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  • 27 Jul 2018 10:00 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)
    Read about the four dialogue matrix, schema therapy with families, and autism spectrum conditions.
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    Read the latest Schema Therapy Bulletin, exclusively available to active ISST members enrolled on the website. Not yet enrolled? Tap: ENROLL Not yet a member? Tap: JOIN US

    In 2006, Stockholm hosted the 1st International Society of SchemaTherapy Conference. Approximately 56 people attended the event which​ established the inner workings of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). The exponential growth in both interest and application of the Schema Therapy model, demonstrated by the attendance of 1150 clinicians, researchers, trainers and students from 49 countries at​ INSPIRE 2018 in Amsterdam​, is ​astounding​ and gratifying​. 

    The ​conference theme “Corrective Emotional Experiences: How Schema Therapy Transforms Lives,” was ​well met with enthusiasm by those who were fortunate enough to attend. To those who ​practice schema therapy in geographically isolated regions, from regions where there is less exposure to the schema model, or in workplaces where other treatment modalities are dominant, the event itself was a corrective emotional experience. It ​provided an opportunity to meet others with similar therapeutic views, to share ideas collaboratively and to feel connected to a group of like-minded individuals; ​confirming that ​you ​are not the only practitioner of Schema Therapy!

    For many ISST members​,​ ​the cost of ​attending such events can be prohibitive​ due to limitations in time and financial resources​. For those members who were unable to attend the Amsterdam conference, we hope in the coming editions of the Schema Therapy Bulletin to bring you contributions and presentations from the event. Furthermore, in the coming months the Schema Therapy Webinar Series will be made available, featuring 90 minute specialist schema therapy webinars (many of which presented in Amsterdam and other ISST events). 

    While many of our members were preparing their presentations of the Amsterdam conference, others took the time to write articles sharing new and interesting approaches to Schema Therapy.

    In ​the current issue, Scott Kellogg (USA) discusses the application of chair-work​ in schema therapy and describes a framework for understanding and​organizing mode dialogues​, and ​offers ​a variety of chair work opportunities​.

    Rachel Samson (Australia) discusses the use of Schema Therapy within a family based approach  exploring a case study of an adolescent and her family the exploring effect of temperament and attachment in the treatment.

    Finally, Erin Bulluss (A​u​stralia) describes the use of Schema Therapy with those with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, describing ​ways to work with the​ Schema Therapy model to accommodate​ the ​neurodevelopment aspects of the condition.

    We continue to call for contributions for upcoming issues of the Schema Therapy Bulletin. If you have an article or want to propose a contribution please make contact.


    Lissa Parsonnet (USA) &
    Chris Hayes (Australia)

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    Transformational Chairwork: The Four Dialogue Matrix
    Scott Kellogg, PhD. New York, USA
     

    A central irony of Chairwork is that Chairwork has nothing to do with chairs.  Chairwork is based on the belief that there is a healing and transformative power in (1) giving voice to one’s inner parts, modes, or selves, and in (2) enacting or re-enacting scenes from the past, the present, or the future.  

    In light of the many different strategies that have been developed to achieve these goals, one of my central projects has been to distill this method down to its essential dialogical components in hope that these can then be used as building blocks in the therapeutic encounter.  To this end, I have counterbalanced the polarity of using one chair (I) or two chairs (II) with the polarity of having an internal dialogue (I) or an external dialogue (E).  The result has been the creation of the Four Dialogue Matrix

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    When a Duck is Raising a Swan: Temperament and Attachment in Schema Therapy with Families
    Rachel Samson, Clinical Psychologist, Adelaide Australia

    15-year-old Sarah and her mother, Ann, initially presented in crisis. Sarah’s boyfriend had broken-up with her and she had become highly distressed and dysregulated in response; lashing out verbally and physically at her mother, refusing school, and threatening suicide. Sarah’s mother and father were overwhelmed and had both taken leave from work to stay at home with Sarah due to concerns about her safety. Sarah attended the hospital on several occasions for psychiatric review and police and paramedic attendance had been required at the family home during episodes of heightened distress, intense conflict, and aggression. The family reported that previous psychiatric and psychological intervention had not been helpful and that Sarah had been reluctant to engage. The dyad was referred to me by a colleague for family-based Schema Therapy.

