Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative Psychotherapy
Training Programs and Workshops


Touch, Movement, and Physical Expression: The Body in Psychotherapy

Richard G. Erskine, PhD BIOS Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy Training, Bilbao, Spain

A 5-day Professional Development Seminar for Psychotherapists: Thursday, September 13, to Monday, September 17, 2018
Bilbao, Spain

In this Professional Development Seminar Dr. Richard Erskine will describe and demonstrate the physiologically-oriented methods that facilitate an in-depth psychotherapy. He will also teach the concepts of physiological self-stabilization, retroflection, Body-Script, and body awareness.

This Professional Development Seminar has five primary objectives:

• to provide the experienced psychotherapist with a forum to discuss the theory and methods of a physiologically-oriented psychotherapy

• to provide each attendee the opportunity to explore innovative approaches to including body-focused methods to their repertoire of therapeutic interventions

• to receive support and supervision in the use of touch, movement, and physical expression within a relational psychotherapy

• to provide an opportunity for a discussion on the ethics of body-psychotherapy and when it is appropriate to touch and when not to touch

• to provide an opportunity for participants to teach and/or demonstrate how they use body-focussed methods in psychotherapy

A day will be devoted to a discussion of the philosophy, ethics, and various levels of Supervision. There may be an opportunity for participants to demonstrate their supervisory style and get feedback from the group.

Contact: Amaia Mauriz Etxabe, Dtra.
Instituto Bios, Psicólogos
C./ Bertendona n.1, planta baja derecha
4008 Bilbao.
País Vasco /España
Phone: +34 944219408; +34 944215732; +34 688887700
Web page:
This workshop will be in Spanish and English with professional simultaneous translation.

This course will provide 30 hours of training credit towards certification as an Integrative Psy-chotherapist 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.