Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP) Training - 5-day modules

Betty Cannon and Robyn Chauvin


The Workshop: AEP is an experiential psychodynamic therapy that interlaces the insights of contemporary existential and psychoanalytic/psychodynamic approaches with techniques inspired by Gestalt therapy and other experiential approaches.

Many psychoanalytic approaches ignore the body, while many experiential approaches fail to take into account defenses, transference and countertransference issues. AEP does both. In this intensive workshop, you will learn to attend to the Here and Now in a way that that produces immediacy and authentic relationship. You will also learn to deepen to emotional states and family of origin issues that move clients to profound change. Body and process are emphasized along with verbal material and content.

The Workshop Leader: Betty Cannon, Ph.D., BPI President, is a licensed psychologisy and certified Gestalt therapist. She has worked with individuals, couples and groups in Boulder for over 30 years. She is a member of the editorial boards of three professional journals and an internationally known author, lecturer and workshop presenter. She holds doctorates in both literature and psychology. Her book, Sartre and Psychoanalysis, is a classic in existential psychology. She is professor emerita of the Colorado School of Mines, where she taught literature and psychology for twenty years. She is senior adjunct faculty in the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Master's Program at Naropa University and adjunct professor at Regis University. She is a former president of the Colorado Group Psychotherapy Society and former chair of the North American Sartre Society. She offers trainings and supervision for mental health professionals in Gestalt, existential psychodynamic, group and trauma therapy.

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