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    Schema Therapy and the Autism Spectrum: The importance of modifying the Schema Therapy conceptual framework to counter neuro-normative assumptions when  working with neurodiverse populations
    Erin K. Bulluss, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Schema Therapy Australia, Adelaide, South Australia

     

    Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) refer to a set of lifelong, neurodevelopmental syndromes with a prevalence of 1% across age groups (Lai & Baron-Cohen, 2015). People with an ASC may refer to themselves as being autistic, on the autism spectrum, neurodiverse (plural) or neurodivergent (singular)- as opposed to allistic or neurotypical- in recognition of their fundamental neurodevelopmental differences from the majority of the population. These neurodevelopmental differences are not inherently pathological, nor have they developed as a result of experiences during infancy or childhood, they are simply intrinsic differences from the majority of the population.

    Being in the minority, individuals on the autism spectrum often experience an environmental mismatch, whereby the environment is shaped to meet the needs of the neurotypical majority and does not adequately meet the needs of the neurodivergent individual. For example, a recent meta-synthesis by Williams and colleagues (2017) found that mainstream school environments greatly impact the manner in which children with ASCs view their differences from the neurotypical majority. It seems most children in the studies experienced school environments that were not inclusive and accepting of neurodiversity, and thus interpreted their differences from typically developing peers as negative. This meta-synthesis identified that these children also appeared to have internalised the negative comments made by others, and referred to themselves with terms like weird, freak, mentally disabled, and having a bad brain.

    On the other hand, there was a small proportion of children with ASC who viewed their differences positively, and while there was not sufficient information to fully understand how these children had made sense of themselves in such different ways, it seemed supportive peers, accessible classroom environments, and flexible platforms for learning and socialising contributed to this difference in self-perception. 

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    The Schema Therapy Bulletin is edited by Lissa Parsonnet and Chris Hayes.
    This template was created by Travis Atkinson.
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  • 25 Jul 2018 9:13 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)
    Do you use schema therapy for children?
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    Schema Questionnaire for Children (DISC)


    Christof Loose, Frank Meyer and Reinhard Pietrowsky have recently published the Schema Questionnaire for Children (DISC) for ages 8 to 14 years-old.

    The authors have graciously offered to post the questionnaire, in both English and German, to ISST Full and Associate Members enrolled on the ISST website to access free of charge for clinical and research purposes, with some limitations.

    You are encouraged to use the DISC in your therapeutic settings with children for both diagnostic and evaluation purposes.

    We thank Christof, Frank and Reinhard for offering this valuable tool to the ISST community.

    To download the questionnaire,  you must be enrolled on the ISST website as a Full or Associate Member.

    Not enrolled?  ENROLL NOW
    Not a member?  JOIN NOW

     

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    Created by Travis Atkinson, ISST Executive Board Public Affairs Coordinator.
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  • 24 May 2018 8:33 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    Stay connected to our schema therapy community.


    ISST is moving ahead with preparation for GDPR, a new regulation for data protection and privacy. At this point, we kindly ask for your help -- it only takes a few seconds.

    What to do? Tap "KEEP ME SUBSCRIBED" if you wish to continue receiving email communication from ISST. Please respond now. The deadline is May 25, 2018, so If we do not hear from you, and you have not completed the double opt-in, we will automatically remove you from our mailing list. Per GDPR compliance, you will NOT receive any communication from ISST if you do not respond, unless you have already completed the double opt-in.

    Best Move: Respond now by tapping "Keep Me Subscribed." 

    Very Best,

    Travis Atkinson
    ISST Executive Board Public Affairs Coordinator
    www.SchemaTherapySociety.org

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  • 16 May 2018 8:37 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INSPIRE 2018

    With a week to go, we're setting the stage for inspiration in Amsterdam.


    If you've already registered for the schema therapy event of the year, rest assured, we are making our final efforts to ensure that your time in Amsterdam inspires you to then inspire others in your work and life, long after you leave!

