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  • 04 Apr 2016 10:20 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

    4 April 2016

     

    Register now for the schema therapy event of the year in Vienna!

    We're proud to host the Schema Therapy World Conference in Vienna. Take advantage of the Early-Bird Pass to save €40-€50 before April 15th.

    We never want to stop learning, and one of the best ways to grow is through the collaboration with other colleagues. Nowhere this year is there a better opportunity for schema therapists to gather for inspiration than Vienna for the ISST INSPIRE 2016 World Conference.

    Whatever you're into, we've got a selection for you: We now have the entire program of the Vienna Conference online, with details about each selection, along with bios of presenters, at: INSPIRE 2016. You will see workshops, symposiums, hot topics, case presentations, and panel discussions focusing on how to apply schema therapy to a vast number of populations, with an emphasis on mode work. You will also see summaries of the keynote speakers and pre-conference workshops by some of the key leaders in the field, both from within and outside of schema therapy.

    Are We Prisoners of Our Personality? Keynote address by Will Fleeson

    Can we change who we are, or are we prisoners of our personality? Are personality traits permanent and unwavering? How do schemas relate to traits? Will Fleeson will discuss Whole Trait Theory, offering a detailed model of traits with optimistic evidence suggesting that our personality is plastic, to a greater extent than previously thought. This plasticity provides us freedom to create the lives we want, but also reveals consequences of symptom variability from moment to moment, on a greater scale than once thought. 

    Will Fleeson is a Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, USA. His interests include the nature of personality, consistency, self-regulation, development, well-being, borderline personality disorder, and moral character. Will's studies on the distributions of behavior and their implications for personality won SPSP's Theoretical Innovation Prize, and the Carol and Ed Diener Award in Personality Psychology in 2015.

    Read more about Will Fleeson's keynote address, along with details of the many other distinguished presenters in Vienna, on the conference website: INSPIRE 2016

    Get Your Early-Bird Pass: There's still time to register, save €40-€50, and get your Early-Bird pass for the schema therapy event of the year: Savings Expire on April 15th

      

    Thursday June 30: Pre-conference 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

     

     

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

    — VIENNA CONFERENCE NEWS —

    Join TEAM INSPIRE: promote the conference by getting the word out to your friends and colleagues

    We are forming a team to help promote schema therapy throughout the world, and to help spread the word so that as many people as possible will get to experience INSPIRE 2016! If you have an interest in marketing or publicity, or just want to lend your talents to a great cause, take a moment to sign-up to help promote the Vienna conference to colleagues in your area! Go to: VOLUNTEER FOR TEAM INSPIRE

    The Hofburg: Walk in the Footsteps of Emperor Franz Josef

    Walk through the Imperial Palace to see some of the finest Baroque interiors in Europe. Until 1918, the Hofburg was the home of the Habsburgs. Today, it is a vast sightseeing destination, including the Imperial Apartments, two imperial treasuries, six museums, the National Library, and the famous Winter Riding School. Don't miss the latest Hofburg attraction, a museum devoted to "Sisi," the beloved Empress Elisabeth and beautiful wife of Franz Joseph who was the talk of Europe. See it all with the €23 "Sisi Ticket," including the Kaiserappartements, Silberkammer, Imperial Furniture Depot, Vienna Furniture Museum, and a Grand Tour of the Schönbrunn Palace. Review our complete guide to travel within Vienna at: Vienna Travel Planner



     

    Share the INSPIRE 2016 Flyer with your colleagues

    We created a promotional flyer to help share the details about the Vienna Conference, and we invite you to download the pdf, available in several languages. So far, Lydia Tineo has helped with the Spanish translation, Sevinc Goral-Alkan with the Turkish version, Danielle Sauvé with the French translation, and Paula Guths will be translating the Portuguese flyer. If you don't see your language, or see needed edits in your native language, please help by emailing: TRANSLATION HELP

    Share the flyer at other conferences you are attending, at gatherings with colleagues, on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn), or on other professional listserves that allow for postings. The Vienna Conference is one of the best ways professionals can get to know schema therapy; help as many colleagues as you can to learn more. Visit: INSPIRE 2016 FLYER

    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

     

    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"


  • 24 Mar 2016 2:29 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INSPIRE 2016 isn't just a conference - it's an experience

    Share the inspiration with your colleagues and friends in Vienna

    Researchers, clinicians, educators, and trainers who effectively practice schema therapy know firsthand how the results of the model can lead to real recovery in clients, not just symptom reduction. We never want to stop learning, and one of the best ways to grow is through the collaboration with other colleagues. Nowhere is there a better opportunity for schema therapists to gather for inspiration than Vienna this summer for the ISST INSPIRE 2016 conference.

    Whatever you're into, we've got a selection for you: We now have the entire program of the Vienna Conference online, with details about each selection, along with bios of presenters, at: INSPIRE 2016. You will see workshops, symposiums, hot topics, case presentations, and panel discussions focusing on how to apply schema therapy to a vast number of populations, with an emphasis on mode work. You will also see summaries of the keynote speakers and pre-conference workshops by some of the key leaders in the field, both from within and outside of schema therapy.

