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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Still Time to Get Early-Bird Discount for EHNW's Annual Workshop

Early Bird Discount Available until September 7th, 2018!

EHNW Annual Workshop

Dancing Dragons: Working with Couples’ Core Wounds and the Tempering of Relationship
Presented by Christine Armstrong and Louis Dangles

Friday October 5, 2018 – Save the date now!
9 AM to 5 PM
(lunch not included – 90 minutes for lunch) 

12226 N. Jantzen Drive, Portland, Oregon 97217

Register HERE for this exciting workshop

The Early-Bird discount ends September 7th
Abstract:
This workshop is intended for clinicians who are interested in the dynamic, challenging territory of couples therapy. It will also offer insights into our own journeys of intimacy. We begin with the human dilemma that we cannot open to love without opening to where we have been wounded in love. We all have dragons. Their job is to protect the gold; in the most fundamental sense, the continued existence of our essential self. Our dragons protect our wounded hearts. We might say dragons continue to breathe fire until the core wound they are protecting is recognized. In this way, the dragon dance is a call for mutual healing.
We will explore the following themes utilizing didactic elements and case material reinforced by experiential exercises and demonstrations.
Themes:
  • The necessity that intimate partners must encounter each other’s core wounds.
  • The inevitability of the experience of betrayal and the archetypal relationship between, trust, betrayal, and forgiveness.
  • Collaborative approaches to the essential task of repair.
  • Intimacy as a container for deep healing and ground for individuation. 
The morning sessions will focus on the relationship between core wounds and the dragons that guard them. Then we will examine examples of the dynamic dance that evolves between partners. The afternoon sessions will focus on the dynamics of trust, betrayal, and forgiveness. Themes will include the five dangers of betrayal and the four tasks of repair. We will offer reflections on the role of responsibility, accountability, and sovereignty in forging intimacy.
Bios:
Christine Armstrong
existential humanistic luncheons
She established her private practice in 1976, her work focuses on depth psychotherapy, and she combines an Existential Humanistic approach with a psychodynamic perspective working with individuals, couples and groups. She and her husband of 35 years, Lou Dangles, have been doing couples and group work together for the past 20 years. She has trained extensively with Dr. Jim Bugental and Dr. Irv Yalom. More recently her training has included Ariadne Beck’s “group-as-a-whole” model with Jim Fishman.
“I treasure my time with my clients. The tears, the laughter, the struggle to make meaning from the painful experiences of life, all those precious shared moments are some of the most gratifying experiences of my life.” – Chris


Louis Dangles
existential humanistic luncheons
He established his private practice in 1976, his work focuses on depth psychotherapy, and he combines an Existential Humanistic approach with archetypal and psychodynamic perspectives. He has trained extensively with Dr. Jim Bugental and Dr. Irv Yalom. More recently his training has included Dr. Ariadne Beck’s “group- as-a-whole” model with Jim Fishman. He is currently in private practice in San Anselmo, where he works with couples, individuals, and groups.
“The poet William Stafford begins his poem “The Way It Is” by stating: “There is a thread you follow….” The challenge of finding the healing thread in each conversation is a humbling task. The courage with which my clients open their hearts in search of that healing thread touches me and inspires me almost daily.” – Lou

The NASW has approved this workshop for six CEU credits. EHNW is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Register HERE for this exciting workshop

The Early-Bird discount ends September 7th

Sunday, July 8, 2018

EHI 10th Conference w/ Dr Alfried Längle - Update

SAVE THE DATE! 

EHI CONFERENCE NOV 30TH
& DEC 1ST, 2018


Join EHI and Alfried Längle for EHI's 10th Existential Humanistic Conference in San Francisco!


The Existential-Humanistic Institute(EHI) is honored to have Alfried Längle join us as this year's Keynote Speaker and Guest Workshop Presenter. This 10th conference will include a dynamic, interactive group discussion hosted by EHI's Kirk Schneider, Nader Shabahangi, Sonja Saltman, Orah Krug, Mary Madrigal, Troy Piwowarski, Doug Silberstein with Special Guest Dr. Längle.



