Three Relational and Intersubjective Levels in Integrative Psychotherapy

Jose Manuel Martinez Rodriguez


The relational and intersubjective aspects of Integrative psychotherapy are essential components for achieving the goal of integration. The set of relational methods outlined in Integrative Psychotherapy, inquiry, attunement and involvement, provide a comprehensive guide for intersubjective treatment. Relational methods are important tools to help people with early relational failures, especially where those failures interfere with the development of intersubjective relating (Stern, 1985). This article focuses on three relational levels in an intersubjective context which contribute to integration: conscious verbal relating, non-verbal relating and non-linguistic or non-symbolized aspects of experience that are present in relationships.


Integrative Psychotherapy; intersubjectivity; relational psychotherapy; inquiry, attunement; involvement; individual psychotherapy

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