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Existential, Humanistic & Transpersonal Psychology Specialization
Grounded in the Tradition of Humanistic Psychology
The theoretical foundation for the Existential, Humanistic, & Transpersonal Psychology (EHTP) Specialization is rooted in a holistic conception of what it means to be a person as presented in the humanistic, existential, transpersonal, phenomenological, and gestalt psychologies.
The EHTP Specialization is closely tied to the historic mission and vision of humanistic psychology and Saybrook University. The Specialization is committed to carrying forth Saybrook’s long history of maintaining the legacy of the contributions of the existential, humanistic, and transpersonal scholars on its faculty, while producing the next generation of leaders.
The EHTP Specialization focuses on a growth-oriented perspective emphasizing human potential, intended to foster an in-depth understanding of individuals. The Specialization encompasses both the important history and contributions of humanistic psychology as well as contemporary directions in these fields.
Although this Specialization is not designed to prepare graduates for licensure, many EHTP students are already clinicians seeking to expand their clinical skills without the limitations inherent in degree paths designed in an APA model. Students interested in licensure may combine a specialization in EHTP with a degree from the Clinical Psychology program. The EHTP Specialization also works closely with the Existential-Humanistic Institute, which offers a certificate in the Foundations of Existential-Humanistic Practice through Saybrook.
Louis Hoffman, Ph.D. (Director)
Scott Churchill, Ph.D.
Thomas Cloonan, Ph.D.
Daniel Coffman, Ph.D.
Jason Dias, Psy.D.
Amedeo Giorgi, Ph.D.
Sue Ann Herron, Ph.D.
Edward Hoffman, Ph.D.
Orah Krug, Ph.D.
David Lukoff, Ph.D.
Douglas MacDonald, Ph.D.
Ed Mendelowitz, Ph.D.
Daniel Pitchford, Ph.D.
Kirk Schneider, Ph.D.
Sandy Sela-Smith, Ph.D.
Mark Yang, Psy.D.