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Dialogo Schema Therapy, Italy

Training Program Director: Raffaella Calzoni


Website: La schema therapy, cos'è? |APC SPC

Facebook:  Schema Therapy

We offer: 

  • Overall Schema Therapy curriculum (WS1-4) for adult patients
  • Special topics in ST (one-day workshops)
  • Overall curriculum in Couples Schema Therapy (WS1-3
  • Supervision and self-therapy
  • Inhouse trainings
  • Italian and international trainers and supervisors (ISST-approved)
  • Support in standard and advanced certification issues

The scope of our training includes guiding the trainees towards a comprehensive understanding of the most important aspects of Schema Therapy. They will learn how to use, with confidence, the case conceptualization and treatment formulation, and be offered the opportunity to gather experience for confidence/competence using the ST model. 

For this reason practical experience to learn the strategies and practice them will play a central role.

WS 1

Introduction in ST


  • Basic theoretical elements of ST and Limited Reparenting
  • Applications of ST with different treatment populations
  • Motivating trainees to conceptualize cases in Schema and Schema Mode terms

WS 2

Strategies in the ST


Help, with several video/live demonstrations,  the trainees to learn how to apply ST strategies in treatment, to gain confidence and competence choosing relevant strategies and implementing them:           

1.    Experiential Strategies

a.    Imagery work and imagery re-scripting

b.    Mode work (confronting and bypassing maladaptive coping modes,         engaging and (Limited) Reparenting -- child modes, fighting the punitive or demanding parent)

c.    Historical role play (if time permits)

2.    Cognitive techniques

3.    Behavioral pattern-breaking

WS 3

Therapy relationship and working with therapists’ own schemas


Help the trainees to identify their own schemas and modes and reconcile triggering conditions and emotional intensity, in order to maintain the necessary “realness” stance as limited re-parenting agents in the treatment.

1.    Limited-Reparenting

2.    Empathic confrontation

3.    Limit setting

4.    Appropriate self-disclosure

5.    Working with the own schemas

WS 4

Schema Mode Work with Personality disorder


Help the trainees to improve the already acquired competence in ST and to gain competence working with BDP, NPD and, if time permits with Cluster C

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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