June 16 - 18, 2022 / COPENHAGEN
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The listing of selections below is for June 16, 17 and 26, 2022.
Selection Listing: Guide for Selection Portal
Specific details, including abstracts, bios of presenters, and more can be located on the "Schedule" pages of the website: VISIT
Use the listing below to assist you as you make your specific choices with the selection portal, accessed after you register for the conference.
THURSDAY SELECTIONS (T)
Thursday Intensive Selections 10.00 - 6.15
In Person: Choose one intensive workshop for the entire day (6 hours, 4 segments):
1. T1 Intensive: Imagery Rescripting by Remco van der Wijngaart
2. T2 Intensive: Transforming Challenging Couples by Travis Atkinson and Poul Perris
3. T6 Intensive: Reinventing the Child-Parent Relationship in Schema Therapy with Children and Adolescents by Christof Loose
4. T7 Intensive: Schema therapy for chronic depression by Eckhard Roediger & Alexandra Schosser
5. T8 Intensive: Chairwork by Arnoud Arntz
6. T10 Intensive: Schema Therapy for Anxiety by Offer Maurer and Eshkol Rafaeli
7. T12 Intensive: Fortifying the Therapy Relationship when Dealing with Narcissism, Enmeshment, and Other Challenging Patients by Wendy Behary and Jeff Conway
1. T4 Intensive: Eating Disorders by Susan Simpson and Robert Brockman
FEATURED KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Wendy Behary 5.30 - 6.15 PM
FRIDAY MORNING SELECTIONS (F1)
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: David Edwards 8.45 - 9.30 AM
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Arnoud Arntz & Joan Farrell 9.30 - 10.15 AM
Friday Morning Selections 10.45 - 12.15
Choose one symposium, a roundtable discussion, or a hot topic series (6 sessions).
1. F1SP1 Symposium Schema Therapy for Children & Adolescents with Christof Loose, Lars Wöckel, Melanie Achermann, Ursula Neumann, Martin Knollmann, Julia Patti & Margitta Krahmer
2. F1SP2 Symposium: SafePath for Teams & Organizations with David Bernstein, Marjolein van Wijk-Herbrink & Theodoor de Kraker
3. F1SP4 Symposium: New Developments in Schema Therapy Part 1 with Chris Lee, Arnoud Arntz, Duygu Yakin & Eshkol Rafaeli
4. F1RT1 Round Table: Ethical Implications of Limited Reparenting with Poul Perris, Peregrine Kavros, & Lynda Parry
5. F1RT2 Round Table: Schema Therapy with Culture in Mind: Gender Issues in Schema Therapy Clinical Work with Offer Maurer & Nicole Manktelow
6. F1RT3 Round Table: Theoretical review of positive adaptive schemes and the implications in the therapeutic relationship with Daniel Ceballos
7. F1CP1 Case Presentation: Chair Work and the Four Dialogues with Scott Kellogg and Eckhard Roediger
8. F1CP2 Case Presentation: ST Dreamwork for Complex Trauma with Samantha Flores Reynoso, Jordi Cid and Astrid Ingham Brooke
9. F1SC1 Skills Class: Reinventing the Therapeutic Relationship in Supervision with Zsolt Unoka
10. F1SC2 Skills Class: New case conceptualization in Schema Therapy: Mode map circles, their interrelations, and the therapy plan with Ofer Peled
11. F1SC4 Skills Class: Connect! with Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco
12. F1SC5 Skills Class: Interplay between Patient and Therapist Schemas and Mode Maps with Galit Goren Gilad and Itay Shuv-Ami
13. F1SC6 Skills Class: Introduction to the New Upcoming Schema Therapy Case Conceptualization with Jeff Conway, Poul Perris, Vartouhi Ohanian & David Edwards
14. F1HT 1-6 Hot Topics:
1. F1HT Hot Topics: Session 1: Schema Therapy vs. CBT in Psychiatric Rehabilitation of (Chronic) Depression with Alexandra Schosser
2. F1HT2 Hot Topics: Session 2: A randomized controlled trial examining the impact of treating core schema memories with trauma focused therapy for individuals with depression with Chris Lee
3. F1HT3 Hot Topics: Session 3: Family Cohesion as a Mechanism Perpetuates Schemas and Affects the Perception of Social Support in the Relationship Between Parental Conflict and Depression Level with Gizem Kavalci
4. F1HT4 Hot Topics: Session 4: Early maladaptive schemas and psychopathology in a sample of health professionals compared to professionals in other fields with Samantha Flores Reynoso
5. F1HT5 Hot Topics: Session 5: Working with the sexualized child coping mode with Lisa Wright
FRIDAY EARLY AFTERNOON SELECTIONS (F2)
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: David Bernstein 2.00 - 2.45 PM
Friday Early Afternoon Selections 3.00 - 4.30
Choose two 90-minute segments or one 180-minute segment.
