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Vulnerable Child Mode in Schema Therapy for Children an Adolescents. How to protect, nurture, sooth, and guide "Littel You" and "Little Me"; Live Webinar with Zoom

  • 04 Mar 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Zoom

Vulnerable Child Mode in Schema Therapy for Children an Adolescents. How to protect, nurture, sooth, and guide "Littel You" and "Little Me"; Live Webinar with Zoom

Start Date and Time: 2022, March 4th, 9 o' clock (CET, German time)

End Date and Time: 2022, March 4th, 17 o'clock (CET, German time)


Schema Therapy for Children and Adolescents (ST-CA) has become a hot topic within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and the world of psychotherapy in general. The approach has quickly gained popularity among clinicians and mental health services for it‘s high success rates for difficult to treat children, adolescents and parents with more severe, chronic, entrenched difficulties who do not respond to first line approaches. This includes the significant proportion of children and adolescents who do not engage in CBT, or don't respond to CBT (or showed an initial response and then relapse).

Within the (young) client’s mode work therapists are frequently challenged by the activation of the client’s Vulnerable Child mode (VCM) that needs to be protected, nurtured, and soothed, usually before solution-oriented, functional coping strategies may be considered, planned, trained. The Clever/Wise mode knows what to do: “First Self-compassion, then Self-assertiveness”.

In CBT we are often trained to find problem-oriented strategies and practical quick solutions to reduce or eliminate the symptoms, but the question is: How to treat the VCM?

In this seminar we want to focus on the needs of the client’s VCM. What exactly can we do and say when the VCM is activated, and/or blocks the therapy progress? And how can we support the client to find the right stance, and empathic words to validate and sooth his/her own VCM?

Beside that, we also look on the therapist’s own VCM: how can I (as a therapist) make sure that my own VCM feels safe, protected, nurtured, and soothed especially when working with challenging clients? In this seminar we are focusing on 3 main issues:

  • Protection of VCM (What is the Clever/Wise mode’s job, eg setting limits to an inner critic? What are realistic goals, what is in general controllable for the client, what not?)
  • Validation of VCM (What exactly can I say to Little You / Little Me?)
  • Practical help for VCM (How can I prepare myself best for difficult day-to-day situations, eg when my VCM gets activated?)

Fee:160 € (Payment via bank transfer (EU-states) or PayPal (non-EU-states).

Email and Contact: info@schematherapie-koeln.de

Full Name: Gisela Henn-Mertens

Website: https://www.schematherapie-koeln.de/online-learning.php

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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