Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative Psychotherapy
Training Programs and Workshops


The Art and Science of Relationship:
The Practice of Integrative Psychotherapy [Cancelled]

Richard Erskine, Ph.D.
Sponsored by UK Relational Psychotherapy Association
and The Manchester Psychotherapy Training Institute

5-day experience workshop: Saturday, August 17 through Wednesday, August 21, 2024
Manchester, UK

This five-day workshop is designed for professional psychotherapists and counsellors who have not attended a previous experiential workshop with Richard Erskine. It will be an opportunity to directly experience his skillful application of The Art and Science of Relationship prior to his retirement. The focus of this experiential workshop will be on inquiry, attunement, and involvement in the therapeutic relationship.

Dr. Erskine will emphasize his integrative model of psychotherapy: affective, cognitive, behavioural and physiological within a quality of relationship that is responsive to the participants’ Relational-Needs. Various methods of working within the therapeutic relationship will be demonstrated and discussed:

> the significance of interpersonal contact;
> phenomenological and historical inquiry;
> affective and developmental attunement;
> therapeutic involvement;
> the distinction between satisfying and responding to Relational-Needs;
> modes of empathy in individual and group psychotherapy.

This 5-day experiential workshop is for mental health professionals who want to learn the skills of working developmentally and relationally in their therapeutic practice and to enhance their effectiveness through identifying aspects of their own relational-disruptions, life script, and countertransference. Dr. Erskine will do live therapy with some of the members of the group.
He will then discuss the theory and methods used in the live therapy.

Participants are requested to read The Art and Science of Relationship: The Practice of Integrative Psychotherapy (2022) available from

Come to the workshop prepared to ask questions and engage in a lively discussion about the theory and methods of a Developmentally-Based, Relationally-Focused Integrative Psychotherapy.

Contact: For Information and to register please contact:
Brenda Palmer, UK Relational Psychotherapy Association
Text: +44 (0)7702333351
Phone: +44 (0) 1572 757004
Some bursaries available for first time participants.
A certificate of Continuing Education will be issued on completion of the program.
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.