Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative Psychotherapy
Training Programs and Workshops


The Narcissistic Process:
A Perspective from Relational
and Integrative Psychotherapy

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

A 4-Day workshop: September 28 to October 1,2018
Rome, Italy

The psychotherapy of Narcissistic dynamics often revolves around the client's relational dilemma whether "to need or not to need". This di-lemma results in behavioral characteristics of extreme self-involvement, grandiosity, an absence of empathy and a lack of interest in others, even while others are being used to obtain approval and admiration.

In this workshop we will distinguish between a narcissistic Style, Pat-tern, and a Personality Disorder. We will also discuss the "closet narcis-sist" - the client who is covertly self-centered while acting shy, timid, and ineffective. Dr. Erskine will teach about the aetiology, intrapsychic conflicts, and the relational methods necessary in an effective psycho-therapy of clients with issues of Narcissistic processing.

This workshop is designed for psychotherapists and counsellors who want to achieve excellence in using a Relational perspective in their ther-apeutic work. Participants are invited to bring cases for discussion.

Contact: IANTI Secretary
Phone: (+39) 336 820 8551 or (+39) 06 581 3536
This workshop will be in Italian and English with professional simultaneous trans-lation.This professional development course will partially fulfill the training re-quirements for the Commission of Standards and Certification of the International Integrative Psychotherapy Association
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.