3. F2CP2 Case Presentation: The Overlooked Phenomenon of "Hysterically Situated" Aggression with Christian Eigner
4. F2CP3 Case Presentation: Schema Therapy with Adolescents: Creative techniques within a highly restrictive environment with Suzanna Ritter
5. F2SC1 Skills Class: Developmental stages guide the therapeutic relation. Working with a phase-oriented approach in clinical practice with Rosi Reubsaet, Wiesette Krol, & Judith Van Hommerig
6. F2SC2 Skills Class: Healthy Adult Qualities with David Bernstein and Limor Navot
7. F2SC3 Skills Class: Working with Parent/Critic Modes of Challenging Patients with the Healthy Army with Sergio Alejandro Morales Hernández
8. F2SC4 Skills Class: How to do it? Empathic Confrontation and creating corrective emotional experiences with Remco Van der Wijngaart & Hannie Van Genderen
9. F2SC5 Skills Class: Strengthening HA Modes with Eckhard Roediger
10. F2W1 In-Congress Workshop: Overcoming Therapeutic Impasses in Schema Couples Therapy with Travis Atkinson & Poul Perris Part 1
11. F2W2 In-Congress Workshop: Preventing Burnout with Susan Simpson and Diana Kleijzen
12. F2W3 In-Congress Workshop: Contextual Schema Therapy and the Four Dialogues: using Chairwork to Resolve Complex Emotions, Challenge Inner Critic Modes and Develop the Capacity for Self-Witnessing and Self-Compassion with Scott Kellogg & Amanda Garcia Part 1
13. F2W4 In-Congress Workshop: Schema Coaching for Parents with Christof Loose
14. F2W7 In-Congress Workshop: Imagery Rescripting in Group Schema Therapy with Joan Farrell, Rita Younan, & Erlend Aschehoug Part 1
15. F2W8 Virtual Workshop: The Role of Good Parent Modes, Positive Schemas and a Reparenting Road Map in the Reinvention of the Therapeutic Relationship with George Lockwood
16. F2W9 In-Congress Workshop: Using Aspects of EMDR to Improve Imagery, Greatly Enhance Schema Identification and Education, and Make the Therapeutic Relationship More Collaborative – An Experiential Workshop with Elizabeth Armstrong & William Zangwill Part 1
1. F2HT1 Hot Topics: Session 1: Schema therapy and Corrective emotional experience in the context of shared trauma with Tijana Mirovic
2. F2HT2 Hot Topics: Session 2: Maladaptive Schemas in migrants and their stress perception through the Questionnaire on stress in the migratory process (MP-MPSQ) and the Maladaptive Schemas Questionnaire - Research Version (EMSQ-R) with Leticia Marin
3. F2HT3 Hot Topics: Session 3: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Quantitative Literature on Schema Therapy with Pam Pilkington & Gery Karantzas
4. F2HT4 Hot Topics Session 4: Self-Sacrifice in the Therapist and its affect on Emotion Recognition in Patients with Andrew Phipps
5. F2HT5 Hot Topics Session 5: The effectiveness of Group Schema Therapy on Modifying Coping Strategies in Iranian Women with a History of Spouse Infidelity with Sajedeh Vadoudi & Nafiseh Shiri
6. F2HT6 Hot Topics Session 6: Examining the Association between Early Maladaptive Schemas, Compensation, and Avoidance Coping Strategies with Bahar Köse Karaca & Mert Aytac
FRIDAY LATE AFTERNOON SELECTIONS (F3)
Friday Late Afternoon Selections 5.00 - 6.30
Continuation of 180-minute segment, second 90-minute segment or Hot Topics.
