Relationally Focused Psychodynamic Therapy 2-Year Post-Graduate Certificate Program

          2 years                    4 intensive retreats                       32 consultation sessions

Did you become a therapist because you believe in the power of relationship? Are you eager to revitalize your practice with greater depth? Are you isolated in your work and looking for community? Do you desire more integration of relational theory with practical application?

Relational Psychoanalysis 101 - Erin Pierson and Brian Pendergast

Relational Psychoanalysis 101 is a class ideal for psychotherapists interested in exploring how to work and think clinically and theoretically in a manner that incorporates the subjective ways the experience of relationships forms our minds, personalities, and lives.  This class is essential to diving deeper into relationally-oriented psychoanalytic work, and will bring the participant into contact with some of the historical and contemporary writings and thoughts in the field.

Exploring Racism in Analytic Treatment Classes

Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Seattle Fall Class

Greetings Alliance Community. Hope you are enjoying your summer. We want to share news about what we’re planning for 2018-2019. We begin with a fall class. This class looks at the relational analytic literature with a focus on clinical implications of racism and othering. Each author in the curriculum highlights ways to move toward greater awareness of the ways race and othering may play out in the transference/countertransference field. 


Comprehensive Non-Medical Treatment of Chronic Pain: Pathways out of the Abyss

Loss and Grief in Object Relations Therapy

Grief is central to human experience.  We are all confronted with losses, disappointments, separations, disruptions, large and small, every day, and we are able to move forward in our lives only if we are able to grieve.  Our patients come to us with a tremendous burden of undigested sadness, and much of psychotherapy is our attempt to help them develop some capacity to mourn.  Since its beginnings in Freud and Klein, object relations has had as one of its central concerns grief work, and how it is that a capacity to grieve can be developed so that emotional growth can move forward.  In thi


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