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Conference Day 1: Friday Afternoon Selections 3:15 - 4:45

"using the mode model while working with inpatients and interdisciplinary teams: combining individual, group, sport, body, music and art therapy" 


For participants working in inpatient units this workshop should be a way to improve the implementation of schema therapy into their units. But also for participants working in individual settings this workshop could be a way to incorporate more experiential strategies for working with different modes in the office. The self-experiential exercises will show how the mode model can very well be used to understand and solve conflicts with patients and with colleagues within the unit.
Over the last years Schema Therapy has proven to be a very effective approach for personality disorder treatment. Originally conceptualized to work with outpatients Schema Therapy can very well be adapted for working with inpatients. Working in an interdisciplinary unit with patients with personality disorders can be a great challenge as well as great opportunity. The combination of individual and group Schema Therapy with specific music, art, sports and body therapy is a very effective and powerful approach. This workshop presents the main characteristics of Schema Therapy for inpatients and shows some of the main differences to working with outpatients. Video material of therapy situations, role playing, self-experience imagery exercises and supervised role playing in small groups will allow the participants to experience some of the possibilities given by multidisciplinary work. A main topic will be specific strategies for working with different modes in individual, group, body, sports, music and art therapy, as well as using the mode model to understand and solve conflicts between patients, between patients and therapists and between colleagues within the unit.

1) Detecting and understanding triggered modes (in both patients and therapists) in different therapy situations.
2) Developing new strategies to access, validate and treat different modes.
3) Using the mode model to understand conflicts with patients and colleagues. Dealing with own mode triggering.
The workshop is intended for: Beginners and Advanced

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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