Existential therapy bases its theory and practice on existential and phenomenological philosophy, which thus is the foundation of the system of attitudes of an existential therapist. Existential Therapy Programme was developed by Prof. Rimantas Kočiūnas and offered at the Institute of Humanistic and Existential Psychology since 1995. It includes the Basic Level of two years (about 600 classroom hours) and the Professional Level also of two years (about 700 classroom hours).
The Group Therapy Programme invites psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, teachers and other specialists interested in understanding group processes and and in need of skills to lead group therapeutic work.
Basics of Counselling and Psychotherapy
In 2005-2014 the HEPI offered the programme on counselling and psychotherapy for those willing to acquire some basic knowledge and skills in the field, but without appropriate higher education. Four training groups completed the studies. At present this programme has been transformed into the Introductory Course for the Existential Therapy Programme.
Coping with Psychological Crises
This is a theoretical-practical training programme developed by Dr. Kristina Ona Polukordienė, the pioneer of crisis counselling in Lithuania. It is offered to all whose activities involve coping with crises and who need skills in dealing with persons undergoing crises of all kinds.
The course of basics of Dasein-analysis was taught by Dr. Alice Holzhey (Switzerland) to practising psychotherapists and existential therapy students. It is to be continued by annual case analysis seminars.