Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative Psychotherapy
Training Programs and Workshops


Master Class
The Art and Science of Relationship - elaborating on The practice of Integrative Psychotherapy

Richard G. Erskine, PhD
Sponsored by the Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy
Instituto Bios de Psichterapia Integrativa

Master class: 5 Mondays:
February 6 & 20; March 6 &. 20; April 3, 2023
Time: UK = 17:00-20:00;
Western Europe = 6:00-9:00pm; Eastern Europe = 7:00-10:00pm;
NA Pacific time 9:00 am-12:00 pm; NA Eastern time 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm

This master class is intended for psychotherapists who want to further their understanding and refine their therapeutic skills in providing a Developmentally-based, Relationally-focused Psychotherapy for their clients. In these 6 sessions (3-hours each session) there will be assigned readings, case presentations by class members, and group discussions that will address the following topics and more:

• the centrality of an attuned therapeutic relationship;
• therapeutic involvement and presence;
• the importance of a sustained phenomenological inquiry;
• responding to relational-needs;
• transference enactments and juxtaposition reactions;
• working with the Script System
• when and how to use behavioural or cognitive interventions and/or supportive age regression.
• countertransference and the therapeutic use of Self.

Participants are expected to bring therapy examples for a case discussion.

To facilitate discussion specific readings will be assigned for each meeting.
The Institutes will provided you with the required readings at the beginning of the program. Participants are expected to come to class prepared to discuss how the concepts in the assigned readings may apply in their therapy practice. Class members will receive a certificate verifying 18 hours of professional education.

Participation in these case discussions requires that each person makes an ethical commitment to client confidentiality.

Required Readings for each of the 5 sessions:

Erskine, R.G. & Moursund, J.P. (2022). The Art and Science of Relationship: The Practice of Integrative Psychotherapy
by Richard G. Erskine & Janet P. Moursund (2022)
Phoenix Publishing, UK. Order the book at:

February 6, 2023: Chapter 2
Script, Repression, and Contact Distortion

February 20, 2023: Chapter 3
Relationship and Human Development

March 6, 2023: Chapter 4
Healing the Hurts

March 20, 2023: Chapter 5
Creating a Therapeutic Relationship

April 3, 2023: Chapter 10
A Focus on Relationship

Contact: For Information and registration please contact:
Amaia Mauriz, Instituto Bios de Psichterapia Integrativa
Phone: +34 946 000 333
Web page:
This Master Class will be in English with Spanish translation.
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.