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the Benefits of ISST Membership


  • Access to abstracts of a large and regularly updated body of publications related to schema therapy
  • Full access to the new ISST website
  • Access to some of the questionnaires and forms used in schema therapy
  • Reduced fees for conferences and workshops
  • Support from an international community of experts in schema therapy
  • Access to blogs, on-line discussions, phone conferences and training videos
  • Access to materials from training programs
  • Members who complete an ISST approved training program can become certified in schema therapy at a standard or an advanced level and will be placed on our referral list of certified schema therapists.
  • Standard International Certification will allow you to practice as an ISST approved schema therapist, participate in outcome studies and train or supervise at a basic level.
  • Advanced International Certification will allow you to treat all patients as an ISST approved schema therapist and participate in outcome studies. If you meet the additional requirements for trainer-supervisor status you will be able to supervise, train and rate other therapists, and apply to run an ISST approved training program.

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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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.
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