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Personal Schema Group Therapy

by MF Van Vreeswijk and M.Boog


Therapists who are more aware of their schemas and modes triggering in relationships like in limited reparenting in schema therapy can be better able to not only take care of the patient but also of themselves.

Teaching Methods:

This workshop will from the start be experiential as participants are asked to share their emotions and thoughts in the group. Schema therapy techniques will be used to experience which schemas and modes are being triggered in relations. Imagery (with rescripting), chair technique and historical role play will be used.

Learning Objectives:

* Becoming more aware of schemas and modes triggering and interaction in relationships
* Becoming more aware of one’s personal pitfall’s in limited reparenting which might increase the risk for burn out * Becoming more aware of what is important for one’s personal self-care

Workshop Intended For:

Intermediate (Participants have had basic ST training)

Relevant Background Readings on Topic:

Simpson, S., Simionato, G., Smout, M., van Vreeswijk, M. F., Hayes, C., & Reid, C. (2018). Burnout amongst Clinical and Counselling Psychologists: The Role of Early Maladaptive Schemas and Coping Modes as Vulnerability Factors. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, doi: 10.1002/cpp.2328.

Keading, A., Sougleris, C., Reid, C., van Vreeswijk, M. F., Hayes, C., Dorrian, J. & Simpson, S. (2017). Professional Burnout, Early Maladaptive Schemas and Physical Health in Clinical and Counselling Psychology Trainees. Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 00 (0), 1-15. doi 10.1002/jclp.22485.

Van Vreeswijk, M. F., & Zedlitz, A. M. E. E. (2019). Schema therapy for Eating Disorders: Therapist self-care (chapter 17). Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders: Theory and Practice for Individual and Group Settings (eds. S. Simpson & E. Smith). Routledge Taylor & Francis Ltd.

About the Presenters:

MF Van Vreeswijk:

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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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