From Sigmund Freud to Viktor Frankl to Alfried Längle: The Legacy of Vienna and the Search for Meaning

Presented in Partnership by: The Existential-Humanistic Institute & Pacific Institute

Dates: Friday Evening, November 30th & Saturday, December 1st, 2019

Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 
Registration: Registration Will Open Soon- We are currently pursuing APA CE sponsorship for Dr. Längle's presentations. Our Registration Mailing List and the Conference Mailing List will recieve the first notification when registration opens.

Cost: 
TicketsProfessional FeeEarly-Bird FeeElder FeeStudent Fee
Fri Night$55$40$35$30
Sat Full Day$165$150$130$105
Both$209$179$149$119

Join EHI, Alfried Längle, and Existential Therapists for interactive discussion and dynamic engagement during Friday's Opening Keynote and the full day on Saturday. 

Keynote Presenter: Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D. 

EHI is excited to announce that Dr. Alfried Längle, noted Psychotherapist, Existential analyst, and Clinical Psychologist, will be our Keynote and workshop presenter at the EHI's 10th Conference. We are very honored to have Dr. Längle join us for the full conference.
Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D., Dr. h.c.mult., and Professor of Psychotherapy was born in 1951 in Austria, studied medicine and psychology and works in private practice in Vienna as psychotherapist. He worked in close collaboration with Viktor Frankl from 1983 to 1991. Dr. Längle is the founder of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Vienna) and it's psychotherapeutic training program. He is a noted lecturer at many universities in Europe and South America. Since 2004 he has served as a Professor of Applied Psychology (psychotherapy) at Moscow's HSE-university and is a guest professor at Vienna's Sigmund Freud university (since 2011). Dr. Längle has served as Vice President of the International Federation of Psychotherapy (IFP - 2002-2010) and President of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Vienna until 2017. Dr. Längle has authored over 400 publications and is the recipient of six honorary professorships.
For more information about Dr. Alfried Längle, please visit his website www.laengle.info.

SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED!
EHI CONFERENCE
NOV 30TH & DEC 1ST, 2018

Please join us for EHI's Conference in San Francisco!

From Sigmund Freud to Viktor Frankl to Alfried Längle:
The Legacy of Vienna and the Search for Meaning

2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, November 30th 
6:30PM-9:00PM
ALFRIED LANGLE'S KEYNOTE & SOCIAL HOUR FOLLOWING

Friday, 6:30pm - 7:00pm Check-in/Registration
Friday, 7pm-8pm Keynote*: To Live With Inner Consent – An Existential Analytical Approach to a Fulfilling Life
Alfried Längle, Vienna

*CEs pending
Human beings strive for happiness. We all want to have a good life. But how can we reach this goal? Upon what does it depend to get fulfillment in life? – The good life depends upon much more from ourselves than we often think. In large part, it depends upon really becoming ourselves. Only when we can make use of what we are essentially, in the deep inner self, and only if we can thus bring ourselves to the world, "to existence," can we get back a feeling that all our endeavors are worth being lived.
The concept of "inner consent" is key to such existential access, or the life well lived. It embraces our freedom as well as our relationship and feelings, our perception of the world's reality and possible development in the future including the meaning of existence. This feeling of inner consent reflects our basic capacity to deal with the world and ourselves.
Further, it forms a matrix for motivation and practical guidance of life but also for the understanding and treatment of psychopathology. In short, the question of inner consent forms the basis for the structural model of modern Existential Analytical Psychotherapy.
Friday, 8pm-9pm Social Hour: Mingle, Nosh and Network

Saturday, December 1st 
9:00AM - 5:30PM
ALFRIED LANGLE'S WORKSHOP & PANEL/Q&A FOLLOWING

Saturday, 10am - 1pm*: Expanding Humanistic Practice with Existential Analysis and Logotherapy
Alfried Längle, Vienna

*CEs pending
This workshop focuses on building a bridge between the given humanistic understanding of treatment and the add-ons by Existential Analysis and Logotherapy. Furthermore, it offers the opportunity to arrive at a closer view of four key existential themes. These four themes derive from a phenomenological understanding of human experience, and form an inescapable life-challenge with which each person must confront. They are: the world, being alive, being a person, and needing meaning.
The workshop will focus on the application of these themes to psychotherapy and their implication for psychopathology. Thus, it opens access to introspective uses of the existential themes and for experiments in everyday living. A demonstration of the approach as well as small group work will be included.
1pm-2:30pm LUNCH BREAK- On our own
2:30pm-4:30pm EHI Panel with Alfried
4:30pm-5:30pm Q&A / Closure

Print a Save the Date Postcard!

