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  • 13 Oct 2016 1:14 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

          

     

    How can schema therapy help you work with worry?

    A new mode to help pathological worry

    The winner of the 2016 Young Investigator Award was announced at the Closing Ceremony of the INSPIRE 2016 ISST World Conference in Vienna: Robert Brockman. Additionally, three runners-up were announced: Harold DadomoDuygu Yakin, and Theano Tolgou.

    Robert Brockman discusses his winning topic, "Testing a schema mode model of pathological worry and generalized anxiety disorder," in an interview with Travis Atkinson. Learn how to frame worry in the schema therapy model, and how to use clinical interventions to effectively treat chronic worry. 


     

    ISST BOARD ELECTIONS

    If you are a Full Member, you should have received your email to vote for the 2016 ISST Board Elections. 

    View the duties of each position, and personal statements from each candidate.

    Be sure to cast your vote during the online voting period: October 7th - 21st. 


    MEMBERSHIP ASSEMBLY

    Several important topics are on the agenda for the online General Membership Assembly. 

    If you would like to add items to the agenda, please submit your proposals by October 19th, and comments by October 24th.

    The voting period is between October 25th and November 8th, and the results will be announced on November 12th.

     

     





     

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  • 05 Oct 2016 1:21 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

    5 October 2016

     

     

    "Self-States: What They Are, What They Aren't"

    Watch the entire keynote address by Richard Chefetz 

    What are "self-states" and how are they related to modes? The latest and perhaps most useful iteration of a long line of references to compartmentalized and otherwise isolated aspects of the human mind, "self-states" are implicated when people think, speak, or act in ways that are at odds with how they usually are. For instance: 

    “I don’t know what got into me to say that! I’m so sorry. I couldn’t help it. I’m so ashamed.”

    This is a common exclamation we hear coming from our own mouths and those of our patients when self-states are activated. Self-states are especially relevant when working with eating disorders, sexual acting-out, all manner of addictive behaviors, post-traumatic disorders, complex PTSD, and the dissociative disorders. 

    Borrowing from Self Psychology, Object Relations, Relational Psychoanalysis, Attachment Theory, Affect Theory, and Traumatology, Richard Chefetz presents an integrated model for understanding self-state organization and activity on a subjective level that has immediate applicability to everyday clinical work, and can be used to expand our work with modes. 

    Click to watch: RICHARD CHEFETZ

    Member Exclusive: You must be enrolled on the ISST website to view the video. 

    Not yet enrolled? Visit: ENROLL

    Not yet a member? Visit: JOIN US

    — 2016 ISST ELECTIONS —

     

     

    Voting Begins October 7th: Candidates' Statements Now Posted on Website  

    WATCH FOR YOUR EMAIL: The ISST Election Committee, consisting of John Gasiewski and Erin Bulluss, would like to encourage members to vote from October 7th through October 21st. We will send out, via Ralph Rebske of Pure Vision Systems GmbH, specific voting instructions with login instructions in a personal email to each member at the beginning of the voting period.  

    Voting takes place via a special function on the ISST website, established by our contracted webmaster. The ballot shows candidates for each position. You will be able to choose only one candidate per position. 

    See details about each position, and read the candidates' statements on the website at: 2016 ISST ELECTIONS

    — GENERAL MEMBERSHIP ASSEMBLY —

     

     

     

     

    COMMENT ON THE BLOG BEFORE OCTOBER 13th: This year's online General Membership Assembly is now posted. Full members will receive detailed instructions about how to vote in a follow-up email. 

    The GMA Schedule:

    • Now through October 13, 2016: send in additional issues for the GMA agenda to the ISST President, Eckhard Roediger. Email: ISST President 
    • Members will have until October 24th to comment on the GMA blog: GMA Blog 
    • The voting period begins October 25th and ends November 8th, 2016
    • Voting results will be posted on the website on November 12, 2016 

    See the proposed agenda and reasons for the proposals on the GMA blog now, at: 2016 General Membership Assembly

    Help promote schema therapy by sharing this email on your social media account: Richard Chefetz INSPIRE 2016 Keynote Address 

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    Created by Travis Atkinson

    ISST Board Public Affairs & Member Benefits Coordinator

    Glossop-Ring 35 

    DE-61118 Bad Vilbel 

    Germany

    ©Copyright 2016 ISST e.V. All rights reserved. 

    Visit us at www.SchemaTherapySociety.org

    "Be the Change You Help Create"

  • 20 Sep 2016 1:32 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

    20 September 2016

     

     

    The schema therapy mode model: scientific foundations and clinical practice

    Watch the entire keynote address by Arnoud Arntz.

    What is it with modes? For many reasons, the schema therapy model that has become most prominent is based on the schema mode model. Perhaps this predominance stems from the schema mode model being easier for many patients to understand, and easier for therapists to apply. A key question in an evidence-based environment is, to what degree is the schema mode model scientifically supported?

    In his keynote address opening the INSPIRE 2016 ISST Vienna Conference, Arnoud Arntz discusses the scientific foundation of the schema mode model, as well as what we know from research about the mode model's helpfulness in clinical practice.  

    Click to watch: ARNTZ KEYNOTE 

    Member Exclusive: You must be enrolled on the ISST website to view the video. 

    Not yet enrolled? Visit: ENROLL

    Not yet a member? Visit: JOIN US

    — 2016 ISST ELECTIONS —


     

    NOMINATE YOUR CANDIDATE BY SEPTEMBER 27th 

    The ISST Election Committee, consisting of John Gasiewski and Erin Bulluss, would like to encourage Full Members to nominate candidates to run for the 2016 - 2018 ISST Executive Board. The vote will take place online from October 7th through October 21st, 2016. 