    Together Again: If you attend the conference in Vienna, you’ll have the opportunity to meet our Honorary President, Jeff Young, the creator of schema therapy, and Arnoud Arntz, our Honorary Scientific Director, a pioneer researcher in the field of schema therapy. Jeff will be presenting a Welcome Address, and will be participating in panel discussions, including a special Plenary Panel focusing on the role of mode work in schema therapy. In his Keynote, Arnoud will talk about the scientific foundation of the mode model and its effectiveness in clinical practice. During the conference, he will participate in a case conceptualization, symposium, and more. Read the details about Arnoud and Jeff, and the many other distinguished presenters in Vienna, on the conference website: INSPIRE 2016

    We hope you take advantage of this opportunity in Vienna to learn from schema therapy’s most provocative and influential leaders, and to contribute to your fellow colleague’s growth by sharing a part of your own experience—a way of learning that only the Vienna conference can offer to so many schema therapists from around the world.

    Get Your Early-Bird Pass: There's still time to register, save €40-€50, and get your Early-Bird pass for the schema therapy event of the year: Savings Expire on April 15th

      

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

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

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



    Join TEAM INSPIRE: promote the conference by getting the word out to your friends and colleagues

    We are forming a team to help promote schema therapy throughout the world, and to help spread the word so that as many people as possible will get to experience INSPIRE 2016! If you have an interest in marketing or publicity, or just want to lend your talents to a great cause, take a moment to sign-up to help promote the Vienna conference to colleagues in your area! Go to: VOLUNTEER FOR TEAM INSPIRE


    Schönbrunn Palace: the Glories of Imperial Austria

    Spend a half day experiencing the Habsburg's former summer home, a highlight for both Rococo romantics and Habsburg followers. This is the top tourist site in Vienna for a reason, since nowhere is the history of imperial Austria more prominent. Designed by Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach in 1696, with significant alterations for Maria Theresa 40 years later, this is the Habsburg summer residence that lies within the Vienna city limits. Take time to wander through the beautiful grounds, open from dawn to dusk. Gather more inspiration as you look out from the beautiful vistas inside the palace that Maria Theresa, Napoléon, and Franz Josef viewed. See our complete guide to travel within Vienna at: Vienna Travel Planner

    Share the INSPIRE 2016 Flyer with your colleagues

    We created a promotional flyer to help share the details about the Vienna Conference, and we invite you to download the pdf, available in several languages. So far, Lydia Tineo has helped with the Spanish translation, Sevinc Goral-Alkan with the Turkish version, and Danielle Sauvé will be helping with the French translation. If you don't see your language, or see needed edits in your native language, please help by emailing: TRANSLATION HELP.

    Share the flyer at other conferences you are attending, at gatherings with colleagues, on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn), or on other professional listserves that allow for postings. The Vienna Conference is one of the best ways professionals can get to know schema therapy; help as many colleagues as you can to learn more. Visit: INSPIRE 2016 FLYER

    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"


  • 10 Mar 2016 3:35 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    Schema Therapy Bulletin

    March 2016: Schema Couples Therapy

    “We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all” - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Few intimate relationships commence and develop with the prospect thoughts of tough times ahead, however conflict, challenges and emotional pain are often side effects from are a natural accompaniment to being close to someone.

    At the centre of our psychological makeup lies vulnerability, and interpersonal relationships are often where human beings feel that vulnerability. Often the epicentre of vulnerability is observed in the couples relationship, where feelings are magnified by love, romantic bonds, family and ties.

    Dysfunctional schemas and modes can be perpetuated by unhealthy, relationships or healed and transformed by healthy and satisfying ones. More recently, the complex interplay between 2 people and their history has become a focus of Schema Therapy. This model suggests ways to explain, improve and resolve some of the obstacles to successful relationships, through its focus on meeting basic human needs. The basic human need to feel safe, secure, connected and cared about,  and the factors that interfere with getting those needs met in healthy and adaptive ways, are explored in this issue.

    Co- Editors,

    Chris Hayes (Australia)  

    Lissa Parsonnet (USA) 

    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 MARCH'S ISSUE 

    Mode TrackingSM with Couples

    by Chiara Simeone DiFrancesco, Ph.D.  (USA) 

    Mode TrackingSM and Need TalkSM are service marks created by the author and belonging to Dialog International Press, LLC

    What is Mode TrackingSM and how does it work? Mode TrackingSM comes from the conceptualization of Schema Therapy. It involves the activation of the developmental history of a person, particularly in their childhood. Because we do not live in a perfect world, most children have at least some of their core needs unmet. How core needs are or are not met will impact the individual’s emotional development and their capacity for connection with others. The vantage point of adulthood does not necessarily bring recognition of the lessons learned in childhood, and the consequent formation of early maladaptive schemas (schemas).  Schemas are complex patterns that arouse the autonomic nervous system into a familiar way of coping that maintains the unmet need. These schemas can generally be classified into 18 different patterns. This helps us have some meta-awareness of their activation. 