1. F3SP2 Symposium 2: The associations between adult attachment styles and schema domains: A facet analysis with by Gery C. Katanzas, Pam Pilkington & Rita Younan
2. F3SP3 Symposium 3: Schema Modes and Eating Disorder Symptomatology in a Brazilian Sample with Leonardo Wainer
3. F3SC1 Skills Class: Treating Narcissists with Chair Work and the Mode Model by Matias Valente
4. F3SC2 Skills Class: Diving Into The Therapeutic Relationship. What we learn from the concept of countertransference to improve self-disclosure with Guido Sijbers, Wiesette Krol, and Judith Hollands
5. F3SC3 Skills Class: Skill-Class-3-Breaking-the-Virtual-Wall-Schema-Therapy-Online with Hagara Feldman & Xi Liu
6. F3SC4 Skills Class: ST for Adolescents and Young Adults after Peer Victimization with Eva Dresbach
7. F3SC5 Skills Class: Parent-Child Interactions that will Meet Core Emotional Needs with John Philip Louis
8. F3SC6 Skills Class: Shared experience and self-disclosure in schematherapy: enhancing the therapeutic relationship with Nicole Manktelow
9. F3SC7 Skills Class: Upwards Arrow Technique: Use of Metaneeds in the Treatment of Impulsive and Entitled Behaviors with Alp Karaosmanoglu
10. F3W1 In-Congress Workshop: Overcoming Therapeutic Impasses in Schema Couples Therapy with Travis Atkinson & Poul Perris Part 2
11. F3W3 In-Congress Workshop: Contextual Schema Therapy and the Four Dialogues: using Chairwork to Resolve Complex Emotions, Challenge Inner Critic Modes and Develop the Capacity for Self-Witnessing and Self-Compassion with Scott Kellogg & Amanda Garcia Part 2
12. F3W7 In-Congress Workshop: Imagery Rescripting in Group Schema Therapy with Joan Farrell, Rita Younan, & Erlend Aschehoug Part 2
13. F3W9 In-Congress Workshop: Using Aspects of EMDR to Improve Imagery, Greatly Enhance Schema Identification and Education, and Make the Therapeutic Relationship More Collaborative – An Experiential Workshop with Elizabeth Armstrong & William Zangwill Part 2
14. F3W10 In-Congress Workshop: All about Coping Styles and Behavioral Strategies with Amir Askari
15. F3W12 Virtual Workshop: Working with the Vulnerable Infant Mode with Galit Goren Gilad
16. F3HT1-4 Hot Topics
1. F3HT1 Hot Topics: Session 1: Pilot Study on Early Maladaptive Schemas and Personality Pathology in Substance Use Disorders (SUDs): An Indian Perspective with Ratnesh Chopra, Gitanjali Narayanan, & Pratima Murthy
2. F3HT2 Hot Topics: Session 2: The Effect of Mindfulness in Schema Therapy with Raffaella Pagnanini
3. F3HT3 Hot Topics: Session 3: Neuroscientific foundations of the therapeutic relationship: integration of predictive coding theory and schema therapy concepts with Olga Dobrushina
4. F3HT4 Hot Topics: Session 4: The Need for the dreaded: An investigation of the therapeutic alliance in schema therapy for patients with avoidant personality disorder with Marie Hau
SATURDAY MORNING SELECTIONS (S1)
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Wendy Behary & Joan Farrell 8.45 - 9.30
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Jeff Conway 9.30 - 10.15
Saturday Morning Selections 10.30 - 12.00
Choose one 90-minute selection or a hot topic series.