    See details about how to submit your nomination, along with job descriptions of each position on the website at: 2016 ISST ELECTIONS

    Help promote schema therapy by sharing this email on your social media account: Arnoud Arntz Keynote Address INSPIRE 2016

    — 2016 ISST GENERAL MEMBERSHIP ASSEMBLY —


     

     

     

    This year's online General Membership Assembly is now posted. Full members will receive detailed instructions about how to vote in a follow-up email. 

    The GMA Schedule:

    • Now through October 19, 2016: send in additional issues for the GMA agenda to the ISST President, Eckhard Roediger. Email: ISST President 
    • Members will have until October 24th to comment on the GMA blog: GMA Blog 
    • The voting period begins October 24th and ends November 8th, 2016
    • Voting results will be posted on the website on November 12, 2016 

    See the proposed agenda and reasons for the proposals on the GMA blog now, at: 2016 General Membership Assembly

     

    "Like Us" on our new Facebook page: FANS

    Follow us on our new Google+ page: Google

    Created by Travis Atkinson

    ISST Board Public Affairs & Member Benefits Coordinator

    Glossop-Ring 35 

    DE-61118 Bad Vilbel 

    Germany

    ©Copyright 2016 ISST e.V. All rights reserved. 

    Visit us at www.SchemaTherapySociety.org

    "Be the Change You Help Create"

     

  • 29 Aug 2016 1:40 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

    29 August 2016

     

     

    2016 ISST Board Elections

    Nominations will take place in September, with online elections scheduled for October.

    GET INVOLVED: Every two years, elections take place to fill the positions on the ISST Executive Board. The ISST Election Committee, nominated by the current board, consists of John Gasiewski (Chair), and Erin Bulluss. They will be sending instructions over the next week outlining the process to nominate your favorite candidate to fill each board position.  

    Please watch for the election committee's email in your inbox, or view the details that will be posted on the ISST website. Details will include important dates of the nomination period, job descriptions of each board member, dates for online voting, a run-off election date (if necessary), and the date of the final announcement of the 2016 to 2018 ISST Board Members.

    — PRESIDENT'S BLOG —


     

    BOARD ELECTION FOCUS: In the latest ISST President's Blog, Eckhard Roediger describes who has served on the 2014 to 2016 ISST Board, and announces which current board members plan to run again for the 2016 to 2018 term, and under which capacity. 

    Click: 2016 Board Elections


    — VIENNA KEYNOTE SPEAKERS —


    "From what you see to what you need: towards an Interpersonal Schema Therapy" 

    Keynote by Eckhard Roediger 

    Modes are basically regarded as what we see. But behind the executed behavior, there is a layer of internal motivational processes. While more emotionally unstable patients express their mode activations quite directly, people with more prefrontal control might perceive modes as internal activations that are not necessarily acted out visibly. When we include "backstage" activations in interpersonal relationships within an extended schema-mode model, we understand mode clashes by referring to basic emotions caused by core needs that are unfulfilled. Guided by our Healthy Adult mode that expresses core needs in a balanced way, interpersonal conflicts can more effectively be resolved.  

    View the video: ECKHARD ROEDIGER KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Member Exclusive: You must be enrolled on the ISST website to view the video. Not yet enrolled? Visit: ENROLL

    Help promote schema therapy by sharing this email on your social media account: 2016 ISST BOARD ELECTIONS 

    "Like Us" on our new Facebook page: FANS

    Follow us on our new Google+ page: Google

    Created by Travis Atkinson

    ISST Board Public Affairs & Member Benefits Coordinator

    Glossop-Ring 35 

    DE-61118 Bad Vilbel 

    Germany

    ©Copyright 2016 ISST e.V. All rights reserved. 

    Visit us at www.SchemaTherapySociety.org

    "Be the Change You Help Create"

  • 13 Aug 2016 1:29 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    Dear ISST Members,

    Scams are not new to the internet world. Thanks to feedback from many ISST members, we were able to identify a pattern of a recent scam that targeted select ISST members. After a thorough review, I want to reassure members that we have no evidence that a security breach of our media occurred. This was not a “hacking.” Our new website and listserv use the latest security features to protect your data. All of the information that the recent scammers used was publicly available on the internet.

    Our new website uses safety features to ensure that your email is not available to web browsers, but still allows searchers interested in contacting you to do so through the website, a significant upgrade from our past websites. With the help of many members, along with Chris Hayes, the ISST Secretary, we were able to identify a pattern of the scammers. To lessen the possibility of future scams, our ISST President, Eckhard Roediger, acted swiftly to redirect the old ISST website (www.ISSTOnline.com) to our new website (www.SchemaTherapySociety.org). However, scammers can still use multiple methods to "con" people, and ultimately it is up to every individual with a web presence to know the warning signs of scams, and to protect themselves from malicious cons.

    In the latest incident, the scammers used “Spear Phishing” with “soft targeting” methods to capture publicly available names of a few ISST members, including leaders of the organization, and to build “characters” around “stranded traveler” names to then email and, in some cases, even call members they selected to play out their scam. This is not the first time members have been targeted with similar scams, and we can expect more in the future. A quick Google search will show you that these “stranded traveler” scams have thrived since 2012, and are becoming even more common now (ransom scams are up 800% in 2016). 

    Scams can happen through email/text/phone/mail or any other method to contact you. Scammers use an individual's web presence against them. For instance, they can search social media and other easily accessible and publicly available media outlets to build a personality around the characters they have selected, and then to prey on members’ sympathy to “save” the “stranded traveler.”

