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Thursday, July 27, 2017

EHI Now Enrolling for Experiential Focused Existential Humanistic Therapy Training Programs

Now Accepting Applications for EHI's 2017/18 Existential-Humanistic Training Programs

Orah Krug, Ph.D. EHI Clinical Director and Saybrook Faculty
Co-Author of Existential-Humanistic Therapyand Supervision Essentials for Existential-Humanistic Therapy.

EHI's 2017/18 teaching staff, Orah Krug, Kirk Schneider, Sonja Saltman, Nader Shabahangi, and Troy Piwowarski invite you to join one of our unprecedented Existential-Humanistic experiential training programs this upcoming 2017/2018 curriculum year.
EHI Faculty, all noted leaders in the field, emphasize the key ingredients of the E-H approach, including empathy, acceptance, and genuineness, to model how trainees can create safe, collaborative and life-changing therapeutic encounters. They demonstrate how the therapeutic relationship, in and of itself is a vehicle for healing and change and how therapeutic "presence" cultivates sensitivity and appropriate responsiveness to clients emotions, relational patterns and inner worlds.These two essential principles: building the therapeutic relationship and working in the "here and now" are the foundational blocks of E-H therapy and EHI training.

EHI's Faculty Fall 2017: Orah Krug, Nader Shabahangi, Troy Piwowarski, Kirk Schneider and Sonja Saltman

Do You Wish to Deepen Your E-H Therapeutic Practice?
EHI offers four experientially-focused training and certificate programs for licensed clinicians and graduate students in psychology or counseling programs.
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Apply Now to a 2017-2018 Cohort
Space is Limited to Maximize Student Engagement

EHI is currently accepting applications and enrolling students in the upcoming 2017/2018 Programs. The next programs start in Fall 2017. All programs are open to licensed professionals and students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from psychology or graduate schools.
westerbeke retreat experiential October

Experiential Retreat Program
For those interested in engaging in EHI Experientials.

Open to licensed mental health professionals and graduate students who would like to participate in EHI's two curriculum-year Experientials, held at a beautiful Northern California retreat center. Master E-H therapists and noted authors such as Kirk Schneider, PhD and Orah Krug, PhD. create intimate, safe and collaborative training environments which emphasize hands-on learning of relational and experiential techniques. Participants learn how 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.The first of the two 2017/2018 EHI Experientials is in October - Apply now to participate in the Experiential Retreat Program!
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At the experiential trainings, we can apply theories to cases, watch the work of our mentors and each other. By living together we experience an intimacy that creates an environment that reduces barriers and the ensuing connections foster a greater capacity for learning. The use of transparency within therapeutic boundaries has influenced the work I am doing with my clients. I am more relaxed in session and I believe there is more connection between us when I find a way to be more revealing yet remain therapeutic.

~ Gloria Saltzman, LMFT, EHI Foundations Certificate Student

Consultation Program
For those interested in engaging in EHI's In-Person Consult Groups.

Open to licensed mental health professionals who would like to participate in a monthly two-hour consultation group held in Oakland, Ca and led by master E-H therapist and noted author Orah Krug, PhD, Troy Piwowarski, and at times other EHI faculty. These consultation groups mirror the experiential retreat training goals as they emphasize the relational and experiential principles of E-H practice--principles which have proven to be essential for lasting therapeutic healing and change. In an intimate and collaborative group setting, participants present cases, work with personal context and role-play clients, all effective methods to understand clients' (and therapists') subjective worlds and protective patterns.
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I think what I took away from the last Experiential course, having been to several already, was a new appreciation: the understanding that the client's (a human being's) process is a sacred thing which must be nurtured and not usurped or dictated. The trust that people can do their own work--in their own time.

~ Juanita Ratner, LPC, Ph.D. Student, EHI Advanced Certificate Student

westerbeke retreat experiential October

Certificate in the Foundations of E-H Therapy
For students looking for grounding in E-H theory & practice.

Open to mental health professionals and graduate students seeking to develop a foundational understanding of depth work through an existential-humanistic lens that emphasizes how to build a healing therapeutic relationship and how to work experientially in the "here and now." To be certified, participants need to complete two experiential trainings, an online survey course in E-H therapy supervised by EHI faculty, 10 hours of group consultation (live or by video conferencing), a practicum and a faculty evaluation.
Gain a Foundation in E-H Therapy Practice
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I gained a deeper understanding of my own context and how that has directed and influenced so much of my existence. I have always had an understanding certainly that what is experienced in the early, formative years is paramount in shaping our belief systems and personality, but somehow I have never before been able to feel this in such a palpable way.

~ Ada Fitz-Gibbon, LMHC, EHI Advanced Certificate Student

Sonja Saltman engages with students in triad group during the EHI Experiential in Spring 2015.Sonja Saltman engages with students in triad group during the EHI Experiential in Spring 2015.

Advanced Program Leading to a Certificate as an E-H Therapist
For students who have completed the Foundations certificate program.

Open to EHI participants who have completed the Foundations Certificate and wish to take their clinical practice to deeper levels of nuance and skill. The advanced program includes participation in several more experiential training retreats, several more E-H therapy related online courses, additional hours of group consultation, a practicum and faculty evaluation.
Deepen Your E-H Practice and Get Certified as an E-H Therapist
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The community interactions and the exploration of our own context in relation to how we practice. This retreat in particular was great at providing new learning experiences without eliciting 'there is a particular way to be'.

~ Brac Selph, Ph.D., EHI Foundations Certificate Student

Experiential Dates for 2017/18 

EHI Spring 2015 Retreat Photo - Students Working in Triads
Students working in triads at the EHI Experiential at Westerbeke Ranch, Spring 2015

EHI 2017-18 Experiential Training Dates
E-H Therapy in practice.

EHI Experiential* I: Sun, October 22nd, 2017 - Thurs, October 26th, 2017
EHI Experiential* II: Sun, April 8th, 2018 - Thurs, April 12th, 2018
*Every EHI student participates in both of the in-person experiential residentials per curriculum year; one in the Fall and the second in the following Spring. The experiential retreats are held at the wonderful Westerbeke Ranch Retreat Center in Sonoma, just north of San Francisco.
See more retreat photos here in the EHI gallery >>
Troy Piwowarski and Orah Krug at ExperientialTroy Piwowarski, Clinical Coordinator
w/ Orah Krug, Clinical Director

We are here to answer them!

Do you have questions about a program or about becoming an EHI student?
Orah Krug, our Clinical Director, and Troy Piwowarski, Associate Faculty and EHI's Clinical Training Coordinator are available to give you more information and to answer your questions about the upcoming EHI programs.

Contact either Orah or Troy by email: info[@]