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  • 14 Nov 2020 8:37 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    Graham Taylor shares some of his vast experience in schema therapy and EMDR in an ISST Member Exclusive webinar!



    DATE: 1 December 2020 
    TIME: 8:00 PM  AWST | 1:00 PM CET | 7:00 AM EST 
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    Presenter: Graham Taylor




    Applying EMDR to Enhance Schema Therapy An ISST Webinar with Graham Taylor


    Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) was originally created by Francine Shapiro in the late 1980s to alleviate traumatic memories.
    The goals of successful EMDR treatment are to help patients adaptively resolve both their traumatic memories and adverse life experiences.
    Successful treatment enables patients to relieve emotional distress, to reformulate negative beliefs, and to reduce physiological arousal.
    EMDR applies three protocols within 8 phases of treatment:
    1. Past upsetting events are 'processed' to create new associations with a meaning that is more adaptive 
    2. Current distressing circumstances are targeted to desensitize internal and external triggers 
    3. Patients develop skills to adaptively face imagined future events
    Sound familiar? EMDR and schema therapy advance many of the same goals for therapeutic outcomes, but use very different languages in the details of their respective approaches. Seldom do either EMDR or schema therapy refer to each other.
    This webinar looks at the commonalities between the two therapeutic models, and demonstrates how EMDR can be applied within the schema therapy model to help enhance results.
     

    About the Presenter
     

    Graham Taylor studied schema therapy from Jeffrey Young in 1989, while simultaneously learning EMDR from Francine Shapiro. Both approaches transformed his practice as a clinician. Graham started assisting Shapiro in providing trainings in EMDR in Australia in 1992. A year later, he began trainings in schema therapy in Australia.

    Graham has several publications in both schema therapy and EMDR. After a long career as a clinician, he now solely focuses on training therapists in both approaches.

    Graham is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapy Trainer, and also holds advanced certifications in EMDR and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).


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    Watch top keynote addresses from: Wendy Behary, David Edwards, David Bernstein, Eckhard Roediger, Arnoud Arntz & Joan Farrell, Sarah Cohen-Woods, and Jeffrey Young

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  • 11 Nov 2020 9:03 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)


    If you are a Full or Honorary Member of ISST, please be sure to vote by November 22nd.

    The ISST Election Committee, consisting of Kerry Beckley and Alexandra Yaltonskaya, nominated by the ISST Executive Board, is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020 ISST Executive Board Elections.

    Executive board elections take place every two years. The ISST Executive Board consists of eight positions. Please note that seven of the current Board Members have announced they will be stepping down from their current positions.

    As of November 8, 2020, active ISST Full and Honorary Members should have received log-in information via email to access ISST's voting ballot. You may submit your vote through the end of November 22, 2020 (11:59 pm CET).

    If you did not receive an email with access to the ballot, please email:
     NEED BALLOT

    For questions regarding the ISST Election Committee and the voting procedure, please refer to the ISST statutes at: STATUTES

    You may also review the ISST Election Regulations at: REGULATIONS

    Please read the rules to find out more about the election procedure: ELECTION RULES

    Scroll or swipe down to see a list of the official nominations for 2020, along with the first two paragraphs of their personal statements. You can read the entirety of their personal statements on the ISST website. Only active ISST Full and Honorary Members are eligible to vote.

    Again, if you did not receive an email with access to the ballot, please email: NEED BALLOT

    Kind regards from the ISST Election Committee,
    Kerry Beckley, Chair
    Alexandra Yaltonskaya


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    Timetable: 2020 ISST Executive Board Election
    November 8 to November 22
    Voting period.
    November 26 (or earlier)
    Announcement of successful candidates after they confirm their willingness to serve. Winning candidates have three days to formally accept the position.
    December 1
    Run-off elections, if needed.
     

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  • 08 Nov 2020 9:06 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)


    Watch How to Help Cluster C Personality Disorders in this ISST Webinar.

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    The Latest Segment of the ISST Webinar Series is Now Available.
    Presenters: Saskia Ohlin and Ruth McCutheon


    Angry Birds: Pushing for Anger in Cluster C Personality Disorders
    An ISST Webinar with Ruth McCutcheon and Saskia Ohlin


    Clients with Cluster C traits can struggle with expressing anger in a healthy way due to aversive early life experiences of anger which led to the development of maladaptive coping modes, posing a challenge to clinicians.
     