    By having a web presence in any form, whether as a member of an organization, a social media user, or any other outlet, you assume responsibility to protect yourself against malicious scammers. I have listed some commonalities to help you identify common scams, and to help you protect yourself. I also strongly encourage members to follow three steps:

    1.Never list your email address or private telephone number on a website that is open to the public—this includes the ISST website, and your personal website

    2.Check your privacy settings on your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instragram, Google+)  to ensure that personal information is not open to the public. For instance, on Facebook, go into your "settings" and mark your page and postings so that they are only visible to “friends." Never accept someone as a "friend" who you do not know personally

    3.If you have a personal website that you have linked to the old ISST website, please update it with the new link: (www.SchemaTherapySociety.org)

    If you have any questions, or have more information, please contact me directly: EMAIL We want to ensure ISST members that we will continue to use every method possible to protect your data, while still providing the most up-to-date methods to help members from around the world safely communicate with each other.

    Warmly,

    Travis Atkinson

    ISST Board Public Affairs Coordinator

    How to spot "Phishing" emails:

    1. The email has improper spelling or grammar: this is the most common sign of a "phishing" email, and the phishing email targeting our members was no exception. 

    2. The hyperlinked URL is different from the one shown in the email: when you hover your mouse over a link in the email (without clicking it), you may see that the actual URL differs from the one displayed. You can also hover your mouse over the email address in the 'from' field to see if the website domain matches the organization the email is supposed to have been sent from. 

    3. The email urges you to take immediate action: instead of following the action from the email, contact the person or organization directly through a verified contact number to see if the email is legitimate. Remember, it is highly unlikely that a member would reach out in the "stranded traveler" scenario.

    4. The email requests your personal information: reputable organizations don't ask for your personal information via email.

    5. The email says you've won a contest you haven't entered: claiming that you've won a lottery or a prize is a common phishing scam.

    6. The email asks you to make a dontation or help another organization member in need: scam artists often send out phishing emails inviting recipients to send money to help another member who is supposedly "in need" due to a crisis, and use the names of other members to help support their claim. Therapists are often targets of such "soft" phishing scams, and several other therapy organizations have been targeted with nearly identical messages.

    7. The email includes suspicious attachments: if you receive an email that looks in any way suspicious, never click to download the attachment, as it could be malware that may lead to phishing on your device--a much more serious threat that was not involved in this scam.

    What to do if you receive a suspicious email?

    1. If it involves ISST members or matters, please contact us immediately: a key to stopping the scammers in this latest incident was that other members quickly contacted us, which allowed us to warn all members we could contact. EMAIL: POTENTIAL SCAM

    2. Adjust your email settings for what is allowed in your inbox: use your email program to select incoming emails to be sent immediately to "junk," except those from your contacts and safe senders. You can then browse your "junk" folder to see which messages are legitimate. 

    3. Security software is a must: antivirus protection software can help warn you if a website is a forgery, and can stop malware from being activated on your device. 

    4. Report the phishing scams: major email providers offer tips to avoid scams, and email addresses to forward suspicious emails to.

    Google and gmail addresses: LINK

    Microsoft Outlook & other email addresses: LINK

    Apple addresses: LINK
    Yahoo addresses: LINK
    Your local or national government may have contact emails to report scams. Do a Google search to locate your local email address to forward the email to. 
  • 29 Jun 2016 4:28 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

    29 June 2016


    When you're inspired, you're inspiring.


    Hear from amazing thought leaders in the field of schema therapy.


    YOU'LL BE IN GOOD COMPANY: Six hundred schema therapists will be assembling at the ISST World Conference in Vienna in less than 24 hours. If you are one of them, you have so much to look forward to!

    Participants have already received their invitation to join the INSPIRE 2016 Conference App, where they'll be able to chat with other attendees, comment on presentations while they're happening, post directly to Twitter and Facebook, find local cafes and restaurants for lunch and dinner with a direct link to Google Maps, and visit the top travel destinations within Vienna, all with a few taps. The app works on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and within your favorite web browser. Scanning the app, you'll find the numerous activities and selections that fill all three days. DOWNLOAD THE APP

    The Preconference Workshops start with fascinating topics applying modes to schema therapy, and the day ends with a large selection of poster presentations, and a welcome reception to meet and greet your colleagues along with the ISST Board Members. 

    Conference days begin with AcroYoga, led by master performer and star on "Austria's Got Talent!" Lisa Looping. Keynote addresses from the stars of schema therapy, and leaders from outside the schema therapy world, will be sharing their wisdom. Over 50 selections to choose from in the morning and afternoon ensure that attendees will be inspired long after departing from Vienna.

    The Closing Ceremony promises a surprise performance from a local artist you won't want to miss, along with announcements of host cities for Summer School 2017 and INSPIRE 2018.

    The three days culminate at the closing Banquet at the Marina Restaurant, where you'll enjoy delicious food, delightful company, and dance to the beats of a local Viennese DJ.

    Too good to miss.

     Only a few spots remain at the venue. If you haven't already registered, get your INSPIRE 2016 Pass for the Schema Therapy Event of the Year: Register Online Now, or at the Door!

      

    Thursday June 30: Preconference Workshops | Poster Presentations & Welcome Gathering

    Friday July 1: Morning Activity | Conference Day 1 | Evening Social Activity

    Saturday July 2: Morning Activity | Conference Day 2 | Conference Banquet

    — VIENNA SNEAK PEAKS —

    A selection for Friday Morning, July 1st from 10:45 to 12:15 p.m. is the workshop:  


    "The Rarely Addressed and Richly Entangled Challenge of Treating Enmeshment and the Undeveloped Self" 


    A "Sneak Peak" by Wendy Behary

    - Click picture above to see interview -

    Wendy Behary will team up with Jeff Conway for this workshop that has two main goals: providing a thorough description of the dynamics creating enmeshment and the undeveloped self, and presenting the unique challenges in the treatment room. A special emphasis on the therapeutic relationship will be part of the discussion, including using empathic confrontation to work with the "enmeshed patient's" attempt to solicit the therapist's approval. 


