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Hot Topics: Session 6 

Topics Include: 

  • Pictorial Presentation of Early Maladaptive Schemas and Modes 
  • Art Therapy for Cluster B/C Patients 
  • Early Maladaptive Schema Domains and Defense Mechanisms 
  • Transforming the Soldier 

by Christof Loose, Suzanne Haeyen, Cemre Karaarslan, Dilay Eldogan, and Peter Graaf

Chair: Megan Fry


Peter Graaf is a Licensed Psychologist, Psychological Psychotherapist and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist of the Psychiatric department for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and parents-child-clinic Evangelical Hospital Alsterdorf.  He is a Supervisor for psychotherapists in Hamburg.

Christof Loose, PhD, is affiliated with Heinrich Heine University at the Institute of Experimental Psychology in the Department of Clinical Psychology, and has a private practice in Dusseldorf, Germany. He is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer in Individual and Children and Adolescents Schema Therapy. Christof was the chair of the Workgroup for Schema Therapy for Children and Adolescents (ST-CA) for several years, and is the editor and author of several ST-CA books and videos (DVDs) in Germany. He conducts workshops and seminars in ST-CA worldwide.

Suzanne Haeyen PhD, is an Art Therapist and works in an intensive multidisciplinary outpatient treatment of ‘Scelta’, an expert centre for personality disorders, and is chairperson for the arts therapists, both at GGNet (Mental Health Institute in the Netherlands). She is also a senior lecturer of the Art Therapy education program of the University of Applied Science of Arnhem & Nijmegen. She has several publications about art therapy and personality disorders and participated in the development of the national multidisciplinary guideline and the care standard for the treatment of personality disorders.

Cemre Karaarslan is a senior psychology student in the Department of Psychology at Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey. She completed her high school education at Sezai Karakoç Anatolian High School and she also certificated her language skills from Oxford School of English in Oxford. She completed her internship on the Clinical Psychology at the Başkent University Department of Mental Health and Diseases. Her research areas are schema theory, attachment theory, post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic growth.

Megan Fry is a Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience. She operates her own private practice in Brisbane, QLD Australia, specializing in veteran mental health and clients who have not had much success with therapy in the past. Megan has spent a large proportion of her career working with soldiers and Army veterans and has enjoyed more recently exploring the benefits of schema therapy to improve clinical outcomes in the prevention and treatment of mental health problems in veterans. Inspired by the 2016 ISST conference in Vienna, Megan is excited to be presenting at the 2018 conference on the application of schema therapy to the military population. Megan has recently submitted her paperwork to be accredited as an Advanced Schema Therapist. 

Dilay Eldogan got her PhD in clinical psychology andis currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Eldogan is providing psychopathology, psychotherapy approaches, interpersonal neurobiology courses in the Department and also mindfulness based stress management applications in Stress Management Research and Applications Unit. Her research areas are schema theory, social anxiety, interpersonal neurobiology and stress management. 

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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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