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Thursday, September 19, 2013

EHI7 Conference Update Keynote Speaker Announcement Email

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Join us on November 15/16, 2013 2-days of Speakers and Sessions in San Francisco, CA at EHI:7.

2 days of Speakers & Sessions with opening keynote speaker, Dr. E. Mark Stern. Speakers & sessions include Kirk Schneider, Orah Krug, Bob Edelstein, Tom Greening and Lisa Vallejos.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

E-H Institute Proudly Welcomes: E. Mark Stern, PhD as Opening Keynote Speaker for EHI:7

Dr. Stern's Keynote Presentation

"Grow Old Along With Me: Psychotherapist Looks at His Own Aging"

"Elders, defying their forgetfulness, become the tellers of passionate tales… Alternative realities are a means to soul making." Dr. Stern states that he has come to appreciate the unique poetics of a tousled mind and that pain and suffering, too, can move us into an unfamiliar paradigm. He states that "through an acceptance of the vitality of dying, we once again know the world."

EHI is excited to have Dr. Stern present the opening keynote at this year's upcoming EHI Conference on November 15/16, 2013. The EHI Conference is two days of speakers and sessions held at EHI/AgeSong on Laguna Street in San Francisco.

Speakers and sessions are being highlighted here on our blog. Read more about the EHI7 sessions here.

Dr. E. Mark Stern earned his EdD from Columbia University in 1955 and completed post-doctoral work at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London and thereafter worked at The Maudsley Hospital from 1955-1956. In 1962, Mark earned a certificate in psychoanalysis from the Training Institute of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis in New York City and has been in private practice since 1956. Additionally, Dr. Stern was chief psychologist of the New York Clinic for Mental Health from 1960-1964, as well as a consultant in psychology for The George W. Henry Foundation from 1956-1962.
From 1964-the present, Mark has served as assistant, full professor, and now professor emeritus of the Graduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York and formerly adjunct professor of psychology at Seton Hall University and Fordham University. He was also a member of the teaching faculty for the American Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis as well as the Training Institute for Mental Health Practitioners, both in New York, and in 1994 was a visiting professor of psychology at the Catholic University of Australia. Dr. Stern served as editor of The Journal of Pastoral Counseling from 1967-1976, of VOICES: The Journal of the American Academy of Psychotherapists from 1976-1988, and was the founding editor of The Psychotherapy Patient Monograph Series from 1988-2003. Mark has concentrated most of his authorship to books, chapters, articles and projects in the sometimes convergence of religious belief and what is central to the practice of psychotherapy.
Dr. Stern has served American Psychological Association(APA)in leadership positions as president of Division 36, (Psychology of Religion) and 32 (Humanistic Psychology). Additionally, he served four terms on the APA Council of Representatives and was a member of the Fellows Chair Committee for Division 32. Mark is currently a fellow of APA Division 12 (Clinical Psychology), 29 (Psychotherapy and Substance Abuse), 32 (Humanistic Psychology), 36 (Psychology of Religion), and 52 (International Psychology); a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science; and a diplomat in clinical psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is also a member of the Dutchess County (NY) Mental Hygiene Board, a trustee of the Stanford Free Library, and the finance chair of the Dutchess County Democratic Committee.

New Speakers Announced for Upcoming EHI:7 Conference

Speakers Sessions for EHI Conference on November 15/16, 2013 

EHI is excited to present these Speakers and their sessions at the 2013 E-H Institute Conference in SF. 

View these Presenters' Session Outlines:
>>Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT: "Six Existential-Humanistic Philosophical Frames: Empowering the Therapist "

>>Tom Greening, PhD & Lisa Vallejos, MA: "Existential Shattering"

>>Orah Krug, PhD: "Contact and Context—The Paradox of Relational Presence"

>>Kirk Schneider, PhD: "The Polarized Mind—Its Nature, Basis, and Therapeutic Implications"

Session Updates: More Sessions are to be announced here on the EHI blog- Follow us for updates!

Register for EHI:7:  Download the Registration Form here .

EHI:7 More Information: Find out more about EHI:7 here on the EHI website.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

E-H NorthWest Upcoming Workshop Oct 26, 2013 | The Search for Authenticity: The Practice of Existential-Humanistic Approaches

Logo for Existential Humanistic North West -EH Professionals in Portland Ore founded by bob Edelstein

Existential-Humanistic NorthWest presents

"The Search for Authenticity: The Practice of Existential-Humanistic Approaches"

EHNW in association with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon   is proud to offer a day of workshops with Donald Mihaloew and Bob Edelstein entitled "The Search for Authenticity: The Practice of Existential-Humanistic Approaches" on October 26, 2013 at George Fox University in Tigard, OR.

Morning Workshop 9:00am – 12:15pm
Presented by: Donald M. Mihaloew, Ed.D., LMFT, CFLE

"Reaching Out On the Inside: Processing Courage, Choice and Change While Confronting Our Shadow-Selves"

We have two egos, not one, and two unconsciouses, not none! As such, we need to know the differences and learn how to use them all. Because the brain is 80% wired for survival, we all have to dig deeply inside our Selves to come up with a notion of creation based on True Self discovery rather than on false self protection. Otherwise, we squander our Life Energy compensating for real or imagined inadequacies and settle for a life of what Freud called “normal misery”. We can only go forward by going in deeply. 