    Watch the sneak peak now, and read more about this and other selections now : ENMESHMENT & THE UNDEVELOPED SELF

    Another selection for Friday Afternoon, July 1st from 3:15 to 4:45 is a symposium:

    "Utilizing the Mode Model to Effectively Meet World-Wide, Ever Shrinking Psychotherapy Session Allowances: or Can Schema Therapy Be Relatively Brief?" 

    A "Sneak Peak" by Michiel van Vreeswijk

    - Click picture above to see interview -

    Michiel van Vreeswijk will join several other presenters at this symposium, including Joan Farrell, Jeff Young, Ida Shaw, Rita Younan, Tamara May, Sally Skewes, and Rachel Samson. He will focus on a pilot study of short-term group schema therapy that consisted of 20 sessions and included cognitive, behavioral, and experiential strategies.

    Watch this interview of Michiel by Travis Atkinson, and read more about this symposium and other selections of the conference by visiting the website: SHORT-TERM TREATMENTS 

    A selection for Saturday Early Afternoon, July 2nd from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. is the panel discussion:  


    "A New Case Conceptualization Approach, Supervisor/Trainer Skills Building, and the Quality Assurance Committee"


    A "Sneak Peak" by Joan Farrell

    - Click picture above to see interview -


    Joan Farrell will chair a panel discussion together with Jeff Conway, Susanne Vind, Jeff Young, David Edwards, Poul Perris and Vartouhi Ohanian to discuss the development of a revised Case Conceptualization format, the development of a schema therapy supervision skills workshop, and the ISST Quality Assurance Committee. The panel is especially focused on helping supervisors and trainers.


    Watch the sneak peak now, and read more about this and other selections: SUPERVISOR/TRAINER SKILLS, CASE CONCEPTUALITION, QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE

    A selection for Saturday Late Afternoon, July 2nd from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. is the panel discussion:  


    "Culture and Subculture: Diversity and the Language of Modes. Empathic Attunement in a Global Community" 


    A "Sneak Peak" by Wendy Behary

    - Click picture above to see interview -

    Wendy Behary will lead a panel discussion together with Offer Maurer, Tunde Vanko, Carlos Rojas, Evangelia Anthis, and John Priestly. Topics include mode work with the LGBTQ subculture, machismo in Latin cultures, Anglo Saxon and straight men, and weakening the detached protector modes with dialect and tonal considerations.


    Watch the sneak peak now, and read more about this and other selections: CULTURE & SUBCULTURE


    One of 23 Poster Presentations for Thursday June 30th from 5:00 - 7:00 is: 


    "The Polish Version of the Young Schema Questionnaire - Short Version (YSQ-S3-PL): Reliability, Validity, and Factorial Structure" 



    A "Sneak Peak" by Karolina Staniaszek

    - Click picture above to see interview -

    Find out more about how the Young Schema Questionnaire - Short Version faired in a research study of the Polish version in reliability, validity, and factorial structure. Karolina Staniaszek gives a sneak peak of her poster presentation at Thursday's gathering.

    Watch the sneak peak now about the YSQ-S3-PL: RELIABILITY, VALIDITY, AND FACTORIAL STRUCTURE


    "Perceived Parenting in Depression, Bulimia, Binge Purging Anorexia, Restrictive Anorexia, and Healthy Controls"


    A "Sneak Peak" by Zsolt Unoka & Mara Richman

    - Click picture above to see interview -

    Zsolt Unoka and Mara Richman give a sneak peak to the results of their study, pinpointing differences and similiarities between major groups of patients. They will be joined during their poster presentation by Tamás Tölgyes.


    Watch the sneak peak now to find out more about this poster presentation: EATING DISORDERS, MAJOR DEPRESSION & HEALTHY CONTROLS

    Please help promote schema therapy by sharing this email on your social media account: SHARE VIENNA


    Vienna: the Past Pointing Toward the Future


    If you have taken some time to review our extensive travel planner, you'll be rewarded: Since we announced Vienna as the host city of INSPIRE 2016, we have posted numerous activities and sights for you to enjoy during your visit. We have also assembled a list of some of the best restaurants and cafes, along with places to stay to delight every budget.


    A better host city could not have given birth to our conference brand INSPIRE. From enjoying the delight of a Viennese coffee to hiking the steps of Stephansdom, Vienna truly has everything to offer participants of INSPIRE 2016


    Review your plans now using our Vienna Travel Planner, and click the INSPIRE 2016 app for top sights and activities, all linked to Google Maps to make finding your destination easy: Vienna Travel Planner

    Help promote schema therapy by sharing this email on your social media account: SHARE VIENNA


    See our Event Page on Facebook: INVITE

    "Like Us" on our new Facebook page: FANS

    Follow us on our new Google+ page: Google


    Created by Travis Atkinson

    ISST Board Public Affairs & Member Benefits Coordinator




    International Society of Schema Therapy e.V. - ISST e.V

    Glossop-Ring 35 

    DE-61118 Bad Vilbel 

    Germany

    ©Copyright 2016 ISST e.V. All rights reserved. 

    Visit us at www.SchemaTherapySociety.org

    "Be the Change You Help Create"


  • 27 Jun 2016 7:54 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

    INSPIRE 2016 APP

    25 June 2016

     

    The INSPIRE 2016 App: Your Passport to Inspiration

     

    Everything you need to enjoy the ISST World Conference in Vienna is now at your fingertips on your favorite device

     

    DOWNLOAD THE INSPIRE 2016 APP NOW: Since you have registered for the Vienna conference, we want you to take advantage of the new Schema Therapy App, highlighting all the events at the Vienna World Conference.

