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JUNE 24 - 26, 2021 / WORLDWIDE




6.00 - 7.30


Emotional Acceptance in Therapeutic Relationships 

with Paul Kasyanik, Elena Romanova and Maria Galimzyanova

Validation is among the most important components of therapeutic relationships in many approaches. Especially in Schema Therapy where Limited Reparenting plays the key role in the therapeutic process (J.Young, 2003). Being essential characteristic of the general attitude towards the patient it also involves specific forms and presentations depending on patient’s unmet needs, maladaptive Schemas and Modes. Validation also serves as specific intervention. Expressions of validation are affected by the therapist’s needs, schemas and modes. Some therapists experience difficulties in validating, and some even consider it’s wrong to ‘indulge the needs’ of the client, preferring the cognitive aspects of psychotherapeutic work. Therefore, developing specific skills of validation expression becomes a vital necessity in professional growth.

This master class will allow participants to understand what adequate validation is and to learn how to validate when certain Modes are activated in the patient: e.g. Vulnerable or Angry Child, Detached, Surrender, Bully etc.

Learning objectives:

-Build more comprehensive vision of the meaning and application of validation in Schema Therapy.

-Master communicative techniques and skills in using various form of validation according to certain conditions and Schema Modes in patients.

Training will contain structured presentation, video materials, demonstrations and practical exercises.

Paul Kasyanik, Elena Romanova & Maria Galimzyanova are Advanced Schema Therapists and Trainers/Supervisors, Directors of St.Petersburg Schema Therapy Institute.

Presented techniques and skills will help participants to express adequate forms of validation according to the patients’ needs and modes which will reinforce ‘Limited Reparenting’ ability of the therapist.


About the Presenters (COMING SOON)

Paul Kasyanik

Elena Romanova

Maria Galimzyanova

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