Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy ISST Certification Curriculum Part 1

  • 08 Nov 2017
  • 13 Nov 2017
  • Education Development Centre Hindmarsh SA

Child and Adolescent Schema Therapy: Hand Puppets, Imagery, and Mode Dialogues!  

with Ida Shaw, Schema Therapy Institute Midwest - Indianapolis

and Erin Bulluss & Rachel Samson, Schema Therapy Academy Australia

Part 1 of the ISST Certification Curriculum in Child-A dolescent Schema Therapy

4 days - 28 CPD hours - 24 ISST credit hours

Child and Adolescent Schema Therapy (ST-CA) is an innovative and integrative therapy for children and adolescents that significantly expands on traditional approaches.  Schema therapy integrates Cognitive-Behavioural, Attachment, Gestalt, Object Relations, and Emotion-focused schools with the research of Developmental Psychology into a richly unifying  evidence-based treatment model.
ST-CA involves intensive work with the child and their caregivers with the aims to:

  • distinguish the differences between maladaptive behaviours and age appropriate behaviours
  • identify and validate the emotional needs of the child and help meet their needs through strengthening attachments and building adaptive coping strategies;
  • reduce and heal early maladaptive schemas and coping strategies by a strategic integration of Cognitive, Behavioural and Experiential interventions
  • educate and support caregivers in the recognition of the effects of their own schemas and modes on the children and adolescents under their care
  • help the caregivers connect to their own happy child mode to improve connection with the child
  • develop communication skills

In this interactive workshop you will gain both a theoretical understanding of the ST model and practical skills in the application of Schema Therapy with children, adolescents, and their families. The workshop will teach participants to design developmentally appropriate approaches to implement experiential mode work with children and adolescents, including drawing, puppets, imagery, mode dialogues, imagery rescripting and story-telling.  The  approach of ST for  engaging caregivers and wider family and educational systems in treatment is also covered. Attendees will each receive a Little STAA ST-CA Resource Starter Kit containing a variety of materials to encourage creative implementation of schema therapy with individuals across the lifespan. 

For more information visit the STAA website.

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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