Introduction to Schema Therapy

Are you a counsellor, psychotherapist, psychologist or other mental-health professional who would like to know more about schema therapy? Whichever modality you work in – whether that’s CBT, psychodynamic, person-centred or integrative therapy – on this one-day workshop you will learn highly effective ways of understanding and treating even the most complex clients that come into your consulting room. Schema therapy is a warm, compassionate and theoretically sophisticated approach – and you can learn to apply schema therapy skills to your own practice and start using them straight away.

On this 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 to 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 problems and ‘treatment resistant’ anxiety disorders, depression or eating disorders

  • 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.

If you would like me to teach this workshop for your organisation, call me on 07766 704210, email dan@danroberts.com or use the contact form to get in touch.

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