The Institute for Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy provides training, supervision and research opportunities for mental health professionals committed to developing their psychotherapy practice by enhancing their assessment, conceptual and treatment skills based on recent developments in Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy and research.
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Our approach

In their work with individuals, couples, and families, Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapists understand and address psychological and relational problems from the perspective of unmet
self, relational and physical intimacy needs. It is assumed that the meeting of these needs is the life giving force in an individual’s perception and experience of self and in an individual’s relationships. The goal of therapy is to help individuals to identify their unmet needs and to learn to courageously and affirmatively assert them in their relationships. To help an individual achieve these goals, the psychotherapist in collaboration with the individual or individuals, approaches emotional and relational problems from a developmental, relational, psychodynamic, experiential, cognitive, and behavioural perspective.
“In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person?
Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?”
Carl R. Rogers

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