Log in

MAY 28-30, 2020 / WORLDWIDE



Day 3: Reparenting and the Therapeutic Relationship

4.45 - 5.45 pm

Central European Time

Presented by David Edwards


To highlight a series of complicating factors (summarized in the abstract) that impact on the capacity of therapists to effectively offer reparenting.

Teaching Methods:

Presentation will be on a comprehensive powerpoint. This will include significant transcripts from sessions (some with audio). There will also be short experiential group exercises.

Learning Objectives:

By attending this workshop, participants will be sensitized to aspects of reparenting and the reparenting relationship with clients. Through the examination of the definition of reparenting and five obstacles to effective reparenting that will be presented in the workshop, they will be able to identify the problems and attend to them when they arise in their own therapy work.

Workshop Intended For:


Relevant Background Readings on Topic:

The powerpoint which will include some suggested reading will be made available to participants after the workshop

About the Presenters:                   

David Edwards:

Lives in Cape Town, South Africa, where he runs a training program in schema therapy through the Schema Therapy Institute of South Africa. He is registered as a Clinical Psychologist in South Africa and the United Kingdom. He is currently President of the ISST. He trained in cognitive-behavioural, humanistic and transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy, and has a longstanding interest in psychotherapy integration. In the 1980s, he was fortunate to attend seminars with Jeffrey Young, the founder of schema therapy, and has followed the development of schema therapy since its beginnings. For over 25 years, he taught cognitive-behavioural therapy to trainee clinical and counselling psychologists at Rhodes University, and offered intensive workshops to students using expressive therapies including psychodrama, clay sculpture, drawing and dance. He retired from a full time academic position at Rhodes University at the end of 2009 but remains on contract as a researcher and supervisor.

He has over 100 academic publications in the form of journal articles and book chapters. The focus of many of these is trauma and complex trauma. Several of them are clinical case studies. He has published several papers on case study methodology and is one of the editors of the recently published Case studies within psychotherapy trials: Integrating qualitative and quantitative methods (Oxford University Press). He has also written articles and book chapters on the history and application of imagery methods in psychotherapy and is the author, with Michael Jacobs, of Conscious and unconscious in the series Core concepts in psychotherapy (McGraw Hill, 2003). The focus of his current work is on the phenomenology of schema modes and understanding the deep structure of modes. This is reflected in a recent pair of articles on modes in a case of anorexia nervosa. These as well as many of his publications are available in full text from his ResearchGate page at: PUBLICATIONS



Be inspired by the most brilliant minds in psychotherapy, on and off the stage.

You'll hear directly from the voices shaping our world in Schema Therapy--from

individual, couples, group, children and adolescents, forensics, and many more.

"Amazing selection of topics and excellent presenters"


 Immersive Tracks give you insider access to some of the most dynamic presenters, and buzzed-about approaches in Schema Therapy.

"Loaded with brilliant creative people who are making a difference in the world of psychotherapy"


What happens when more than a thousand psychotherapists gather in one place?

The energy is impossible to contain. At the conference hub, expect one-of-a-kind

experiences, dynamic discussions, and powerful networking.

"Never attended anything like it before"


Join new friends from the worlds of psychotherapy, with leadership and creativity as we connect during parties, cocktail moments, surprise appearances, and so much more. 




Stockholm, Sweden


Coimbra, Portugal


Berlin, Germany


New York, USA


Istanbul, Turkey


Vienna, Austria

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.

"Be the Change You Help Create"

Whether you are a clinician, researcher, educator, or a supporter, we have a place for you in our community. Visit our "Join us" page to find out more about the many benefits ISST offers, and to apply for membership now.
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software