    The app will still receive a few minor adjustments before the conference begins, such as the addition of more slides. If you are a presenter and see any information that needs to be modified, please contact us immediately. We will do the best we can to make the changes: EMAIL

     

    EARTH FRIENDLY: To help save trees, we will not be providing paper booklets or brochures at the conference, but instead will be relying on the conference app to give attendees all the information needed. We will also have the calendar of events posted on monitors within the venue. 

    Take a few minutes before you arrive in Vienna to download the app and choose your favorite events in the "Favorites" section of the app. You can then easily refer to your top selections. Each selection includes slides, if the presenter provided them.

    The calendar is set for Central European Daylight Time, so if you are in a different time zone, the app's event times will be off. When you arrive in Vienna, if your device does not automatically change time zones, you will need to change the time zone manually in your device's "Settings."

    If you have any questions or need help with the installation, please contact us: EMAIL 

    FREE WIFI for the Schema Therapy App:  We have arranged for free wifi for conference attendees at the Messe Wien venue, so you will not have to use your data to access the app. The Schema Therapy App is now available in the Apple Store and in Google Play, and will work on any smartphone, tablet, or laptop, and will simplify your experience.

    Steps to Download the App

    1. Download the app  

    • iOS devices: use your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc.) to download the conference app. Click the image on the left, or go to: APPLE DEVICES
    • Android devices: use your smartphone or tablet to download the conference app. Click the image on the left, or go to: ANDROID
    • Others: if you use a Windows smartphone/tablet, or prefer to use your laptop (Mac or Windows), you can use your webbrowser to login to the app. Go to: BROWSER LINK

    2. Enter your information 

    Your username is: provided in a private email to registrants

    Your password is: provided in a private email to registrants

    Please use the email address this email is addressed to as your username.

    3. Within the app, click: "My Profile" 

    • Click "Edit My Profile" button  
    • Click "Change My Picture," and upload your favorite profile photograph   
    • Enter your first and last name (you can choose the name that you want to use) 
    • Click the "Facebook" and "Twitter" icons, and enter your usernames
    • Enter your home location (e.g. Stockholm, Sweden), and a brief personal description
    • Press "Save," located in the upper right corner
    • Click the "Menu" icon in the upper left corner to return to the main menu
    4. Reset Your Password: Go to "My Profile" menu, click the "Wheel"  in the upper right corner for the "Settings" menu
    • Under your username (your email address), type your temporary password.
    • Next, under your temporary password, create a new password that you will remember
    • Retype your new password 
    • Important: if you do not want other conference attendees to have the ability to chat with you, turn the chat button "Off." The default setting is "On"
    • Press "Save"
    5. Press the "Menu" icon on the upper left side. 

    6. Want kilometers? Click the "Settings" wheel in the main menu. Under "Distances," click "kilometers." The default is "miles." 

    7. Time Zone: the app is set for Central European Daylight Time. If your device does not automatically change time zones, please go into your device's settings menu to change the time zone when you arrive in Vienna so that calendar events appear at the correct local time for Vienna.

    Basic set-up is complete! 

    Additional Features: Please read through the many options you have to get the most out of the INSPIRE 2016 app.

     

    Favorites: Personalize Your Experience

     

    You can easily personalize your experience through the "Favorites" feature. Mark every event or selection you want to attend as a "Favorite" so that they all appear within the "Favorite" icon in the main menu. For instance, you may want to include the morning yoga activity, a keynote address, your top choice for the morning selection, and your preferred lunch venue (all located within the app).  

     

    1. After choosing a selection, click the 3 dots in the upper right corner 

     

     

    2. Click the "Star" icon, and your selection will appear in your "Favorites"  

     

      

    3. Click the 3 dots in the upper right corner to return to the selection

     

    Comments within a Selection: when you are attending a presentation or event, you can post comments specific to the selection for either the presenter or fellow participants to reply to.  

    1. After choosing a selection, click the "comment" icon on the upper right corner of the app.

    2. Type your comment, then press "send"

    3. Everyone who has the app open on that particular selection will see the comment, and may reply to you. Keep in mind this is not a private "chat," but open to everyone who has access to the app. 

    Slides and Handouts: each selection or presentation may have slides and/or handouts available for attendees.  

    1. Within the selection, scroll to the top of the text to see "Link to Slides: Click Here." Most of the slides load quickly with a standard connection, however a few are extra large and may require a few moments to load. 

    2. To download, save, or print the slides or handouts before the conference, please click the appropriate icons within the slide or handout. 

    Calendar, Keynotes, Selections, Presenters

    You can view the entire calendar of events, or focus on a specific keynote, selection, or presenter, by clicking on the specific icon. Please note that events are set for Austrian time zone (Central European Daylight Time)

     

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  • 22 Jun 2016 9:13 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

    22 June 2016

     


     

    Schema Therapy Bulletin

    June 2016: Experiential Elements in Schema Therapy

     

    Schema Therapy relies on Cognitive, Behavioral and Experiential Strategies as well as Limited Reparenting.  In this issue we are pleased to highlight some new and creative approaches to Experiential work.

    Ofer Peled proposes eight different presentations of dysfunctional parent modes, and has a developed a hierarchy of confrontational interventions to address each presentation. Identifying both the the characteristics and the intensity of each dysfunctional parent mode, and understanding the patients unmet needs enables therapists to assume a stance in imagery or in mode work using chairs that will be most effective in helping patients get core needs met in a healthy way. 

    Christof Loose works with children and adolescents. His article describes a very creative technique he uses with children, in which he and the child identify the child’s modes, and write them down. The child then creates his own “mode sketch”, and assigns a finger puppet to each mode. Through the finger puppets the child is able to understand his modes, and work with them to find ways to get his needs met.

