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.
Todd DuBose, Ph.D., is a Full Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he is the Course Stream Coordinator for the Existential-Humanistic orientation, and an advisor for the psychology and religion focus area of research and study. He has over 30 years of experience caring for others in various ways, including as a chaplain, pastoral counselor, marriage and family therapist, group therapist, play therapist, clinical professional counselor, and, currently, as a licensed clinical psychologist. He holds degrees in philosophy (B.A., Georgia State University), religion (M.Div., Union Theological Seminary) and clinical psychology (Ph.D. Duquesne University). He is interested in the integration of contemporary continental philosophy of religion and human science psychology, particularly regarding the pluralism of values in how we understand the relationship between suffering, lived meaning and practices of care. He is the recipient of both the American Psychological Association’s Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology’s Carmi Harari Early Career Award for Inquiry and Application, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Distinguished Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching. He has various multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed publications, and supervises, consults and presents at local, national, and international venues, such as in the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Canada, Hungary, Belgium, Greece, Mexico, Malaysia and China. His specialization is in existential-hermeneutical-phenomenological care for persons experiencing hopelessness or meaninglessness within life situations across the lifespan that are unwanted, unchangeable, irreversible, incurable or unrelenting. He is also interested in the deconstruction of various kinds of stigmatization, the exploration and critique of assumed foundational norms and standards of care, such as models of personhood and therapeutic care, critiques of assessment and diagnostic processes, definitions of ‘evidence,’ ‘empiricism,’ ‘outcomes,’ and ‘truth,’ and unfolding what is entailed in the vocation of a human science psychologist as a “Seelsorge,” or one who practices “soul care”.
Todd is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, has lived in eight states, and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, Todd’s avocation is venturing into the culinary arts, particular creating country-comfort-soul food from around the world. He also has a great love of animals, enjoys classic rock and smooth jazz, soul inspiring film and theater, clowning around, heart to heart chats and international travel. Most of all, he is simply a human being.
Dr. Ilene A. Serlin, Ph.D, BC-DMT,is a licensed psychologist and registered dance/movement therapist in practice in San Francisco and Marin county. She is the past president of the San Francisco Psychological Association, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and past-president of the Division of Humanistic Psychology. Ilene Serlin is Associated Distinguished Professor of Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies, has taught at Saybrook University, Lesley University, UCLA, the NY Gestalt Institute and the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. Her international work includes trauma work with Syrian refugees in Jordan, and international training programs in Istanbul and China. She is the editor of Whole Person Healthcare (2007, 3 vol., Praeger), over 100 chapters and articles on body, art and psychotherapy, and is on the editorial boards of PsycCritiques, theAmerican Dance Therapy Journal, the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Arts & Health: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice, Journal of Applied Arts and Health, and The Humanistic Psychologist.
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.
Nathaniel Granger, Jr., PsyD is a graduate of the University of the Rockies (formerly Colorado School of Professional Psychology) where he received a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Forensics. He also received a Masters Degree in Counseling and Human Services and Bachelors Degree in Psychology from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He has received several awards and scholarships for demonstrated scholarly excellence and dedication to the field of psychology; with noted particular interests in Existential/Humanistic Psychology in areas relative to diversity and human dignity. Nathaniel Granger serves in many capacities in the arena of Human Services including founder and psychotherapist at Be REAL Ministries, Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Professor of Psychology at Pikes Peak Community College, and Saybrook University adjunct faculty member as part of the Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology Specialization. He is a member of American Psychological Association (APA) and is currently the Secretary of APA Division 32 Society of Humanistic Psychology. Dr. Granger’s energetic love for humanity is passionately exemplified and warmly accepted, and his doctoral dissertation, “Perceptions of Racial Microaggressions among African American Males in Higher Education: A Heuristic Inquiry,” along with in vivo experiences, and interests in Civil Rights are the substrata upon which a majority of his work in academia, writing and public speaking is predicated.
