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Intersections at The Seattle School

Intersections features essays, dialogues, critical engagement, and art from faculty, staff, alumni, students, and other thought leaders. Grounded in the hope of fostering faithful dialogue, we are guided by a commitment to understanding narrative, wrestling with intersections, resisting reactivity, and fostering radical hospitality. With that in mind, we seek to feature work from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives. Therefore the opinions expressed on the Intersections blog are those of the authors and do not purport to reflect an official statement regarding the views or opinions of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. If you would like to offer feedback, respond to a piece published here, or offer your own submission, you can email us at submissions@theseattleschool.edu.

Psychology

An Interview with Psychotherapist Matt Inman on Relationally Focused Psychodynamic Therapy

The Seattle School on March 22, 2021

Relationally Focused Psychodynamic Therapy (RFPT) is a post-graduate certificate program developed by Dr. Roy Barsness, Professor of Counseling Psychology, that “deepens a psychotherapist’s capacity to work directly within the therapeutic [relationship] as the primary instrument towards change.” Matt Inman is a psychotherapist in private practice and a second-year student of the RFPT program. In an […]

Psychology

What is Relationally Focused Psychodynamic Therapy?

Roy Barsness, Ph.D. on February 22, 2021

Dr. Roy Barsness is the founder of the Relationally Focused Psychodynamic Therapy, an evidence-based treatment approach with strong roots in depth psychology, embodied theology, dialogical philosophy, and neuroscience. He has also developed a Post-Graduate Certificate through The Seattle School where clinicians are able to deepen their understanding and application of relational psychotherapy over a two-year […]