitioners to work with the divisiveness within themselves in regards to the polarized issues in society, which in turn may help with their work with their clients.

Companion Book

The companion book that this training is based on is the newly published, The Depolarizing of America: A Guidebook for Social Healing. This book is not necessary to join the training! However it is recommended as a reference and context if you will be using the skills outlined in this workshop outside the workshop setting.

Workshop Format

This online workshop will be both didactic and experiential utilizing Zoom Meeting and a format that will include all attendees being assigned to a dyad to work the approach with another attendee.
To particpate in the dyad portion of this webinar attendees must have a Zoom account(free), Zoom Desktop Client or Zoom Mobile App and be signed into their app.

Our Presenters

Kirk Schneider
Kirk Schneider, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic/integrative psychology. Dr. Schneider is a cofounder and current president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (an award-winning psychotherapy training center), Council Member of the American Psychological Association (APA), past president (2015-2016) of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32) of the APA, and current candidate for president of the APA. He is also a moderator for Braver Angels and an adjunct faculty member at Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University. A Fellow of five Divisions of the APA, Dr. Schneider has published over 200 articles, interviews and chapters and has authored or edited 13 books including The Spirituality of AweThe Polarized MindAwakening to AweThe Handbook of Humanistic PsychologyExistential-Humanistic TherapyExistential-Integrative PsychotherapyThe Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy, and The Depolarizing of America: A Guidebook for Social Healing. Dr. Schneider's work has been featured in Scientific American, the New York Times, Psychology Today and many other health and psychology outlets.
Bob Edelstein
Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT, is an Existential-Humanistic psychotherapist. He is a blogger for Psychology Today. He has a chapter entitled "Frames, Attitudes, and Skills of an Existential Humanistic Psychotherapist" in the Handbook of Humanistic Psychology, 2nd Edition. Bob is the founder and current president of the Existential-Humanistic Northwest professional organization.

Co-sponsored by: Existential-Humanistic Institute & Existential-Humanistic Northwest Professional Organization

Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI) EHI offers trainings, workshops and education in Existential-Humanistic approaches to psychotherapy. Formed in 1997 as a program under the auspices of the Pacific Institute, a non-profit organization in San Francisco, EHI continues to offer experiential training retreats, certificate programs, workshops, consultation groups, theory courses and community gatherings in the Bay Area with the goal of supporting existentially and humanistically informed psychologies and psychotherapies: approaches that focus on and nurture subjective experiential reflection of life's deepest joys and predicaments.
Existential-Humanistic Northwest (EHNW) EHNW is here to impact the world through Existential-Humanistic values of authenticity, integrity, responsibility, inclusion, and awe. EHNW enlivens and enriches human experience through our commitment to being present with ourselves, others, society, and the mystery of life. We serve the healing professions, our clients, and the public through dialogue, education, training, and advocacy. EHNW offers workshops, professional presentations, and salons.


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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Recommended Upcoming Webinars & Workshops: June, July & September


From Our Friends at EHNW:
On 6/12, 6/27 & 7/18!

Lunch & Learn Webinar Hosted by Our Friends at EHNW:

The Power of the Event: Responsivity in the Time of COVID-19

Presented by: Carol Swanson, LCSW
Date: Friday, June 12, 2020
Time: 1 PM - 2:30 PM; Pacific
Cost: $10; Non-Affiliate/General
No charge for EHNW Affiliates
Registration required
For the time being, all our activities will be held via webinar (Zoom)
We are all undergoing a world historical event, the pandemic of 2020. How are we as clinicians, in our different roles, responding to this disruptor, COVID-19?
Carol has been a practicing Gestalt therapist, and trainer in Portland for 40 years.
Agenda:
01:00 – 01:30 Introductions
01:30 Presentation begins
02:15 Question and Answer period
02:30 Presentation ends
Go to www.EHNWpdx.org to register. Once you are registered you will receive the Zoom meeting details.
Please refer questions to Dave Fischer at davefischerpsyd@gmail.com.


Register Here »
Please Note; this webinar is not being hosted by EHI- please contact EHNW with questions.

Professional Salon Webinar Hosted by Our Friends at EHNW:

Discovering One's Meaning: A Core Foundation of Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy

Facilitated by: Daniel Parker, PhD. and Bob Edelstein, LMFT
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020
Time: 11 AM - 1 PM; Pacific
Cost: $20 for General/Professional
$15 for students
No Charge for EHNW Affiliates
Registration required
*For the time being, all our activities will be held via webinar (Zoom)
In Existential-Humanistic psychotherapy, we facilitate our clients to discover their unique meaning as they respond to the challenges and contingencies of life.
The importance of this approach is especially relevant as we all face a world-wide pandemic and racial injustice in our country. We realize that we just have so much control over our personal lives and world events. Some of us have discovered new meanings in response to this. Others are struggling with finding meaning.
In this salon, we will explore how the Existential-Humanistic perspective provides a lens for finding meaning within the uncertainty of what we are all confronting. We will explore how we work with our clients as they search for meaning and how our own search for meaning informs that.
Go to www.EHNWpdx.org for more information and registration. Once you are registered you will receive the Zoom meeting details.
Please refer questions to Bob Edelstein at Bob@Bobedelstein.com.