EHI 10th Conference Save the Date

Conference Questions?

Email EHI's Admin Assistant, Michelle at Conf[@]ehinstitute.org

Like to know more? 
Join the Conference Mailing List

Interested in EHI's 2018 Fall Conference?
Sign Up Today!





EHI Conference Sponsored by: Pacific Institute

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Recommended Workshop: Dancing Dragons: Working with Couples’ Core Wounds and the Tempering of Relationship Presented by Christine Armstrong and Louis Dangles

From our Friends at Existential-Humanistic Northwest

Existential-Humanistic NorthWest's Annual Workshop in Portland, Oregon.

Dancing Dragons: Working with Couples’ Core Wounds and the Tempering of Relationship
Presented by Christine Armstrong and Louis Dangles

Hosted and Sponsored by Existential-Humanistic Northwest (EHNW)

Friday October 5, 2018 – Save the date now!
9 AM to 5 PM
(lunch not included – 90 minutes for lunch) 
Oxford Suites Portland – Jantzen Beach
12226 N. Jantzen Drive, Portland, Oregon 97217

Register on EHNW Website Now >>> for this exciting workshop!

*The Early-Bird discount ends September 7th
Abstract:
This workshop is intended for clinicians who are interested in the dynamic, challenging territory of couples therapy. It will also offer insights into our own journeys of intimacy. We begin with the human dilemma that we cannot open to love without opening to where we have been wounded in love. We all have dragons. Their job is to protect the gold; in the most fundamental sense, the continued existence of our essential self. Our dragons protect our wounded hearts. We might say dragons continue to breathe fire until the core wound they are protecting is recognized. In this way, the dragon dance is a call for mutual healing. 
We will explore the following themes utilizing didactic elements and case material reinforced by experiential exercises and demonstrations.
Themes:
  • The necessity that intimate partners must encounter each other’s core wounds.
  • The inevitability of the experience of betrayal and the archetypal relationship between, trust, betrayal, and forgiveness.
  • Collaborative approaches to the essential task of repair.
  • Intimacy as a container for deep healing and ground for individuation. 
The morning sessions will focus on the relationship between core wounds and the dragons that guard them. Then we will examine examples of the dynamic dance that evolves between partners. The afternoon sessions will focus on the dynamics of trust, betrayal, and forgiveness. Themes will include the five dangers of betrayal and the four tasks of repair. We will offer reflections on the role of responsibility, accountability, and sovereignty in forging intimacy.

For more info please visit EHNW Annual Workshop page >>>


Bios:
Christine Armstrong
existential humanistic luncheons
She established her private practice in 1976, her work focuses on depth psychotherapy, and she combines an Existential Humanistic approach with a psychodynamic perspective working with individuals, couples and groups. She and her husband of 35 years, Lou Dangles, have been doing couples and group work together for the past 20 years. She has trained extensively with Dr. Jim Bugental and Dr. Irv Yalom. More recently her training has included Ariadne Beck’s “group-as-a-whole” model with Jim Fishman.
“I treasure my time with my clients. The tears, the laughter, the struggle to make meaning from the painful experiences of life, all those precious shared moments are some of the most gratifying experiences of my life.” – Chris


Louis Dangles
existential humanistic luncheons
He established his private practice in 1976, his work focuses on depth psychotherapy, and he combines an Existential Humanistic approach with archetypal and psychodynamic perspectives. He has trained extensively with Dr. Jim Bugental and Dr. Irv Yalom. More recently his training has included Dr. Ariadne Beck’s “group- as-a-whole” model with Jim Fishman. He is currently in private practice in San Anselmo, where he works with couples, individuals, and groups.
“The poet William Stafford begins his poem “The Way It Is” by stating: “There is a thread you follow….” The challenge of finding the healing thread in each conversation is a humbling task. The courage with which my clients open their hearts in search of that healing thread touches me and inspires me almost daily.” – Lou

