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Inspire 2018 ISST Amsterdam Conference

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Still Accepting: Posters and Schema Therapy Related Films and Digital/Video Materials

The ISST Executive Board is happy to announce the call for scientific and clinical presentations for INSPIRE 2018 in Amsterdam.

We are inviting researchers and practitioners, both experienced and newer to the field, who are interested in strengthening the scientific and practical foundations of Schema Therapy.   If you are a practicing Schema Therapist, or in training, or if you are studying or doing research in Schema Therapy and want to introduce your ideas and/or research results, we invite you to submit a proposal for our Scientific and Clinical Program. We encourage presentations by both experienced and early career professionals and students. 

We invite proposals for presentations in the following formats:

  • Individual Papers:  presentations on a clinical, theoretical or research topic with a typical time allocation of 10 minutes.
  • Poster Submission: a 4’ x 8’ poster for public display intended to summarize research. Poster authors are required to attend their assigned session to present their work.
  • Films and video/digital materials related to Schema Therapy can be presented on a special session with the author’s comments or on the monitors in the lobby in a continuous play mode.


Formats Details

Please select the format for your proposal, based on the following descriptions:


Posters usually report empirical research and will be organized into one or more sessions, during which attendees will be invited to review the research presented and discuss findings with poster presenters. Clinical posters, posters presenting the preliminary results of an ongoing study or case presentations are welcome. Poster Authors are required to attend their assigned session to present their work may choose to provide handouts. Guidelines for good poster preparation can be found HERE  

Schema Therapy Related Films and Video/Digital Materials

The Author submits the brief description of the video material (educational, training, promoting, biographic, client sessions, research illustrations, cases, etc.): video/digital format, purpose, timing (max. 15 minutes), structure, (300 words or less).

Examples of Topics of Interest

General Topics:

      • Schema Therapy as a Source of Corrective Emotional Experiences 
      • Latest advances in Schema Therapy: theory and practice
      • Individual Schema Therapy
      • Group Schema Therapy
      • Schema Couples Therapy
      • Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy 
      • Assessment and measurement in Schema Therapy

Specialty Topics:

      • Emotions and related psychological processes 
      • Corrective Emotional Experience Interventions
      • Schema Therapy and Quality of Life 
      • Implementing Schema Therapy in Different Cultures
      • Schemas and Modes in relation to other psychological characteristics
      • Conceptualization as Intervention 
      • Schema Therapy with different populations
      • Mode Work with groups
      • Protocols and techniques in Schema Therapy
      • E-health apps for Schema Therapy
      • Schema therapy for personal growth (i.e.,with healthier populations)
      • Schema Mode Therapy to Treat Addictions
      • Schema Therapy education
      • Symbolic representation of Schemas and Modes
      • Testing a Schema Mode Model in the treatment of various disorders
      • Mode work with elements of Art therapy
      • Role-plays for  Mode change work
      • Rescripting models
      • Use of online interventions in Schema therapy: pros and cons
      • Schema Therapy with different age groups
      • Schema Therapy with couples and families
      • Dealing with extremely challenging cases
      • Schema Therapy Training: innovations, challenges, obstacles 
      • Forensic Schema Therapy: Research and Practice
      • New approaches for promoting Schema Therapy
      • Reparenting and Parent education
      • Schema Therapy and Neuroscience
      • Schema Therapy in Relation to Other Psychotherapy Approaches
      • Visual materials on Schema Therapy 
      • Schema Therapy related films and video materials


Still Time to Submit: The deadlines have passed for all submissions except Posters, and Schema Therapy related films and video materials

We aim to review and notify accepted poster presenters by mid February 2018.

NOTE: All visual materials should have appropriate measures taken to ensure patient anonymity and/or have obtained informed consent. Only complete submissions, which include presenters’ short bios and pictures, will be evaluated.

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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