    Already registered? Unless you registered over the last few days, you should have already received a summary of your selections for the Preconference and Conference Days. Your summary will also be located on your QR Code on your name tag, which will serve as your admittance into your selections. If you have not yet made your selections, please email us immediately: EMAIL

    Not yet registered? Hear from amazing thought leaders in the field of schema therapy. We have 60+ selections available for beginning to advanced levels, led by experts in schema therapy.

    Incredible choices: On Saturday, May 26th, we have powerful keynotes you won't want to miss:

    • Experiencing Schema Therapy from the Inside-Out: Corrective Emotional Experiences for Therapists by Joan Farrell & Ida Shaw 
    • The Neurobiological and Cognitive Impact of Complex Trauma: Implications for Interventions by Kim Felmingham
    • Bypassing the Challenges in the Schema Therapy Supervisor Role by Jeff Young & Jeff Conway

    Saturday Morning Selections: Build your perfect day by choosing from three options:

    1. Attend one of six symposiums, a case presentation, or a skill class
    2. Three Hot Topic Sessions 
    3. Spanish certification course for individual schema therapy

    After lunch (included for participants), we have Jeff Young and Jeff Conway presenting their keynote address.

    Saturday Early and Late Afternoon Selections: Choose from three options:

    1. Two of ten skill classes or two round table discussions (two parts, 90-minutes each)
    2. One of four 180-minute workshops
    3. Spanish certification course for individual schema therapy (90-minutes)

    Largest ISST Conference Ever:
    #INSPIRE2018AMS will be the premiere schema therapy event of the year. It will be an ideal time for you to network with your schema therapy colleagues, and deepen your connection with our worldwide community of schema therapists.

    You will also have the opportunity to meet experts in the field of schema therapy, including Jeff Young, Arnoud Arntz, and many more.

    Connect+Reconnect:
    Meet new friends, and see familiar faces in the schema therapy community during the Morning Activities and at Saturday's Evening Social Program. Be sure to join one or more of the following:

    • 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm: Closing Ceremony. At the conference closing ceremony, we promise a performance that will "wow!" you. We will also announce the winners of ENLIGHT2019 and INSPIRE2020.
    • 7:30 pm - on: Dinner and Party at de Rode Hoed. If you have not yet registered for the dinner and dance party, be sure to do so now: DE RODE HOED
    May 2018
    26
    If you haven't registered yet, do it now! We are in the final tier, and are nearly sold out.
    REGISTER
    The Schema Events App is now available to all participants of INSPIRE 2018 in Amsterdam! If you haven't received your link, please email us: SCHEMA EVENTS APP
    #INSPIRE2018AMS CLOSING CEREMONY: The Closing Ceremony of #INSPIRE2018AMS will feature the act "Circle Percussion: the Essence of Drumming," in an awe-inspiring performance you won't want to miss! Prepare yourself to be wowed!

    Get ready as well for announcements of the winners of ENLIGHT2019 and INSPIRE2020, so you can start making your next travel plans!
    CELEBRATE THE CLOSING OF #INSPIRE2018AMS @ the Dinner and Party: Saturday evening is the time to gather to celebrate your time together in Amsterdam at the beautiful, historic venue of de Rode Hoed. A delicious dinner is included, along with music and dancing to cap off three inspiring days! If you haven't yet purchased your ticket, be sure to reserve your space now by adding it to your cart on the registration page: DINNER & PARTY
    HOTELS: Have you made your hotel reservation? You can still find some great discounts by using our hotel service for the best rates on multiple hotels near the conference venue. Reserve your hotel now by tapping: HOTEL DISCOUNTS


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  • 24 Apr 2018 5:02 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INSPIRE 2018

    With one month to go, we're setting the stage for inspiration in Amsterdam.


    If you've already registered for the schema therapy event of the year, rest assured, we are working overtime to ensure that your time in Amsterdam inspires you to then inspire others in your work and life, long after you leave!

