Post Conference Workshop

The Art and Science Relationship:
The Practice of Integrative Psychotherapy


Richard G. Erskine, PhD

Come and experience Developmentally-based, Relationally-focused Integrative Psychotherapy in a 5-day experience workshop
11th to 15th November 2024
Manchester, UK
Sponsored by UK Relational Psychotherapy Association and The Manchester Psychotherapy Training Institute

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.

Some bursaries available for first time participants.

A certificate of Continuing Education will be issued on completion of the program.

For Information and to register please contact:
Brenda Palmer, UK Relational Psychotherapy Association
Text: +44 (0)7702 333351
Phone: +44 (0) 1572 757004