Training in Existential Psychology

Here are several options for receiving additional training in existential therapy:

Saybrook University
Saybrook Univeristy’s history is closely tied to the development of humanistic and existential-humanistic psychology in the United States. Saybrook offers a Masters and PhD degree in Psychology with an Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology Specialization. They also offer several certificates with connections to existential psychology including a certificate in the Foundations of Existential-Humanisitc Practice (offered with the Existential Humanistic Institute). Although rooted in the existential-humanistic tradition, Saybrook offers coursework from a variety of existential perspectives.

Existential Humanistic Institute (EHI)
EHI offers an annual conference, a number of local training opportunies, and a certificate in the Foundations of Existential-Humanisic Practice (offered in collaboration with Saybrook University).

International Institute for Existential-Humanistic Psychology (IIEHP)
IIEHP is located in Colorado; however, its primary mission is to provide training and opportunities for cultural exchanges relevant to existential-humanistic psychology in China and Southeast Asia. IIEHP also seeks to bring students and scholars from Asia to the United States for dialogues, exchange, and training.

International Institute for Humanistic Studies (IIHS)
Located in Petaluma, CA, IIHS offers a certificate program and a number of other training events in existential-humanisitc psychology.

Society for Humanistic Psychology Annual Conference
The Society for Humanistic Psychology has a yearly conference in the Spring that typically features many presentations, symposiums, and workshops on existential therapy.

Point Park University
Point Park offers an undergraduate psychology degree rooted in the existential tradition as well as a Masters degree in Community Clinical Psychology.

Duquesne University
Duquesne University offer a Mastesrs and PhD in psychology rooted in an existential-phenomenological approach.

University of West Georgia
The University of West Georgia offers a Masters of Arts and Doctoral Program for Consciousness and Society rooted in the existential tradition.

Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MiSPP)
MiSPP is rooted primarily in humanistic psychology; however, also offers many courses with an existential perspective. They offer a Masters and PsyD degree.

The Human-Equine Relational Development (HERD) Institute
Founded by Veronica Lac, PhD, the HERD Institute provides training in an approach to equine therapy that is informed by existential-humanistic and Gestalt therapy.