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Dear Italian members!!!!!
We are in need for your help.
I am looking for volunteers to provide Italian translations for our IIPA documents, blog posts, CSC…
This task is very relevant since we are an International Association.
I know sometimes is hard to find time, but the more we are, the less workload to be done.
And there will be members who will appreciate your support.


If you are willing, please, email me: angelaburgos@gmail.com

Angela P. Burgos
Coordinator of Translation

Grazie Michele D’Errico, because of being such an amazing person and

By |July 24th, 2020|Announcements|

Bob Cooke, from United Kingdom


Bob is a Teaching Supervising Transactional Analyst.  He founded the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy in 1988 and has been running Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy training programmes since 1993.

In recent times, he has taught extensively in the area of Relational Integrative Psychotherapy.  He is a clinical member of the International Integrative Psychotherapy Association as well as being a trustee of the UKCP.

By |July 20th, 2020|Members of the Month|

New article by Amaia and Richard

Amaia Mauriz-Etxabe and I have just published an article in Spanish. You can reed it here:


The citations for this article is: Erskine, R.G. y Mauriz-Etxabe, A. (2020). Inferencia, Re-experimentación y Regresión: Psicoterapia de los Estados Niño del Yo. Revista de Psicoterapia, 31(116), 205-226. https://doi.org/10.33898/rdp. v31i116.362

The English translation of the title is "Inference, Reexperiencing and Regression: Psychotherapy of Child Self States".


By |July 19th, 2020|Announcements|

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 |June 13th, 2020|Announcements, Clinical Forum|


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 to stop the peaceful protests. I am prompted to write to all of you after reading a short article by Scott Woods where he says, “The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when

By |June 4th, 2020|Clinical Forum|

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 awareness of what the client is doing, how they are conceptualizing their own experience, the existence or absence of the client's physiological tension, how they process affect, and their style of interpersonal contact; this is all paired

By |June 2nd, 2020|Clinical Forum|