Kirk Schneider, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic psychology. Dr. Schneider is past president (2015-2016) of the Society for Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association, recent past editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology (2005-2012), vice-president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI), and adjunct faculty at Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Dr. Schneider has published over 100 articles and chapters and has authored or edited 11 books (several of which have been translated into Chinese, German, Greek, Russian, Turkish, and Portuguese). These books include The Paradoxical Self, Horror and the Holy, The Psychology of Existence (with Rollo May), The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology (2nd Ed.) (with Fraser Pierson and James Bugental), Rediscovery of Awe, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy, Existential-Humanistic Therapy (with Orah Krug—accompanying APA video also available), Humanity’s Dark Side: Evil, Destructive Experience, and Psychotherapy (with Art Bohart, Barbara Held, and Ed Mendelowitz), Awakening to Awe, The Polarized Mind, The Essentials of Existential-Humanistic Therapy Supervision (with Orah Krug), and The Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy (with Emmy van Deurzen et al.) and The Spirituality of Awe: Challenges to the Robotic Revolution are in preparation. Dr. Schneider is the recipient of the Rollo May Award from Division 32 of the APA for “Outstanding and independent pursuit of new frontiers in humanistic psychology,” the “Cultural Innovator” award from the Living Institute, Toronto, Canada, a psychotherapy training center which bases its diploma on Dr. Schneider’s Existential-Integrative model of therapy, and an Honorary diploma/membership from the Society for Existential Analysis of the U.K. and East European Association of Existential Therapy. Dr. Schneider is also a founding member of the Existential-Humanistic Institute in San Francisco, which in August, 2012 launched one of the first certificate programs in Existential-Humanistic practice to be offered in the U.S.A. In April, 2010, Dr. Schneider delivered the opening keynote address at the First International (East-West) Existential Psychology Conference in Nanjing, China, and has repeatedly been invited to speak at various similar venues in China—as well as Japan–over the last several years. He delivered a keynote address at the First World Congress of Existential Psychotherapy in London in May, 2015. For more information on Dr. Schneider’s work visit www.http:// kirkjschneider.com.
Dr Paul McQuillan is a Family and relationship Counsellor with Anglicare SQ in Brisbane. He is a Member of the Viktor Frankl Institute (Vienna), a Faculty Member of the Viktor Frankl Institute (USA), an Honorary Fellow of Australian Catholic University and an adjunct Senior Lecturer at University of Southern Queensland.
Paul teaches Logotherapy as a secular approach to clinical and life problems. The meaning of life differs from person to person and hour to hour. He believes that ultimately we should not ask what the meaning of life is, but realize that it is each person who is asked. We are questioned by life and must respond to that questioning.
He is a member of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values. ISREV is a group of approximately 200 academics worldwide who meet bi-annually. Membership of the Seminar is by invitation. His research interests include the spirituality of young people, a field in which he has published two books and numerous journal articles.
Prior to his current roles, Paul has worked as a Director of Catholic Education in Brisbane, and has been a High School Principal and system administrator for thirty years with Catholic schools in four states and territories of Australia.
Richard Bargdill, Ph.D. received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Existential Psychology program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. His dissertation was on people’s experiences of habitual boredom. He currently teaches at the Virginia Commonwealth University after spending a decade at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. Dr. Bargdill is the author of “An Artist’s Thought Book: intriguing thoughts about the artistic process.” He is also editor and co-editor “Living the Good Life: A Psychological History” and “Humanistic Contributions to Psychology 101-Growth, Choice and Responsibility”. In addition, Rich has served as Secretary, Membership Chair and Member-at-Large for “The Society for Humanistic Psychology” which is Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. As an artist, he has won awards for his very short poems and for some of his visual artwork. His sculpture called “I’m a tree chopped down everyday” was awarded 1st place at the official State Art show in Pennsylvania. Recently, he had both a paintings and poems appear in Stay Awhile: Poetic Narratives on Multiculturalism and Diversity and in Capturing Shadows: Poetic Encounters Along the Path of Grief and Loss.
Rodger Broome, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Utah Valley University teaching in the emergency services. He is also a Senior Dissertation Adjunct Faculty member at Grand Canyon University serving as a dissertation chair and master methodologist and an adjunct professor at Saybrook University. Dr. Broome is a retired fire battalion chief and fire marshal who was responsible for fire code enforcement, community safety and development, and administrating the fire investigations team. He began his public safety career as a police officer where he served as a patrol officer for 7 years. As a police officer, he worked as a field training officer, medic on the SWAT team, and lead arson investigator. His education includes undergraduate degrees in criminal justice, fire science and psychology. Afterwards, he graduated from Saybrook University in San Francisco, California, USA, with a master’s and a doctorate degree in psychology. His research interests are in public safety and emergency worker psychology. Researched topics include: police firearms training, police vehicle pursuits, police shootings, firefighters’ building collapse survival, firefighter psychomotor training methods, and police dispatcher stress. He has been a volunteer member of the Utah Critical Incident Stress Management program since 2005 and currently a mental health consultant to the Provo City Police, Utah, USA. He still volunteers as a police patrol officer on a part-time basis.
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.
Lucy Liu is one of the first IIEHP Certified Counselor and an Irvin Yalom group counselor, a member of the APA Humanistic Chapter, and a director of the Chongqing Association of Women Experts. She has been engaged in individual counseling for ten years, group counseling for seven years, and counselor training for six years. Her practice areas are existential-humanistic counseling and group counseling, and she has received training in kinetic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and body-mind therapy.