    This webinar explores the following areas:
     

    1). Formulating anger in Cluster C clients
     

    2). Techniques to facilitate working with anger in Cluster C clients during different phases of treatment
     

    3). Therapist stance in facilitating anger
     

    4). Therapist tools for managing their own schemas in working with anger

     

    Watch live demonstrations using chairwork and imagery rescripting to help equip clinicians with skills in helping to facilitate the expression of healthy anger while working with avoidant clients.

     

    About the Presenters
     

    Ruth McCutcheon is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with advanced level accreditation in Schema Therapy for individuals and couples with the International Society for Schema Therapy.  She is a co-director, supervisor and trainer with the Academy of Schema Therapy and works in collaboration with the Academie voor Schematherapie in the Netherlands. 

    Ruth has fifteen years of experience working in NHS healthcare, including primary and secondary care, in addition to inpatient forensic settings.  She works as a therapist and supervisor addressing a range of psychological issues, including chronic depression, relationship difficulties, complex trauma and personality disorders. 

    Practicing individual and couples’ therapy modalities, Ruth works with both adult and adolescent populations.  She is also a visiting lecturer at a number of London-based universities where she provides schema therapy workshops. 

     

    Saskia Ohlin is a chartered Counselling Psychologist originally from the Netherlands, working in London, UK.  She currently works in private practice focusing on schema therapy for patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD), Cluster C personality disorders, along with anxiety disorders and depression. 
     

    For over 20 years, Saskia has worked in primary and secondary care in out - and inpatient settings. She has wide clinical expertise in treating complex trauma and personality disorders, particularly borderline personality disorder.

    Together with Ruth, they head the Academy of Schema Therapy in London, UK providing courses and accreditation programs in schema therapy. Saskia also works in collaboration with the Academie voor Schematherapie in the Netherlands.

     

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    Watch top keynote addresses from: Wendy Behary, David Edwards, David Bernstein, Eckhard Roediger, Arnoud Arntz & Joan Farrell, Sarah Cohen-Woods, and Jeff Young

    Enjoy incredible talent from some of the best bands on the American Music SceneLes Zazous, Carly & the King, Victor & Jose of Cale, Opera Singer Nick Palance, and Emmy-award winning singer/songwriter Patrick Sieben and his Las Vegas Band--plus a Closing Ceremony with surprises not to be missed!
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    ISST EXECUTIVE BOARD
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  • 01 Nov 2020 9:09 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)




    Introducing a new tool to make your life easier as an ISST Member
    Download on Apple's App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android. Enter the login information from your Schema Therapy Society account on the ISST website. Tap "Forgot Password" if you don't remember your password, but be sure to enter the correct email address.


    Finding time to get everything done in today's hectic climate isn't easy. If you're like most of us, you're probably rushing from one thing to the next, and don't always want to be sitting in front of your laptop or desktop.

    Now we have a convenient way for you to reach out to fellow ISST members, and to register for ISST events, regardless of where you are in your home or in the park from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet.

    Use the new Schema Therapy Society App, available for iOS and Android devices (smartphones and tablets), to benefit from some of the following features:

    View the ISST Member Directory


    Members who have set their profiles to private within their privacy settings will not appear on the app. *You can review your privacy settings and make changes by following the directions here: PRIVACY SETTINGS

    Tapping on a member within the directory will display that member's profile (subject to their privacy settings).

    If you want your photo to appear, upload a picture or avatar in your profile.


    To send a message to another member, tap the member's address.

    To copy the contents of a profile field, tap the field.

    View and Update Your Member Profile


    You can view and update your own member profile by tapping My profile at the bottom of the screen.

    To update your member profile, tap the action button, then tap the Edit profile option.

    The action button menu also includes an option for you to log out of your Schema Therapy Society account.


    View Events and Register for ISST Conferences


    To add an event to your calendar app, tap Add to calendar. You'll be asked for permission to access your calendar.

    Tapping on the location within the event details will display the location within your map app.

    To view the event description, tap the Info tab.

    If an ISST event is enabled for registration, you can register within the app by tapping the Register button beside the appropriate registration type. The registration form will appear, along with options to specify the number of guests and indicate whether the you want to appear within the public list of event registrants.


    You can view the ISST event calendar (INSPIREENLIGHTVIRTUAL SUMMIT) and ISST-Approved Trainings by tapping Events at the bottom of the screen. *Please note that only ISST events that are enabled for registration are available for direct registration -- ISST-Approved Training Programs use their own registration function.

