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Child & Adolescent Schema Therapy

Certification Committee

Terms of reference and responsibilities

The committee determines the training requirements for those wishing to obtain certification in Child and Adolescent Schema Therapy (C-A ST) at all levels (Standard, Advanced, Trainer/Supervisor). This includes specifying the number of workshop training hours, the curriculum for those training hours (including the number of hours of didactic presentations and experiential exercises), the number of hours of supervision and any other specific requirements.  It also includes specifying the procedures for applying for certification (at all levels).  The Committee should also ensure that up to date Information about all these aspects is easily available on the website. 


There is a Chairperson appointed by the Training and Certification Co-ordinator and up to four additional members.

Current membership

Chairperson:  Christof Loose


Diana Teodorescu (Romania)

Estelle Valerie Macdonald (New Zealand)

Gal Geffen (Israel)

Janine Peckham (Germany/Australia)

Katerina Aggeli (Greece)

Maria Galimzyanova (Russia)

Nicole Haubitz (Germany)

Paul Kasyanik (Russia)

Detailed documentation about requirements and procedures for certification in C-A ST is available here

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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