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Shared experience and self-disclosure in Schema Therapy: enhancing the therapeutic relationship

by Nicole Manktelow


Using foundational principles of attachment and interpersonal neurobiology this workshop will help the participants understand the ways self-disclosure and shared experience can enhance and deepen the therapy relationship, counter Early Maladaptive Schemas and build positive affect and schemas. Participants will have an opportunity to examine the ways in which their own schemas and modes may become activated when doing this “deeper” work and have the opportunity to practice these skills

Target Audience:


Learning Objectives:

* Understand the different ways we can use appropriate self-disclosure to enhance the therapeutic relationship

* Participants will be able to use appropriate self-disclosure in the service of challenging early maladaptive schemas.

* Participants will be in a position to understand the ways self-disclosure can provide a corrective relational and emotional experience.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Nicole Manktelow

Nicole is a clinical psychologist and feminist with 25 years clinical experience. She has worked in acute mental health community and inpatient settings, correctional settings and as Clinical Director for Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia. She has an interest in feminist psychologies and supervising clinicians in person centred and collaborative practice in the service of meeting the needs of the people who come to see us.

Nicole started her schema therapy journey in 2014 and hasn't looked back. Nicole offers keen clinical insights gleaned from her years of experience as a therapist and supervisor working with complex clinical presentations. Nicole currently works in private practice where she practices schema therapy and supervises those clinicians seeking schema accreditation.

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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