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Advanced Skills Development in Group Schema Therapy with Ida Shaw & Joan Farrell

  • 04 Dec 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Amsterdam

This training/supervision day will provide opportunities to further develop skills in the interventions of Group Schema Therapy by participating in demonstrations and acting as group therapists in role-plays with coaching from two of the developers of Group Schema Therapy. It is intended for schema therapists who are conducting or planning to lead schema therapy groups. There will be opportunities to present problems you have encountered in groups or GST interventions that you want to learn or polish - like imagery rescripting in a group. The content of the day will be based upon participants needs. The range of expected topics includes: group limited reparenting, group imagery rescripting, exercises to get through maladaptive coping modes, facilitating healing experiences for the vulnerable child mode, play for the happy child mode and group interventions to diminish the control of the demanding or punitive critic modes. Participation in this day will count as supervision hours in GST based upon the ISST formula to calculate group supervision hours.

Learning Objectives:    

The goal of the advanced skills development workshop is for therapists to improve their mastery of selected core interventions of GST i.e. have the ability to meet the requirements of the Group ST Rating Scale. 

Joan Farrell, Ph.D. and Ida Shaw, M.A. are advanced level Schema Therapists and Trainer/Supervisors who co-direct the Indianapolis Center of the Schema Therapy Institute Midwest, approved by the International Society Schema Therapy (ISST). The Indianapolis Center specializes in Group Schema therapy. Joan is an Adjunct Professor in Clinical Psychology at Purdue University (IUPUI) and St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia and was a clinical professor at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), in Psychiatry for 25 years. She is the elected Executive Board Member, Coordinator for Training & Certification of the International Society for Schema Therapy.  Joan is the Research director and Ida is the Training Director of the IUSM/Midtown CMHC Center for Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment & Research, where Ida is. Ida supervises the GST treatment for the six country international trial with 12 clinical sites testing GST for BPD and the trial in the Netherlands adapting GST for Avoidant PD and social phobia. Joan is co-PI with Arnoud Arntz, Ph.D for the BPD trial. Ida is an ISST Certified Child & Adolescent Schema Therapy supervisor/trainer and a member of the ISST Work Group on Child and Adolescent Schema Therapy that defined certification standards for that area. In their work they have integrated their complementary cognitive and experiential treatment approaches with social learning and developmental psychology theory to develop a group treatment model for Schema Therapy (ST). 

For a preview see their keynote at the Istanbul ISST Conference 2014: Catalyzing Schema Therapy via Group Experiential Interventions on the home page Istanbul 2014.

They have written two books: Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Step-by-step Treatment Manual with Patient Workbook, was published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2012 and The Schema Therapy Clinician’s GuideA Complete Resource for Building and Delivering Individual and Group Integrated Mode Treatment Programs, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014, which applies Group ST to other challenging disorders    A three DVD Set: Group Schema Therapy: Innovative Treatment for Personality Disorders developed by Joan Farrell & Ida Shaw is also available, STIM-Indpls@sbcglobal.net  

Contact: Addy van Eekelen for registration info. mailto:addy.van.eekelen@deviersprong.nl

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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