    Already registered? You should have already made your selections for the Preconference and Conference Days with the email link you received through Tiers 1-6. Participants in Tier 7 will be receiving their links shortly. Each participant must use their own email address to register, which is necessary to make selections and to receive a link to the upcoming Schema Events App. Missing your link? EMAIL

    Not yet registered? Hear from amazing thought leaders in the field of schema therapy. The sooner you register, the more you save, and the better your chances of getting your first choices. We have 60+ selections available for beginning to advanced levels, led by experts in schema therapy.

    Incredible choices: On Friday, May 25th, we have powerful keynotes you won't want to miss:

    • The Corrective Emotional Experience: Its Central Place in Schema Therapyby David Edwards
    • Corrective Emotional Experiences in Schema Therapy: Reflections in Research Findings and Clinical Impressions by Arnoud Arntz
    • Corrective Emotional Experiences in Emotion Focused Therapy by Rhonda Goldman

    Friday Morning Selections: Build your perfect day by choosing from three options:

    1. Choose one of six symposiums
    2. A round table discussion summarizing research over ISST's 10 years
    3. Five Hot Topic Sessions

    After lunch (included for participants), we have 27+ poster presentations, followed by Rhona Goldman's Keynote.

    Friday Early and Late Afternoon Selections: Choose from three options:

    1. One of seven skill classes and two case presentations (two parts, 90-minutes each)
    2. One of six 180-minute workshops
    3. Spanish certification course for individual schema therapy (two parts, 90-minutes each)

    Largest ISST conference ever: #INSPIRE2018AMS will be the premiere schema therapy event of the year. It will be an ideal time for you to network with your schema therapy colleagues, and deepen your connection with our worldwide community of schema therapists.

    You will also have the opportunity to meet experts in the field of schema therapy, including Jeff Young, Arnoud Arntz, and many more.

    Connect+Reconnect: meet new friends, and see familiar faces in the schema therapy community during the Morning Activities and at Friday's Evening Social Program. Be sure to join one or more of the following:

    • 7:00 am - 8:15 am: AcroYoga with Lisa Looping. If you did not add to your selector, tap here: ACROYOGA
    • 7:15 am - 8:15 am: Conference Choir with Vanesa Diaz & Rezar Dominguez. If you did not add to your selector, tap here: CHOIR
    • 7:30 pm: Van Gogh Museum Tour: tickets available on the website to add to your cart ADD VAN GOGH
    • 8:30 pm & 8:45 pm: Anne Frank Huis Tour: (SOLD OUT)
    May 2018
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    If you haven't registered yet, do it now! We are nearing venue capacity: Less than 40 spots remain before we reach Tier 8, the final Tier!
    REGISTER
    CELEBRATE THE CLOSING OF #INSPIRE2018AMS @ the Dinner and Party: Saturday evening is the time to gather to celebrate your time together in Amsterdam at the beautiful, historic venue of de Rode Hoed. A delicious buffet dinner is included, along with music and dancing to cap off three inspiring days! If you haven't yet purchased your ticket, be sure to reserve your space now by adding it to your cart on the registration page: DINNER & PARTY
    HOTELS: Have you made your hotel reservation? It is not too late to get great discounts by using our hotel service for the best rates on multiple hotels near the conference venue. Reserve your hotel now by tapping: HOTEL DISCOUNTS
    #INSPIRE2018AMS T-Shirt: The last day to order your Amsterdam conference t-shirt is May 1st. We have both crew neck and v-neck cuts. Order now by adding the t-shirt to your conference cart on the registration page: ORDER T-SHIRT

  • 20 Apr 2018 5:06 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    Winners to be announced at the Closing Ceremony in Amsterdam.

