Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative Psychotherapy
Training Programs and Workshops


The Art and Science of Relationship

Richard G. Erskine, PhD.
Sponsored by the UK Relational Psychotherapy Association

Therapy Case Discussions and Supervision: This supervision group will meet for 6 Thursdays:
February 2 & 16; March 2,16 & 30; April 13, 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 case discussion and supervision group is intended for psychotherapists and counsellors who want to further their understanding and refine their therapeutic skills in providing a Developmentally-based, Relationally-focused Integrative Psychotherapy for their clients. We will focus on the client’s unconscious relational patters and how transference is an expression of what the client needs in the therapeutic relationship. We will also explore the psychotherapist’s reactive and responsive countertransference and how to make effective use of the therapists internal sensations and fantasies.

In these 6 sessions (3-hours each session) there will be assigned read-ings and group discussions that may address the following topics:

• the centrality of an attuned therapeutic relationship;

• therapeutic attunement, involvement and presence;

• the importance of a sustained phenomenological inquiry;
• responding to relational-needs;
• woking 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 present cases from their own therapeutic practice. These may include either formal presentations or spontaneous therapy vignettes that have been stimulated by the readings and discussions. Participation in these case discussions requires that each person makes an ethical commitment to client confidentiality.

To facilitate discussion specific readings will assigned for each meeting.
Participants are expected to come to class prepared to discuss how the concepts presented in the assigned chapters may apply to their therapy practice.
The Art and Science of Relationship: The Practice of Integrative Psychotherapy
by Richard G. Erskine and Janet P. Moursund. 2022. Phoenix Publishing

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Contact: For Information and to register please contact:
Brenda Palmer, UK Relational Psychotherapy Association
Phone: Phone: +44 (0) 1572 757004, Text: +44 (0)7702333351
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.