Sunday, May 15, 2022 | 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Father LeRoux, S.J. Conference Center, STCN 160, Seattle University

Photo of the program foundersThe Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP) Program in Existential Phenomenological (EP) Psychology began to train therapists in a radically new philosophical healing model in 1981. The art and human science of existential-phenomenological therapy offered a deeply humanistic and experiential relational framework for creating apprenticeships with meaning making in the therapeutic journey for therapist and patient.

The central founders of this new model, George Kunz, Steen Halling, Lane Gerber, Jan Rowe, Kevin Krycka, and Jim Risser, brought forward a vision for a reframing of human suffering from reductive pathology to passage and possibility.


Share memories and fellowship, in-person and online (Zoom option)


Celebrate the movement of this vision through the last 40 years as we continue to manifest it onwards into the future. Join us as we reconnect with each other and help support future therapists.

Four panel discussions will explore intersections of the past, present, and future of the MAP program.

Gather, nametags, food and drink - 12:30 pm

Welcome by Dr. Randy Horton and Dr. Claire LeBeau - 1:00 pm


Our Legacy: The Past 40 Years - 1:00 pm-3:05 pm

  • Founders Circle, Lane, Steen, Kevin, and Jim talk about their experiences from beginnings and their hopes for the future panel led by Dr. Erica Lilleleht
  • The Psychotherapy Cooperative, past and current presidents talk about their experiences of mission and vision of this non-profit panel led by Dr. Claire LeBeau

Future Directions of the MAP Program - 3:15 pm - 5:05 pm

  • New Frontiers in Consciousness Studies and Psychedelic Assisted Therapy - alumni and current students
  • Liberation Psychotherapy and Community Psychology, led by Dr. James Norris
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