 Donald M. Mihaloew, Ed.D., LMFT, CFLE Don is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over forty years of practice and teaching experience in and around the northwest and overseas. Formerly of Eugene, but now residing in Bellingham, Washington, Don still commutes every week to his adjunct teaching position at Portland State University where he teaches marriage, family, and depth psychology courses in the Counselor Education Dept. there.
Don holds a B.A. in philosophy from Westminster College (Pa.), an M.Div, in theology and psychology from Princeton Theo. Sem., an M.A. and an Ed.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Oregon.
He is a clinical member of AAMFT, WAMFT, NCFR (Nat’l Coun. Of Fam. Relat.; Cert.Fam. Life.Ed.), Oregon Friends of C.G., Jung, North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, and the American Association of Humanistic Psychology. His article on The Ego and the Eternal: Ruminations on Cosmic Co-operation appeared in the Decmber,2008/January,2009 issue of AHP’s periodical “The Perspective”. 


Afternoon Workshop 1:15pm – 4:30pm
Presented by: Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT

"Authentic Engagement: A Radical Way of Being"

Authentic engagement is the ability of a human being to access all of their inner life, and then, in the most constructive way, to express what is important to them. This workshop will examine the three facets of authentic engagement. Participants will experience the differences between each of the three facets and learn how they can facilitate their clients to experience being authentically engaged in their life.

Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT Bob is an Existential-Humanistic psychotherapist with 40 years of experience. He provides consultation, supervision, workshops, and trainings for clinicians and students. He is a blogger for Psychology Today and has published a number of articles on the Existential-Humanistic Perspective, including a chapter in the upcoming second edition of the Handbook of Humanistic Psychology. 
Bob is a founding member of the Existential-Humanistic NorthWest Professional Organization and a former board member of both the Existential Humanistic Institute and the Association for Humanistic Psychology. 

EHNW Workshop

"The Search for Authenticity: The Practice of Existential-Humanistic Approaches"

Saturday, October 26, 2013
9:00am – 4:30pm
George Fox University – Tigard Center

Early Registration by October 1st:  $110
After October 1st   $135
Students  $75
6 CEUs approved by Oregon Counseling Association/NBCC
Registration includes continental breakfast, beverages and lunch.
>>Online Registration Available Here
>>Mail-in Printable Registration Form Here

For more info contact EHNW:  workshop[at]

Check back for the EHNW Workshop Schedule & Outline here on the EHI blog and download here on the EHNW website.

Kirk Schneider, PhD EHI:7 Session Outline

The Polarized Mind—Its Nature, Basis, and Therapeutic Implications

Kirk Schneider, PhD    90 minutes

Drawing from my new book The Polarized Mind: Why It’s Killing Us and What We Can Do About It, the purpose of this presentation is to discuss the nature, basis, and alleviation of psychological polarization. The presentation will emphasize experiential participation with didactic material as context. Dialogue and small group exercises will be engaged to address ways to both identify and address polarization in psychotherapy and everyday lives.

Speakers and sessions are being highlighted here on our blog. Read more about the EHI7 sessions here.

Orah Krug, PhD EHI:7 Session Outline

"Contact and Context—The Paradox of Relational Presence"

Orah Krug, PhD   90 minutes

This one and a half-hour workshop will provide participants with a didactic and experiential appreciation for the dimensions of the therapeutic encounter, i.e., the “you” the “me” the “we.”  Being present to all three dimensions is crucial because the therapeutic relationship, which is co-created, by therapist and client is the context for healing and change. Within a safe and intimate relationship clients can let go of past relational patterns and develop new ones by integrating previously disowned feelings and experiences. The workshop will particularly focus on how and why real presence with self, other and world is interrupted in both the client and therapist. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own personal contexts and relational styles to experientially understand how interruptions to genuine contact with clients, with self and with the world can occur.

Speakers and sessions are being highlighted here on our blog. Read more about the EHI7 sessions here.

Tom Greening, PhD and Lisa Vallejos, M.A. EHI:7 Session Outline

"Existential Shattering"

Tom Greening, PhD and Lisa Vallejos, M.A.   90 minutes

This workshop will introduce the concept of Existential Shattering as conceived of by Dr. Tom Greening.  Participants will learn what Existential Shattering consists of and how it is related to trauma and PTSD.  Case vignettes, personal experience and discussion will be utilized during this workshop.

Speakers and sessions are being highlighted here on our blog. Read more about the EHI7 sessions here.

Bob Edelstein EHI:7 Session Outline

"Six Existential-Humanistic Philosophical Frames: Empowering the Therapist "

Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT - 90 min Workshop

A core tenet of the existential humanistic philosophy is that presence is a key to guiding therapeutic choices. In this workshop, the presenter will explore six philosophical frames that support the existential humanistic therapist to be more fully present with their clients. This in turn facilitates the clients to be more present with themselves and with the therapist.   The six philosophical frames explored are:
  • Being versus Doing
  • Identifying and exploring existential themes
  • Process versus content
  • Holding the container
  • Everything is everything
  • Inclusion, not amputation
Speakers and sessions are being highlighted here on our blog. Read more about the EHI7 sessions here.