Schema Therapy 1 & 2 Workshops

Professional training for Good Enough Parenting facilitators

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Schema Therapy Professional Training

Research in Schema Therapy has uncovered 18 negative schemas and 14 positive schemas (“long lasting patterns of emotions, cognitions and memories”), which have been shown to be associated with a number of personality disorders such as borderline and narcissistic
personality disorders.

Schemas have also been shown to be linked with substance abuse, eating disorders, depression and anxiety as well as being road blocks in romantic and family relationships.

At the core of Schema Therapy is the belief that needs not met adequately in childhood become sources of problems in adulthood.

These needs have been identified to be Connection and Acceptance, Healthy Autonomy and Performance, Reasonable Limits, Realistic Standards and Reciprocity.

Client, with the help of the therapist, works to find out what specific needs were not met in childhood as well the specific schemas that are the driving force behind their dysfunction.

Through collaboration with the therapist clients’ negative schemas are gradually weakened but their positive ones are strengthened, and wounds from childhood are gradually healed.

Schema Therapy Professional Training (Basic) Learning Outcomes

  • Schema therapy concepts such as negative and positive schemas, coping styles and modes, core emotional needs
  • Use of assessment tools needed to measure positive as well as negative schemas and past parenting patterns in both research and clinical practice
  • Use of evidence-based intervention such as imagery, chair work and other strategies
  • Use of therapy relationship to meet needs not met in childhood that are usually linked with problematic behaviour in adulthood
  • Pattern breaking strategies and conceptualization.

Schema Therapy Professional Training (Advanced) Learning Outcomes

  • Schema Mode Work with Borderline Personality Disorders
  • Schema Mode Work with Narcissistic Personality Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Signs of Therapist’s Schema Interference in Treatment
  • Limited Reparenting with Child Modes
  • Confronting and Limit Setting for Punitive and Demanding Parent Modes
  • Emphatic Confrontation/Limit Setting for Maladaptive Coping
    Modes

September 20-22, 2021

Advanced Training Brochure

Download the brochure for the September 20-22 session of Schema Therapy Advanced Professional Training

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