Working Relationally and Developmentally in Integrative Psychotherapy: Facilitating Significant Change

Silvia Allari


This article describes a developmentally based, relationally focused integrative psychotherapy with a man who, as the result of an injury in infancy, had come to believe that “I will never have a good life.” The author recounts this person’s individual psychotherapy and the therapeutic work he did in the context of a relational group process. The therapeutic descriptions highlight the concept of relational needs.


Group therapy; integrative psychotherapy; relational needs; relational group therapy; reactive and responsive countertransference; therapeutic relationship; Richard Erskine

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