    Rita Yonan works extensively within a group schema therapy framework.  She looks at novel creative and experiential opportunities that are available within group schema therapy context. In addition, she discusses how experiential and emotional components of therapeutic work can be enhanced within a group format. 

    Chris Hayes is involved in research investigating the use of imagery respiting for childhood trauma. His article discusses imagery re-scripting within schema therapy context, and looks at practical ways therapists can improve imagery techniques and skills.

    Bruce Stevens and Pierre Cousineau contributed an article about Memory Reconsolidation and the brains ability to unlearn or relearn at the level of Emotional Learning. They describe recent findings which may help to explain why imagery is such a powerful intervention in Schema Therapy. 

    As these innovative techniques demonstrate, Schema Therapy remains a dynamic and evolving model. We look forward to continue to share our members creativity with you in future issues.

     

    Editors, 

    Lissa Parsonnet, PhD., LCSW (USA)  

    Chris Hayes, Clinical Psychologist (Australia)  

     

    Please note: you must be enrolled on the ISST website to access the latest digital or pdf version of the Schema Therapy Bulletin. Go to STB now for the complete issue: SCHEMA THERAPY BULLETIN

     

    Not yet enrolled on the website? Visit: MEMBER LOGIN

    — FEATURE ARTICLES INSIDE JUNE'S ISSUE —

     

     

     

     

    CONFRONTATIONAL INTERVENTIONS

    A Hierarchy of Confrontational Interventions Facing 8 Dysfunctional Parent Modes 

    Ofer Peled, The Schema Therapy Center Raanana, Israel, Bar-Ilan University

     

    Young et al. (2003) refer to the critical punitive and the demanding parent modes as negative internalized representations of parents and other significant figures. Since there are several parental styles (e.g. Maccoby & Martin, 1983) it is conceivable that there are much more internalized dysfunctional parent modes than the two suggested by Young. 

     

    Young et al. (2003) instruct therapists to help patients battle and defeat their internalized dysfunctional parent modes. Many patients and therapists find combating the parent voices makes them needlessly critical and punitive themselves. The hierarchy of confrontational interventions enables matching the intervention to the severity of the dysfunctional parent mode. As with real parental coaching, when the parent-child relationship is not that devastating, the hierarchy starts with empathic confrontation.  CONFRONTATIONAL INTERVENTIONS

     

    CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

    Schema Therapy with Children and Adolescents an Extract of Mode Work 

    Dr Christof Loose 

    Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

    Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf

    Institute of Experimental Psychology dept. Clinical Psychology

     

    Let‘s imagine, there is a boy named Felix. His parents notice that something is wrong with him. His teacher says that he tends to be aggressive. They decide that he needs some help. They look for a therapist who can help Felix. Then, Felix gets to know Chris. He is a psychologist and therapist for children and adolescents. After Felix‘s parents have asked him to help, he meets up with Felix. Chris encourages Felix to talk about himself and his world.  He is especially interested in all the different sides of Felix that come out at different times. He calls these different sides „parts“ or „modes“. He asks him: Felix, I am really interested in finding out about you, and about all of your different sides, or „modes“ as I call them. Which different sides of yourself have you noticed? Let‘s write that down, okay?“ Felix creates his own mode-sketch. CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

     

     

     

     

    EXPERIENTIAL STRATEGIES

    Experiential Strategies in Group Schema Therapy 

    Dr. Rita Younan

    Clinical Psychologist

    ISST Advanced Certified Schema Therapy Trainer – Supervisor

    The Victoria Clinic, Melbourne Australia

     

    When I was asked to write this paper on “how to do experiential strategies in group” it got me thinking – what is different about implementing Schema Therapy experiential interventions in a group versus individual? This is something I do day to day, (for the last four years in fact) as part of my role as the Program Director of a Group Schema Therapy Program at a private psychiatric hospital in Melbourne, Australia (The Victoria Clinic). Although GST is theoretically consistent with individual ST and most individual interventions can be adapted to use in groups, a group does offer some additional creative opportunities. GST strategically uses the therapeutic factors of the group modality as described by Yalom. We also know from the Farrell, Shaw & Webber (2009) rct and the published pilot done in the Netherlands (Dickhaut & Arntz, 2014) that a group seems to catalyse the therapeutic effects of ST for patients with BPD. For this article, I discussed the issue with Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw, the developers of Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder and the creative minds behind the imaginative ways in delivering emotion focused techniques within the group setting. GROUP EXPERIENTIAL TECHNIQUES

     

     

     

    MEMORY RECONSOLIDATION

    Memory Reconsolidation: Can we Unlearn Emotional Learning?

    Dr Bruce A. Stevens 

    Advanced Schema Therapist, Australia

    Dr Pierre Cousineau, 

    Advanced Schema Therapist, Canada

     

    In over 25 (Bruce) and 40 (Pierre) years of being  therapists, we have sat for countless hours with patients who have struggled with accepted ‘truths’ about themselves, beliefs that have governed their lives, limited their choices and flooded their relationships with ugly emotions. We have agonized with our patients in the slowness of the change process. 

     

    One of the most important questions in therapy is how can the brain unlearn something? Think of one of your patients with early abuse or neglect. Or trauma. Or low self-esteem. Or dysfunctional relational patterns. This is often the focus of therapeutic efforts and it is frustrating how much the brain resists any change, even of early learning which is inherently irrational and completely dysfunctional. And it can last a lifetime driving dysfunctional patterns of behaviour. MEMORY RECONSOLIDATION

     

     

     

    IMAGERY RESCRIPTING

    Imagery Rescripting: Practical Way to Improve Skills

    Chris Hayes 

    Senior Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Schema Therapist 

    Sexual Assault Resource Centre, Department of Health, Western Australia 

    Director - Schema Therapy Training Australia  

     

    “How about we do some imagery work today?” I said to my client, expecting a predictable imagery rescript where I enter the image, stick up and protect the child, and provide the safety that they had long been deprived. My supervisor at the time had been encouraging me to “do more experiential work." It had worked well in other clients and I was up for the challenge. 

