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Certification in Schema Couples Therapy 

A specialty level Certification in Schema Couples Therapy was approved by the 2014-2016 ISST Executive Board, and updated in 2017. Schema Couples Therapy was developed by a committee of senior schema therapists, including but not limited to: Eckhard Roediger, Chiara Di Francesco, Travis Atkinson, Poul Perris, Larry Riso, Bruce Stevens, and Mary Giuffra. The 2017 update was developed by Travis Atkinson, Eckhard Roediger, Poul Perris, Mary Giuffra, and Larry Riso.

Like the original schema therapy certification for work with individuals, Schema Couples Therapy has its own requirements, training modules and competency rating scale. The application used for certification is the standard one used for all certifications. 

You may find links to all the relevant topics related to certification by tapping the three links below:




The following ISST members have completed certification as Advanced level Consultants. You may contact them individually if you are interested in pursuing consultant work with them.

Schema Couples Therapy Advanced Consultants

1) Travis Atkinson
2) Wendy Behary
3) Jeff Conway
4) Dave Edwards
5) Mary Giuffra
6) Eshkol Rafaeli
7) Lawrence Riso
8) Eckhard Roediger
9) Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco
10) Bruce Stevens
11) Poul Perris
12) Jeffrey Young
13) Eva Barkman
14) Carrola Johansson
15) Mia Ostlin 

16) Kelly Goldstein

17) Firouzeh Mehran

18) Mandy Walsh

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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