Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy

Workshops di Psicoterapia Integrativa


Transference, Countertransference, Unconscious Communication, and Age Regression in Psychotherapy

Richard G. Erskine, Ph.D.

A 3-session Zoom Seminar: Friday, Saturday & Sunday - December 2, 3 & 4, 2022 3-hours each day

18:00 to 21:00 European time
(6pm to 9pm (GMT/UTC + 1h)
Western Europe = 18:00 to 21:00
Eastern Europe = 19:00-22:00pm
UK = 17:00-20:00;
North America Eastern time 12:00 to 3:00 pm.
North America Pacific time 9:00 am-12:00 pm

This professional development seminar is designed to provide psychotherapists with a forum to discuss the significance of client’s unconscious communication, transference and countertransference, and the various methods that facilitate a supported age regression in an in-depth psychotherapy.
This 3-Session Zoom Seminar will begin with our defining Transference and distin-guishing between reactive and responsive Countertransference. Then we will explore various aspects of unconscious psychological functions, the significance of enact-ments, how the experiences of childhood neglect and trauma are unconsciously re-lived in every-day life.
Presymbolic experience, implicit memory, and repressed explicit memory all constitute unconscious process that are enacted through transference. In psychotherapy uncon-scious communication may be expressed though the client’s affect, enacted in the cli-ent’s behavior, encoded in the client’s stories and metaphors, and engendered in the psychotherapist’s emotional response. A serious psychotherapy requires the psycho-therapist to constantly attend to various expressions of countertransference, transference, and unconscious communication.
Psychological age regression frequently occurs in the process of psychotherapy as well as in everyday life. Sensitive therapeutic guidance is essential to ensure that the regression will be healing of the traumas and neglects of childhood and not reinforcing archaic patterns of psychological organization.
Through formal teaching, discussions, and case-discussion this 3-session Zoom Seminar 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.
• identify various forms of age regression;
• formulate developmental images;
• use therapeutic inference;
• use various methods that facilitate the healing of relational disruptions;
• protectively differentiate between re-experiencing and reliving;
• titrate the level of therapeutic support according to the client’s capacity;
• ethically facilitate regressive psychotherapy.

Emphasis will be placed on the therapeutic use of attunement to the client’s affect and developmental level of psychological organization, the physical and relational needs of young children, and the interpersonal qualities of the psychotherapist. This work-shop is for psychotherapists and counsellors who want to refine their professional un-derstanding and therapy skills in facilitating in-depth psychotherapy.

Participants are encouraged to read both Beyond Empathy: A Therapy of Contact-in-Relationship by Erskine, Moursund & Trautmann; and Relational Patterns, Therapeutic Presence: Concepts and Practice of Integrative Psychotherapy by Richard Erskine.

Contatti: For Information and to register please contact:
Zvonimir Ninić, National Association for Transactional Analysis of Serbia
Tel: +38163249239 (Phone/Text/Viber/WhatsApp )
Web page:
This three-session Seminar will be in English with consecutive translation into Serbian.
For this 3-part Webinar you will receive a certificate for 9 hours of professional development.
L’Istituto di Psicoterapia Integrativa è approvato dalla Associazione di Psicologia Americana per il patrocinio della formazione continua per psicologi, dal Comitato Nazionale di Counselor Certificati e dal Comitato Americano di Esaminatori nel Counselling pastorale per Counselors Pastorali. L’Istituto di Psicoterapia Integrativa mantiene responsabilità per questo programma ed i suoi contenuti.