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HMI College of Hypnotherapy

Existential/Humanistic Psychology and Diversity

  • Betsy Bates Freed, PsyD

    Antioch University
    Colorado State University

  • Johanna Hays, PsyD

    Antioch University

  • Indhushree Rajan, PhD

    Pacifica Graduate Institute

  • Matthew Silverstein, PhD

    Antioch University Los Angeles
    Pacifica Graduate Institute

  • Victoria Stevens, PhD

    Antioch University
    Pacifica Graduate Institute
    University of California Santa Barbara

  • Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD

    California Institute of Integral Studies
    Pacifica Graduate Institute

Emerging from philosophical considerations about human existence, Humanistic/Existential approaches to therapy are most interested in present moment awareness and authenticity. Making meaning out of the inevitability of death and the capacity for intimate relationship with self and others are main aspects of this approach as well. Questions of being-ness are forefront in this approach and applications may be focused on the context of individuals, couples, families, groups, and sociocultural frameworks.

  • Week 1: Existential Psychology
  • Week 2: Human-Centered Psychology and Diversity
  • Week 3: Gestalt Psychology
  • Week 4: LGBTQ Culture, Intergenerational Trauma, and Resilience
  • Week 5: Family Systems and Diversity
  • Week 6: Feminist Psychology
  • Week 7: Constructivist and Narrative Psychology
  • Week 8: Existential/Humanistic Psychology as an Awe-Based Approach
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