FRIDAY LATE AFTERNOON SKILL CLASS 2 (F3SC2): 5.00 PM - 6.30 PM
Diving Into The Therapeutic Relationship
by Guido Sijbers, Wiessette Krol, and Judith Hollands
Diving into the therapy relationship
Teaching methods. What will happen in the workshop
The concept of countertransference has gone through a development from a psychoanalytic to a trans-theoretical concept.
Young et al. (2003) The Conceptual Model
As with other all longer-lasting psychotherapies, similarly with Schema Therapy, working with the therapeutic relationship is being considered a key element.
The therapist can learn to use the (counter)transference as a diagnostic instrument. To improve dealing and working with (counter)transference helps the therapist discovering not only their own, but also the subtle influences of the client's schemas and modes in relationships. Therefore therapists have to learn to become more aware of themselves in relation to others in most subtle ways. With the more difficult patients this is an even more important tool to use in the therapy relationship:
“The therapist's reactions can be a valuable resource in assessing the patient's schemas. However, therapists must be able to distinguish their valid intuition about a patient from the triggering or their own schemas ... "
The therapist and his/her own schema’s as part of the relationship.
“The patient's schemas (also) appear in the therapy relationship. Of course, this is true of the therapist's schemas as well: the therapists own schemas are triggered ... "
Workshop Intended For:
Relevant Background Readings on Topic:
Arntz, A. (2016). Schematherapie en de behandeling van persoonlijkheidsstoornissen. (Schema therapy and the treatment of
personality disorders). Gedragstherapie. Jaargang 49, nummer 3
Farrell, J. & Shaw, I. (2017). Experiencing Schema Therapy from the Inside Out. A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists, Guilford Publications.
Hafkenscheid, A. (2015), Tegenoverdracht: van een psychoanalytisch
Knox, S., Hess, S., Petersen, D. & Hill, A. (1997) Qualitative Analysis of Client Perceptions of the Effects of Helpful Therapist Self- Disclosure in Long-Term Therapy. Journal of Counseling Psychology, Vol. 44, No. 3, 274-283
Schnellbacher, J. & Leijssen, M. (2008). Characteristic features of helpful therapist self-disclosure. Tijdschrift voor psychotherapie. p.34: 27. Bohn Stafleu van Loghum
Simpson, S., Simionato, G., Smout. M. ,Vreeswijk, M. van, Hayes, C., Sougleris, C., Reid, C. (2018). Burnout amongst clinical and counselling psychologist: The role of early maladaptive schemas and coping modes as vulnerability factors. Clin Psychol Psychother. 1–12.
Young, J., en Klosko, J., Wieshaar, M. (2003). Schema Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide. Guilford Publications.
About the Presenter:
Guido Sijbers is a clinical psychologist/psychotherapist, an Advanced Level Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, and an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist and Trainer/Supervisor.
He works with Schema Therapy to treat personality disorders using individual and in group therapy in tertiary (outpatient) health care in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Previously Guido collaborated with Arnoud Arntz at the University of Maastrict, and was in private practice in Cologne, Germany. He has been training other therapists in Schema Therapy since 1999 (ptkoeln.de).
He is one of the founders of academievoorschematherapie.nl
Since the Dutch Membership of Schema Therapy was formed in 2007, Guido has been a Senior Member, and received Advanced Certification by ISST in 2008 as a Trainer/Supervisor in individual therapy, along with Advanced Certification for Group Schema Therapy as a Trainer/Supervisor in 2014.
Wiesette Krol is a clinical psychologist, CBT supervisor and Schema Therapist Trainer/ Supervisor.
In 1991 she started working as a psychotherapist (in training) in an academic setting (together with Arnoud Arntz and Hannie van Genderen), participated in research treating anxiety and eating disorders with CBT and also personality disorders with Schema Therapy. She has been trained and supervised by Jeffrey Young in individual Schema Therapy and in Group Schema therapy by Ida Shaw and Joan Farrell.
In the last 20 years she works with schema therapy, treating personality disorders (cluster B and C), individual and in groups, ambulant and in day treatment. She worked for 8 years as the head of the department of personality and developmental disorders at the RIAGG Maastricht.
At the moment she is working at the Academic Hospital (MUMC+) in Maastricht as manager and clinical psychologist. Since 1994 she has been teaching
She trained Schema Therapy in different countries in Europe. Since the foundation in 2007, she is a senior member of the Dutch Schema Therapy Society and has an Advanced Certification membership with the ISST since 2008. She had a private practice for supervision and psychotherapy for professionals.
Judith Hollands is a Senior Registered Drama Therapist and Senior Schema Therapist in the Dutch Schema Therapy Register. Since 2009, Judith has been working with Schema Therapy, and is one of the founders of combining Psychodrama Therapy and Group Schema Therapy in a day center for Borderline Personality Disorder in Maastricht.
Since 2013, Judith has been teaching workshops, with a focus on cooperation in multidisciplinary psychotherapy teams and in using experiential techniques in a Schema Therapy context. She is a co-founder of the Academy of Schema Therapy (Academie voor Schematherapie), and maintains a private practice.
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