Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative Psychotherapy
Training Programs and Workshops


Therapeutic Age Regression: Remembering, Re-experiencing, and Reliving

Richard Erskine, Ph.D.
Sponsored by BIOS Psychotherapy Training Institute Bilbao, Spain

A 5-day Training and Experiential Seminar: Friday, September 18 through Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Amalurra Retreat Centr (near Bilbao)

This professional development seminar is designed to provide the experienced psychotherapist with a dialogical forum to discuss the theory and methods that facilitate a supportive age regression in an in-depth psychotherapy. Psychologi-cal age regression frequently occurs in the process of psychotherapy as well in every-day life. Sensitive therapeutic guidance is essential to ensure that the re-gression will be healing of the traumas and neglects of childhood and not rein-forcing of archaic patterns of psychological organization.

Richard Erskine and Amaia Mauriz-Etxabe will make use of both a Child Devel-opmental and Relational perspectives in their teaching about how to:
• work with the client’s unconscious processes;
• identify and use implicit and procedural memories;
• identify various forms of age regression;
• formulate developmental images;
• use therapeutic inference;
• use various methods that facilitate the healing of relational disruptions;
• protectively differentiate between re-experiencing and reliving;
• titrate the level of therapeutic support according to the client’s capacity;
• ethically facilitate regressive psychotherapy.

Emphasis will be placed on the therapeutic use of attunement to the client’s af-fect and developmental level of psychological organization, the physical and re-lational needs of young children, and the interpersonal qualities of the psycho-therapist. This workshop is for psychotherapists and counsellors who want to refine their professional understanding and therapy skills in facilitating in-depth psychotherapy.

Richard Erskine and Amaia Mauriz-Etxabe will demonstrate psychotherapy and lead the group in discussing the theory, methods, and ethics of working with un-conscious relational patterns.

Participants are expected to have read both Beyond Empathy: A Therapy of Contact-in-Relationship by Erskine, Moursund & Trautmann; and
Relational Patterns, Therapeutic Presence: Concepts and Practice of Integrative
Psychotherapy by Richard Erskine.

Contact: Amaia Mauriz Etxabe. Dtra.
Institute, “Bios, Psicólogos”.
C./ Bertendona n.1, 3 izda.
48008 Bilbao

Phone: +34 946000333; +34 68 888 7700
Web page:
This workshop will be in Spanish and English with professional simultaneous translation. A certificate of Continuing Professional Education will be issued on completion.
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.