The NASW has approved this workshop for six CEU credits. EHNW is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

EHI 2018 Conference Schedule Announced

SAVE THE DATE!
EHI CONFERENCE NOV 30TH
& DEC 1ST, 2018

The Existential-Humanistic Institute(EHI) is honored to have Alfried Längle join us as this year's Keynote Speaker and Guest Presenter. This 10th conference will include a dynamic, interactive group discussion hosted by EHI's Kirk Schneider, Nader Shabahangi, Sonja Saltman, Orah Krug, Mary Madrigal, Troy Piwowarski, Doug Silberstein with Special Guest Dr. Längle.



Join us for EHI's Existential-Humanistic 10th Conference in San Francisco!




From Sigmund Freud to Viktor Frankl to Alfried Längle: The Legacy of Vienna and the Search for Meaning

Presented in Partnership by: The Existential-Humanistic Institute & Pacific Institute

Dates: Friday Evening, November 30th & Saturday, December 1st, 2019

Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 
Registration: Registration Will Open Soon- We are currently pursuing APA CE sponsorship for Dr. Längle's presentations. Our Registration Mailing List and the Conference Mailing List will recieve the first notification when registration opens.
Join EHI, Alfried Längle, and Existential Therapists for interactive discussion and dynamic engagement during Friday's Opening Keynote and the full day on Saturday. 

Keynote Presenter: Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D. 

EHI is excited to announce that Dr. Alfried Längle, noted Psychotherapist, Existential analyst, and Clinical Psychologist, will be our Keynote and workshop presenter at the EHI's 10th Conference. We are very honored to have Dr. Längle join us for the full conference.
Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D., Dr. h.c.mult., and Professor of Psychotherapy was born in 1951 in Austria, studied medicine and psychology and works in private practice in Vienna as psychotherapist. He worked in close collaboration with Viktor Frankl from 1983 to 1991. Dr. Längle is the founder of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Vienna) and it's psychotherapeutic training program. He is a noted lecturer at many universities in Europe and South America. Since 2004 he has served as a Professor of Applied Psychology (psychotherapy) at Moscow's HSE-university and is a guest professor at Vienna's Sigmund Freud university (since 2011). Dr. Längle has served as Vice President of the International Federation of Psychotherapy (IFP - 2002-2010) and President of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Vienna until 2017. Dr. Längle has authored over 400 publications and is the recipient of six honorary professorships.
For more information about Dr. Alfried Längle, please visit his website www.laengle.info.


SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED!
EHI CONFERENCE
NOV 30TH & DEC 1ST, 2018

Please join us for EHI's Conference in San Francisco!

From Sigmund Freud to Viktor Frankl to Alfried Längle:
The Legacy of Vienna and the Search for Meaning

2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, November 30th 
6:30PM-9:00PM
ALFRIED LANGLE'S KEYNOTE & SOCIAL HOUR FOLLOWING

Friday, 6:30pm - 7:00pm Check-in/Registration
Friday, 7pm-8pm Keynote*: To Live With Inner Consent – An Existential Analytical Approach to a Fulfilling Life
Alfried Längle, Vienna

*CEs pending
Human beings strive for happiness. We all want to have a good life. But how can we reach this goal? Upon what does it depend to get fulfillment in life? – The good life depends upon much more from ourselves than we often think. In large part, it depends upon really becoming ourselves. Only when we can make use of what we are essentially, in the deep inner self, and only if we can thus bring ourselves to the world, "to existence," can we get back a feeling that all our endeavors are worth being lived.
The concept of "inner consent" is key to such existential access, or the life well lived. It embraces our freedom as well as our relationship and feelings, our perception of the world's reality and possible development in the future including the meaning of existence. This feeling of inner consent reflects our basic capacity to deal with the world and ourselves.
Further, it forms a matrix for motivation and practical guidance of life but also for the understanding and treatment of psychopathology. In short, the question of inner consent forms the basis for the structural model of modern Existential Analytical Psychotherapy.
Friday, 8pm-9pm Social Hour: Mingle, Nosh and Network