    View Event Tickets


    You can view your existing event registrations by tapping My tickets at the bottom of the screen. *Not all events are enabled for tickets on the app at this time.

    Tapping one of the registrations within the list will display the event registration details.

    For ISST events, if the event registration fee is not fully paid, you can tap the Pay button to pay the fee online. *Available only for ISST events, when enabled.

    To display the QR Code for future ISST events to scan for quick event check in, tap the QR code option. *Available only for future ISST conferences.

    Download on Apple's App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android. Enter the login information from your Schema Therapy Society account on the ISST website. Tap "Forgot Password" if you don't remember your password, but be sure to enter the correct email address.

    Exclusively Available to ISST Members Enrolled on the ISST Website.


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  • 21 Oct 2020 9:21 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)


    Read about some of the latest strategies to integrate other models into schema therapy, including: Mentalization-Based Treatment, EMDR, Polyvagal Theory, ACT, Internal Family Systems, EFT, DBT, Positive Psychology, and Comprehensive Resource Model. In addition, read part 3 of Working with Infant Modes, and an Interview with Jeff Conway. 
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    We are delighted to bring you this latest edition of the Schema Therapy Bulletin (STB)"Integrating Concepts from Other Therapeutic Models with Schema Therapy."

    Schema therapy is inherently an integrative model. It was developed by Dr. Jeffrey Young by integrating theory and techniques from a range of models, including psychodynamic, object-relations, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, Gestalt techniques, and more. This has provided us with a therapeutic approach informed by developmental and attachment theories and enriched by an amazing array of techniques across experiential, cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal realms.

     

    In this ‘bumper issue’ of the STB, we have included ten articles that describe techniques and theoretical concepts from other therapeutic models that may enhance our understanding and practice for working with clients primarily with a schema therapy foundation.
     

    Felicity Nichols in her article, “Holding Mind in Mind: Mentalization-Based Treatment and Schema Therapy,” explores how concepts from mentalization-based therapy (MBT) can be interwoven through schema therapy. Mentalization is a psychological process which allows us to make sense of behaviors through understanding our own thoughts and feelings. Felicity describes how a capacity for ‘good mentalizing’ can overlap with our understanding of Healthy Adult mode traits, and ways in which MBT may complement our work in schema therapy.   
     

    Harriet Achtentuch in her article, “Integration of EMDR concepts and techniques in Schema Therapy,” explores eye movement desensitization reprocessing therapy (EMDR), and how it can complement schema therapy through strengthening the Healthy Adult mode and enhancing trauma processing.
     

    Alp Karaosmanoglu and Bahar Kose Karaca in their article, “Reviewing Schema Therapy Concepts through the Frame of Polyvagal Theory,” explore ways in which polyvagal theory can enhance our conceptualization of schema coping modes. They describe ongoing research which is exploring ways in which our understanding of the workings of the nervous system enables us to understand mammalian coping mechanisms more deeply.
     

    Eckhard Roediger and Rob Brockman present, “Integrating the functional ACT-processes into the Schema Therapy model." In this article they explore ways in which acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) processes can be integrated into schema therapy. They describe how ACT can help us to understand Healthy Adult functioning in greater depth, and how it can provide useful ideas regarding how to strengthen this mode. They also describe ways in which ACT can enable us as therapists to stay out of our own coping modes and take a flexible approach in order to facilitate client autonomy. 
     

    Lissa Parsonnet and Robin Spiro share their article on, "Integration of ideas and concepts from Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) with Schema Therapy." They highlight ways in which IFS works with ‘parts’ (equivalent to modes in schema therapy terms), and provide some fascinating insights into working creatively with strong affect in Imagery Rescripting.
     

    Agnes Sullivan presents,"Integration of Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) Skills into Schema Therapy." She describes how an understanding of the EFT model can enhance ways in which schema therapists conceptualize and apply limited reparenting and attunement. A case study is provided which brings these ideas to life, showing how bonding and stabilization in schema therapy can be augmented by EFT techniques.
     

    Chris Hepworth presents, “Methods To Manage Emotions – DBT and Emotional Regulation Skills in a Schema Therapy Framework." In this article, he shows why it can be helpful to teach clients skills in emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal skills, and mindfulness in the context of schema therapy, on the basis of their individual conceptualization and unmet emotional needs. He provides guidance on specific skills which can be taught to clients to facilitate Healthy Adult coping within a schema therapy context.
     

