Richard Erskine

With Richard G. Erskine

author of the books
WITHDRAWAL, SILENCE, LONELINESS (Clio, 2024) and
EARLY EMOTIONAL CONFUSION (Clio, 2023)

Speakers
prof. PhD Tamara Džamonja Ignjatović / PhD Aleksandra Bubera Ninić /
Dr. Marina Vicanović / author
Moderator: Darja Pacevski

Richard G. Erskine, doctor of psychological sciences, clinical psychologist and founder of relationally-oriented, developmental-based integrative psychotherapy. He is a certified transactional analyst, licensed psychoanalyst, internationally recognized Gestalt psychotherapist and certified group psychotherapist. He especially specializes in the treatment of clients with obsession, dissociation, borderline disorder, narcissism and schizoid process.

He is the author of twelve books and numerous scientific articles in the field of theory and methods of psychotherapy. He founded the International Association for Integrative Psychotherapy. He is a three-time winner of the "Eric Bern" award for significant achievements in transactional analysis. He teaches psychology and integrative psychotherapy at the University of Deusto in Bilbao. He is the director of the Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy.

The book Withdrawal, Silence, Loneliness by Richard Erskine et al provides us with a comprehensive, precise and extremely refined insight into the phenomenon called the schizoid process. Using vignettes from their many years of experience, the authors of this book describe indicators, methods, and techniques for identifying clients with problems stemming from the schizoid process, and provide valuable guidance on how to help these clients. The concept of therapeutic reconciliation, the importance of patience and respect, the importance of a non-pathologizing attitude - these are all parts of indispensable therapeutic ingredients in creating a healing relationship.

Indispensable for all psychotherapists, useful and understandable for a wider range of readers, this book brings new ideas and expands the understanding of therapeutic practice.

In Early Emotional Confusion, Richard G. Erskine practically illustrates how people suffering from borderline personality organization can be successfully and effectively helped using a detailed and extensive "case study". The book provides convincing evidence that by changing the attitude towards clients - replacing the pathological perspective in the approach with empathy, the therapist's presence, involvement, patience and full contact in the therapeutic relationship - enviable results can be achieved. The author, as the title suggests, focuses on early relational traumas and their impact on a person's overall functioning throughout life.

Dr. Erskine's therapeutic approach helps people with BPD to understand their early emotional confusion and unmet relational needs, which ultimately enables them to form long-lasting and meaningful interpersonal relationships.


Guided tour through the Uroš Tošković exhibition

Guided tour through the Uroš Tošković exhibition


Promotion of Uroš Tošković's monograph

Promotion of Uroš Tošković's monograph