Existential-Humanistic NorthWest

From the Polarized Mind to the Rediscovery of Awe: An Existential-Integrative Perspective on Healing Presented by: Kirk J Schneider, Ph.D. Friday, September 26, 2014 9:00am to 4:30pm Ambridge Event Center, Portland, OR

The Polarized Mind

Join leading spokesperson for Existential-Humanistic psychology, Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D. for a day of lecture, discussion and experiential exercises in existential-integrative therapy. Dr. Schneider will lead us in examining what he identifies as “The Polarized Mind”  – its causes and development, existential issues and qualities, and its treatment via existential-integrative therapy. Dr. Schneider defines the Polarized Mind as the product not of sickness but of unaddressed and unacknowledged fear - which leads individuals and societies to become rigid, narrow, and destructive.

Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to learn:
  • An understanding of the Polarized Mind including how it differs from extremism
  • Existential issues relevant to developing Polarization - terror of death, groundlessness, insignificance, cosmic helplessness
  • The essential principles of Existential-Integrative therapy
  • Application of the great wisdom traditions in addressing the Polarized Mind
  • Application of awe-based depth therapy in treatment

Early Registration by August 7 - $115
After August 7 - $140
Students - $75

Includes continental breakfast, beverages and lunch

6 CEU's approved by Oregon Counseling Association/NBCC

We encourage you to register early - space is limited

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About Kirk J Schneider

Kirk J Schneider Ph.D.

Kirk J. Schneider, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic psychology. He is an adjunct faculty member at Saybrook University, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, vice president and founding member of the Existential-Humanistic Institute, and the recent past editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Dr. Schneider has published more than one hundred articles and chapters and has authored or edited ten books-seven of which have been, or are soon to be, translated into Chinese. Schneider has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Rollo May Award for “outstanding and independent pursuit of new frontiers in humanistic psychology” from the American Psychological Association, and the Cultural Innovator award from the Living Institute, Toronto, Canada. He was also awarded an honorary diploma by the East European Association of Existential Therapy. In 2010, Schneider delivered the opening keynote address at the first International Existential Psychology Conference in Nanjing, China and is slated as keynote speaker for the first World Congress of Existential Psychotherapy in London, United Kingdom, in 2015.