1. S1SP1 Symposium: Schema Therapy for Depression with Arnoud Arntz, Alexandra Schosser, Eckhard Roediger, Marit Kool, Samy Egli & Martin Rein
2. S1SP2 Symposium: From Vulnerable Child to Vulnerable Infant: Promoting Corrective experiences in very early maladaptive schema patterns with Galit Goren Gilad, Diana Berindei, David Edwards & Maria Nulty
3. S1SP3 Symposium: Positive Schemas or EASs: Its Identification and Use in Clinical Settings with David Bernstein & John Louis
4. S1SP4 Symposium: Cross Cultural Issues related to Schemas and Modes among Iranian Society with Amir Askari, Golafrooz Gholamy, & Nazanin Honarparan
6. S1RT1 Round Table: Multicultural Application of Schema Therapy Concept with Kaia Kastepoid-Tors
7. S1RT2 Round Table: Gender Differences in Mode Work in Forensic Settings with Chris Harrop, Tanya Petersen, & Claire Gately
8. S1CP1 Case Presentation: When the Vulnerable Child is a Different Gender with Xi Liu & Ben Callegari
9. S1CP2 Case Presentation: Schema Therapy with Trauma with Patricia Escudero Rotman, Chris Hayes & Astrid Ingham Brooke
10. S1CP3 Case Presentation: A Schema Model of Induced Child-Parent Attachment Suppression (I-CPAS) aka "Parental Alienation Syndrome" with Florian Ruths & Tara Cutland-Green
10. S1SC1 Skills Class: Empathic confrontation in the supervisor-supervisee relationship with MF van Vreeswijk & M. Boog
11. S1SC2 Skills Class: Do schemas design a future life script - How do we decide our future from childhood and how can we change it? with Cristina Sterie
12. S1SC3 Skills Class: Working with the Soldier Mode with Megan Fry
13. S1SC4 Skills Class: Relighting the Fire: Using Chair Work to Reconnect Couples in Schema Therapy with Mathias Valente
14. S1SC5 Skills Class: A Deeper Look At Cultural Vulnerability with Poul Perris
15. S1SC6 Skills Class: Trauma Map to Enhance Schema Conceptualization with Chris Lee
SATURDAY EARLY AFTERNOON (S2)
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Eckhard Roediger 1.15 - 2.00 PM
Saturday Early Afternoon Selections 2.15 - 3.45 PM
Choose two 90-minute segments or one 180-minute segment.
1. S2SP2 Symposium: How to connect with self and others: A prevention program based on Schema Therapy for children and their parents in school settings with Roza Laious
3. S2SC2 Skills Class: When the Going Gets Tough: Schema Therapy with Couples. An introduction into a Module-Based, Strategic Approach with Eckhard Roediger & Matias Valente
4. S2SC5 Skills Class: Building the Happy Child: A ‘Play Temperament’ Focussed Approach with Andrew Phipps
5. S2SC6 Skills Class: The Healthy Adult in chairs with Remco Van Der Wijngaart, Hélène Bögels & Julie Krans
6. S2W2 In-Congress Workshop: Addiction & Intimacy Disorders: Conceptualization and Connection in the Therapeutic Relationship with Elizabeth Lacy
7. S2W4 Virtual Workshop: Reparenting & the Therapeutic Relationship: Layers within Layers with David Edwards
8. S2W5 In-Congress Workshop: Enhancing Schema Therapy Using Body Focused Techniques with Janis Briedis Part 1
9. S2W6 In-Congress Workshop: Schema Therapy with Dreams: An Introduction with Lynda Parry
10. S2W7 In-Congress Workshop: Learning Healthy Adult Sexuality: Creating a Therapy Relationship Safe Enough to Explore Sexuality (for Both the Therapist and Patient) with Ruth Holt & Mandy Walsh Part 1
11. S2W11 In-Congress Workshop: Mastering the Inner Skills of Schema Therapy: Don’t be Nice, be REAL with Wendy Behary & Joan Farrell Part 1
12. S2W13 In-Congress Workshop: Playtime, not shame time! Tackling shame for cluster C with a phase-oriented approach with Ruth McCuctheon, Saskia Ohlin, Wisette Krol & Rosi Reubsaet Part 1
13. S2HT1-5 Hot Topics
1. S2HT1 Hot Topics: Session 1: Relationship between Early Maladaptive Schemas, Anger, and Aggression with Iman Askari
2. S2HT2 Hot Topics: Session 2: A Qualitative Survey: Schema Therapist's Perceptions of the Influence of their Early Maladaptive Schemas and Modes on Therapy with Pam Pilkington
3. S2HT3 Hot Topics: Session 3: Limited Reparenting with Sevinç Göral Alkan
4. S2HT4 Hot Topics: Session 4: Destined for The Dark Side? Early Maladaptive Schemas as Predictors of Dark Triad Traits and Workplace Dysfunction with Simone Ray
5. S2HT5 Hot Topics: Session 5: Using patient-made videos to illustrate Modes in Schema Therapy with Tarja Koffert
SATURDAY LATE AFTERNOON (S3)
Saturday Late Afternoon Selections 4.15- 5.45
Continuation of 180-minute segment or second 90-minute segment.
