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Multicultural Application of Schema Therapy Concept

by Aleksandra Yaltonskaya, Paul KasyanikDarya Maryasova, Ilona Krone, and Kaia Kastepoid-Tors

General Abstract:

Schema therapy is developing actively, more and more certified specialists appears in different countries all over the world. And yet there are a lot of difficulties and peculiarities of application of ST concept in different cultures. During this roundtable we whould like to discuss multicultural aspects of ST dissemination. Our presenters come from Russia, Latvia, Estonia.

The main topics are:
- adaptation of ST concept in different cultures: challenges and possibilities
- the influence of linguistic and cultural backgrounds
- existing difficulties of the studying and certification process
- an overview of the existing research in ST field
- difficulties of spreading the information about ST among psychologists and medical doctors - country specific schemas and modes subtypes and peculiarities

Panelist 1

Name: Darya Maryasova

Panelist 2

Name: Ilona Krone

Panelist 3

Name: Kaia Kastepõld-Tõrs

About the Presenters

Aleksandra Yaltonskaya: 

Practicing Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist: 
·CBT Therapist and ISST Certified Schema Therapist, Trainer, Supervisor; 
·Co-founder and Training Director of Moscow Institute of Schema Therapy
·Senior Researcher, Federal Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Addiction of the Ministry of Health of the Russia

Paul Kasyanik:

the Coordinator for Certification on the ISST Executive Board. He has been treating patients, training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 29years. He is the co-founderand director of the Schema Therapy Institute in St.Petersburg, Russia. He also employs a wide range of experiential interventions from sensorimotor therapy to fairy-tales and life rescripting with a strong grounding in developmental psychology and consistency with the Schema Therapy model. Dr. Kasyanik is an Advanced Schema Therapist and Supervisor Trainer in Individual, Group, and Child-Adolescent Schema therapy.He has presented advanced Schema Therapy training at EABCTandISST Conferences and Summer Schools as well as in training programs in 12countries

Darya Maryasova: 

MD, PhD, psychotherapist and psychiatrist·In 2010-2012 she was a member of Paralympic Team of Russia, realizing athletes supportive counseling and test administration during the training period, competitions and rehabilitation.·Author of more than 35 publications in the fields of sport psychiatry, boundary psychiatry and narcology. ·Dr. Maryasova has a private practice as a psychotherapist since 2010. Her area of interest includes obsessive-compulsive and anxious disorders, personality disorders

Ilona Krone: 

PhD in clinical psychology and have certification in CBT. 
·Schema therapy trainer/ supervisor.
·Works at the outpatient departmentof Riga Centre of Psychiatry and Narcology

Kaia Kastepoid-Tors: 

Kaia Kastepõld-Tõrsis working as lecturer of clinical psychology at Institute of Pychology, University of Tartu and as clinical psychologist, psychotherapist at Tartu University Counselling Center and in private practice. 
·She is certified CBT therapist and supervisor, and practicing schema therapy under supervision. She is founder and chair of Estonian Schema Therapy Association. 
·Main focus in her work is on trauma-related disorder

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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