    One can track the activation of the schemas like pistons firing in an engine. Together they more or less, depending on their state of repair, get the car moving.  When schemas are activate, often many of them in rapid succession, people exhibit schema modes. We can observe this from a three-dimensional perspective of core emotions activated (Child Modes), the cognitively mediated “voice in one’s head” (Parent Modes) providing commentary about self and others, and the actual ensuing behaviors (Coping Modes). These layers can be diagrammed in a Mode Map or Mode Cycle Clashcard. They can also be experienced through the exercise of placing the modes in chairs, as their layers are “peeled off” like thin onion skins occurring at some moments nanosecond by nanosecond. MODE TRACKING

    A Schema Therapy Approach to Affairs

    by Professor Bruce A Stevens, PhD (Australia)

    Affairs are often part of the breakdown of relationships. Sadly, it seems that few people have much psychological insight into what happened or are wiser after the event. ST can help us to understand and possibly find some resources to deal with this common challenge in couple counseling.

    Almost all people enter a romantic relationship, whether marriage or living together, with a conscious intention of remaining sexually faithful, so an affair is inevitably a falling from an initial ideal, whether a religious or a personal value. It is usually secretive, guilt-inducing in the person involved and anywhere from infuriating to shattering for the partner who finds out. Although most of our discussion of this topic focuses on the affair in relation to a marriage, the dynamics are similar for an engagement, de facto partnership, or longer term committed relationship. In those cases, there may be less of a public dimension than with vows made in a marriage service, but often there are children involved and the legal situation can easily become entangled. AFFAIRS

    Healing relationships: How to extend the mode model into an interpersonal perspective

    by Eckhard Roediger, MD (Germany) 

    The conventional mode model is based looking at a single person and their biographical imprints resulting in schemas and coping styles. Schemas result from interpersonal experiences and tend to be acted out in current relationships (Young et al. 2003). So there is already an implicit interpersonal thinking underlying the schema model. Additionally, our partner selection is schema driven based on what Jeff Young called “chemistry”: In a nutshell that means that we  choose what we already know and do what we already can. We often end up in what Jeff Young called “life traps” (Young 2012). 

    Understanding current relations problems including the therapeutic interaction based on an interpersonal schema therapy model seems helpful – if not necessary - to improve them. Such an adjusted mode model for supervision purposes and for treating couples has been outlined (Roediger & Laireiter 2013; Simeone-DiFrancesco et al. 2015). The core concept of the interpersonal mode model focuses on the mode cycles between the coping modes of the partners. Relationships tend to stabilize themselves in a number of mode cycles, in a more or less functional way. HEALING RELATIONSHIPS

    Ruptures in the Therapeutic Alliance: Repairing and Rebuilding Trust with a Couple

    by Travis Atkinson, LCSW (USA)

    Challenges in the treatment room are constantly present for the individual therapist. These may include obstacles to developing and maintaining a strong therapeutic alliance, barriers to the ability to empathize with the client, and hurdles in working with the client to establish goal consensus and collaboration during treatment. With two clients in the room, double the possibilities for obstacles, and the challenges faced by the therapist working with a couple become more apparent.

    Of the many hurdles the couples therapist faces, one of the biggest threats to successful outcome lies in a rupture to the therapeutic alliance. The therapeutic bond between clients and therapist stands out as crucial to successful couples therapy, along with the treatment methods used, the characteristics of the client, and the qualities of the therapist (Norcross, 2011). When tension or breakdowns in the therapeutic relationship occur, the success of the treatment often diminishes, and failure to resolve the ruptures may lead to the end of couples therapy. RUPTURES IN COUPLES 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"


  • 04 Mar 2016 3:37 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    Schema therapy's most celebrated event is back

    Share the inspiration with your colleagues and friends in Vienna

    The gathering that started in 2006 is returning, and this year, it will be hosted in Vienna: the ISST INSPIRE 2016 ConferenceFrom the beginning, the biannual conference has been the most essential and celebrated schema therapy gathering.This is the place to get practical guidance and the latest information on applying schema therapy. No other gathering brings together so many schema therapists from throughout the world. INSPIRE 2016 will give you the inspirational spirit and creativity that will take you to new levels in your work. 

    Online registration for this year's conference is up and running: What is it with Modes? The transdiagnostic power of mode work in schema therapy. You can choose from multiple workshops and presentations to enhance your work, and experience a full lineup of keynote speakers, from both inside and outside of the schema therapy world, including: Arnoud ArntzWendy BeharyEckhard RoedigerDavid BernsteinWill FleesonRichard Chefetz, and Marvin Goldfried. A highlight will be a special welcome address from Jeff Young, the creator of schema therapy. He will also head a plenary presentation that all attendees will surely enjoy. 

