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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, Paul Kasyanik 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 ST-CA.

Applications for ST-CA 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 Certification Coordinator of the ISST Executive Board 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 ST-CA Workgroup, Ida Shaw.  Please contact her for questions on the ST-CA certification that are not answered here. 

Here are links to CA Schema Therapy details:

ST-CA Certification Requirements

ST-CA Certification Curriculum

ST-CA Case Conceptualization

ST-CA Rating Scale

Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy Trainer-Supervisors    


Rachel Samson

Erin Bulluss


Katerina Ageli


Christof Loose  

Peter Graaf  

Gerhard Zarbock

Petra Baumann-Frankenberger

Claus Lechmann

Leokadia Brüderl

Eva Dresbach

Anke Kaupe

Andreas Hager

Christine Zens 

Christian Ferreira de Vasconcellos

Sussanne Röder

Anja Kalbfus

Gal Geffen

Nicole Haubitz


Ofer Peled


Mieke Boots

Jeffrey Roelofs

Eelco Muste


Diana Teodorescu

Russian Federation  

Maria Galimzyanova

Elena Romanova 

Paul Kasyanik


Katja Molnar

Margitta Krahmer

Saskia Bommer

Melanie Achermann

United Kingdom

Suky Macpherson


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

Marsha Blank  

Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy Supervisors    


Alp Karaosmanoglu 

Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy Advanced Level Certified


Natalia Shilnikova

Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy Standard Level Certified


Mareike Krieger

Alexandra Prauchner


Arja Suovesi-Pöysti

Niina Marjukka Jukkara


Hendrik Buech

Kati Tönnis

Denis Duca

Russian Federation  

Uliana Rozova


Johannes Stockler 


Gökçen Güven

Deniz Aktan

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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