Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative Psychotherapy
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Applying Child Development Theory and Research in Psychotherapy

Richard G. Erskine, PhD.

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A 5-day Training and Experiential Seminar: Saturday, June 8 to Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Domaine Les Fougeres, Mirmande, France (near Montelimar)

This five-day workshop will focus on various methods of psychotherapy that are influenced by the theories and research in Child Development. Healing the neglects and traumas of childhood requires a psychotherapist who is attuned to each client’s levels of emotional and cognitive development. We will explore various child development hypotheses and concepts that are based on the writings of John Bowlby, Eric Erickson, Selma Fraiberg, Lawrence Kohlberg, Jean Piaget, Danial Stern, and Donald Winnicott as well as a number of current child development researchers.

Dr. Erskine will both teach about and demonstrate a variety of therapy methods that may include:
• creating developmental images and hypotheses;
• assessing and responding to unconscious attachment patterns;
• converting body sensations and affect to language;
• enabling the formation of vocabulary and concepts;
• constructing life narratives through inference;
• using phenomenological and historical inquiry, and
• facilitating an emotionally safe therapeutic age regression.

This workshop is for mental health professionals who want to refine their therapeutic attunement and skill by applying child development knowledge in clinical practice. The workshop will include: formal teaching about the various developmental concepts; live therapy demonstrations with some members of the group; active group discussions about the theory and methods used in the live therapy; and/or case discussions of participants’ clients.

Contact: Grace Slottje
3 Rue Fould
78600 Le Mesnil le Roi
France
Phone: (xx33)(1)39621256
E-mail: grace.slottje@orange.fr
Web page: www.mirmande-fougeres.com
This workshop will be in French and English with professional translation.

This course will provide 30 hours of training credit towards certification as an Integrative Psychotherapist by the Commission on Standards and Certification of the International Integrative Psychotherapy Association
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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.