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Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy Certification

The ISST  Executive Board has approved a separate certification in Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy based upon the recomendations of a work group of experts in this area. They are listed here: Christof Loose, Peter Graaf, Gerhard Zarbock and Petra Baumann-Frankenberger from Germany, Maria Galimzyanova and Elena Romanova from Russia, Ida Shaw from the US. 

The approved curriculum and requirements can be found in the attachments below. The same academic and licensing requirements of the ISST for individual ST certifiction apply to applicants for any of the specialty area certifications including C-A.

Applications for C-A Certification first go to the Certification Committee Chair:  Ida Shaw and after review and referral to the full committee as needed they are sent to the Training & Certification Coordinator of the ISST Executive Bpard for approval. Applications must be submitted in English.  If you need help with translation contact the certification reviewer for your country listed on the individual ST certification page of this website.

Grandparenting closed l September 2014. Those who missed this deadline and have reason to ask for an exception should contact the  Chair of the CA Workgroup, Ida Shaw.  Please contact her for questions on the CA certification that are not answered here. 

Here are links to CA Schema Therapy details:

CA Schema Therapy Requirements

CA Schema Therapy Case Conceptualization

CA Schema Therapy Rating Scale

CA Schema Therapy Curriculum

Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy Trainer-Supervisors    


Christof Loose  

Peter Graaf  

Gerhard Zarbock

Petra Baumann-Frankenberger

Leokadia Brüderl

Claus Lechmann

Eva Dresbach

Christine Zens 

Anke Kaupe

Andreas Hager

Christian Ferreira de Vasconcellos

Anja Kalbfus

Sussanne Röder


Margitta Krahmer


Ida Shaw (2017-2020 Chair of the C-A Certification Committee)                              

Russian Federation  

Maria Galimzyanova, 

Elena Romanova 

Paul Kasyanik


Katerina Ageli


Mieke Boots

Jeffrey Roelof

Eelco Muste


 Ofer Peled


Rachel Samson

Erin Bulluss



Johannes Stockler


Saskia Bommer 

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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