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MAY 28-30, 2020 / WORLDWIDE



Day 2: Breaking the Virtual Wall: Schema Therapy Online

11.00 - 12.30 pm

Central European Time

Presented by Xi Liu and Hagara Feldman


Online Therapy has been rapidly expanding during the last few years as technological advancements allow for more stable and secure platforms for online communication. However, as the world is socially distancing due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Online Therapy has become the only way to provide therapy. The shift from in person traditional therapy setting to the online environment, not only involves technological adjustments, but also many clinical adjustments in order to ensure therapeutic alliance is maintained. Schema Therapy strategies provide therapists a wealth of opportunity to bypass the virtual wall and physical distance. 


In our presentation, we will cover the following topics:

1. Highlights for keeping the therapeutic frame

2. Modes and Schemas activations due to the online environment, and the opportunity to address them through limited reparenting interventions.

3. Adapting the experiential strategies to the virtual setting. 

About the Presenters:                   

Xi Liu:

Dr Xi Liu is an advanced accredited ISST schema therapist and trainer/supervisor. She is a Sydney based Clinical Psychologist who delivers face to face therapy from her practice in Newtown, as well as working online with clients across five continents. She regularly provides therapy to staff deployed with Doctors without Borders (MSF) while on mission and around the world. She is the Chair of the Online Schema Therapy Special Interest Group and have presented at symposiums at the International Society for Schema Therapy Conference in Amsterdam and Rome on adapting Schema Therapy for Online Treatment. She has also presented on the topic of Digital Technologies in Mental Health at the Black Dog Institute in Australia. Xi specializes with creative, multicultural and LGBTQ clients on complex trauma, grief, personality disorders and Axis I mood disorders. In her previous working life, Xi has also worked in User Interface, Data Management and Website Design in the Corporate and Not for Profit Sector. 

Email: lifetherapy.org@gmail.com

Hagara Feldman:

Hagara is an ISST advanced schema therapist, supervisor and trainer and the director of “Schema Therapy Kfar Saba” which provides an ISST approved Schema Therapy accreditation program in Israel. She is also a board member of ESTI (The Israeli Association for Schema Therapy) and an accredited CBT specialist and supervisor. Over time schema therapy became the solid foundation of her therapeutic practice, integrating with CBT and with some ideas and interventions from additional experiential focus therapies.  She has practiced in both the public and the private sectors, in mental health and in bariatric services and is providing therapy and supervision in her private practice based in Kfar-Saba, Israel. Specializes in Axis I disorders, personality disorders, work with holocaust survivors and LGBT related issues. She also has an extensive experience with a wide range of patients and supervisees from different cultures, in and outside of Israel (on-line). 

Hagara has been presenting schema therapy workshops in varied Israeli Conferences. She also presented on adapting Schema Therapy for Online environment at the ISST Conference in Amsterdam and at the Italian association for Schema Therapy Conference in Rome.

Email: hagara.cbt@gmail.com



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