Workshop Archive

Bob’s Previously Offered Presentations, Workshops, and Trainings 

Deepen Your Therapeutic Work Using an Existential-Humanistic Perspective

With Bob Edelstein,  LMFT, MFT

Presented at Lewis & Clark College on Feb 23rd, 2018

Full day (am + pm -6 CEs) / Half-day (a.m. or p.m.– 3 CEs)  APA Approved Sponsor
This workshop open to all levels of experience.

Morning Session

Core Concepts of Existential-Humanistic Therapy; Exploring the Work of Bugental and Yalom.

Description: The Existential-Humanistic approach embraces all of what it means to exist. It values each unique, individual journey. Through this workshop, you will deepen your therapeutic work by increasing your ability to be with the lived experience of your clients and yourself within the therapeutic container. You will understand the purpose of resistance in Existential-Humanistic terms, and learn ways to effectively engage client resistances to facilitate growth and healing.

Learning objectives: Through lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, and demonstrations, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact and influence of James Bugental, Ph.D. and Irvin Yalom, M.D. by specifying two major contributions they each added to the development of Existential-Humanistic psychotherapy.
  • Describe and use the inward searching process to facilitate a client’s subjective deepening.
  • Explain why clients resist deepening into their subjectivity and be able to apply three ways to effectively intervene with the client’s resistance.
  • Describe and use a dialogue process to deepen the relationship between client and therapist.
  • Explain why clients resist an authentic connection to the therapist and apply three ways to effectively intervene with the client’s resistance.

 

Afternoon Session

Cultivating Presence: Being Fully There for Your Client

Description
In Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy, a fully engaged presence is the key to guiding the therapist to make optimal therapeutic choices. Being present is the ability to be fully there for your client in the lived experience of the moment. We will explore two philosophical frames, two relationship attitudes, and two therapeutic skills that serve as a bridge for the therapist to develop a more fully engaged presence.

Learning objectives
Through lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, and demonstrations the participants will:

  • Explain two values of Being with the client and demonstrate the difference between Being with the client and Doing with the client.
  • Describe two purposes for Deep Listening and demonstrate the skill of Deep Listening.
  • Explain two values of reflecting Process. Demonstrate the difference between reflecting process and reflecting Content.
  • Describe and demonstrate three ways to cultivate a therapeutic I-Thou relationship.
  • Compare and apply when Intention needs to be emphasized versus when Resistance needs to be emphasized in working with clients.
  • Demonstrate two ways to be a Mirror to the client’s process.

 


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Radio Program: All About Life Lessons
Host: Michael S. Robinson
July 28, 2017

We lead busy lives between work selves and our personal selves that sometimes we don’t stop to listen to our own inner voice and what it may be warning us about. Our journey through life is a process of self-discovery. So how can we consciously learn more about what is inside ourselves? Michael Robinson delves into this with his guests Bob Edelstein, Lisa Hayes and Philip Grossman.

Guests:
Bob Edelstein – marriage and family therapist
Lisa Hayes – relationship expert
Philip Grossman – cinematographer

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Radio Interview w/ Bob
On Empire Radio Now
March 25, 2017

Workshop: Deepen Your Therapeutic Work Using an Existential-Humanistic Perspective
Sponsor: Lewis and Clark College
February 24, 2017 – Portland, Oregon

Details:
This workshop open to all levels.
The day is split up into two sessions, with 3 CEs available for each session.

Morning session:
· Core Existential-Humanistic Concepts
· Inward Searching
· Authentic Connection
· The work of Jim Bugental, PhD
· The work of Irv Yalom, MD

Afternoon session:
Philosophical Frames:
· Being versus Doing
· Process versus Content
Relationship Attitudes:
· I-Thou Relationship
· Intention and/or Resistance  
Therapeutic Skills:
· Deep Listening
· Mirror the Client’s Process

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Workshop: Overview of Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy
Sponsor: Portland State University
February 2016 – Portland, OR

Workshop:Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy: Concepts and Application
Sponsor: Existential Humanistic Northwest professional organization
February 2016 –  Portland, OR

Workshop: Existential Meaning Making
Event: Oregon Health Sciences University Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center Annual Small Group Process
Sponsor: Oregon Health Sciences University Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center
January 2016 – Portland, OR

Workshop: The Art of Jim Bugental’s Psychotherapy and Panel: The Legacy of Jim Bugental
Event: Existential-Humanistic Institute Annual Conference: The Power of Presence: Honoring James Bugental, PhD
Sponsor: Existential-Humanistic Institute
November 2015 – San Francisco, CA

Workshop: Existential Humanistic Therapy: A Path to Presence and Authenticity and Panel: Gestalt Therapy and the Wider Field
Event: American Association of Gestalt Therapy PNW 2015 Conference
Sponsor: American Association of Gestalt Therapy PNW
October 2015 – Portland, OR

Workshop: Workshop with Chris Wilson, Psy.D: Self Exploration as an Expression of Self-Care and Panel: Leaders in Existential-Humanistic and Existential-Integrative Practice
Event: Oregon Psychological Association Conference
Sponsor: Oregon Psychological Association
May 2015 – Eugene, OR

Workshop: Overview of Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy
Sponsor: Portland State University
February 2015 – Portland, OR

