Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy

Psychothérapie Intégrative: Formations et ateliers


Unconscious Communication, Transference, and Countertransference in Psychotherapy

Richard G. Erskine, Ph.D.
Sponsored by I.AN.T.I. Integrative Transactional Analisys Institute, Rome

A 3-session Zoom Seminar: Friday, Saturday & Sunday —October 2, 3 & 4, 2020
3-hours each day — 18:00 to 21:00 European time

This 3-Session Zoom Seminar will focus on the concept of Transference, Countertransference, and Unconscious Communication in Psychotherapy.
We will explore various aspects of unconscious psychological functions, the significance of enactments, how the experiences of childhood neglect and trauma are unconsciously relived in every-day life, several types of transference, as well as responsive and reactive countertransference.

Presymbolic experience, implicit memory, and repressed explicit memory all constitute unconscious process that are enacted through transferen-ce. In psychotherapy unconscious communication may be expressed though
the client’s affect, enacted in the client’s behavior, encoded in the client’s stories and metaphors, and engendered in the psychotherapist’s emo-tional response. A serious psychotherapy requires the psychotherapist to constantly attend to various expressions of countertransference, transference, and unconscious communication.

Through formal teaching, discussions, and case-discussion this
three-session Zoom Seminar we will focus on:
• decoding our clients’ unconscious relational patterns;
• distinguishing between transference and transactions;
• enhancing inter-subjective contact;
• identifying domains of unconscious communication;
• translating juxtaposition reactions into full communication;
• exploring the psychotherapist’s physiological, affective, and fantasy responses to the client (countertransference);
• distinguishing between reactive and responsive countertransference;
• the effective use of countertransference.

This Seminar is for mental health professionals who want to refine their therapeutic attunement and skill by applying a knowledge of transference, countertransference, and unconscious communication in therapeutic practice. The 3-session Zoom Seminar will include formal teaching and an active discussion of how the concepts may be applied with the partici-pants’ clients. An opportunity for supervision and therapy case dissuasion will be provided. Please come to the Zoom Seminar prepared to ask questions and engage in a lively discussion about the theory and methods of a Developmentally-based, Relationally-focused Integrative Psychother-apy.

Contacter: IANTI Secretary
Tél: Cell. 345.3549958 – Tel/fax 06.5813536
This workshop will be in Italian and English with professional simultaneous translation.
This professional development course will partially fulfill the training requirements for the Commission of Standards and Certification of the International Integrative Psychotherapy Association
L'Institut de Psychothérapie Integrative est agréée par l ' American Psychological Association pour offrir un enseignement continu aux psychologues ; le National Board of Certified Counselors pour les conseillers et l' American Board of Examiners in Pastoral Counseling pour les Conseillers Pastoraux. L'Institut de Psychothérapie Intégrative reste responsable de ses programmes.