What’s my book going to be about?

Many of you know that I am planning to take off the spring term of 2017 in order to start writing a book. There are several books in my mind which I think deserve to be written, but as I have previously struggled when writing longer pieces like that, for my first book I have [...]

By | September 11th, 2016|INTEGRA News|0 Comments

Integrative Trauma Therapy – 3 CPD Workshops in Oxford with Morit Heitzler

Are these workshops for me? These workshops are designed for practising counsellors and therapists who have some previous training and experience with trauma work. They might best be described as ‘intermediate’ workshops, for therapists who have completed basic training in one of the modern trauma therapies (like Somatic Trauma Therapy (Babette Rothschild), Somatic Experiencing [...]

By | September 4th, 2016|INTEGRA News|0 Comments

Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group 2017 with Nick Totton & Michael

This weekend CPD group, organised by experienced TA therapist Judy Shaw in Devon around Exeter, will run over 4 weekends during 2017, with 2 weekends led by Nick Totton and 2 by Michael Soth. The weekends will take place at Judy's place in Offwell near Honiton. This is the second year that this series is [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|INTEGRA News|0 Comments

What do we mean by ‘relational’?

Over the last 15 years or so, relational perspectives have had a significant impact across the field of psychotherapy. However, the wider its increasing influence has spread, the less clear it has become what we actually mean by ‘relational’. The default common denominator would be the recognition that in therapy it's the relationship between client [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|General Blog Posts, INTEGRA News, Michael's CPD Blog|0 Comments

‘In Therapy’ with Susie Orbach (radio series on Channel 4)

Listen to 'In Therapy' with Susie Orbach: 5 episodes (15 minutes each) "Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.   All of the clients are played by actors, but these are not scripted scenes. Each client [...]

By | February 17th, 2016|INTEGRA News|0 Comments

Visionary psychoanalyst Harold Searles has died

Harold Searles has died - see obituary and commentaries on this visionary psychoanalyst. There is also a piece of writing by a psychoanalyst who herself was in analysis with Searles, and describes it in glowing terms, revealing both the limitations of the sub-cultural context of the discipline at the time as well as glimpses of [...]

By | November 28th, 2015|INTEGRA News|0 Comments

IARPP Conference 2016 Rome, Italy 9 – 12 June 2016

The International  Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Conference - IARPP 2016 ROME, ITALY The Arts of Time: Relational Psychoanalysis and Forms of Vitality in Clinical Process In these recent years psychoanalysis has been dealing more and more with the exploration of the therapeutic process and the implicit dimension of the clinical exchange. A relational [...]

By | November 10th, 2015|INTEGRA News|0 Comments

SEPI Conference 2016 Dublin, Ireland 16–18 June 2016

Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration: International Conference The Therapist in Integrative Therapy: Implications for Practice, Research, and Training Continuing with SEPI´s goal to expand and enrich our mission of promoting innovative applications of integrative psychotherapy, the major theme for our 2016 meeting will address the topic of the therapist, with its numerous practice, [...]

By | November 10th, 2015|INTEGRA News|0 Comments

Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group 2016 with Nick Totton & Michael

This weekend CPD group, organised by experienced TA therapist Judy Shaw in Devon around Exeter, will run over 4 weekends during 2016, with 2 weekends led by Nick Totton and 2 by Michael Soth. There will be two venues: the East Down Centre in Dunsford and Judy's place in Offwell near Honiton. There will be [...]

By | August 30th, 2015|INTEGRA News|0 Comments

CPD Workshop: How To Work When Therapy Isn’t Working?

Embodied Pathways Towards Resolving Impasses, Breakdowns and Enactments This is a workshop I have been running over recent years, in different places, for different audiences, for therapists from across the approaches and modalities. It introduces the underestimated complexities and paradoxes of the working alliance in an accessible way, drawing attention to the rupture-and-repair cycles that [...]

By | August 30th, 2015|INTEGRA News|0 Comments

North London – Ongoing Integrative CPD Group

A broad-spectrum integrative, embodied  & relational group for counsellors and psychotherapists from across the therapeutic approaches and modalities - with Michael Soth About the format the group The group will be ongoing, at a frequency about 4 or 5 days per year. It will be semi-closed, to allow for continuity and group cohesion. That means [...]

By | August 30th, 2015|INTEGRA News|0 Comments

Sneak Preview: The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy & Somatic Psychology

Edited by Gustl Marlock and Halko Weiss with Courtenay Young and Michael Soth This global Handbook of Body Psychotherapy has been many years in the making,  and is now due to be published in December 2015. You can get a 30% discount ($69.99 rather than $99.99) by ordering that book directly from North Atlantic Books.  I spent [...]

By | August 26th, 2015|INTEGRA News|0 Comments

Adrienne Margarian: Working with Somatic Countertransference, a Cross-Cultural perspective

PsycheVisual presents Video by Adrienne Margarian on Somatic Countertransference In this short video extract from her lecture, Adrienne Margarian summarises her thinking on somatic countertransference, refers to her research and gives a couple of clinical examples. A significant aspect of her research is the cross-cultural dimension -  she confirms that somatic countertransference this significant in different cultural contexts,  both [...]

By | August 2nd, 2015|INTEGRA News|0 Comments

‘Embodied Intersubjectivity in the Clinic’ – Conference with Shaun Gallagher

Sun 26 Apr 2015, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm; Birkbeck College, London Keynote: Prof. Shaun Gallagher With Panelists: Susie Orbach, Nick Totton, Werner Prall, Birgit Heuer & Jean Knox Chair: Michael Soth The notions of 'embodiment' and 'intersubjectivity' are central to the therapeutic relationship and to modern notions of relationality. However, these notions [...]

By | February 19th, 2015|INTEGRA News|0 Comments

Relational Psychotherapy – Praises and Pitfalls

The Psychotherapy Excellence webcast series on the topic 'Relational Psychotherapy - Praises and Pitfalls' is now complete. I contributed an interview on: The embodied phenomenology of enactment It is in the area of subliminal, non-verbal and pre-verbal communications between client and therapist that enactments incubate, long before they become noticeable, articulated and problematic. Implicit relational [...]

By | November 14th, 2014|INTEGRA News|0 Comments