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Module 2
Enhancing Schema Therapy Skills Working With Complexity, A and B


Date:       FRIDAYS 13th October and 20th October and 3rd November 2023

Time:       9 am - 5 pm (Greenwich Mean Time)

Duration:  3 Days

Location:  ONLINE

Cost:       €995 or £875 (module 1 and 2)

Module 2: Workshop A

Working with Cluster C (1 day)

This workshop focuses upon approaches to using a Schema Therapy model in working with a range of Cluster C presentations including: Avoidant, OCPD and Dependent Personality Disorders. Topics covered:

  • Case conceptualisation of Cluster C in modes and schemas

  • Facilitating an atmosphere of compassion to enable to the client’s Healthy Adult to nurture their Vulnerable Child to feel safe 

  • Tackling avoidance by facilitating emotional connection in the therapeutic dynamic and bypass the Detached Protector

  • Enabling the Healthy Adult to tackle problematic modes which lead to compliance, inflexibility and reliance upon others.

  • Creating behavioural change

  • Promoting fun and playfulness particularly for OCPD

Module 2, Workshop B

 Working with Narcissism (1 day)

This workshop highlights ways of working with Narcissistic PD and NPD traits to resource the client and therapist.  Topics covered:

  • Case conceptualisation of schemas and modes in working with Narcissistic PD

  • The use of the therapeutic relationship in the treatment of NPD.  Skills to tackle the Self Aggrandising and Detached Self Soothing modes

  • Facilitating compassion in the therapist to connect with the client’s Vulnerable Child

  • Reflecting upon therapist schemas and modes which can get triggered and helping therapists take care of their Vulnerable Child.


Module 2: Workshop C


Working with Axis 1 presentations using a transdiagnostic framework (1 day)

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.

 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.



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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