    We invite you to nominate your city to host the next ISST conferences: tap the link below to nominate your city to host a future ISST conference, including:

    • ENLIGHT 2019 (formerly known as Summer School) 
    • INSPIRE 2020
    • ENLIGHT 2021
    • INSPIRE 2022

    When you tap the link, you will be asked the following questions:

    • Name the proposed host city, and include a description of the city and surroundings (200 words or less)
    • Provide two examples of comparable psychotherapy or healthcare-related conferences in your proposed city, and include costs of attendance per day, along with the venues that were used
    • Name the conference venue you would propose in the host city, and the best reasons it meets ISST's needs
    • Provide the contact information of a local event organizer in your proposed host city

    The four key factors we will consider in nominations are:

    1. Reasonable costs for ISST members, based on proposed calculations
    2. Suitability of venues
    3. Convenience of location and overall attractiveness of the host city
    4. How the host city meets the strategic goals of ISST

    It only takes a few minutes to submit your information, after you have researched the answers to the questions.

    DEADLINE: MAY 10th.

    Nominate Your Host City
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  • 09 Apr 2018 10:55 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)
    Read about schema therapy with marginalized populations in the latest Schema Therapy Bulletin, exclusively available to active ISST members enrolled on the website. Not yet enrolled? Tap: ENROLL Not yet a member? Tap: JOIN US

    Schema therapy with marginalized populations.


    Marginalized populations are those excluded from mainstream social, economic, cultural, or political life.*

    More specifically exclusions can apply to educational opportunities, access to health/mental health care, membership in community groups or clubs, employment opportunities, or feelings of comfort, trust, and “fitting in” to the society in which members reside.  This feeling can be described as “Minority Stress”. Groups can experience exclusion and alienation by virtue of their gender, gender identity, race, religion, education level, appearance or social status, and the list goes on.

    In this issue of the Schema Therapy Bulletin, contributors will describe the application of the Schema Therapy model with three marginalized populations: Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals, Latinos living in the United States, and Military Veterans.

    After providing an overview of the distinction between anatomy and identity, Cesar Gonzalez outlines the predominate mental health symptoms prevalent in the transgender population, and explores their relationship to unmet core needs and specific schema development. Describing his work with Adam, a young man beginning hormone therapy to continue his transition from female to male, Cesar demonstrates Gender Affirming Schema Therapy in addressing the maladaptive schemas that arose from his gender dysphoria and his parents’ unwillingness to accept his identity as he experienced it.

    Megan Fry and Suzy Redston report on the symptoms likely to bring a soldier to a mental health professional, and describe the coping modes associated with military veterans. They note that in some cases individuals with unmet core needs may be drawn to military service. The structure and functioning of the military, the trauma of war, and the struggle to readjust to civilian life after service can all be stimuli for the manifestation and elaboration of unmet core needs, schemas, and maladaptive coping modes. The case of Ryan, a 44 year old army veteran illustrates these struggles.

    Carlos Rojas addresses the important balance between understanding and accepting cultural norms and stereotypes, and seeing each member of the culture as a unique person. Specifically he writes about the culture and values of the Latino community; it’s cultural resistance to mental health care, and it’s emphasis on family, respect machismo (a man’s position in the family), and marianismo, the role and function of women in the family). He goes on to propose that Latino culture may be characterized by particular schema profiles. This understanding can help to facilitate treatment.

    Our next issue will focus on New Developments in Schema Therapy. If you are interested in submitting an article for this or any future issue, please email us!

    Lissa Parsonnet (USA) &

    Chris Hayes (Australia)

    *(Marginalized Populations by Kay E. Cook In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods Edited by: Lisa M. Given).

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    Dresses, Spiderman, and Gender Dysphoria: a Gender-Affirming Schema Therapy Approach by Cesar A. Gonzalez


    Anatomy is Not Identity

    After weeks 6 to 7 weeks into a fetus’ development, the expression of a gene induces changes that alter the trajectory of the development of a fetus’ sex characteristics and how expectant parents will eventually respond to the socially acceptable question of, “Are you having a boy or a girl?” In other words, “Are you expecting a baby with a penis or a vagina?” The moment this question is answered is when there are social rules put on the expectant parents and the unborn child. 

    These sex characteristics guide social expectations of “what boys do” and “what girls do” and impact how individuals view themselves, others, and their futures – as well as which colors or clothing they will use, which recreational activities they will pursue, what occupations they will be encouraged to follow, and even how much emotion is acceptable to express, and let people know where it's available.

