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Schema Therapy UK


Program Director: Vartouhi Ohanian

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Year of ISST Approval:  2008

Certification Program Overview

Schema Therapy UK is pleased to invite applications for the 2015 Standard and Advanced level International Certification Training Program in Schema Therapy. The Schema Therapy UK Standard & Advanced Certification Training Program is approved by ISST. The program provides intensive, individualised training over a 1-3 year period, leading to either Standard or Advanced Certification through the International Society for Schema Therapy: www.SchemaTherapySociety.org. The training is over three 3-day workshops, weekly or fortnightly supervision and a number of ratings of client audio/video recordings. The teaching is provided by Vartouhi Ohanian, Director of Schema Therapy UK, and supervision by Vartouhi or one of Schema Therapy UK’s affiliates who have extensive experience in Schema Therapy and are certified at Advanced level by ISST.

The ISST Certification Training Program is appropriate for English-speaking clinicians and mental health professionals with doctoral or master’s level degrees in mental health fields (or equivalent) with considerable general psychotherapy experience. Applicants need to demonstrate to be accredited by their respective/relevant professional body The Schema Therapy UK program will consider applicants who are interested in meeting all the requirements for official ISST certification. Additional criteria for admission are described in the Application Section. Admission is competitive. If you are interested in attending, please see our application form or please contact us via www.schematherapyuk.com.

The Schema Therapy Certification program is based on core principles and values of Schema Therapy. Thus, Vartouhi’s teaching style integrates mutual respect, nurturing whilst enabling the development of schema therapy knowledge and skills. For this reason the training programs are limited to small groups of up to 12 applicants only. This helps maximize learning and adapt the teaching to individual needs.

Certification:  Standard and Advanced Level

Contact: Vartouhi Ohanian –


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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