    Limor Navot writes, “Looking at the Bright Side: the Healthy Adult Strengths Model," focused on integrating positive psychology with schema therapy. She describes a new model of the Healthy Adult (Bernstein, in preparation) based on the concept of the healthy part of the personality as an adaptive system designed to fulfill universal life tasks, including identity, attachment and negotiating social hierarchies. She illustrates how positive psychology and a strengths approach can enhance our understanding of Healthy Adult functioning in schema therapy.
     

    Janis Briedis and Susan Simpson present, “Integration of Schema Therapy and Comprehensive Resource Model – Expanding Ways of Working with Highly Traumatized and Dissociated Clients.” They describe how the comprehensive resource model (CRM) trauma processing approach can enhance the client’s capacity to remain embodied during trauma processing. Further they suggest that CRM provides powerful mechanisms for enhancing growth of the Healthy Adult self.  They provide case studies, illustrating ways in which CRM can enhance experiential schema therapy work both in individual and group contexts. 
     

    Galit Galid presents a third part in her series on working with Infant Modes (see previous editions of the STB for Parts 1 and 2). In part 3, she draws on the psychoanalytic infant research of  Daniel Stern to deepen our understanding of the universal needs and common deficits of infants. Galit also shares the unique way that experiences are registered at this age which may be later manifested in adult therapy. 
     

    And… don’t miss Vivian Francesco’s interview with ISST's Training Coordinator, Jeff Conway, who serves on the Executive Board.
     

    As always, if you have suggestions for future newsletter topics, or ideas of articles you’d like to submit please contact us.
     

    Susan Simpson (Scotland), Lissa Parsonnet (USA), Pam Pilkington (Australia), Tena Davies (Australia)
    Co-Editors


    The Schema Therapy Bulletin is available to all active ISST Members enrolled on the ISST website.

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    MEDIA COORDINATOR
    ISST EXECUTIVE BOARD
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  • 07 Oct 2020 9:35 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)


    Help shape the next two years for ISST.



    The ISST Election Committee, consisting of Kerry Beckley and Alexandra Yaltonskaya, nominated by the ISST Executive Board, are pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2020 ISST Executive Board elections, formally opening the election process.

    Executive Board elections take place every two years. The ISST Executive Board consists of eight positions. Please note that three of the current Board Members have announced they will be stepping down.

     
    President: David Edwards
    Position term-limits; not standing for re-election

    Vice President: Susanne Vind

    Not standing for re-election

    Treasurer: Eckhard Roediger
    Term-limits: not standing for re-election
    Media Coordinator: Travis Atkinson
    Term-limits: not standing for re-election

    Secretary: Susan Simpson

    Not standing for re-election

    Training Coordinator: Jeff Conway

    Not standing in same position

    Research & Scientific Coordinator: Alexandra Schosser

    Certification Coordinator: Paul Kasyanik

    Not standing in same position

    DUTIES OF EACH POSITION

    To nominate a candidate, please be aware that they must be an active full or honorary ISST-Certified Member (standard or advanced), and have indicated their willingness to run for the position. All active full and honorary ISST members are eligible to nominate themselves, as well. To support their nomination, two other active ISST full or honorary members must back their nomination on the nomination form.

    You can see an updated list of current verified nominations for the 2020 ISST Executive Board Elections here: NOMINEES

    Please submit your nomination form by the end of October 31, 2020 (11:59 pm IDLW) to the Election Committee: FORM SUBMISSION

    Please be mindful of the following:

    • Be sure your nomination form is completed correctly
    • DO NOT use the ISST Listserv to send your nomination form, to promote your nominee(s), or to promote your own candidacy -- all nominees will have an opportunity to post personal statements on the ISST website before the election begins
    Voting in the elections for the Executive Board takes place electronically -- please read the rules and to find out more about the election procedure: ELECTION RULES

    On November 8, 2020, active ISST full and honorary members will receive log-in information via email to access the voting ballot on the website. You may submit your vote through the end of November 22, 2020 (11:59 pm IDLW).

    For questions regarding the ISST Election Committee and the voting procedure, please refer to the ISST statutes at: STATUTES

    You may also review the ISST Election Regulations at: REGULATIONS

    Kind regards from the ISST Election Committee,
    Kerry Beckley, Chair
    Alexandra Yaltonskaya


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    NOMINATE NOW

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    ISST EXECUTIVE BOARD
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  • 16 Aug 2020 9:42 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)
    Watch the keynote from Sarah Cohen Woods at the 2020 ISST Virtual Summit.
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    Gene-Environment Interactions in Depression

    Have you seen the fascinating presentation at the 2020 ISST Virtual Summit investigating the genetic and environmental influences leading to depression?