1. S3SP1 Symposium: EMSs, Stress & Cardiovascular Diseases with Michal Kotian, Milos Slepecky, & Antonia Kotianova
2. S3SP2 Symposium: Schema Therapy for Cluster C Personality Disorders: Clinical trial designs and treatment protocols in practice with Arnoud Arntz, Martine Daniels, Jet Alberts, Katinka de Boer, & Birre van den Heuvel
3. S3SC1 Skills Class: Take a Look at Yourself: Building Up a Positive Body Image and Training Self-Compassion in Front of the Mirror with Yvonne Reusch
4. S3SC3 Skills Class: Dealings with your own addictions as a therapist with MF van Vreeswijk and M. Boog
5. S3SC5 Skills Class: Draw your Modes! with Heleen Grandia
6. S3W5 In-Congress Workshop: Enhancing Schema Therapy Using Body Focused Techniques with Janis Briedis Part 2
7. S3W7 In-Congress Workshop: Learning Healthy Adult Sexuality: Creating a Therapy Relationship Safe Enough to Explore Sexuality (for Both the Therapist and Patient) with Ruth Holt & Mandy Walsh Part 2
8. S3W8 Virtual Workshop: Experiencing the Thunder from the inside-out experiential work with children in Schema Therapy with Gel Geffen
9. S3W9 Virtual Workshop: Application of Positive Schemas in Clinical Practice in Schema Therapy with Daniel Ceballos
10. S3W11 In-Congress Workshop: Mastering the Inner Skills of Schema Therapy: Don’t be Nice, be REAL with Wendy Behary & Joan Farrell Part 2
11. S3W13 In-Congress Workshop: Playtime, not shame time! Tackling shame for cluster C with a phase-oriented approach with Ruth McCuctheon, Saskia Ohlin, Wisette Krol & Rosi Reubsaet Part 2
13. S3HT1-3 Hot Topics (Mini Keynotes)
1. Session 1: Codependency and Enmeshment: A Fusion of Concepts with Jeff Conway & Ingrid Bacon
2. Session 2: What are the key therapeutic processes in Schema Therapy? with Eckhard Roediger
3. Session 3: Neurobiological influences of Schemas and Modes with Sarah Cohen-Woods
WHAT TO EXPECT
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 psychotherapy--from
individual, couples, group, children and adolescents, forensics, and more.
"Amazing selection of speakers and excellent presenters"
ISST's bespoke take on the field trip, 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"
A BUSTLING CONFERENCE HUB
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"
PARTIES, NETWORKING, AND MORE
Join new friends from the worlds of psychotherapy, leadership to creativity for 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), Beer fans won't want to miss a tour of 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 2020 marks the return of the International Society of Schema Therapy's (ISST) three-day biennial conference. With the beautiful city of Copenhagen hosting, INSPIRE 2020 promises to be 2020’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 2020 will be engaging, interactive, and will offer you a unique opportunity to explore practical skills, build on therapeutic models, and 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 28th through the 30th of May 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, including the Featured Keynote by Wendy Behary. During Day 2 and Day 3, you will see more world-renowned keynote speakers, and choose from 60+ selections from fresh topics most relevant to the psychotherapeutic world today.
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CANCELLATION POLICY: No cancellation is possible. As a hybrid event, all virtual sessions will be made available for up to one year after the conference ends online.
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