    You will have options during the Preconference Workshops: a full-day on couples, group work, children and adolescents, chair work, or fine-tuning imagery rescripting; or one or two half-day workshops on discovering schema modes within yourself and your patients, or working with sexual difficulties. Conference Day offerings will be posted on the website shortly, along with the complete schedule.

    The conference is being designed to truly inspire you, from presentations to activities. We will focus special attention on helping you meet new friends, and connect with colleagues you know from around the world, all while gaining new skills and insights in the work you care so much about.

    We trust that in Vienna, you will be exposed to some of the greatest advances in the field of schema therapy, and reach new levels of inspiration in your work, expanding your vision of the schema therapist you want to become.

    Check out the conference details, and register online before the April 15th early-bird savings expire.

    Thursday June 30: Preconference Workshops | Welcome Activity

    Friday July 1: Conference Day 1 | Evening Social Activity

    Saturday July 2: Conference Day 2 | Conference Banquet

    Join TEAM INSPIRE: promote the conference by getting the word out to your friends and colleagues

    We are forming a team to help promote schema therapy throughout the world, and to help spread the word so that as many people as possible will get to experience INSPIRE 2016! If you have an interest in marketing or publicity, or just want to lend your talents to a great cause, take a moment to sign-up to help promote the Vienna conference to colleagues in your area! Go to: VOLUNTEER FOR TEAM INSPIRE

    Demel: the best-known pastry shop in Vienna

    In a city known for its tortes, Demel's almond-chocolate Senegaltorte takes the cake. If you have a sweet tooth, Demel will be worth every euro. For a guilt-free experience, simply enjoy the mouthwatering displays from the shopwindows, some of the best in Austria. Find more tips in our Vienna Travel Planner section of our website: MOUTHWATERING TORTES


    Share the INSPIRE 2016 Flyer with your colleagues

    We created a promotional flyer to help share the details about the Vienna Conference, and we invite you to download the pdf, available in several languages. If you don't see your language, please help by emailing to offer a translation of the text, and we will upload that to the website for you to download and distribute: TRANSLATION HELP

    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"

    Share the flyer at other conferences you are attending, at gatherings with colleagues, or on other professional listserves that allow for postings. The Vienna Conference is one of the best ways professionals can get to know schema therapy; help as many colleagues as you can learn more. Visit: INSPIRE 2016 FLYER

  • 18 Feb 2016 11:04 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

    18 February 2016

     

    A new logo for a new era

    ISST moves forward with a new design

    After a rigourous design process to come up with a new symbol to represent our rapidly growing society, we are happy to introduce our new logo. From the sans serif font to the new color scheme, it welcomes ISST into the present, with an eye toward the future. Together with the many features on our website for clinicians, researchers, educators, and supporters, we are proud to offer members the most up-to-date technologies to help every member connect with others, and to spread the message that schema therapy offers throughout the world. Our new logo symbolizes our movement forward, helping you be the change you help create.

    — LATEST NEWS & WEBSITE POSTS 

    The Ambassador Program for the 2016 ISST Vienna Conference

    Designed for professionals from developing and evolving countries from throughout the world

    Dear Fellow ISST Members...

    On behalf of the Brainstormers and the ISST Board, I am delighted to write you to keep you apprised of another exciting event emerging from the collaborative efforts of the ISST Executive Committee and the ISST Brainstorming WorkGroup... 

    The Executive Board members have unanimously decided to make possible an opportunity, for a group of specially selected individuals, to attend our Bi-Annual ISST Conference this year. 

    These carefully chosen individuals will have demonstrated a remarkable enthusiasm for the schema therapy model, combined with pioneering efforts—in their part of the world—to promote schema therapy in their professional and academic communities. We will be extending an invitation for them to join us at this year's Conference as an “ambassador” of schema therapy, representing their country of origin. 

    The Ambassadors Program will be comprised of a group of professionals, from developing and evolving countries around the world, who have shown enthusiasm for schema therapy through significant contributions in areas such as, academia, research, writing, teaching, and/or clinical practice, and who would not have the financial capacity to join us without our support. Therefore, the ISST will provide 50% financial assistance toward some of their costs as well as free access to the conference and the conference banquet party, held on Saturday night.  

    The “Ambassadors” will also be invited to participate in a special meet-and-greet session that I will facilitate with other generous volunteers... where they will have a chance to share their experiences with other ambassadors as well as the opportunity to meet and discuss their areas of interest with prominent members of our schema society’s global community.  I am so grateful for the inspiring support of fellow Brainstormers who have volunteered their time and commitment to help out with the Ambassadors Project both before and during the Conference. 

    We, of course, welcome other members to become a part of this exciting and important addition to the ISST Conference event.  We look forward to offering our ambassadors a warm welcome as we recognize their contributions in promoting and expanding the reach of schema therapy around the world, especially in places where it might be otherwise challenging to receive the formal training without some form of subsidy or scholarship. We look forward to learning more about how the ISST might best help them with their specific needs for further development of their programs and projects.

