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HMI College of Hypnotherapy

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Course Description

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.


Adjunct Professors

  1. Betsy Bates Freed, PsyD

    Antioch University
    Colorado State University

  2. Johanna Hays, PsyD

    Antioch University

  3. William James Jones, PhD

    Azusa Pacifica University
    Pacifica Graduate Institute
    Pepperdine University

  4. Indhushree Rajan, PhD

    Pacifica Graduate Institute

  1. Matthew Silverstein, PhD

    Antioch University Los Angeles
    Pacifica Graduate Institute

  2. Victoria Stevens, PhD

    Antioch University
    Pacifica Graduate Institute
    University of California Santa Barbara

  3. Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD

    California Institute of Integral Studies
    Pacifica Graduate Institute


Mind-Body Psych Seal

Course Outline

  1. Week 1 (606-1): Existential Psychology
    Presented By: Victoria Stevens, PhD
  2. Week 2 (606-2): Human-Centered Psychology and Diversity
    Presented By: William James Jones, PhD
  3. Week 3 (606-3): Gestalt Psychology
    Presented By: Victoria Stevens, PhD
  4. Week 4 (606-4): LGBTQ Culture, Intergenerational Trauma, and Resilience
    Presented By: Matthew Silverstein, PhD
  5. Week 5 (606-5): Family Systems and Diversity
    Presented By: Betsy Bates Freed, PsyD
  6. Week 6 (606-6): Feminist Psychology
    Presented By: Indhushree Rajan, PhD
  7. Week 7 (606-7): Constructivist and Narrative Psychology
    Presented By: Indhushree Rajan, PhD
  8. Week 8 (606-8): Existential/Humanistic Psychology as an Awe-Based Approach
    Presented By: Betsy Bates Freed, PsyD

Note: Classes may be presented out of sequence e.g. 606-4 before 606-3.