Register Here »
Please Note; this webinar is not being hosted by EHI- please contact EHNW with questions.

Salon Webinar Hosted by Our Friends at EHNW:

Poetry, Lyrics, and Prose Webinar

Facilitated by: Dave Fischer, PsyD. and Gemma Baumer, graduate student
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020
Time: 11 AM - 1 PM; Pacific
Cost: $20 for General/Professional
$15 for students
No Charge for EHNW Affiliates
Registration required
*For the time being, all our activities will be held via webinar (Zoom)
Poets, lyricists, and writers have creatively and beautifully expressed humanistic and existential themes with their words. We will be sharing some of our favorites, with reflections. We invite the attendees who would like to do so to share a song, a lyric, a poem, a line, or a passage that has personal meaning. As a group we will listen, reflect, respond, and hopefully be inspired. In salon fashion, there will not be a presentation, but rather a gathering to share thoughts with each other. Please come to share or to listen.
In salon fashion, there will not be a presentation, but rather a gathering to share thoughts with each other. Please come to share or to listen.
Go to www.EHNWpdx.org for more information and registration. Once you are registered you will receive the Zoom meeting details.
Please refer questions to Dave Fischer at davefischerpsyd@gmail.com.
To participate and get the webinar log-in info, you need to register for the event!

Register Here »
Please Note; this webinar is not being hosted by EHI- please contact the presenter or EHNW with questions about the event.


SAVE THE DATE: EHNW WEBINAR!
September 25, 2020

Aging or Eldering? A Powerful Shift to Understanding Human Life: Practical and therapeutic implications from an existential, process-oriented lens.

Developed and Led by EHI Vice President & Core Instructor: Dr. Nader Shabahangi PhD, PSY
Date: Saturday, 09/25/2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Online;
Cost: TBA; 6 CEs pending
More details will follow soon at www.EHNWpdx.org
Existential-Humanistic NorthWest(EHNW)
EHNW is located in Portland, Oregon and enlivens and enriches human experience through our commitment to being present with ourselves, others, society, and the mystery of life. We serve the healing professions, our clients, and the public through dialogue, education, training, and advocacy. Please contact EHNW about their events here: EHNW Contact Form.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Save These Dates! EHI Upcoming Workshops

Saturday, Sept 12th, 2020

Facilitating Experiential Democracy Dialogue
Developed and Presented by Dr. Kirk Schneider

Time: 9:45 am to 5:15pm: lunch on our own 12:45-2:15
In-Person at First Unitarian Universalist Society, San Francisco and/or Webinar
6 CE credits pending approval*

Saturday, Dec 6th, 2020

"Working with the Cultural Outsider in Psychotherapy"
Developed and Presented Dennis Portnoy, MFT

Time: 11 am to 3pm: no lunch break
In-Person at Heart Source Center, Berkeley and/or Webinar
4 CE credits pending approval*.

  • *APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APA Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  •  
  • *Accessibility: It is the policy of EHI to make every reasonable effort to provide attendees with disabilities with the opportunity to take full advantage of its programs. Please contact us ahead of time so we can work with you arrange programming to needs. Please contact our Admin, Michelle at program[@]ehinstitute.org or call us at 415.689.1475 to make arrangements.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Recommended Online Webinar w/ Bob Edelstein of EHNW

EHNW is hosting a free webinar: An Existential Crisis: Hope and Fear in Uncertain Times
Saturday, April 25, 2020 11 AM – 1 PM  

Please note: Due to confidentiality of participants responses this webinar will not be recorded for later viewing.

We are all in uncharted territory as we face the pandemic and its consequences. None of us have ever confronted anything like this before. 

Many of our existential themes are moving to the forefront such as: 
  • We are all inter-connected and we are all alone
  • We are facing our mortality and that can help us choose the life we want to live
  • We search for answers within the reality that there is always uncertainty

This salon is open to anyone who wants to discuss their hopes and fears as we respond to the pandemic. 

Everyone is welcome to share or just listen. 

Bob Edelstein, LMFT, will be the facilitator.  Kirk Schneider will also join for part of the webinar to share his thoughts and feelings about CoVID-19 in relationship to the EH perspective. 

We invite you to join us in this conversation. 

This webinar is free. To participate and get the webinar log-in info, you need to register for the salon at https://ehnwpdx.org/ehnw-salons/