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JUNE 24 - 26, 2021 / WORLDWIDE




SEGMENT 6: 3.00 - 3.30


Enmeshment and the Undeveloped Self Schema and the Impact on Relationships: 

Clarifying the Blurred Lines Between Self and Other  

with Jeff Conway

We will consider some possible ways the Enmeshment Schema contributes to what we often describe as an Anxious Attachment or an Avoidant Attachment Style.  This webinar posits that for a person who has a prominent Enmeshment Schema, the possibility of creating a closer bond based on understanding and a respect for differences is undermined by a tendency toward boundary confusion and a diminished sense of personal agency, both of which are fueled by this Schema.  It is this emotional and cognitive experience that can cloud and obscure the rich opportunities available in a primary relationship.  We will also consider how to talk about this Schema with our patients and ways to facilitate a shift towards a deeper attunement of self and other and a fostering of interpersonal autonomy which are essential ingredients for the development of a satisfying and secure bond.

About the Presenter

Jeff Conway

Jeff Conway, LCSW serves as the Vice President of ISST on the Executive Board (2020 - present), and served as Training Coordinator (2018 - 2020).

He was the Chair of the ISST Committee on Supervisor Skills Training responsible for developing the required workshop to be certified as an ISST Supervisor Trainer.

Jeff is a founding member of ISST, a Certified Advanced Level Trainer-Supervisor since 2008.

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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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