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When it started ....

The Institute for Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy, formerly known as the Ottawa Institute for Object Relations Therapy (OIORT), was founded in 2008 by a group of like-minded mental health professionals trained and orientated in Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy. Together the group developed the vision of the Institute's founder, Dr. Augustine Meier, whose passion and dedication to the field have inspired many. The Institute for Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy, also known as ISIRP, offers various services including:

  • Advanced training programs in Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy.

  • Certification of Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapists and Supervisors.

  • Continuing education workshops and conferences.

  • A research component for members to access and develop research in Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy.

Our Vision

The Institute for Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy is a non-profit and charitable institution that aspires to become the training, supervision and research institution of choice for professionals eager to enrich their psychotherapy practice by developing assessment, conceptual and treatment skills based on the latest developments in Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy.

Our Mission

The Institute's commitment is to promote training, supervision and research to mental health professionals dedicated to improving the lives of individuals, couples and families facing self, relational and psychosocial challenges.

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