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With Richard G Erskine, PhD

This didactic training course comprising three, three day programmes will include a series of formal lectures and group discussions about early childhood Affect-Confusion and the Psychotherapy of Borderline Disorders.For many psychotherapists, borderline clients present a professional challenge because of their frequent relational conflicts, varying developmental levels of transference and their polarization of emotions, such as: idealization and hate, elation and despair, anger and dependency. This course will provide diagnostic perspectives on Attachment Disruptions, an understanding of the etiology of Early Affect-Confusion and the formation of the Borderline Personality, the therapeutic use of treatment contracts and a working knowledge of when and how to use behavioural interventions and/or supportive age regression.

Dr Erskine will teach several methods that are effective in the psychotherapy of borderline disorders.They may include the methods of transference resolution and countertransference identification, the bifurcation of therapeutically relevant challenges, calibrating for juxtaposition reactions, responding to oscillating relational needs and the importance of a sustained phenomenological inquiry and affect attunement.

Participants will be expected to present cases from their own clinical practices for discussion and supervision.

This advanced 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.

A certificate of Continuing Professional Education will be issued on completion of this course.

Dates are as follows:

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd February 2012 
  • 27th, 28th & 29th June 2012
  • 5th, 6th & 7th December 2012

Training Fee - for 1 year Programme:

  • The full course fee (for all three sessions) is 1375.00
  • A non-returnable deposit of 375 must be paid upon booking your place on the course  
  • Refreshments and lunch are included in the fee.

Payment Options:

  • Full payment at time of booking incurs a 5% net discount.
  • Deposit of 375, followed by remainder of course fees 1000.00 due by 1st Jan 2012.
  • Deposit of 375, followed by 10 monthly standing order payments starting January 2012.  This method incurs an interest charge of 5% net.


Terms and Conditions
1. Fees
1.1 All places will be reserved on QTUK receiving a signed booking form either by post or fax, or, by submitting an online booking form.
1.2 Places may be booked provisionally by telephone.
1.3 Places can only be secured on receipt of deposit.

2. Cancellation by students:
2.1 In the event of cancellation by the client QTUK must receive notification 30 days prior to the course commencement date. The deposit paid on booking your place will not be returned and any refund due will be subject to a 50 administration fee.
2.2 In the event of cancellation by the client within 30 days of the next course session, any fees paid for that session will not be refunded.
2.3 Substitution of the original course applicant for another person can be made with the consent of QTUK.
2.4 QTUK must be notified of any substitution of persons attending courses before the course start date.

3. Cancellation by Quality Training UK Ltd
3.1 Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that all advertised courses actually run, QTUK will notify the client of cancellation as soon as practically possible where it believes on reasonable grounds that cancellation is necessary.
3.2 QTUK shall notify the client of cancellation not less than 30 days prior to the commencement of the course where numbers failed to reach a workable minimum for the commencement of the course.
3.3 In the event of cancellation clients will be offered the choice of the following options:
3.3.1 Another course on a different date or at a different venue.
3.3.2 Full refund of the course fee paid.

4. Booking Form Conditions
4.1 If you would like QTUK to invoice a company or authority please make the address clear on the booking form, or give a purchase order on the booking form.
4.2 Submission of the booking form is a commitment to payment of the full course fee and signifies agreement with the Terms and Conditions that relate to making this booking.

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