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"Experiential Techniques for Mode Work 

in Group Schema Therapy"

By Paul Kasyanik, Elena Romanova




Aims:

To demonstrate and train experiential techniques based on a variety of approaches – Art, Drama and Body-Oriented Therapy. The above methods are intended to intensify modeling of dysfunctional and healthy Modes for the purposes of diagnostic, education and Mode change. In the course of presenting respective techniques the attendees will be able to try themselves in different roles including creative design of the specific exercises (games) for the particular therapeutic needs.


Summary:

Variety of experiential techniques will be presented for the purposes of the specific therapeutic goals in the process of Group Schema Therapy. Emphasis will be made on Group interventions for the Child Modes and Good Parent. Healing the Vulnerable Child, Channeling the Angry Child, Limiting the Impulsive Child, Happy Child group imagery and fun work, anger-release work, play in group, banishing the Punitive Parent, moderating the Demanding parent, Good Parent component of Healthy Adult mode. Besides demonstrations attendees will be able to practice different techniques as well as participate in creative design of specific exercises, games and plays according to their therapeutic experience and patients’ particular features.


Learning Objectives:

Acquaintance with and training of the Group experiential interventions for the Maladaptive Coping Modes and Healthy Modes. Mode awareness and management work, mode role-play experiences of modes negative effects, facilitating the experience of healthy competence. Group interventions for the Child Modes and Good Parent. group imagery and body work, play in group. Banishing the Punitive Parent, moderating the Demanding parent, Good Parent component of Healthy Adult mode. (GST Certification)

The workshop is intended for: Beginners and Advanced


Why Schema Therapy?

Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.

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