Saturday, December 1st 
9:00AM - 5:30PM
ALFRIED LANGLE'S WORKSHOP & PANEL/Q&A FOLLOWING

Saturday, 10am - 1pm*: Expanding Humanistic Practice with Existential Analysis and Logotherapy
Alfried Längle, Vienna

*CEs pending
This workshop focuses on building a bridge between the given humanistic understanding of treatment and the add-ons by Existential Analysis and Logotherapy. Furthermore, it offers the opportunity to arrive at a closer view of four key existential themes. These four themes derive from a phenomenological understanding of human experience, and form an inescapable life-challenge with which each person must confront. They are: the world, being alive, being a person, and needing meaning.
The workshop will focus on the application of these themes to psychotherapy and their implication for psychopathology. Thus, it opens access to introspective uses of the existential themes and for experiments in everyday living. A demonstration of the approach as well as small group work will be included.
1pm-2:30pm LUNCH BREAK- On our own
2:30pm-4:30pm EHI Panel with Alfried
4:30pm-5:30pm Q&A / Closure

Print a Save the Date Postcard!

EHI 10th Conference Save the Date

Conference Questions?

Email EHI's Admin Assistant, Michelle at Conf[@]ehinstitute.org

Like to know more? 
Join the Conference Mailing List

Interested in EHI's 2018 Fall Conference?
Sign Up Today!





EHI Conference Sponsored by: Pacific Institute

Friday, May 18, 2018

Save the Date! Existential Humanistic Conference with Special Guest Dr. Alfried Längle

SAVE THE DATE! 

EHI CONFERENCE NOV 30TH
& DEC 1ST, 2018

Join us for EHI's Existential-Humanistic 10th Conference in San Francisco!

The Existential-Humanistic Institute(EHI) is honored to have Alfried Längle join us as this year's Keynote Speaker and Guest Presenter. This 10th conference will be a dynamic, interactive group discussion hosted by EHI's Kirk Schneider, Nader Shabahangi, Sonja Saltman, Orah Krug, Mary Madrigal, Troy Piwowarski, Doug Silberstein with Special Guest Dr. Längle.

From Sigmund Freud to Viktor Frankl to Alfried Längle: The Legacy of Vienna and the Search for Meaning

Presented in Partnership by: The Existential-Humanistic Institute & Pacific Institute

Dates: Friday Evening, November 30th & Saturday Day, December 1st, 2019

Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 
Registration: Registration Will Open in August 2018 (Pursuing CE Sponsorship)

Join EHI, Alfried Längle, and Existential Therapists for interactive discussion and dynamic engagement during Friday's Opening Keynote and the full day on Saturday. 

Keynote Presenter: Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D. 

EHI is excited to announce that Dr. Alfried Längle, noted Psychotherapist, Existential analyst, and Clinical Psychologist, will be our Keynote and workshop presenter at the EHI's 10th Conference. We are very honored to have Dr. Längle join us for the full conference.
Alfried Längle, M.D., Ph.D., Dr. h.c.mult., and Professor of Psychotherapy was born in 1951 in Austria, studied medicine and psychology and works in private practice in Vienna as psychotherapist. He worked in close collaboration with Viktor Frankl from 1983 to 1991. Dr. Längle is the founder of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Vienna) and it's psychotherapeutic training program. He is a noted lecturer at many universities in Europe and South America. Since 2004 he has served as a Professor of Applied Psychology (psychotherapy) at Moscow's HSE-university and is a guest professor at Vienna's Sigmund Freud university (since 2011). Dr. Längle has served as Vice President of the International Federation of Psychotherapy (IFP - 2002-2010) and President of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Vienna until 2017. Dr. Längle has authored over 400 publications and is the recipient of six honorary professorships.For more information about Dr. Alfried Längle, please visit his website www.laengle.info.

Conference Information:

Find out more details about EHI's 10th Existential-Humanistic Conference here on the Conference webpage >>.

Conference Questions?

Email EHI's Admin Assistant, Michelle at Conf[@]ehinstitute.org

Like to know more? 
Join the Conference Mailing List

Interested in EHI's 2018 Fall Conference?
Sign Up Today!





