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Friday, 10 November 2017 at 10:00 - Saturday, 11 November 2017 at 17:00

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Affect Confusion, Cumulative Trauma,

and Attachment Disruptions:

Psychotherapy for Borderline Disorders


Dr. Richard G. Erskine


A Two-Day Training Course at London, UK

Friday and Saturday, November 10 & 11, 2017

hosted by nscience 


For many therapists, borderline clients present unique professional challenges owing to their frequent relational conflicts, varying developmental levels of transference, and polarization of emotions, such as: idealization and hate, elation and despair, anger and dependency.


This two-day training course will provide:


  • diagnostic perspectives on Attachment Disruptions,
  • an understanding of the aetiology of Early Affect-Confusion and the formation of the Borderline Personality,
  • the therapeutic use of treatment contracts,
  • the significance of an attuned therapeutic relationship, and
  • a working knowledge of when and how to use behavioural interventions and/or supportive age regression.


Dr. Erskine will help us comprehend practical methods that are effective in psychotherapy for borderline disorders including:


  • 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.


Suggested readings in preparation for this workshop include:

Beyond Empathy: A Therapy of Contact in Relationship

  by Richard Erskine, Janet Moursund, and Rebecca Trautmann, 1999,

Relational Patterns, Therapeutic Presence , by Richard G. Erskine, 2015.

  Both of these books are available through

© nscience 2016 / 17


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Broadway House, Tothill Street
SW1H 9NQ London
United Kingdom

Friday, 10 November 2017 at 10:00 - Saturday, 11 November 2017 at 17:00

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