Working with Modes: Embracing Complexity & Achieving Integration
This one-day course will explain the concept of ‘modes’, which are different aspects of our personality that are activated in different situations and by particular triggers. Typical modes you will encounter in the consulting room include the Critic (a client’s self-critical thinking, which may be an ‘introject’ of a harsh or overly critical parent), Vulnerable Child (the emotional, developmentally young part of them that carries all of their early wounding) and Detached Protector (the part that protects them from overwhelming emotion by detaching, disconnecting or dissociating).
On this one-day workshop you will learn:
Why schema therapy evolved from Jeffrey Young’s initial model, focusing on one core schema, to the more nuanced, complex and sophisticated mode model practised by schema therapists around the world today
How an understanding of modes will help you conceptualise and feel comfortable working with even the most complex presentations, such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, as well as problems with dissociation and dissociative disorders such as Dissociative Identity Disorder
Having completed the workshop, you will be able to apply all of these concepts and techniques in your practice and will gain increased confidence in working with even the most challenging and complex cases
Through a combination of didactic teaching, small group work, discussion, video/live demonstrations and skills practice, you will gain confidence in using these highly effective ways of formulating problems and key techniques to help your own clients, whichever setting or modality you work in.