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Module 1
Core Schema Therapy Skills: Conceptualisation and Practice A and B

Date:       17, 18, 19, 20th January 2020

Duration:  4 Days

Location:  Central London 

Cost:       £480

Module 1: Workshop A (2 days)

Working with complex presentations using a transdiagnostic framework (2 days) 

This workshop will aim to outline a transdiagnostic framework for using Schema Therapy to work with a range of difficult to treat presentations where there are chronic enduring mental health issues. In particular there will be a focus upon practicing Schema Therapy with  axis I clinical populations i.e. eating disorders, OCD, PTSD and depression (Renner et al, 2012). 

Topics covered:

  • Assessment of schemas and coping styles and using questionnaires and imagery for assessment

  • Case conceptualisation and formulating a shared treatment plan

  • Outlining treatment structure of Schema therapy from working on a sessional basis to a broader therapy perspective to explore phase specific interventions 

  • Mode and chair work techniques to deal with unhelpful coping modes

  • The nature of the therapeutic relationship integral to Schema Therapy; core skills including limited re-parenting, imagery and empathic confrontation 

  • Cognitive techniques: pros and cons of schemas, dialogue and flashcards

  • Homework tasks to consolidate learning for the session

  • Resourcing therapists to gain insight and deal with their own schema and mode triggers and set clear boundaries.  Learning to be aware and authentic as a Schema Therapist using the supervisory alliance. 

  • Applying shorter term Schema Therapy

 

Module 1: Workshop B (2 days)

Working with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) (2 days)

Topics covered:

  • Starting phase and mode conceptualising of Borderline Personality Disorder(BPD) 

  • Learning about the evidence base for Schema Therapy effectiveness for treatment of BPD

  • The role of the therapeutic relationship in schema therapy for BPD

  • Managing crisis interventions with self-harm and suicide risk

  • Specific interventions for working with BPD including learning highly developed experiential techniques to address childhood traumas through imagery and chair work 

  • Cognitive and behavioural techniques within schema therapy for BPD

  • Therapists self-care

  • Therapy ending

We aim to have a presenter for every 6 attendees to provide intensive support in coaching to give feedback on practical and experiential skills learning

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