     

    “Close your eyes and get an image of you as a child when you felt unsafe”, I said to my client. My client replied, “I’m walking into my house, I’m about 5, and as I walk in there are five big bikers who are drunk sitting in my lounge room…. I’m scared."

     

    Taken by surprise, I go through the imagery process trying my best to look calm and collected, but secretly thinking….“WHAT ON EARTH AM I GOING TO DO WITH FIVE BIKERS?!”. I looked around the room as if I was looking for an invisible guiding colleague to appear! IMAGERY RESCRIPTING

     

    Share on Your Social Media Account: SHARE THE JOY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

     

     

    Created by Travis Atkinson

    ISST Board Public Affairs & Member Benefits Coordinator

     

    International Society of Schema Therapy e.V. - ISST e.V

    Glossop-Ring 35 

    DE-61118 Bad Vilbel 

    Germany

    Copyright 2015 ISST e.V. All rights reserved. 

    Visit us at www.SchemaTherapySociety.org

    "Be the Change You Help Create"


  • 16 Jun 2016 8:32 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)


    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

    16 June 2016

     

    How to start your perfect day in Vienna. 

    Bring Out Your Happy Child: AcroYoga with Lisa Looping

     

    TRUST, PLAYFULNESS & COMMUNITY: We're excited to offer Vienna conference attendees the opportunity to start the day with Lisa Looping in a yoga activity that blends the wisdom of yoga, the power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of the healing arts: AcroYoga. 

    What is AcroYoga? A team activity that combines three main elements:

    1. Solar Acrobatic Practices: cultivate trust, empowerment, and joy

    2. Lunar Healing Arts Practices: cultivate listening, loving, and letting go 

    3. Yogic Practices: cultivate breath awareness, life balance, and connection

    Step into your power and bring out your "Happy Child" mode: having fun, without knowing what you are capable of, and being curious about exploring new things.

    AcroYoga can teach you how to achieve through teamwork and progressions you may not have known were possible. You can laugh, play, and fall safely into a new sense of how much is possible in your body. As you advance in the session, you will become more skilled with how to fly, to be comfortably upside down, and how to support your fellow participants in the process of learning. Together, you become a team player, building trust through movements that are fun!  

    When: Friday & Saturday Mornings 7:00 - 8:15 a.m.

    Equipment Needed: Please bring your own yoga mat

    Level: Every body, age, and level can participate

    Bring comfortable clothes, and we will have changing rooms available.  

    Lisa Looping is a local yoga instructor and performer based in Vienna (featured on "Austria's Got Talent!"). She will be joined by a colleague to lead the AcroYoga sessions to help reinvigorate your body and soul. See more about Lisa on the website: MORNING YOGA

     

    Important: the morning yoga activity requires enrollment when you register for the conference. If you didn't enroll but would like to attend, or if you can no longer attend the yoga activity, please contact us by emailing: morning activity

     

     

    FREE WIFI & Schema Therapy App:  We have arranged for free wifi for conference attendees at the Messe Wien venue. Our new Schema Therapy App is now available on the Apple Store and on Google Play. Within a week, conference attendees will receive an email containing their usernames and passwords to access all the features available for the Vienna conference. The App will work on any smartphone, tablet device, or laptop, and will simplify your experience--no more thumbing through a mountain of paper--being kind to your fingers, and to the earth.  

     

    The clock is ticking: 14 days

     There's still time to register and get your INSPIRE 2016 Pass for the Schema Therapy Event of the Year: Only a few spaces left!

     

     

      

     

     

    Thursday June 30: Preconference Workshops | Poster Presentations & Welcome Gathering

     

    Friday July 1: Morning AcroYoga Activity | Conference Day 1 

     

    Saturday July 2: Morning AcroYoga Activity | Conference Day 2 | Conference Banquet

     

     

     

     

    Please help promote schema therapy by sharing this email on your social media account: SHARE VIENNA

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    — VIENNA CONFERENCE NEWS —

    One selection at the Preconference Workshop on Thursday June 30th is the full-day workshop: 

     

    "Schema Therapy for Children & Adolescents (ST-CA)" by Christof Loose & Mariya Galimzyanova

     

    A "Sneak Peak" by Christof Loose

    - Click pictures above to see interview -

     

    The aim of this workshop is to establish and to improve a better and more profound understanding of Schema Therapy for Children and Adolescents (ST-CA). Starting with a breif overview of the model applied to children and adolescents, the workshop will cover working with drawings, finger puppets, chair work, board games, storytelling, fairy-tale techniques, marionettes, sand play, and metaphors. A significant part of the workshop will focus on the "Inner House," with a demonstration for how to use the technique, along with an exercise for participants.

     

    Watch Christof Loose, in an interview with Travis Atkinson, describe more about the "Inner House" in his "Sneak Peak." ST-CA PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP 

    One of your selections for the Morning of Friday July 1st from 10:45 to 12:15 includes a workshop by Eelco Muste, Nynke Tuin, Greta Günther, and Connie van Mook:

     

    "Please take my hand and get me out of her. Modes in rescripting: an experiental, multi-disciplinary discourse" 

     

     

    A "Sneak Peak" by Eelco Muste

    - Click picture above to see interview -

     

    Imagery with rescripting is one of the most powerful experiential tools to meet and heal the Vulnerable Child mode, and to strengthen the Healthy Adult mode. In this workshop, you will learn how to apply rescripting throughout multiple disciplines. You will also learn how to use 'nonverbal' therapy (psychomotor, drama, and art therapy), and sociotherapy during rescripting. Finally, challenging situations that arise during rescripting will be discussed, such as how certain modes interfere with the process, and you will be able to practice working through these obstacles. 