EHI Conference Sponsored by: Pacific Institute


Thursday, March 1, 2018

DIV32 Conference- The Society for Humanistic Psychology's 11th Annual

Liberation through Wisdom and Love: Humanistic Psychology, Social Justice, and Contemplative Practice
Naropa University, Boulder CO
March 22-25, 2018


11th Annual Conference for the Society for Humanistic Psychology 

Dr Kirk Schneider, EHI's President and Faculty Member, will be at the conference and has a session on Sunday at 10am with Jim Hernandez. The two will discuss the role of awe in their respective paths. Included will be a demonstration and dialogue with the audience.


Sunday 10:00-12:00 (9235)

Awakening Awe in Violent and Troubled Youth: A Conversation between Kirk Schneider and Jim Hernandez


Dr Kirk Schneider, EHI's President and Faculty Member, will be at the conference and has a session on Sunday at 10am with Jim Hernandez. The two will discuss the role of awe in their respective paths. Included will be a demonstration and dialogue with the audience.

Description: 
This conversation hour comprises a dialogue between Kirk Schneider and Jim Hernandez about the role of awe—humility and wonder, sense of adventure toward living— in the support and healing of violent and troubled youths. Jim Hernandez, whom Kirk Schneider interviewed for his book “Awakening to Awe: Personal Stories of Profound Transformation” will discuss the role of awe on his own path from gang leader to youth advocate and mediator and Kirk Schneider will discuss his personal path to awe and the role it plays in his current work with polarizing personalities. Demonstrations and group exercises will be offered in addition to ample time for dialogue with the audience.

Kirk Schneider, Ph.D. is a leading voice in existential-humanistic psychology, past president of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, adjunct faculty at Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University. president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute and author of 12 books, including his most recent “The Polarized Mind: Why It’s Killing Us and What We Can Do About It” and “The Spirituality of Awe: Challenges to the Robotic Revolution." Kirk is also in process of applying the “Experiential Democracy Dialogue,” which has been featured at the last couple SHP conferences and is planned as a series at Saybrook University.

Jim Hernandez is a California native and has been an outreach worker for 30 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a crisis counselor he has worked for Law Enforcement, School Districts, Trauma Units and Mental Health Agencies assisting individuals, families and communities in crisis. Jim received mentoring and training in Existential philosophy and counseling through consultation with Dr. Rollo May and Kirk J. Schneider Phd. His approach with turning Existential insight into effective methods to reduce and stop gang violence earned him a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.

Visit the 2018 SHP Conference page at Naropa University for more information about this year's scheduled programming.

Interested in Humanistic Psychology?

Find out more about The Society for Humanistic Psychology, DIV32 of the APA, on their website here.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

March Bay Area Existential-Humanistic Community Gathering for Therapists

The Existential Cafe: A Bay Area E-H Community Gathering


Come join us at our first Existential Cafe of 2018!


You are invited to a hosted social gathering and existential discussion for therapeutic practioners interested in the existential-humanistic perspective. This is an informal way for us to build the strength and collaborative possibilities in our E-H community. Come join the Existential-Humanistic Institute(EHI) and it's community members at an informal networking get-together. 

We welcome all existentially and humanistically oriented therapeutic practitioners! This community gathering is intended for all types of therapeutic practitioners and students. Psychologists, nurses, counselors, social workers, doctors are all invited. This gathering is intended for all: newcomers, students, and friends of EHI who are interested in bringing the existential-humanistic perspective to their work and lives.

There will be a short (and fun) experiential activity, after which we will break into informal discussion and general schmoozing.

What: The Existential Cafe: A Bay Area Existential-Humanistic Community Gathering
Who: Hosted by members of the Existential-Humanistic Institute community & Sponsored by EHI
Where: Bernal Heights, San Francisco, California
When: Friday, March 16th – 6:30pm-8pm.
Free: We will provide drinks (wine, waters, soda) and snacks are always appreciated if you would like to bring something!
RSVP: Let us know you can join us! Contact our Admin, Michelle by phone at 415-689-1475 or by email at: info[@]ehinstitute.org

Newcomers Welcome! We hope you will be able to join us in an informal evening of networking. Please invite friends or colleagues who might also be interested in the discussion.

