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Workshop 1: Saturday Early Afternoon and Saturday Late Afternoon (S2W1 & S3W1) - 180 Minutes

Fine Tuning Empathic Confrontation and Limit Setting Part 1 & 2

by Hannie Van Genderen and Remco Van Der Wijngaart


Schema therapy and limited reparenting are often associated with warm, compassionate care.
Many clients, however, developed survival strategies in their youth, which are often experienced as inconvenient or annoying by others. For example, avoidance or overcompensating patterns.

In these cases, limited reparenting as a warm attitude will often not be sufficient. In those situations, good care requires therapeutic skills to confront empathically and set limits.
Many schema therapists find this difficult because this will put pressure on the client - therapist relationship. This can trigger schemas such as Failure, Self-Sacrifice or Subjugation with the therapist. This can lead to late or insuffiecient empathic confrontations and setting limits.

Teaching Methods:

Based on the above, the goal is to try out these more robust forms of care in a safe atmosphere with many practical exercises and humor as the tools.
The workshop will make use of the recently developed teaching material 'Schema therapy, step by step' and demonstrations by the teachers.

Learning Objectives:

In this workshop, participants will acquire the following skills:

- Refining skills for empathic confrontation and setting limits
- Tips and tricks to make setting limits easier
- The slightly different attitude that is required compared to other aspects of Limited Reparenting - Discovering your own limits when you have to set limits

Workshop Intended For:

Intermediate (Participants have had basic ST training)

Relevant Background Readings on Topic:

Arntz, A. & Genderen, H. van (2009). Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. 32-44

About the Presenters:

Hannie Van Genderen

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Remco Van Der Wijngaart

Remco van der Wijngaart is a psychotherapist and healthcare psychologist. For over 20 years he worked in the academic department of an outpatient mental health institution. As a therapist he participated in numerous treatment studies into anxiety, somatic symptom and eating disorders, as well as personality disorders. In a first treatment study into the effectiveness of schema therapy for borderline personality disorder, he was trained and supervised in imagery rescripting by Jeffrey Young, the founder of schema therapy. Remco has his own independent practice for psychotherapy in Maastricht. Together with others, he developed various audio-visual productions including Fine Tuning Imagery Rescripting; 35 scenes showing imagery rescripting in all its facets

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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