     

    Read more about this workshop, and other offerings, by visiting the conference website:  IMAGERY RESCRIPTING

     

     

    Stephansdom Cathedral: Vienna's Most Beloved Landmark

     

    Your logical starting point to explore the past and present:the Gothic Stephansdom Cathedral is Vienna's most beloved landmark, and remains the nucleus upon which the city has grown. The foundations of the original Romanesque church originate from 1147, but the earliest surviving features today are the 13th-century Giant's Door (Riesentor), and the Heathen Towers (Heidentürme). In the 14th and 15th centuries, various Habsburg rulers rebuilt the Gothic nave, the side chapels, and the choir. 

     

    Read more in our extensive travel planner on our website: Vienna Travel Planner

    Help promote schema therapy by sharing this email on your social media account: SHARE VIENNA

     

    See our Event Page on Facebook: INVITE

    "Like Us" on our new Facebook page: FANS

    Follow us on our new Google+ page: Google

     

    Created by Travis Atkinson

    ISST Board Public Affairs & Member Benefits Coordinator

     

    International Society of Schema Therapy e.V. - ISST e.V

    Glossop-Ring 35 

    DE-61118 Bad Vilbel 

    Germany

    ©Copyright 2016 ISST e.V. All rights reserved. 

    Visit us at www.SchemaTherapySociety.org

    "Be the Change You Help Create"

     

  • 02 Jun 2016 2:49 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

    2 June 2016

    June President's Letter 

    Vienna is approaching, with so much to offer!

    by Eckhard Roediger


    Read the latest President's letter, where Eckhard highlights some key features of INSPIRE 2016, including an invitation to attend the General Membership Meeting. Visit: PRESIDENT'S BLOG



    Celebrate INSPIRE 2016 with a Conference T-shirt!

    Order your shirt by June 8th: T-SHIRT

    We designed a perfect souvenior to remember your experience in Vienna! Select your preferred style, size, and quantity. We estimate the cost will be between €8.92 to €11.41, depending on the style you choose and the amount ordered by all attendees (plus applicable taxes and exchange rate fees). We plan to deliver them to the venue in Vienna. Hurry: you must order by June 8th. Click the button below to see the size chart and reserve your shirts:

    Final Reminder: Vote by June 6th! 

    The winner to host INSPIRE 2018 will be announced at the Closing Ceremony in Vienna

    We've created a poll for ISST members to find out what their top choice is to host the next ISST World Conference: Take a few minutes to review the choices by clicking on the images below, and you will be redirected to each city's official tourist website to read more details, and then cast your vote in our poll. The ISST Board will consider your answers to decide which city will be announced as the winner in Vienna on July 2nd at the Closing Ceremony.

    The nominations are listed below, in reverse alphabetical order:

    Washington, D.C., USA

    Perth, Australia

    Kraków, Poland

    Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    Barcelona, Spain 

    Ready to cast your vote? Click the image below:

    After you vote, go to the blog to share why you made your choice to help other members decide.

    The blog is open to be read and commented on by the public. To add a post, you must be an active ISST member enrolled on the website. If you're not yet enrolled, complete the required "Double Opt-In" process at: ENROLL

    Go to the blog now to share your views: INSPIRE 2018

    Joining Us in Vienna? Get Your INSPIRE 2016 Pass Now: There's still time to register and get your INSPIRE 2016 Pass for the Schema Therapy Event of the Year: Space is Limited, and Spots are Filling Fast!

      

    Thursday June 30: Preconference Workshops | Poster Presentations & Welcome Gathering

    Friday July 1: Morning Activity | Conference Day 1 | Evening Social Activity

    Saturday July 2: Morning Activity | Conference Day 2 | Conference Banquet

    — SNEAK PEAKS of Your Selections —

    One of your selections for Friday Morning, July 1st from 10:45 to 12:15 is:

    "Working with an Innovative e-Health App 'Secure Nest' Designed Specifically for Schema Therapy: New Avenues for Meeting Client's Needs in a Digital Era."

    Watch the "Sneak Peak" interview now: NEW TOOLS

    Secure Nest is a web-based application built to support schema therapists in working with clients. This workshop will demonstrate the features of the application, including how to support clients through the stages of therapy. Several uses of the application will be shown to guide therapists. Watch the "Sneak Peak" interview with Sally and Joseph Skewes to find out more about the workshop and Secure Nest: e-Health Tools

    Magnificent views of both old and new Vienna: the Riesenrad Ferris Wheel

    The 200-foot Ferris wheel was one of three built in Europe at the end of the 19th century, but the only one to survive. Views from the cars provide vistas of the best of Vienna. The Ferris wheel is located in the 2nd District, Leopoldstadt, not far from the Reed Messe Wien Conference venue, and open daily from 9 a.m. to midnight. €8.50.

    Read the list of top activities in our Vienna Travel Planner: SEE VIENNA

    See our Event Page on Facebook: INVITE

    "Like Us" on our new Facebook page: FANS

    Follow us on our new Google+ page: Google

    Created by Travis Atkinson

    ISST Board Public Affairs & Member Benefits Coordinator


    "Be the Change You Help Create"

    International Society of Schema Therapy e.V. - ISST e.V

    Glossop-Ring 35 

    DE-61118 Bad Vilbel 

    Germany

    ©Copyright 2016 ISST e.V. All rights reserved. 

    Visit us at www.SchemaTherapySociety.org

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