Awakening to Aging

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A Visual Journey of Aging--Photos by Myrtle Heery, Director IIHS
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Awakening to Aging: Glimpsing the Gifts of Aging
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Dialogue on Challenges in the Aging Process

Aware of and concerned by the fact that our aging population will grow from 12% to more than 20% by 2030, IIHS addresses the challenge via programs aligned with our mission to deepen and humanize inter-generational communication.


  • Offer ongoing one-day and half-day programs created and facilitated by interdisciplinary practitioners:
    • Hospice workers
    • Psychotherapists
    • Neuropsychologists
    • Care providers
    • Other experts on aging
  • Combine personal and didactic presentation in an interactive format to cover health concerns, memory loss, caregiving, community support services, spirituality, end-of-life, and other issues.
  • Meet California's continuing education unit requirements on aging for:
    • Marriage and family therapists
    • Licensed clinical social workers
    • Licensed psychologists


Commencement address and articles by Elizabeth Bugental, Ph.D.

   • Commencement Address – Saybrook Graduate School of  Psychology, 2006
   • On Intimacy and Death
   • Caregiving
existential-humanistic psychotherapy

International Institute for Humanistic Studies (I.I.H.S.) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education (CE) for clinical psychologists, provider #1969. In addition, I.I.H.S. is an approved provider of continuing education units (CEUs) in the state of California by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for marriage, family therapists and clinical social workers, provider #PCE2560.