Saybrook to co-sponsor Existential Humanistic Institute’s annual conference

Saybrook is proud to announce that it is co-sponsoring the annual conference of the Existential Humanistic Institute, which will be held November 19-21st, at First Universalist Unitarian Church and Center in San Francisco.

The topic of the conference will be “From Crisis to Creativity: Necessary Losses, Unexpected Gains.”

“The theme of our conference reflects the paradoxical nature of life and our times,” says EHI Vice-President and Saybrook faculty member Kirk Schneider.  “In order to change and grow, a familiar way of being must end, so that a new way of being can develop. Letting go can be a terrifying process, filled with anxiety and confusion. But if we find the courage to let go and begin a new journey, down a new path, the possibilities of unexpected gains will be revealed.”

The roster of presenters is now being finalized, and there will be many significant names in the Existential-Humanistic therapy participating. 

The keynote speaker will BE Dr. Robert Stolorow, a world renowned intersubjective
psychoanalyst, Founding Faculty Member and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, CA, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and author/coauthor of numerous books including “Working Intersubjectively,” “Contexts of Being,” “Faces in a Cloud,” and his most recent “Trauma and Existence.”

“This year’s third annual EHI conference promises to be a milestone,” Schneider said.  “In addition to Dr. Stolorow’s keynote adderss, we have a marvelous line up of presenters, including Saybrook’s own Lorne Buchman, who will present on Samuel Beckett;  Orah Krug, a Saybrook alumna, Nader Shabahangi, Sonja Saltman, Bob Edelstein, and others.”

For more information, or to attend the conference, contact Alumna Dr. Mary Madrigal.  


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *