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Development of Relational Needs Satisfaction Scale

Dear colleagues,

I am happy to anounce that our first article on Relational needs satisfaction scale is finally published in high impact journal Frontiers in Psychology. I hope that the article will contribute to continuing research on relational needs and Erskine’s approach to integrative psychotherapy.

You can find the article here:


Warm regards,

By |2020-06-13T21:45:19+02:00June 13th, 2020|Announcements, Clinical Forum|5 Comments


Dear Colleagues from Around-the-World:

I have been emotionally disturbed this past week by the display of racism and police brutality in the USA. The conflicts in most American cities brought vivid memories of 1967 & 1968 when I was involved in the civil rights movement and faced racist police who did all they could

By |2020-06-04T23:20:26+02:00June 4th, 2020|Clinical Forum|1 Comment

Presence… An essential element of Relationship

I was involved in a dialogue today about my idea of Presence.
When I use the term "Presence" I am referring to the intense internal awareness of the psychotherapist with his or her own body sensations, affect, thought processes, desires and dislikes; these constitute an acute awareness of Self.

Simultaneously, presence involves a moment-by-moment non-judgemental

By |2020-06-03T00:26:10+02:00June 2nd, 2020|Clinical Forum|1 Comment

VE Day – 75 years A Reflective Poem

(The words for translation so everyone can access)

A poem I’ve written reflecting on VE Day

VE Day - 75 Years

VE Day today
Remembering a war
Where millions were killed
When they left their own shores

They fought an enemy who used guns and bombs
Killing so many soldiers
And destroying their homes

To defeat a Dictator
Destroying the world
To indoctrinate his ideology

By |2020-05-10T10:37:09+02:00May 10th, 2020|Announcements|0 Comments

Do you want a Zoom client?

Hi Colleagues:

I am writing for a young man who wants to work with an Integrative Psychotherapist by Skype or Zoom. He is stuck in India because of the CoronaVirus. Here is a brief give a brief description about his situation and what he is experiencing.
"I am a masters student completing my first year

By |2020-05-05T00:08:22+02:00May 5th, 2020|Announcements|7 Comments

Book Clearance Sale

The company Bookmark will be bringing a Bookstall to our conference in 2022.

They are obviously at present not being able to trade at conferences and other events, so are having a clearance sale for selected groups to sell off excess stock.  IIPA members can access this sale by using this link to Bookmark's

By |2020-04-25T19:28:14+02:00April 25th, 2020|Announcements|0 Comments