Workshop: A Path to Presence and Authenticity
Sponsor: American Mental Health Alliance
January 2015 – Portland, OR

Workshop: Six Existential-Humanistic Philosophical Frames: Empowering the Therapist
Event: Existential Humanistic Institute Annual Conference
Sponsor:Existential Humanistic Institute
November 2014 –  San Francisco, CA

Workshop: Six Existential-Humanistic Philosophical Frames: Empowering the Therapist
Event: 7th Annual EHI Conference – Befriending Anxiety and Worry: Finding Strength and Meaning in Everyday Living
Sponsor: Existential Humanistic Institute
November 2013 – San Francisco, CA

Workshop: Authentic Engagement: A Radical Way of Being
Event: 2013 EHNW Conference – The Search for Authenticity: The Practice of Existential-Humanistic Approaches
Sponsor: Existential Humanistic Northwest professional organization
October 2013 – Portland, OR
Description: Authentic engagement is the ability of a human being to access all of their inner life, and then, in the most constructive way, to express what is important to them. This workshop examines the three facets of authentic engagement. Participants will experience the differences between each of the three facets and learn how they can facilitate their clients to experience being authentically engaged in their life.

Workshop: Existential Humanistic Therapy – A Path to Presence and Authenticity
Event: 6th Annual EHI Conference – Everyday Existentialism: Cultivating Presence, Awe, and Meaning
Sponsor: Existential Humanistic Institute
November 2012 – San Francisco, CA

Workshop: Honoring Diversity Though Existential-Humanistic Therapy
Event: OCA Annual Fall Conference
Sponsor: Oregon Counseling Association
November 2012 – Portland, OR

Workshop: The Art of Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy
Sponsor: Wise Counsel and Comfort
February 2012 – Portland, OR

Workshop: Thirteen Interventions for an Existential-Humanistic Therapist
Event: Existential Humanistic Institute Annual Conference
Sponsor: Existential Humanistic Institute
November, 2011 – San Francisco, CA

Class: Existential Humanistic Psychotherapy: Deepening the Therapeutic Work
Sponsor: Marylhurst University Art Therapy Graduate Program
August 2011 – Portland, OR

Presentation: Learning from Faith Traditions and Secular Perspectives
Series: What’s it All About, Alfie? Spirituality and the Ageless Questions
November 2010 – Portland, OR

Presentation: Existential-Humanistic Therapy: A Path to Presence and Authenticity
Event: Fall 2010 Conference – Counseling Effectively in the New Decade: Reconnect, Rejuvenate, Renew
Sponsor: Oregon Counseling Association
October 2010 – Silverton, OR

Workshop: How To Deepen Your Therapeutic Work Using the Existential-Humanistic Perspective
Offered by Bob Edelstein, open to mental health professionals
May 2010 – Portland, OR

Presentation: Existential-Humanistic Therapy: A Path to Presence and Authenticity
Event: Oregon First Friday CE and Networking Meeting
Sponsor: American Mental Health Alliance (AMHA)
March 2010 – Portland, OR

Workshop: Authentic Engagement: A Radical Way of Being
Event: Annual Conference: From Crisis to Creativity – Necessary Losses, Unexpected Gains
Sponsor: Existential Humanistic Institute
November 2009  – San Francisco, CA

Workshop: Existential-Humanistic Therapy: A Path for Resilience and Hope in Challenging Times
Event: Fall 2009 Conference – Counselors in Unity: Holding Hope Through Challenging Times
Sponsor: Oregon Counseling Association
Presented by Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT and J. Fraser Pierson, Ph.D., NCC
October 2009 – Portland, OR

Workshop: Subjectivity and the Inward Searching Process
Event: Intensive – Existential-Humanistic Institute
Sponsor: Saybrook Graduate School
Jan 2009 – San Francisco, CA

Presentation: Community Building in a Humanistic Process (co-presented with Ray Siderius)
Event: National Conference 2008
Sponsor: Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP)
June 2008 – Northridge, CA

Presentation: Subjectivity and the Inward Searching Process
Sponsor: EAP Oregon
Autumn 2007 – Portland, OR

Workshop: Principles and Applications of Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy
Event: Annual Conference
Sponsor: Oregon Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Autumn 2006 – Eugene, OR

Workshop: The Existential-Humanistic Perspective: Embracing the Lived Experience of All Human Beings
Event: Fall 2004 Conference
Sponsor: Oregon Counseling Association
Autumn 2004 – Corvallis, OR

Workshop: On Being Fully Present in a Fragmented World
Event: National Conference
Sponsor: Association for Humanistic Psychology
June 2003 – San Diego, CA

Presentation: Personal Authenticity and Responsible Stewardship – the Need for Integration (co-presented with Renette Meltebeke)
Event: 1996 Annual Conference.
Sponsor: Association for Humanistic Psychology
August 1996 – Tacoma, WA

Presentation: The Existential Humanistic Perspective as Applied to Individual, Couple and Group Therapy
Sponsors: Pacific University, Marylhurst University, Portland Community College, Portland State University and George Fox University
1987-1995 – Portland, OR metro area

Workshop: Authentic Engagement: A Radical Way of Being in the World
Sponsor: Oregon School of Massage Continuing Education
1987-1995 – Portland, OR

Training: Existential-Humanistic Training and Case Consultation Group
1995-2008 – Portland, OR