Mark Yang, PsyD is an American licensed clinical psychologist and is actively involved in the training and supervision of psychology students from the Existential-Humanistic Perspective throughout Asia. Dr. Yang was an Adjunct Professor at Saybrook University and was the Director of Clinical Training at the California School of Professional Psychology’s Hong Kong Campus. His professional interests include: Existential Psychology, Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Grief and Bereavement Counseling, Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice, and Cross-Cultural Psychology. Dr. Yang is the author of the book Lighting the Candle: Taoist Principles in Supervision Conducted from an Existential-Humanistic Perspective. He is also the editor of the book Existential Psychology and the Way of the Tao: Meditations on the Writings of Zhuangzi and the co-editor of the books Existential Psychology: East-West Volumes 1 & 2. Dr. Yang was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the United States when he was nine years old. He is also a dog and cat lover.
Louis Hoffman, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association and a psychologist in private practice. He teaches at the University of Denver, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Saybrook University. The American Psychological Association and 6 of its divisions (1, 10, 32, 36, 48, & 52) have recognized Dr. Hoffman as a fellow for his contributions to the field of professional psychology. He has authored/edited 18 books, including Existential Psychology East-West (Volumes 1 & 2) and Humanistic Approaches to Multiculturalism and Diversity. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology (Senior International Editor), The Humanistic Psychologist, the Journal of Constructivist Therapy, and Janus Head. Dr. Hoffman resides in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife, three sons, and two dogs.
Jason Dias, PsyD is a psychology professor residing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has nearly twenty years experience working with adults with developmental disabilities, people experiencing severe states, and people experiencing both conditions at once, as well as with sex offenders. He is a cofounder of the International Institute of Existential-Humanistic Psychology, whose mission is to provide basic counseling skills to students of psychotherapy in China.
Trent Claypool, PsyD, is an American Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Colorado. He is a Co-Founder and Director of Marketing of the International Institute of Existential-Humanistic Psychology (http://www.iiehp.org). He also works full-time as a Staff Psychologist at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where he provides psychotherapy, psychological testing, and clinical supervision and operates his own private practice. He has served as the CE Chair for the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. His clinical specialties include treatment of Eating Disorders, treatment of Traumatic Stress, and Evaluation of Learning Disorders. He was born in Wyoming and currently resides in Colorado Springs, CO with his wife and daughter.
Michael Moats, PsyD describes himself (first and foremost) as a father, a husband, and a friend, and he understands the value of relationship in life and in the therapy room. His passion as a clinical psychologist lies in working with clients who are learning to redefine their lives and create new meaning, especially those dealing with grief and loss in its many forms (i.e., death, divorce, job loss, recent move, natural disaster, war.) He was raised in a rural area, in which family and community were an important part of his cultural heritage. However, racism was also a part of this community. Struggle, challenge, curiosity, and death were all experiences that would set him on a path that had not yet been understood, until later in his life. Time and time again, it has been relationship that has proven to be the most valuable and useful cornerstone in providing his life-changing encounters. It is only through these relationships that he has found his greatest accomplishments, including seeing the person beyond the class, color, belief, or whatever other domain that society tends to use to create separation versus flavor. Along with teaching cultural diversity at the college-level, his research interests includes a qualitative, cross-cultural study (China and the US) that investigated meaning making and the lessons learned through loss, as well as continuing to dialogue internationally to contribute to a more rounded perspective within the global, psychological community. Additionally, he is a co-founder of IIEHP and a published poet and author of various book chapters and articles.
Huo Yuxin majored in medical psychological counseling and therapy at the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She has nearly 10 years of study and practice experience in the fields of existential-humanistic psychology, expressive art therapy, group counseling and therapy, and has received training and supervision in existential-humanistic direction and art therapy direction to date.
Luo Le (Gracee) is an International Institute of Existential-Humanistic Psychology Certified Counselor and the head of the Chengdu Teaching and Research Center of the International Institute of Existential Humanism, and the head of the Sichuan Chapter of the Asian Existentialist Group. She has been engaged in clinical work since 2001 as a graduate student in counseling and therapy, and currently focuses on individual counseling, couples and family counseling, group counseling, and clinical supervision with an existential-humanistic orientation.
Yang Jing is a staff member of the International Institute of Existential-Humanistic Psychology (IIEHP), a National Level II Counselor, and a part-time counselor of the Eating Disorder Program of the Red Cross Society of China, Peking University; she graduated from Southwest University with a master’s degree in developmental and educational psychology; she has been studying and practicing mental health and counseling for 10 years, and has been working full-time in mental health and counseling for 4 years, mainly on issues related to adolescent mental health; her work is based on the principles of Existential-Humanistic Art Therapy, and she continues to receive systematic training and individual group supervision in Existential-Humanistic, Art Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Li Xia is a staff member at the International Institute of Existential-Humanistic Psychology (IIEHP). She is a National Level 2 Counselor and Intermediate Social Worker. Since 2015, Li Xia has engaged in the systematic study of existence-humanistic psychological counseling, focusing on individual counseling related to personal growth, love and marriage, parent-child relationship, depression and anxiety. She continues to conduct MBSR mindfulness stress reduction training, promote Non-Violent Communication (NVC) practice through leading long-term NVC communication book clubs and intimate relationship groups.
Liu Xin is a member of the American Psychological Association, Section 44 (Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity Section), has a B.A. in Psychology, is a certified counselor with Simple Psychology, and has served as a counselor training leader for LGBT public interest organizations.
Joanna Graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University. She has worked as an engineering supervisor, advertising and marketing manager, and administrative manager since 2004. She is a proud mother of two children. During her 11 years of raising children, she has studied cooking, pastry, positive discipline, Chinese medicine, nutrition, storage and so on. She considers herself a “lifelong learner”: “I have found that whether I am caring for children or trying to cook a meal, I need to put my heart and soul into the process to reap the most fruitful rewards. I love existential-humanistic psychology, especially the courage to “face reality”, which often allows me to take life’s uncertainties in stride.” As an Administrative Specialist at IIEHP, I am happy to serve all the teachers and students of the Institute, and I look forward to working with you all along the way.