Introduction to Schema Therapy

In this introductory course you will learn the history and theoretical underpinnings of schema therapy, from its roots in the late 1980s when founder Dr Jeffrey Young moved away from traditional cognitive therapy to create a new, rich, long-term treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. In the 30 years since schema therapy has been adapted to treat most psychological problems, especially long-standing or hard-to-treat problems and disorders that standard CBT cannot fully address.

In this two-day workshop you will learn:

  • Why schema therapy’s transdiagnostic approach helps you see beyond narrow diagnoses or clusters of symptoms to embrace the full uniqueness and complexity of the people who seek your help

  • How the integrative nature of schema therapy allows you to ‘plug in’ a wide range of theoretical approaches, techniques and ways of working from virtually every therapy modality currently on offer

  • How to assess your clients’ (and your own) schemas using the Young Schema Questionnaire, the gold-standard measure for the 18 Early Maladaptive Schemas

  • How to understand and formulate your client’s modes, as well as how to draw up a ‘mode map’

  • The use of modes to make sense of tricky presentations, such as personality disorders and complex OCD

  • Why ‘experiential techniques’ such as imagery and chair work are so crucial in schema therapy and how to incorporate these powerful techniques into your practice, whichever modality you work in

  • How to work relationally in order to repair therapeutic ruptures, or overcome common obstacles and resistance from clients

  • Why schema therapy’s signature therapeutic stance, ‘limited reparenting’, offers a uniquely warm, compassionate and authentic way of relating to your clients, helping to heal problems with attachment or painful wounds from childhood trauma, abuse or neglect

  • How to embrace complexity and feel empowered to help even the most troubled, hard-to-treat clients that come into your consulting room

The course involves a combination of didactic teaching, video and live demonstrations, discussion and skills practice to create a stimulating learning experience with a small group of fellow professionals.

Cost: £340 including refreshments, training materials and certificate of attendance

Next dates: 1st & 2nd July 2019; 12th & 13th September 2019; 14th & 15th November 2019; 13th & 14th January 2020

Introduction to Schema Therapy

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