    Looking forward to seeing you once again this year, in the beautiful city of Vienna!

    With Warmest Wishes,

    Wendy

    Wendy T. Behary, President (2010-2014)

    The International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST

    The Cognitive Therapy Center Of NJ, Director

    The NJ Institute For Schema Therapy, Director

     

    A top activity in Vienna: an extended break at a Kaffeehause

    This summer during your ISST conference activities in Vienna, savor the flavor together with a schema therapy friend or colleague of some of the world's best coffee at a cafe landmark with the ritual at a Kaffeehause, where coffee is served from one end of the city to the other. Legend has it that an Austrian spy infiltrated the invading Ottoman armies laying siege to Vienna in 1683, who learned about the Turk's "drug" called coffee. Once the Ottoman armies retreated, the ecstatic Habsburg emperor in Vienna granted this spy his wish: to retain the bags of coffee beans the retreating armies left behind. He took the beans, and opened the first coffee shop in Vienna, giving birth to Kaffeehause. Read about the many activities you can do during your conference visit in Vienna on our website: VIENNA TRAVEL PLANNER

    SAVE THE DATES: INSPIRE 2016 ISST VIENNA CONFERENCE

    Thursday June 30: Preconference Workshops | Evening Welcome Reception

    Friday July 1: Conference Day 1 | Evening Social Activity

    Saturday July 2: Conference Day 2 | Evening Conference Banquet

    FORUM: Want to connect with other members attending the conference? Visit the INSPIRE 2016 Forum to post comments, questions, or suggestions, only accessible to members who have enrolled on the website: CONNECT IN VIENNA

     

    Created by Travis Atkinson

    ISST Coordinator for Public Affairs & Member Benefits

    Questions: EMAIL

     

     

    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"

     

  • 10 Feb 2016 10:43 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

    10 February 2016


    Vienna: The Marvels of Old and New 

    The setting for INSPIRE 2016 could not be more ideal. As one of Europe's grandest cities of the past, today Vienna has a vibrant city scene with much more to offer than just the past. With a multicultural population, beautiful architecture, delicious restaurants, and a music scene that is one of Europe's best-kept secrets, attending the INSPIRE 2016 ISST Vienna Conference will be a delight, both inside the ultra-modern Reed Messe Congress Center venue, and outside the conference exploring old and new Vienna.

    We are awaiting the final annoucements for conference workshops, when your options for conference days will be available. The detailed conference program will also be revealed shortly, along with your top choices of conference activities from our survey last fall.

    Visit our Member Only Online Forum to connect with other members attending the conference, to ask questions, or to make suggestions: INSPIRE 2016 FORUM

    SAVE THE DATES: VIENNA 2016

    Thursday June 30: Preconference Workshops | Evening Welcome Reception

    Friday July 1: Conference Day 1 | Evening Social Activity

    Saturday July 2: Conference Day 2 | Evening Conference Banquet

    Conference Venue: Reed Messe Wien Congress Center

    The conference is at Messe Wien, located in District 2, Leopoldstadt. Messe Wien is an ultra-modern, flexible conference venue offering atmospheric, attractive, and functional spaces enabling all attendees to enjoy the conference. Visit our venue page for more information, including transportation and parking: MESSE WIEN

    Traveling to Vienna

    By Plane: Vienna International Airport at Schwechat is 12 miles/19 km southeast of the city.

    By Train: The city's main train station is the Hauptbahnhof Wien for national and international travel.

    Vienna Travel Planner: For detailed travel information, visit our helpful summary for conference attendees. Go to: TRAVEL TO VIENNA

    Vienna Hotel Suggestions

    Our conference organizer has pre-selected centrally located hotels near the conference venue, and added our own recommendations of unique, design hotels that are top-rated and good values to the list. We suggest that you stay at one of the hotels on the list, where you'll more likely connect with other conference attendees, to get the most out of your conference experience.

    You can review a wide-range of hotel options, starting at €69, by visiting: INSPIRE 2016 HOTELS

    Eating in Vienna

    Explore a new generation of chefs occupying Viennese kitchens, who developed Neue Wiener Küche. Whether you prefer the traditional cuisines, or the exciting new dishes, Vienna is sure to please your palate. We have a listing of top-rated restaurants in different districts of the city, at prices sure to please any budget. Read reviews, and make reservations in advance. Visit: EAT IN VIENNA

     

    Created by Travis Atkinson

    ISST Coordinator for Public Affairs & Member Benefits

    Questions: EMAIL

    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"

  • 30 Jan 2016 9:00 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

    30 January 2016

    "Empathically Attuned Caregiver Mode in the Treatment Room" 

    An interview with Wendy Behary, a keynote speaker at INSPIRE 2016 in Vienna

    Wendy Behary will be featured as a keynote speaker this summer in Vienna, and in an interview with Travis Atkinson, she gives us a "sneak peak" of key elements of her address:

    • Why is the "empathic stance" the most critical part of a schema therapist's posture in the treatment room?
    • What is the difference between expressing sympathy or compassion with a client/patient compared to empathic resonance?
    • Does empathy differ in more challenging cases, such as treating a narcissist or a challenging couple?
    • What can get in the way of a therapist being able to stay in an "empathically attuned caregiver mode?"  