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    Schema Therapy and Latino Patients... A Cultural Approach by Carlos Rojas (USA)


    A primary challenge in working with patients from different cultural backgrounds is being able to use cultural generalizations appropriately without losing sight of the individual patient. To succeed in this challenge, clinicians must keep in mind that variations occur between cultural subgroups just as individuals subscribe to group norms to varying degrees. Consideration of culture is essential in the process of diagnosis and treatment of culturally diverse patients. 

    In the past decade the consideration of cultural factors has gained recognition in a variety of disciplines. In this article you will find a discussion of Latino cultural factors that are influential in the development of early maladaptive schemas (as defined within the Schema Therapy Model) and the propensity for specific schemas to develop within Latinos as a cultural group.

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    Treat the Soldier and Unlock the Healthy Adult by Megan Fry and Dr. Suzy Redston (Australia)

    Generally, when a person with a military background comes for psychological treatment they have been unwell, with clinically significant symptoms for at least 12 months. There is a significantly higher 12-month prevalence of all mental illnesses compared to the general Australian population. For example, the prevalence of major depression (MDD) was 6.4% compared to 3.1% in general population (1).

    Generally military personnel will present for treatment with more than one of the following problems; trauma, unstable mood, anxiety, alienation, hyperarousal or substance use including alcohol. When working with people who have been in any kind of military, it can be very difficult to soothe maladapted modes and release the Healthy Adult.

    For the purposes of this article we shall discuss people who have been in the Army when they developed their psychological problems, however the general concepts can apply to other arms of a Defence Force. We shall aim to conceptualise the schema presented in terms of what draws people to join a Defence Force
     which can give clues to early maladapted schemas; how the training to be a soldier causes and strengthens maladapted coping modes and how these coping modes are not conducive with a healthy civilian adult. The final stage shall be a case study by one author (MF) to illustrate some of our ideas.

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  • 08 Apr 2018 10:51 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    Travis, welcome a vital new tool for schema therapists.

    The Case Conceptualization Committee has worked for more than two years to create a new form that can help schema therapists be even more affective at employing treatments that best fit patients' needs. 

    The committee consists of Jeff Conway, Jeff Young, Poul Perris Joan Farrell, David Edwards, and Vartouhi Ohanian.

    Watch the interview to see how the form developed, and why it can help improve the work of schema therapists.

    If you are an active member of ISST, and enrolled on the website, you can download the new Case Conceptualization Form, along with a guidebook, and a sample case to help you complete the new form.

    Go to the new form

    Founder of Schema Therapy

    Jeff Young calls the new Case Conceptualization Form a "major new development... that is vitally needed."

    Chair of Committee

    Jeff Conway says the new Case Conceptualization Form is, "Great news for the schema therapy community."

    Jeff Young and Jeff Conway introduce the new case conceptualization form, interviewed by Travis Atkinson

    Copyright © 2018, International Society of Schema Therapy. All rights reserved.

  • 23 Mar 2018 3:52 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    INSPIRE 2018

    Brilliant minds in schema therapy will be present in Amsterdam. Will you?

    During the Preconference Workshops of INSPIRE 2018 in Amsterdam, you will get great content to enhance your knowledge and skills in schema therapy that you definitely don't want to miss.

    Already registered? You can make your selections for the Preconference and Conference Days with the email link you receive in the Tier level you registered with. 

    Tier 1 (March 9)

    Tier 2 (March 16)

    Tier 3 (March 23)

    Tier 4 (March 30th) 

    Tier 5 (April 6th)

    Tier 6 (April 13th)

    Tier 7 (April 22) 

    Not yet registered? The sooner you register, the more you save, and the better your chances of getting your first choices. We have 60+ selections available for beginning to advanced levels, led by experts in the schema therapy field.

