What are the two trainings, and what will the experience be like in each of them?


The first introductory training meets most Thursday evenings from 7:30 until 9:30, for thirty weeks from September through early May.  It is a study of existential philosophy, existential psychology, and an existential exploration of object relations theory and self psychology.  (More #1). 


The second training meets twenty Saturday mornings from 9 AM to 12 noon, from September through May over a period of 20 months, with June from August off.  It is an in depth study of Being and Time, focusing equally on philosophical, psychological, and personal implications.  (More #2). 


What are the requirements for taking the classes? 


The introductory class requires that participants have had some personal psychotherapy, and are interested in philosophy, psychotherapy, and existential issues.  The second class usually is taken after the first, unless the participant has some background in reading existential philosophy.  There are no degree requirements for taking either class, and non-therapists who are interested in the relationship of philosophy to therapy are encouraged to apply.   


What is the relationship between the Institute and the New England Center for Existential Therapy? 


Most members of NECET have taken one or both of the trainings.  Graduates of the trainings often form close friendship and professional relationships.  Bob offers systematic ongoing clinical consultation to graduates of the training program, as do other senior clinicians who have graduated from the program.  There are an increasing number of therapists, artists and educators who are members of this vibrant community. 


Do the training classes offer continuing education credits?   


Bob applies to NASW for 60 hours of CEUs for licensed social workers, and he applies to Mahmca for 60 hours of CEs for licensed mental health workers.  These applications have never been denied. 


How much do the trainings cost? 


Each sixty hour training costs $1500.  A deposit of $100 is required to hold a place in the upcoming year?s class.  A variety of payment options is available. 


Where do the trainings meet? 


The trainings meet at the Center for the Healing Arts on Mt. Auburn St. in Watertown Square.