Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative Psychotherapy
Training Programs and Workshops


The Narcissistic Dilemma:
A Perspective from Relational and Integrative Psychotherapy

Richard G. Erskine, PhD.

a 5-day professional training course: Wednesday, October 11 to Sunday, October 15, 2017
Domaine Les Fougeres, Mirmande, France (near Montelimar)

The psychotherapy of Narcissistic dynamics often revolves around the the client’s relational dilemma whether “to need or not to need”. This dilemma results in the behavioral characteristics of extreme self-involvement, grandiosity, an absence of empathy and a lack of interest in others, even while others are being used to obtain approval and admiration.We will also discuss the “closet narcissist” who is covertly self-centered while acting shy, timid, and ineffective. In this workshop we will distinguish between a narcissistic Style, Pattern, and a Personality Disorder. Dr. Erskine will lecture on the etiology, intrapsychic conflicts, and the relational methods necessary in an effective psychotherapy of clients with issues of Narcissistic processing. This workshop will include time for some supervision of participants’ cases and some demonstration of the methods of Relational and Integrative Psychotherapy.

Contact: Grace Slottje
3 Rue Fould
78600 Le Mesnil le Roi
Phone: +33 (1)39621256
Web page:
This workshop will be in English with Professional translation into French.
Participants will be awarded 30 hours of training credit towards certification as an Integrative Psychotherapist by the Commission on Standards and Certification of the International Integrative Psychotherapy Association.
The Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the National Board of Certified Counselors for counselors and by the American Board of Examiners in Pastoral Counseling for pastoral counselors. The Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.