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INSPIRE 2022 will now take place as a hybrid event, both in-person at the Tivoli Hotel in Copenhagen and virtually on our online platform from June 16 - 18, 2022.

Participants will be automatically switched to 2022, and previous selections participants made will be saved for INSPIRE 2022.

If you are not yet registered, register now for a limited number of Tier 5 rates!

For in-person participants at the Tivoli Hotel in Copenhagen, we will be following best-in-industry practices for COVID protocols.




Tap each date below for a specific schedule. For a listing of selections, tap: LISTING

Copenhagen: a Haven for INSPIRATION!

The 8th biennial ISST INSPIRE 2022 Conference will convene with hundreds of makers and innovators from across the globe--exceptional leaders and doers shaping the future of psychotherapy--for three days of inspired conversation, purposeful networking, and meaningful takeaways.

Throughout INSPIRE 2022, ISST will explore the power and potential of how Schema Therapy is REINVENTING THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP. The conference will encourage participants to forge strong connections inside communities and cultures, around services and experiences, and among one another. Creating deeper connections is the conference's goal--and its purpose. Join us.

Check out the schedule for #INSPIRE2022CPH: SCHEDULE




THURSDAY 6.30 - 7.15 PM


8.45 - 9.30 AM

9.30 - 10.15 AM

2.00 - 2.45 PM


9.15 - 10.00 AM

1.15 - 2.00 PM



Be inspired by the most brilliant minds in psychotherapy, on and off the stage.

You'll hear directly from the voices shaping our world in Schema Therapy -- from individual, couples, group, children and adolescents, forensics, and many more

"Amazing selection of topics and excellent presenters"


 Immersive Tracks give you insider access to some of the most dynamic presenters, and buzzed-about approaches in Schema Therapy.

"Loaded with brilliant creative people who are making a difference in the world of psychotherapy"


What happens when more than a thousand psychotherapists gather in one place?

The energy is impossible to contain.

At the conference hub, expect one-of-a-kind experiences, dynamic discussions, and powerful networking

"Never attended anything like it before"


Join new friends from the worlds of psychotherapy, with leadership and creativity as we connect during parties, cocktail moments, surprise appearances, and so much more


Copenhagen: Gateway to Scandinavia

Whether you are cruising the canals, exploring the palace, or discovering your favorite cafe in the midst of old-town historical buildings, Copenhagen is sure to delight your fancies. Copenhagen is Scandinavia's best bargain, making the fun-loving capital even more pleasurable. Tack on at least an extra 2-3 days of your trip to explore the many sights that make up the "Merchant's Harbor," also known as Copenhagen.

While the landscape of Copenhagen is one of Europe's largest metropolitan cities, you will most likely spend your time trecking through the walkable core that makes up the train station, Tivoli Gardens, Radhuspladsen, and the Stroget pedestrian street, with an end point at the incredibly colorful Nyhavn sailors' harbor. The Stroget is full of some of the city's best sightseeing, a street life full of colorful pedestrian zones.

Outside of the city center, explore charming bits of Copenhagen by bicycle or on foot, including the Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, and the Little Mermaid. Across the harbor, walk through Copenhagen's "little Amsterdam," known as Christianshavn, along with the enclave of Christiania.

Behind the train station, explore the young and trendy Vesterbro, with cafes, bars, and boutiques. Don't miss the Meatpacking District (Kodbyen), where beer fans won't can tour the Carlsberg Brewery, close to Frederiksberg Park, ideal for picnics.

For the cost of one taxi ride per day, you can rent a bike for your entire stay, efficiently riding through the sights of Copenhagen quicker than any other mode of transportation, as nearly every sight is within a 10-minute ride. 

Arrive by train at the main station, Hovedbanegarden, with kiosks and fast-food eateries. Walking outside the station, you are in easy walking distance of downtown Copenhagen, with entrances to the Tivoli amusement park, and Radhuspladsen nearby.

Copenhagen's international airport, Kastrup, is a traveler's delight, with three terminals within walking distance of each other. You arrive in Terminal 3, with taxis and trains straight ahead. The Metro, located at the end of Terminal 3, travels directly from the airport to Christianshavn, Kongens Nytorv, and Norreport, making it the easiest choice.