The Existential Cafe - A Bay Area Community Group for Existential-Humanistic leaning professionals and students.

Recommended: New Irv Yalom Online Course - Special Discount

NEW ONLINE CE COURSE
Irvin Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy

Buy Now to Get the Exclusive $50 Discount (Available until March 6th)

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


From Our Friends at Psychotherapy.net

Irv Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy Online Course

INCLUDES:
- Over 7 hours of video
- 3 hours of in-depth interview
- 7.5 CE CREDITS included in the price.
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BONUS:
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Our friends at Psychotherapy.net 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.

EHI has a limited-time offer of $50 off the $199 course cost!
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*Please be sure to enter your code in the box on the right side of registration page before submitting payment as the discount isn't refundable after your purchase. This code valid thru March 6th, 2018.


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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Upcoming Existential Humanistic Workshop w/ Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT

Recommended Upcoming Workshops

Deepen Your Therapeutic Work Using an Existential-Humanistic Perspective

With Bob Edelstein,  LMFT, MFT

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

9-12pm and/or 1-4pm

In-Person Workshop Lewis and Clark College Thayer Room, Portland, Oregon 
Full day (am + pm -6 CEs) / Half-day (a.m. or p.m.– 3 CEs)  APA Approved Sponsor

This workshop is open to all levels of experience.


Attend In-Person or via Interactive Webinar: 

Live event will take place at Lewis and Clark College, Thayer Room, in Portland, Oregon, OR; interactive webinar can take place anywhere with an internet connection!

Full Day  In-Person at Lewis & Clark Workshop Registration >>
Full Day Live Webinar Registration >>

Morning Session

Core Concepts of Existential-Humanistic Therapy; Exploring the Work of Bugental and Yalom.

9:00am – 12:00pm
Description: The Existential-Humanistic approach embraces all of what it means to exist. It values each unique, individual journey. Through this workshop, you will deepen your therapeutic work by increasing your ability to be with the lived experience of your clients and yourself within the therapeutic container. You will understand the purpose of resistance in Existential-Humanistic terms, and learn ways to effectively engage client resistances to facilitate growth and healing.
Learning objectives: Through lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, and demonstrations, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the impact and influence of James Bugental, Ph.D. and Irvin Yalom, M.D. by specifying two major contributions they each added to the development of Existential-Humanistic psychotherapy.
  • Describe and use the inward searching process to facilitate a client’s subjective deepening.
  • Explain why clients resist deepening into their subjectivity and be able to apply three ways to effectively intervene with the client’s resistance.
  • Describe and use a dialogue process to deepen the relationship between client and therapist.
  • Explain why clients resist an authentic connection to the therapist and apply three ways to effectively intervene with the client’s resistance.
Register for AM In-Person Session >>
Register for AM Webinar Session Only >>

Afternoon Session

Cultivating Presence: Being Fully There for Your Client

1:00pm – 4:00pm
Description
In Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy, a fully engaged presence is the key to guiding the therapist to make optimal therapeutic choices. Being present is the ability to be fully there for your client in the lived experience of the moment. We will explore two philosophical frames, two relationship attitudes, and two therapeutic skills that serve as a bridge for the therapist to develop a more fully engaged presence.
Learning objectives
Through lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, and demonstrations the participants will:
  • Explain two values of Being with the client and demonstrate the difference between Being with the client and Doing with the client.
  • Describe two purposes for Deep Listening and demonstrate the skill of Deep Listening.
  • Explain two values of reflecting Process. Demonstrate the difference between reflecting process and reflecting Content.
  • Describe and demonstrate three ways to cultivate a therapeutic I-Thou relationship.
  • Compare and apply when Intention needs to be emphasized versus when Resistance needs to be emphasized in working with clients.
  • Demonstrate two ways to be a Mirror to the client’s process.
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Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT, is an Existential-Humanistic psychotherapist with over forty years of experience. He provides consultation, supervision, workshops, and trainings for clinicians and students. He is a blogger for Psychology Today and has published articles on the existential-humanistic perspective, including 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.

Bob provides workshops for professionals, students and interns. If you would like more information on any of these workshops and/or if you would like to be added to the email list so that you are notified the next time a workshop is scheduled, please contact Bob.