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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

EHI 9th Annual Conference Scheduled Topics and Events

The EHI 9th Annual Conference, ‘Always Going Home’: Human Evolution and Digital Revolution will take place November 12, 2016 at AgeSong University in San Francisco.

This year's conference will be a dynamic, interactive group discussion hosted by EHI's Nader Shabahangi, PhD, Kirk Schneider, PhD, Sonja Saltman, MA, MFT, Orah Krug, PhD, Mary Madrigal, PhD, Troy Piwowarski, PsyD, and Suzan Bollich, PhD.

Erv Polster 2016 Keynote Presenter

Conference Topics

  • Nader Shabahangi, PhD:
    What makes us human beings feel alive, content, loved? If it is connection (to oneself, one another), what is this ‘connection’, what is it made of, how does it smell and feel? Does this need for connection to feel alive, happy, loved get satisfied digitally? Humanly? Both?
  • Kirk Schneider, PhD:
    How to cultivate a sense of awe as both a counterpoint to and complement of high tech. Highlighting some points from a book I'm working on tentative title of the book is "The Spirituality of Awe: Challenges to the Robotic Revolution."
  • Sonja Saltman, MA, MFT:
    How we use technology in creative and innovative ways.
  • Mary Madrigal, PhD:
    Exploring the breakdown of and in the human relationship as it relates to the use of technology over conversation and how the use of technology offers a false sense of relationship and knowing a person via social media.
  • Troy Piwowarski, PsyD:
    The specific ways people reconcile the increasing speed associated with the digital age (faster communications, faster ways of getting products, etc.) with the intention of going slower when it comes to our interpersonal work as existential therapists and relational beings.

Cocktail Party and Book Signing to follow conference. Join us from 5pm-6:30pm for book signings, libations and nibbles!

These EHI authors will be on hand to sign their books!
  • Dr Orah Krug & Dr Kirk Schneider will be signing the recently published Supervision Essentials of Existential-Humanistic Therapy.
  • Dr Mary Madrigal will be signing her recent books Enough: You are Enough and Spirit of the Female Warrior.
  • Dr Kirk J Schneider will be signing his latest book, The Polarized Mind, and Awakening to Awe.
  • Dr Nader Shabahangi will be signing his recent book Ambiguity of Suffering, and Elders Today, Deeper into the Soul, and Encounters of the Real Kind.
*There will be copies of the above books available.

EHI 9: " 'Always Going Home': Human Evolution and the Digital Revolution"


Exploring the Intersection of the Digital Age and the E-H Therapeutic Perspective

DATE
November 12th, 2016
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Cocktail Party & Book Signing: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

LOCATION

AgeSong University
350 University Street
San Francisco, CA 94102


COST

Professionals: $100
Students: $50
Find out More and Register Online >> 

Questions?
Contact EHI's Conference Chair, Dr Mary Madrigal at 2016Conf@ehinstitute.org.

EHI is Honored to Have Erv Polster, PhD Present the Keynote at Upcoming Conference on Nov 12th

EHI Proudly Welcomes

Erving Polster, Phd
Opening Keynote Speaker EHI:9 2016


Erving Polster, PhD, master therapist and presenter, author of Gestalt Therapy Integrated, Every Person’s Life is Worth a Novel and From the Radical Center: The Heart of Gestalt Therapy, director of the Gestalt Training Center San Diego, has recently published his book Beyond Therapy: Igniting Life Focus Community Movements. He will be opening our Conference with a discussion via Skype. We are thus combining both the Human interaction with the benefit of the Digital Revolution. Erv is not able to travel but we will have his presence via a digital method that allows us to witness and participate in our topic: " 'Always Going Home': Human Evolution and Digital Revolution.'
"The paradox is that, while a concern with past and future is obviously central to psychological functioning, to behave as though one were indeed in the past or future, as many do, pollutes the lively possibilities of existence.”
― Erving Polster, PhD, Gestalt Therapy Integrated: Contours of Theory & Practice

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Join Us Nov 12th EHI Conference and Cocktail Reception & Book Signing



The Existential-Humanistic Institute Presents:

‘ALWAYS GOING HOME’: HUMAN EVOLUTION AND DIGITAL REVOLUTION

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’.
 Exploring the Intersection of the Digital Age and the E-H Therapeutic Perspective
This 9th Annual conference will be a dynamic, interactive group discussion hosted by EHI's Nader Shabahangi, PhD, Kirk Schneider, PhD, Sonja Saltman, MA, MFT, Orah Krug, PhD, Mary Madrigal, PhD, Troy Piwowarski, PsyD, and Suzan Bollich, PhD.

DATE
November 12th, 2016 
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Cocktail Party & Book Signing: 5:00pm - 6:30pm


LOCATION
AgeSong University 
350 University Street
San Francisco, CA 94102


Join us after the Conference!
Cocktail Reception & Book Signing* 5:00pm  - 6:30pm

These EHI authors will be on hand to sign their books!
Dr Orah Krug & Dr Kirk Schneider will be signing the recently published Supervision Essentials of Existential-Humanistic Therapy.
Dr Mary Madrigal will be signing her recent books Enough: You are Enough and Spirit of the Female Warrior.
Dr Kirk Schneider will be signing his latest book, The Polarized Mind, and Awakening to Awe.
Dr Nader Shabahangi will be signing his recent book Ambiguity of Suffering, and Elders Today, Deeper into the Soul, and Ecounters of the Real Kind.
*There will be copies of the above books available

Find out more about EHI's 9th Annual Conference>> 


Special thanks to our sponsor AgeSong

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Orah Krug in 2nd Edition of Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy

EHI would like to congratulate Orah Krug on her recent contribution to the second edition of the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy. Her chapter is entitled, Existential, Humanistic, Experiential Psychotherapies in Historical Perspective by Orah Krug (Chapter 7)

Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy
Edited by:  Andrés J. Consoli, Larry E. Beutler, and Bruce Bongar
Published by: Oxford University Press
2016
$129.95
Find out more and purchase at Oxford University Press.

30% off Promotional discount available if you use code: ASPROMP8


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]ehinstitute.org 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  

‘ALWAYS GOING HOME’: 
HUMAN EVOLUTION AND 
DIGITAL REVOLUTION


November 12th, 2016 San Francisco

EHI 9TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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


LOCATION
AgeSong University 
350 University Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Exploring the Intersection of the
Digital Age and the E-H Therapeutic Perspective 
COST
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.