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Schematherapy for Couples – the modular approach, organize by Eckhard Roediger

  • 20 Sep 2022
  • 1:00 PM
  • 13 Dec 2022
  • 3:00 PM
  • Online

ONLINE Training program in Schema therapy for Couples Organized by Eckhard Roediger

September 20th, 2022 - End: December 13th, 2022

The training is held in English and on a  weeckly basis on 12 consecutive Tuesdays (with a gap on September 27th and October 4th)
from 1 pm to 3 pm CET (UTC+1)

(We record the sessions so you can review them in case you cannot make one of the dates)

The program covers 24 hrs and has to be completed with a full day working on specific cases presented by the participants to cover the 30 hrs ISST requirements

Full rate (for each training): € 700, reduced rate for “B-Countries”: € 400

 A brief Video introduction to the Couples training 

Location: Online

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About this training:
The schema therapy model describes how unmet core needs lead to maladaptive schemas and coping behavior. Unfortunately, schema chemistry plays an important role when we choose our partners. So we often find ourselves in the same complementary roles that we got used to in childhood and fight the former significant others in our partners by mutually “pushing our buttons” in escalating mode cycles.

Besides working with couples from the very beginning, we can also start working with one partner and include the other partner later to a smaller or greater extend. Including the partner starts with thinking about him or her in therapy. The curriculum addresses both: Starting with one partner and including the other or starting with the couple right away. The approach focusses on the in-session presentation of the mode cycles. It is based on a module system serving as handrails guiding the therapist through the course of therapy.

The training adapts the schema therapy model on interpersonal mode cycles, describes and trains the steps to get out of them by stopping the cycles, shift into a healthy adult mode, re-balance the basic needs, reconnect emotionally in imagery and initiate a constructive communication style in demonstrations and dyadic role-play. This will enable the participants to start working with dysfunctional interpersonal patterns in various settings.

Simeone-DiFrancesco, C., Roediger, E., Stevens, B. (2015). Healing Relationships: Schema Therapy for Couples, Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Roediger, E. (2019) The Couples-ST Module System


This training counts for certification in Schema therapy for Couples (ST-C) by the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

Eckhard Roediger (MD), born 1959, neurologist, psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Trained in psychodynamic and cognitive-behavior therapy. Formerly Director of a Psychosomatic Department of a clinic in Berlin (GER), since 2007 working in Private Practice and Director of the Schema Therapy Training Center in Frankfurt (GER). Member of the ISST Board since 2008, past-President and now honorary member.

Dates and time:
The training takes place on 12 consecutive Tuesdays of 2 hrs each:

September 20., 27.
(with a gap on October 4th)
October 11., 18., 25.
November 1., 8., 15., 22. and 29.
December 6., 13.

On a weekly basis each Tuesday from 1 pm to 3 pm CET (UTC+1) Germany.

The training covers 24 hrs. The last 6 hrs required for an ISST-certification in ST-C is participating in a full day group supervision to discuss cases and practical issues. This day is not part of this program. Participants are invited to enroll on an individual basis.

Costs: €700 (for people from so called B-countries€400; for a B-Country-List* see below). In case a participant is not able to take part at one date we will try to arrange a replacement.

*Reduced fee exclusively for participants who reside in the following countries:
Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yugoslavia. 

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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