    Incredible choices: during the Preconference Day, you can choose among 10 full-day workshops:

    • Corrective Emotional Experiences for Therapists by Joan Farrell and Wendy Behary
    • Transforming Challenging Couples by Travis Atkinson and Poul Perris
    • Fine Tuning Chair Work in Schema Therapy by Remco van der Wijngaart and Chris Hayes
    • Building the Healthy Adult Mode by Eckhard Roediger, Bruce Stevens, and Robert Brockman
    • Corrective Emotional Experiences for Adolescents and their Families: Surviving and Growing from Mode Clashes by Ida Shaw
    • Challenges in the Treatment of Complex Trauma, Neglect, and Dissociation by Robin Spiro and Judith Margolin
    • Schema Therapy for Axis I Disordersby Offer Maurer and Eshkol Rafaeli
    • Bypassing Challenges in the Schema Therapy Supervisor Role by Jeff Conway and Jeff Young
    • Experiential Techniques in Corrective Emotional Work with Children and Adults: Child Exercises that Fit for Adults by Paul Kasyanik, Elena Romanova, and Maria Galimzyanova
    • "Modes Behind Bars" Schema Mode Work for Your Toughest Patients! by David Bernstein and Limor Navot


    Largest ISST conference yet: INSPIRE 2018 in Amsterdam will be the premiere schema therapy event of the year. It will be an ideal time for you to network with your schema therapy colleagues, and deepen your connection with our worldwide community of schema therapists.

    You will also have the opportunity to meet many experts in the field of schema therapy, including Jeff Young and Arnoud Arntz.

    Connect+Reconnect: meet new friends, and see familiar faces in the schema therapy world at Thursday's Welcome Reception, between 5 pm and 6 pm.

     

    May 2018
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    See details about each workshop, and register today, before we sell out!
    REGISTER


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  • 07 Mar 2018 4:00 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    The Schema Therapy Event of the Year is on! #INSPIRE2018ADAM


    Registration is now officially open for INSPIRE 2018!

    We're proud to host INSPIRE 2018 in Amsterdam, May 24th through the 26th. Preregistration was a phenomenal success, with enrollment far surpassing the total for the largest prior gathering at INSPIRE 2016 in Vienna.

    If you have already registered, heeding the call of your early-bird helped you lock-in the lowest rates, and will give you the best choices possible when you make your conference selections.

    If you haven't yet registered for the conference, we encourage you to do so as quickly as possible, since space is limited, and we anticipate the venue will sell out. The sooner your register, the more you save, and the better your chances to attend your preferred selections! Less than 50 spots remain for Tier 5 Registration rates.

    MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS: If you are in Tier 1, you will receive an email link over the next day to choose your selections for the preconference and conference days. You have 7 days to make your choices before Tier 2 participants receive their email with the link, so act quickly! Tiers 3, 4, and 5 will follow.

    DISCOUNTS ON TOP HOTELS: Have you made your hotel reservation? We connected with the hotel service of the conference venue to help offer you discounted rates on some of the best hotels in Amsterdam. You're not likely to find better rates for a wide variety of hotels in various price ranges. You can reserve your hotel directly by visiting: HOTELS


    EXTRAS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT: Be sure to read through our conference website for tips on getting the most out of your stay, and add some extras to your INSPIRE 2018 cart:

    • GALA Event: Saturday's closing dinner and party is not to be missed! If you haven't purchased your ticket yet, visit: SATURDAY FUN
    • Anne Frank Huis Tour: gather together on Friday evening at the biographical museum of wartime diarist Anne Frank. Tickets must be purchased in advance: ANNE FRANK
    • INSPIRE 2018 T-Shirt: order our souvenior t-shirt, in V-neck and crew neck designs, in celebratory Dutch colors. Add your t-shirt to your cart now: STYLISH T
    • World-Class Dining Options: review some of the best restaurants in Amsterdam, a culinary delight. Visit: DUTCH TREATS


    VIEW THE SCHEDULE NOW: We posted all of the options you have to choose from in Amsterdam on the conference website, by far the largest selection we've ever offered, coming from a large community of schema therapist experts from all corners of the world. Visit: BE INSPIRED

    PREVIEWS COMING SOON: We will highlight some of the top selections, including interviews from schema therapists discussing the latest research and clinical findings they will be presenting in Amsterdam.

    Register Now

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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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