Welcome to Centre for
Existential Practice



Welcome to Centre for Existential Practice, a unique Australian arm of existentialism and lifelong learning. Each year, CEP offers you a broad range of Training and Professional Development opportunities. Our events are grounded in existential and phenomenological philosophy and encompass themes that can be incorporated into any mode of practice. We offer you a highly experiential learning environment and the intimacy that comes from strictly limited numbers. We welcome psychotherapists, counsellors, coaches, psychologists, social workers, supervisors and group leaders across all modalities.



grief, loss & bereavement
3 module training pathway

3 day foundation module "coming to grief"
thurs 1 to sat 3 dec 2016

Dr Greg Roberts

Dr Greg Roberts

Greg is a Doctor of Philosophy (Grief & Loss) and has been an adult educator for over 25 years. He is offering the only existentially-informed training in Grief & Loss in Australia for CEP, the first module of which is in Melbourne this year.

'Coming to Grief' encompasses a phenomenological exploration of lived experiences of loss and grief, its functionality and integration. It is open to practitioners with at least 3 years experience post training.


Details and registration here


We Have New Sydney Premises
WITH space available to rent


144 Cathedral Street Woolloomooloo


Groups: 92 sq m of light-filled peaceful space for workshops, training, yoga classes or similar

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Man is ready and willing to shoulder any suffering as soon and as long as he can see a meaning in it

– Frankl

Most people are subjective toward themselves and objective toward all others, frightfully objective sometimes - but the task is precisely to be objective toward oneself and subjective toward all others

– Kierkegaard

When we are dealing with human beings, no truth has reality by itself;
it is always dependent upon the reality of the immediate relationship

– May


Psychotherapists Counsellors Coaches

All Modalities

All Modalities

Group Leadership

Are you looking for Professional
Development that will deepen and
enrich your practice?

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Are you looking for Training that will enhance your practice and expand
on your offering to clients?

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Are you looking for Professsional Development that's been specially
designed for practising supervisors?

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Are you looking for Training that will equip you to move into a Supervisor role or
gain accreditation with your association?

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Are you looking for Professional Development to enhance the ways
that you lead a group?

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Are you looking for Training as a Group Leader in the environment in which you practice?

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What's New!

2 year pathway to certification as a Group Leader

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2 year pathway to certification in Existential Practice

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18 month pathway to certification as a Group Supervisor

coming in 2016! For more information click here

2 year pathway to certification in Grief, Loss & Bereavement
coming in 2016! For more information click here




From Novice to Master -

On Becoming a Better Practitioner

How can we attune to the way we both shape and are shaped by our practices and not fall into a 'tick the box' mode of practising when dealing with uncertainty?


Sat 22 Oct 2016

Wheel of Group Leadership - Advanced

Focus is on the leadership of long-term groups where the emphasis is on therapeutic change.

Can be taken as PD or Training


Thur 27 to Sat 29 Oct 2016


UPCOMING Melbourne

Education & Self-Reflection in Supervision

Getting the balance right

Exploration of the pitfalls when one version of the supervisory process dominates and strategies for navigating between the two



Thur 3 Nov 2016

Grief, Loss & Bereavement
Training - Foundation Module

Focus is on the theory around change, loss and grief, its function and integration.
Can be taken as PD or training


Thur 1 to Sat 3
Dec 2016

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