Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative Psychotherapy
Training Programs and Workshops


The Psychotherapy of Obsession, Habitual Worry, and Repetitive Fantasizing

Richard G. Erskine & Amaia Mauriz-Etxabe
BIOS Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy Training, Bilbao, Spain

A 5-day Residential Workshop: Thursday, May 12 to Monday, May 16, 2022.
Bilbao, Spain

Through lecture, case discussion, and live therapy demonstrations this 5-day workshop will present a six point treatment plan for the psychotherapy of clients who engage in obsession, habitual worrying, and repetitive fantasizing. We will explore the psychological functions, script beliefs, processes of avoidance, archaic experiences, relational-needs, and self-responsibility that are dimensions of obsessing, worrying and repetitive fantasizing. The methods of cognitive understanding, behavioral change, affective expression, and a relational psychotherapy will be applied in the treatment planning.

This experiential workshop is for mental health professionals who want to apply theory in clinical practice and to enhance their effectiveness through identifying aspects of their own contact interruption, life script, and countertransference. Richard and/or Amaia will do live therapy with some of the members of the group. They will then discuss the theory and methods used in the live therapy.

Contact: Amaia Mauriz-Etxabe.
“Bios, Instituto de Psicoterapia Integrativa"
C/Bertendona nº1 ,planta baja.
4008 Bilbao
Phone: +34 688 88 77 00 +34 946 000 333
Web page:
This workshop will be in Spanish and English with professional simultaneous translation.
A certificate of Continuing Professional Education will be issued.
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.