Trains also connect the airport with downtown Copenhagen, running 4 times per hour during regular hours for a 12-minute journey. You can purchase your ticket from the ground-level ticket booth. Train travel is so quick to downtown that taxis are not needed, but if you prefer, be mindful that taxis accept credit cards.

Created specifically for the psychologically-minded, INSPIRE 2022 marks the return of the International Society of Schema Therapy's (ISST) three-day biennial conference. With the beautiful city of Copenhagen hosting, INSPIRE 2022 promises to be 2022’s must-attend event for psychotherapists and researchers everywhere.

Schema Therapy is an integrated model of psychotherapy that has been shown in multiple studies to be significantly more effective than traditional psychotherapeutic treatments for a broad range of personality disorders, contributing to real recovery for our patients and clients, not just symptom reduction. 

At ISST’s biennial gathering, INSPIRE 2022 will be engaging and interactive, offering you a unique opportunity to explore practical skills, to build on other therapeutic models, and to chat with psychotherapy peers and top experts in Schema Therapy. You will meet, mingle, and share ideas with some of the most innovative minds in the therapy world.

If you’re a full-on psychotherapy enthusiast, or just want to know how to do more with Schema Therapy and research, join us in Copenhagen the 16th through 18th of June as ISST brings together a worldwide community of clinicians, researchers, educators, and supporters for the biennial conference. You will be updated on the latest advances in Schema Therapy, while enjoying the connections of friends and colleagues from around the world, including those new to schema therapy, and those who have long shared a passion for the model and its exciting results.

During Day 1, you can choose from 12 full-day intensive workshops, concluding with the Featured Keynote by Wendy Behary. During Day 2 and Day 3, you will see more world-renowned keynote speakers, and choose from 78+ selections from fresh topics most relevant to the psychotherapeutic world today.


Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center | Arni Magnussons Gade 2


CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to the context of INSPIRE 2022 being a hybrid conference, no cancellations or refunds are possible, and there are no exceptions. All virtual sessions will be available to participants for up to one year after the conference ends.


1. Choose from 4 Passes:

Our premiere pass offers the most events and deepest discounts!

Includes: Day 1 + Day 2 + Day 3 + GALA + T-Shirt

Save up to €44 compared to the Standard Pass!

Includes all conference activities (excluding social events).

   Day 1 + Day 2 + Day 3

Discount applied compared to Basic Pass.

Day 2 + Day 3

No discounts. Does not include Featured Presentation by Wendy Behary.

Day 1 only

No discounts. Includes Featured Keynote by Wendy Behary.

2. Choose your membership status (member, non-member, reduced rate member, reduced rate non-member, student).

  • Reduced rate participants reside in the following countries: Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yugolavia.
  • If you are a non-member, we encourage you to join us and apply as a member after you have completed your registration. If you are accepted, please contact the ISST Office and request a refund for the difference between the member discounted rate. Please allow 10-15 days for your application to be processed. Join Us 

3. Do you reside in a country that requires a visa to visit Denmark? Please be mindful of the following five guidelines:

  • You contact ISST with an official document stating that you are employed by a university or comparable institute in your residing country
  • ISST will send a "Letter of Invitation," sent by the ISST representative in Denmark, currently Suzanne Vind, Vice President of ISST
  • Use your invitation letter to apply for a visa with the Danish embassy in your country
  • Your embassy may contact ISST's representative in Denmark to verify the validity of your application
  • Please keep in mind that it is not possible for a government organization such as the Ministry for Foreign Affairs or the Community of Denmark to provide a document with guarantees for the conference or your participation at the conference

The ULTIMATE PASS: Deep Discounts on the Conference Rate + GALA + T-Shirt (SAVE UP TO €44!)

Incredible Comfort: Celebrate INSPIRE 2020 and add a T-Shirt to wear during and long after the conference in May. T-Shirts are available in both crewneck and V-neck lines, and are made of a luxurious, ultra-soft material that is breathable, allowing extra comfort (we tested the material, and are certain you will LOVE it!). Below is a design that will resemble the final version. See more about t-shirts, including SIZES: OFFICIAL T-SHIRTS




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Berlin, Germany


New York, USA


Istanbul, Turkey


Vienna, Austria

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.

"Be the Change You Help Create"

Whether you are a clinician, researcher, educator, or a supporter, we have a place for you in our community. Visit our "Join us" page to find out more about the many benefits ISST offers, and to apply for membership now.
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