Schema Therapy Associates

Dr. Tara Cutland Green and Dr. Gillian Heath

About the Programme

Schema Therapy Associates offers an ISST-approved Certification Training Programme. This includes three workshops* that cover all of the teaching necessary for accreditation with the ISST. These are highly interactive and include teaching (theory, key principles & experiential techniques), demonstrations and role-play exercises, and are delivered by Drs Tara Cutland Green and Gill Heath. Delegate feedback on includes, “Real clinical utility. Delivered with energy and skill.”; “…a really good balance of lectures, video, role play and discussion…”; “… great, knowledgeable facilitators”; “Inspiring teaching – I feel much more confident with the techniques now”.

Workshops are held at the BPS Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4UE.

Gill and Tara are Clinical Psychologists with a background in the NHS, and were trained in Schema Therapy by Jeffrey Young.

Schema Therapy Associates

Schema Therapy Associates: Dr Gillian Heath and Dr Tara Cutland Green


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Dr Tara Cutland Green and Gill Heath are experienced Clinical Psychologists, having worked in a variety of adult NHS and private settings in the UK and abroad.

They have substantial experience of treating a range of Axis I and II problems, as well as supervising other therapists working with these issues. Gill and Tara are accredited as Advanced Level Schema Therapists, supervisors and trainers with the ISST and originally trained with Jeff Young. They run an ISST approved certification training programme, leading to accreditation as a Schema Therapist. They are members of the ISST Training and Certification committee and together, they co-authored a chapter on Schema Therapy in The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology - An Evidence Based Practice Approach (Routledge, 2nd Edition, 2016, Edited by Alan Carr &Muirreann McNulty). They have also recently produced a comprehensive video training resource www.schematherapytoolkit.com.

Upcoming Events

Module 2: Schema Therapy skills and working with Borderline Personality Disorder (3 days, £510)

Mon 6th - Wed 8th March 2017. London: BPS Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4UE

This module provides teaching, expert demonstrations, experiential and role play work on:

   Conceptualising Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in schema modes

   Research evidence for the effectiveness of Schema Therapy for BPD

   Working with self-harm and suicide risk

   Strategies for limited reparenting with different schemas and modes

   In-session behaviours and the therapy relationship

   Further imagery skills for schema healing

   Further skills in using chair work, e.g. mode dialogues and behavioural pattern-breaking

   Dealing with therapist schemas that are triggered in the therapy relationship

Module 3: Schema Therapy skills and working with Narcissism & Anxious / Avoidant Personality Disorders (2 days, £340.)

Mon 12th & Tue 13th June 2017. London: BPS Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4UE

This module provides teaching, expert demonstrations, experiential and role play work on:

   Formulating Narcissistic, Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorders in schema mode terms

   A range of skills for working with narcissistic, avoidant and obsessive coping modes including strategies for overcoming mode-based resistance to change

   Advanced skills in using the therapy relationship, both to inform case conceptualisations and as a forum for change

   Advanced limited reparenting skills to achieve schema healing

   Empathic confrontation to generalise gains made in therapy

   Healing therapist schemas that are triggered in the therapy relationship

Breaking Down the Wall: Schema Therapy in Forensic Settings  with Dr Ulla Damgaard-Sørensen  

14th June 2017, London (£180)

This workshop will provide expert teaching, live demonstrations and experiential exercises on:

·      The diversity of forensic clients and common forensic modes
·      Common pitfalls in working with forensic modes
·      Understanding and healing our own schema and mode reactions
·      Effective re-parenting, chair work, imagery and relational schema therapy techniques with forensic clients
·      Working in multidisciplinary teams using a Schema Therapy framework

Module 1: Schema Therapy with Complex Cases (3 days, £510)

9th-11th October, 2017, London: BPS Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4UE.

This module provides teaching, expert demonstrations, experiential and role play work on:

   Assessing and formulating complex cases in terms of schemas, coping styles and modes

   Limited reparenting

   Empathic confrontation

   Imagery for assessment, schema healing and behavioural change

   Chair work for combatting maladaptive schema modes

   The structure and style of Schema Therapy

   Working effectively with endings

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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