Zhang Zhibin (Zechariah) is a IIEHP Certified Counselor and a member of the Hypnosis Division of the Mental Health Working Committee of the Chinese Federation of Social Workers; member of the Professional Committee of Psychological Counseling and Therapy of the Beijing Mental Health Association. His areas of expertise include individual and group counseling, personal growth of counselors with existential-humanistic orientation, skills training and theory teaching.
Yang Lei is a psychiatrist at the Peking University Sixth Hospital/National Clinical Research Center for Psychosomatic Disorders, and one of the instructors of Psychiatry at Peking University. He received his MD at Peking University specializing in Mental Health.
Zheng Lei (James) is a IIEHP Chinese faculty member and existential-humanistic psychology oriented counselor. He has been studying, researching and practicing existential-humanistic psychology since 2006. He has received systematic training in Direct Facing Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Hakomi Mind-Body Therapy (Hakomi), and Irvin Yalom Interpersonal Groups.
Zhou Mi (May) is IIEHP Certified Counselor and also a faculty member of Beijing University Psychology Center, Registered Systemic Counselor (x15-065), PhD in Psychology. Clinical Supervisor of the Master’s Program in Counseling and Therapy at Beijing Institute of Technology, and visiting scholar in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas. She has over 1500 hours of individual counseling experience and over 200 hours of supervision experience; she has received regular systematic training and supervision from foreign experts in existential-humanistic psychology since 2013.
Zhong Shu (Amy) is a IIEHP Certified Counselor, clinical supervisor and faculty member. Amy is a registered systemic psychological counselor. She received her PhD from the School of Psychology of Beijing Normal University. Currently, Amy is a full-time teacher of Beijing University Counseling Center, supervisor of clinical and counseling psychology master students in the Department of Psychology of Beijing Normal University. Amy has more than 10 years of clinical experience with more than 2000 hours of counseling with the Existential-Humanistic orientation. Since 2013, she has been systematically trained and supervised by foreign supervisors in the field of Existential-Humanistic Psychology.
Yuan Li Min is a IIEP Certified Counselor and Supervisor. She is also an Associate Researcher, M.A. in Mental Health Education at Beijing University; Registered Counselor of the Clinical and Registration System Committee of the Chinese Psychological Association (X-12-054); Course Supervisor of the One Psychology Counselor Training Program. Work direction: Competency-based clinical supervision, individual counseling of experiential emotions.
She has given a conference keynote speech: “On Emotions Established in Existential-Humanistic Psychological Counseling”, (Keynote speech of the 6th Conference Sub-Forum of the Chinese Psychological Association’s Clinical Psychology Registration Working Committee, July 2019)
On the Here and Now in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy, (Keynote speech at the Humanistic Conference Sub-Forum, Beijing Normal University, May 2019)
Han Xiao is a IIEHP Certified Counselor and a member of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology (IAPSP), and a Master of Management in Employee Mental Health Research at the University of Bath, UK. She is dedicated to exploring the existential experience of human life from an existentialist phenomenological perspective. From 2013 to now, she has been systematically trained and supervised by foreign experts in the field of existential-humanistic psychology.
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.
Wang Hua is a staff member of International Institute of Existential-Humanistic Psychology (IIEHP), Level 2 counselor, one of the first certified counselors of Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy Training System in China, in-service graduate student of psychotherapy and counseling of Chinese Academy of Sciences, mental health instructor of Institute of Psychology of Chinese Academy of Sciences, certified advanced counselor of “Simple Psychology”, director of Hunan Provincial Mental Health Association. Executive Director of Hunan Provincial Mental Health Association Director of Hunan Provincial Counselors Association.
Wang Hua started her career in 2003 and has been working full-time since 2015. She specializes in depression and anxiety, adolescent growth, personal growth, family counseling, partner counseling and sexual minority (LGBT) counseling, as well as leading therapy groups, art therapy groups, Balint groups, counselor skills training, corporate EAP planning and implementation.
Liu Jinan is a staff member at the International Institute of Existence-Humanistic Psychology (IIEHP), a National Level II Counselor, a Mental Health Instructor, a graduate student of the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, a certified hypnotherapist by the American Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), an AIE International Registered Senior Counselor, and a senior counselor contracted by EAP. She has been practicing since 2017 and has accumulated 500+ hours of case work, and is under continuous case supervision. She mainly works with existential-humanistic orientation and has received long term systematic training in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.
Zhang Xiubin is a staff member at the International Institute of Existential-Humanistic Psychology (IIEHP). She received her Master of Psychology (clinical and counseling orientation) at Tsinghua University. She is a staff member at a university counseling center, and a national level 3 counselor. She has been studying in the field of group counseling and therapy for 5 years, receiving continuous individual experience and supervision, and leading various types of groups for 300+ hours. She has been trained in Existential-Humanistic therapy since 2016, and has worked as a supervisor-translator for 1500+ hours of training and supervision, and 200+ hours of individual counseling.