    Wendy answers these questions and more, previewing her keynote address. Watch her describe working in the "empathically attuned caregiver mode," and listen for examples that you can use in your work as a schema therapist. Visit: EMPATHICALLY ATTUNED MODE

     

    See Wendy in Vienna at INSPIRE 2016!

     



     

    Wendy is the former President of ISST, serving from 2010 - 2014. She is the founder and director of the Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. Wendy started training and working with Jeffrey Young in 1989, and has been treating clients, training professionals, and supervising psychotherapists for more than 20 years.  She chairs the Brainstorming subcommittee for ISST, and is the author of "Disarming the Narcissist." Wendy will be a featured keynote speaker at the INSPIRE 2016 ISST Vienna Conference June 30 - July 2.


    — LATEST NEWS & WEBSITE POSTS —

     

    Registration for INSPIRE 2016 is NOW OPEN! 

    "What is it with Modes? The Transdiagnostic Power of Mode Work in Schema Therapy"

    ISST Vienna Conference

    June 30 - July 2, 2016 

    We are excited to announce that registration for the INSPIRE 2016 ISST Conference in Vienna is now open! You can browse through options, and register to receive Early-Bird Savings. Enroll through our online portal, and you will see options for the following:

    Preconference Workshops: select your top-two choices for full- or half-day workshops taking place June 30th

    Workshops: register for the conference days, July 1st and 2nd, and you will have the first opportunity to select your top workshop choices when the entire program is announced

    Banquet: reserve your seat at the beautiful Marina Restaurant on the Danube River in Vienna for Saturday July 2nd

    Enjoy Early-Bird Savings: Register by April 15th!

    To register, click the button below:

    Want to Inspire Conference Attendees in Vienna? Don't Miss the February 1st Deadline to submit your proposals for panels, symposia, hot-topic talks, case discussions, workshops, and poster presentations

    For directions to submit your proposals, visit: SUBMISSIONS


    Schema Therapy for Chronic Depression: Read the Exciting Results of a Multiple Single Case Series, Available for a Limited Time

    In a remarkable study by Fritz Renner, Arnoud Arntz, Frenk P.M.L. Peeters, Jill Lobbestael, and Marcus J.H. Huibers, individual schema therapy was applied to adults with chronic depression. 

    The results:

    • Large descreases in depressive symptoms 
    • Large improvements in overall well-being

    Read the full text, provided by the publisher for a limited time: TREATING CHRONIC DEPRESSION

    Created by Travis Atkinson

    ISST Coordinator for Public Affairs & Member Benefits

    Questions: EMAIL 

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    "Be the Change You Help Create"

  • 21 Jan 2016 12:53 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

    20 January 2016

    Working with Children and Adolescents with Schema Therapy (ST-CA)

    An interview with Christof Loose and Maria Galimzyanova

    How does schema therapy for children and adolescents differ from standard cognitive behavioral therapy, or to schema therapy for adults? Christof Loose, a psychologist at the Institute of Experimental Psychology at the University of Dusseldorf and private practitioner in Germany, and Maria Galimzyanova, an associate professor at St. Petersburg State Univeristy in Russia, answer this question and more as they describe how they joined as a team to develop schema therapy for children and adolescents (ST-CA). Watch Christof and Maria share examples of how they apply schema therapy for children and adolescents in an interview by Travis Atkinson. Visit: CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

    See Christof & Maria in Vienna at INSPIRE 2016!



     

    Christof and Maria are both advanced certified schema therapists, supervisors & trainers for individuals and children/adolescents. Christof is the chair of ISST's Children and Adolescents Special Interest Group, and Maria is also certified as an advanced group schema therapist, supervisor and trainer. They present workshops and trainings internationally, and will be featured at the INSPIRE 2016 ISST Vienna Conference on June 30th at a Preconference Workshop.

    — LATEST NEWS & WEBSITE POSTS —

    INSPIRE 2016

    What is it with Modes?

    The Transdiagnostic Power of Mode Work in Schema Therapy

    ISST Vienna Conference

    June 30 - July 2, 2016 

    Need a little extra time to submit your presentation proposal? No problem. We've extended the submission deadline to February 1, 2016. Keynote speakers and preconference workshops have been announced, both from within and outside of the schema therapy community, and more exciting announcements are coming shortly as plans are being set to make sure you have an incredible experience with your fellow schema therapy friends and colleagues at the Vienna conference. 

