Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative Psychotherapy
Training Programs and Workshops


Unconscious Relational Patterns,Cumulative Neglect, and Therapeutic Involvement

Dr. Richard G. Erskine
Sponsored by “Bubera” Association “Belcounsel”, and
National Association for Transactional Analysis of Serbia – NATAS.

A three-session online training program : October 13, 14 & 15, 2023
3-hours each day

Western Europe = 6:00-9:00pm; UK = 17:00-20:00;
NA Pacific time 9:00 am to 12:00 noon; NA Eastern time 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm

Unconscious systems of psychological organization and self-regulation are developed by our clients as a consequence of cumulative failures in significant, dependent relationships. Unconscious relational patterns may be ‘perceived’ by the client as physiological tensions, incomprehensible affects, longings and repulsions. In this context, the therapist’s sensitivity to and understanding of unconscious experiential conclusions, and the unique relational nature of therapeutic involvement is essential for an in-depth therapy of archaic relational patterns, current relational disturbances and fixated systems of psychological organization.
Unconscious processes permeate the therapeutic relationship and form the basis of both transference and countertransference. Unconscious processes involve prelinguistic memories, never-languaged emotional experiences, the "untalkedaboutable", survival reactions and conclusions, implicit procedural memories, and denied explicit memories. Such unconscious processes are expressed through psychological enactments and the transference and countertransference dyad as compliance, projection and identification as well as the psychotherapist's emotional presence and "therapeutic free association". Presymbolic experience, implicit memory and repressed explicit memory all constitute unconscious process. A comprehensive psychotherapy involves making what is unconscious, conscious.

Through lecture, case vignettes and clinical discussions we will explore various aspects of unconscious processes. Emphasises will be placed on how early attachments are formed through physiological survival reactions, implicit conclusions, explicit decisions, and introjections at various stages in the process of development.

Contact: Please apply before March 1, 2023. For more information contact:
Zvonko (Zvonimir Ninić);
Phone/Text/Viber/WhatsApp: +38163249239
Web page:
This seminar will be in English with translation into Serbian.
Participants will receive a certificate of 9 hours of education.
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.