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Monday, August 22, 2016

EHI's Fall E-H Therapy Consult Group

Monthly Saturday Sessions
September, 2016 thru January, 2017
Updated as of August 22, 2016

We are pleased to continue the monthly Existential-Humanistic Consult Group in San Francisco.

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 Agesong in Hayes Valley

Dates: Sept 17th, Oct 15th, Nov 19th, Dec 10th, and January 14th

Cost:$300 for the set of 5 sessions*

Please contact Michelle, the EHI Administrative Assistant, by email at admin[at] to register.

*Due to the nature of the consult group missed sessions are non-transferable.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

EHI is Honored to Receive DIV32 Award with Nader Shabahangi

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

EHI is honored to receive with EHI's Dr. Nader Shabahangi the 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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Save the Date! EHI 9th Annual Conference Nov 12th, 2016 San Francisco

The Existential-Humanistic Institute Presents: EHI 9th Annual Conference - human hand and robot reaching  


November 12th, 2016 San Francisco


November 12th, 2016 
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm

AgeSong University 
350 University Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Exploring the Intersection of the
Digital Age and the E-H Therapeutic Perspective 
Professionals: $100 
Students: $50

Registration Opens July 31st

Existential Therapists Explore Concerns of the Modern World
The German poet Novalis, when asked where he thinks the human being is going, answered that ‘we are always going home’. Artists and thinkers from many different cultures have expressed similarly that in our seeking a ‘home’ we are searching for a place where we belong. This search relates to our need to feel connected, both in terms of relationships to other people and in terms of a need to contribute to our humanity.
As existential thinkers and therapists we ask ourselves how the digital revolution helps and hinders our need to find ‘home’. Is the digital revolution contributing to our human evolution to be more at home in this world or does it prevent us from being truly in relationship with others, from experiencing a sense of awe and wonder? Do we feel there are more opportunities to connect through the many digital means afforded us today?
On this day of our gathering, we will try to explore and find answers to these questions and more. Our hope is to understand more deeply for what we humans long as we are ‘on our way home’.

"Technology challenges us to assert our human values, which means that first of all, we have to figure out what they are."
- Sherry Turkle, Director, MIT Initiative on Technology and Self

Find out more on the EHI 9th Annual Conference page.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Open House Event by Our Friends at AgeSong

Join AgeSong for an Italian Soda Bar Social and see the Laguna Grove Community! 

AgeSong invites you to join them at the Laguna Grove Community for an Italian Soda Bar Social on Tuesday, July 26, 11 am to 2 pm. Stop in at AgeSong at Laguna Grove, 624 Laguna St, San Francisco .

For more information,email and

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

EHI to Receive Charlotte and Karl Bühler Award at APA 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 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.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Congratulations to Orah Krug & Kirk Schneider on Publication of Latest Book

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.

This latest book in APA's Clinical Supervision Series is authored by Orah Krug and Kirk Schneider.

EHI would like to congratulate Dr's Orah Krug and Kirk Schneider on the recent 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 for the book by Kirk Schneider, PhD

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

Monday, May 2, 2016

Dr Julia Wolfson to Present on "Changing the Culture of Care"

MAY 20, 2016
5:30 TO 7:00 PM
Refreshments Served
RSVP by May 18
415.337.1587 or email

In this presentation, Julia Wolfson, PhD will share ideas on changing custodial attitudes to care, in ways that give equal emphasis to individual agency, reciprocity in relationships, and community belonging. She calls this approach to transforming our patterns of mind and feeling “Deep Power.”
For many people, care is a necessity, for others it is a job, and for many it is a calling. Too often people dependent on care and support are stigmatized and trapped in systems of control that are unsafe, and they’re robbed of basic human rights and freedoms many of us take for granted. This is as relevant for older adults as it is for people with a disability and children, in need of health, functional and social support in daily living.
Drawing on a wealth of research, stories and lessons learned, Julia will address the following three topics:
• How the care relationship changes us as care providers
• How use of in-born powers can transform care cultures from the inside-out
• How diversity is a key to communication, conflict and community building
Dr. Wolfson draws on nearly 40 years of experiences in organizational and human service communities around the world. She works directly with people, leaders, caregivers, specialists and family members, whole teams and organizations. Her experiences with people primed for helplessness led to her discovery of nine in-born powers hidden within the experiences of care practitioners, leaders and people dependent on support. Her concept of “Deep Power” is a powerful response to the central question we humans will always have to face: Who are we, really? How can care cultures facilitate friendship, purpose and contribution?

About Dr. Julia Wolfson

Julia lives in in Australia. She is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra. She is founder and principal of Turning Forward, a global network organization dedicated to uplifting self-powered people, organizations and communities anywhere. Her forthcoming book Safe and Free: Transforming human service environments from the inside out will be available later in the year.
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