    Deadline Extended for Submissions:

    February 1, 2016: proposals for panels, symposia, hot-topic talks, case discussions, workshops, and poster presentations

    For directions to submit your proposals, visit: SUBMISSIONS

    Ready to Experience the Charm of Vienna?

    The past points toward the future in the beautiful city of Vienna, one of Europe's grandest cities with a vibrant scene you'll enjoy this summer. Even if you have been to Vienna before, with some smart planning, you can discover new corners that promise to satisfy. Use our VIENNA TRAVEL PLANNER to become familiar with the city layout, and see some of the top sights and activities that Vienna has to offer. Visit: VIENNA PLANNER


    Submit Your Blog: Share Your Story

    Send us your insights and perspectives from your work, activities, and experiences as a clinician, researcher, educator, supporter, or fan of ISST to be posted on our website blog. Submit your blog now, and include a picture (.jpg format) to help other members become familiar with you, and if you have a web address, make sure to include it. This is one of the best ways to help others get to know you more, and one of the top ways to increase your search engine visibility. Plus, use ISST as a tool for you--we'll use our vast media network to help promote you as a member of ISST. 

    What to do? 

    • Submit a blog consisting of 500-1000 words
    • Add a picture to complement your blog
    • English not your primary language? No problem. Your work can be submitted and edited
    • The goal of a blog can be to inform, analyze, assist, or entertain

    Give yourself a boost, help all ISST members learn from you, and share your story now:  SUBMIT


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    Germany

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    Visit us at www.SchemaTherapySociety.org

    "Be the Change You Help Create"

  • 15 Jan 2016 7:45 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCHEMA THERAPY

    15 January 2016

    Deadline for INSPIRE 2016 ISST Vienna Conference Presentation Submissions: January 20th, 2016

    Wednesday is the final day to submit your proposal for a panel, symposia, hot-topic talk, case discussion, workshop, or poster presentation for the INSPIRE 2016 ISST Vienna Conference, taking place from June 30th to July 2nd, 2016. The conference theme is: "What is it with Modes? The Transdiagnostic Power of Mode Work in Schema Therapy." 

    If you have not yet submitted your proposal, please do so now. If you have already submitted, please check that you received an automated email confirmation from us. Using our online portal, the process to submit your proposal is easy to complete. Take a few minutes to review the instructions, and submit your proposal before the deadline passes.

    Deadline for Submissions: 

    January 20, 2016: proposals for panels, symposia, hot-topic talks, case discussions, workshops, and poster presentations

    To submit your proposal, visit: SUBMISSIONS

    If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact us at: isst.vienna.2016@gmail.com

    Responses to submissions will be announced by late February 2016. 

    Yours, 

    Eshkol Rafaeli (on behalf of the The ISST Program Committee)



    — VIENNA CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS —

    Preconference Workshops Announced

    Full-Day Workshops

    What is it with Modes for Distressed Couples? 

    How Schema Couples Therapy Uses Mode Work to Heal Relationships

    by Travis Atkinson, Eckhard Roediger, Poul Perris, Chiara DiFrancesco, David Edwards & Bruce Stevens 

    Experiential Techniques for Mode Work in Group Therapy 

    by Paul Kasyanik & Elena Romanova

    Fine Tuning Imagery Re-Scripting 

    by Chris Hayes & Remco van der Wijngaart

    Transformational Chair Work: The Advanced Dialogues

    by Scott Kellogg 

    Schema Therapy for Children & Adolescents (ST-CA)

    by Christof Loose & Maria Galimzyanova

    Half-Day Workshops 

    Sexual Difficulties: 

    A Schema Therapy Approach for Conceptualization and Treatment

    by Eshkol Rafaeli & Offer Maurer 

    Discovering Schema Modes in Oneself and in One's Patients: An Interactive, Self-Experience Workshop Combining Therapy and Positive Psychology

    by David P. Bernstein

    Young Investigator Award

    The ISST Board invites submissions for the 1st Biennial Young Investigator Award. The recipient of the award will receive a certificate and a cash prize of €1000. The award will be based upon a presentation (poster, symposium talk, or hot topic talk) to be presented in the Vienna 2016 ISST conference, as well as on evidence of engagement in a program of research that is consistent with the mission of ISST and holds a promise of developing theoretical or practical applications that represent clear advances to the field. The work should eventually take the form of independent or collaborative work published in high-impact journals, competitive grant support, etc.

    Submissions should include the following:

    • Submission of a poster, symposium talk, or hot topic talk which includes designation that the submitter is interested in being considered for the Young Investigator Award. This is done through the regular submission portal.
    • Concurrent with the submission (i.e., by the January 15, 2016 deadline), all candidates for the Award shall send a Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the conference email address: EMAIL  
    • Candidates must be within their graduate (or post-graduate) training, or no more than 10 years after the completion of the terminal degree in their field (e.g., PhD, MD).

    — INSPIRE 2016 VIENNA UPDATES & MORE —

    Sign-up now for conference updates

    Registration will be opening for the Vienna conference shortly, and we want to make sure you don't miss out on the latest news and events. Take a few minutes to browse the website, including reviewing our "Vienna Travel Planner" page. You may also sign-up for updates on the INSPIRE 2016 page.

    Looking for a hotel or place to stay in Vienna? We will include recommended hotels that you can reserve directly on the registration page, and will suggest more options depending on your needs on the ISST website. 

    Visit the website now for more details: INSPIRE 2016 VIENNA

     

    Upcoming Schema Therapy Events

    View more schema therapy events on the website: EVENTS

    Sponsoring an event that is not yet listed on the website?  SUBMIT EVENTS

     

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    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"

  • 04 Dec 2015 5:39 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)


    Ready to Inspire Us? New Deadlines to Submit Your Proposal for INSPIRE 2016 ISST Vienna Conference

    With the holiday season fast approaching, we want you to have a little extra time to submit your proposal to present at the INSPIRE 2016 ISST Vienna Conference on June 30 - July 2, 2016. The conference theme is: "What is it with Modes? The Transdiagnostic Power of Mode Work in Schema Therapy." 

    Using our online portal, the process to submit your proposal is easy to complete. Take a few minutes to review the instructions, and submit your proposal before the deadlines pass.

    New Deadlines for Submissions:

    December 15, 2015: proposals for pre-conference workshops 

    January 20, 2016: proposals for panels, symposia, hot-topic talks, case discussions, workshops, and poster presentations

    For directions to submit your proposals, visit: SUBMISSIONS


    — VIENNA CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS —

    Young Investigator Award Announced

    The ISST Board invites submissions for the 1st Biennial Young Investigator Award. The recipient of the award will receive a certificate and a cash prize of €1000. The award will be based upon a presentation (poster, symposium talk, or hot topic talk) to be presented in the Vienna 2016 ISST conference, as well as on evidence of engagement in a program of research that is consistent with the mission of ISST and holds a promise of developing theoretical or practical applications that represent clear advances to the field. The work should eventually take the form of independent or collaborative work published in high-impact journals, competitive grant support, etc.

    Submissions should include the following:

    • Submission of a poster, symposium talk, or hot topic talk which includes designation that the submitter is interested in being considered for the Young Investigator Award. This is done through the regular submission portal.
    • Concurrent with the submission (i.e., by the January 20, 2016 deadline), all candidates for the Award shall send a Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the conference email address: EMAIL  
    • Candidates must be within their graduate (or post-graduate) training, or no more than 10 years after the completion of the terminal degree in their field (e.g., PhD, MD)



    Keynote Speakers Announced 

    Schema Modes: Bridging Clinical Practice and Scientific Research

    by Arnoud Arntz

    Harnessing a Sturdy and Effective Empathically Attuned Caregiver Mode in the Treatment Room

    by Wendy Behary

    From what you see to what you need -- towards an Interpersonal Schema Therapy

    by Eckhard Roediger

    Self-States: What they are, what they aren't

    by Richard Chefetz 

    Whole Trait Theory: How personality changes across hours, and symptoms along with it

    by Will Fleeson

    Integrative Themes in Psychotherapy 

    by Marvin Goldfried


    — ADDITIONAL NEWS & WEBSITE POSTINGS —

    Schema Therapy for the Aged: an Interview with Bruce Stevens

    Do you apply schema therapy for the aged with clients or patients? If so, you will want to watch Bruce Stevens discuss his latest endeavours in the field of schema therapy. Bruce shares about his prior experiences with schema therapy, including schema couples therapy and his latest publication, Schema Therapy with Couples, co-authored with Chiara DiFrancesco and Eckhard Roediger. He previews an upcoming book he is working on involving emotional learning and schema therapy about relationships, and lays out his initial experiences in the speciality area of the aged population. Watch: BRUCE STEVENS

    Join the "Members Only" schema therapy for the aged forum: FORUM


    Upcoming Schema Therapy Events

    • December 5: Advanced methods using empathic confrontation in schema therapy by Neele Reiß and Friederike Vogel in Mainz, Germany
    • December 12: Schema therapy basic techniques III with Alp Karaosmanoglu in Istanbul, Turkey
    • December 12: Supervision workshop in schema therapy with Igor Nenadic in Mainz, Germany
    • December 14: Schema couples therapy interest group meeting online
    • January 15-16: Introduction to schema therapy with Neele Reiß and Friederike Vogel in Mainz, Germany
    • January 18: Schema couples therapy interest group meeting online
    • January 21: Introduction to group schema therapy with Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw in Kongsvinger, Norway
    • January 27-29: Advanced training in group schema therapy with Ida Shaw and Joan Farrell in Copenhagen, Denmark

    View more schema therapy events on the website: EVENTS

    Sponsoring an event that is not yet listed on the website?  SUBMIT EVENTS

    Created by Travis Atkinson, ISST Board Public Affairs Coordinator. Send questions or comments to: EMAIL  

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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