    Sarah Cohen Woods shares some of the latest research that helps answer some of these influences, as well as posting more intriguing questions during her keynote address at the 2020 ISST Virtual Summit.

    Sarah discusses how a large number of biological and molecular perturbations associated with psychological disorders have been identified, including changes in brain structure, neurological connections, inflammation, and epigenetic factors, as well as genomic risk.

    However, integration with how these factors relate to the development and maintenance of schemas, critical in psychological disorders, is still emerging.

    Genomic risk, and potentially dynamic biologic and neurological changes, need to be integrated with current perspectives of schemas, and the role of early experiences, such as trauma.

    Sarah describes neurobiological processing variations related to schema-related learning, differentiating between specific stages of schema development. Genomic risk factors for psychological disorders that exhibit early maladaptive schemas, such as depression, are being identified.

    Sarah shares the latest research identifying gaps and new pathways forward in the investigation of the neurobiological bases of schemas, and how improving the neurobiological understanding of schemas may benefit clinicians moving forward. 


    The keynote address of Sarah Cohen Woods is 1 of 13 selections from Day 3 of the 2020 ISST Virtual Summit. If you haven't yet purchased a ticket for the summit, it is not too late!

    We recorded each presentation, including questions and answers. Your ticket allows you to have access to recordings for up to a year after the summit ended. This is the Schema Therapy Event of the Year!
    3 REGISTRATION OPTIONS
    We offer three options for registration:

    OPTION 1: Already registered for INSPIRE 2020 in Copenhagen? If you have an active registration for INSPIRE 2020, the summit is a BONUS for active registrants of INSPIRE 2020 in Copenhagen, our hybrid event taking place June 24 - 26, 2021. If you are already registered for INSPIRE 2020, but haven't registered for the summit, please contact Travis: EMAIL

    Schema Summit App: Now Available! Active participants of the virtual summit will receive a "Welcome Email" from no-reply@eventify.io to download the Schema Summit App, available on the App Store for Apple iOS devices, and Google Play for Android devices. You will also be able to access the summit using a browser on any Windows or Macdevice.

    OPTION 2: Not Yet Registered for the hybrid event of 2021, INSPIRE 2020? With a hybrid event, we plan to offer both in-person sessions (if possible) along with virtual presentations, especially helpful to those who can't travel to Copenhagen, or if an in-person conference is still not possible in June 2021 due to the pandemic.

    If you haven't yet registered for INSPIRE 2020, take advantage of Tier 4 rates, along with the bonus virtual summit, by registering now at: INSPIRE 2020 REGISTRATION

    OPTION 3: Need a 'Virtual Summit Only' Option? If you prefer, you can purchase an exclusive ticket for the summit as well: SUMMIT REGISTRATION


     
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    MEDIA COORDINATOR
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  • 15 Aug 2020 9:46 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)


    Read about Parent-Child Relationships; the Enmeshment and Undeveloped Schema; Strategies to Help Friendships; Healing Relationships with Traumatized Modes; Why Leaders Do Dysfunctional Things; an Interview with Wendy Behary. 
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    We hope that everyone enjoyed the amazing 2020 ISST Virtual Summit that took place on May 28 - 30th! There was a fantastic line-up of virtual workshops and presentations, on a range of topics.

    A real highlight was the appearance of Dr. Jeffrey Young, who presented a keynote interview along with a memorable question and answer session. In addition, Dr. Young co-presented a workshop selection.

    The whole event was a real credit to the conference committee, spearheaded by Travis Atkinson, who put an enormous amount of work in a short amount of time to create a digital platform, the Schema Summit App on iOS and Android devices and browsers, along with organizing the presenters and caring for the numerous technical aspects involved in a virtual summit.

    We also thank all of the incredible presenters of the summit for their hard work putting together virtual presentations, and the gifts of their knowledge and skills they shared with participants.

    If you missed the summit, and haven't already registered for our hybrid event, INSPIRE 2020 taking place June 26 - 28, 2021 (the summit is a bonus for INSPIRE 2020registrants who replied to our emails),  you can still get a ticket for the summit online: 2020 ISST Virtual Summit


    For this issue of the Schema Therapy Bulletin, we featureMartine van der Laan, in her article "Friend or Foe? Cognitive interventions to help patients form more positive and stable friendships," describes the mechanisms that contribute to ambivalence in friendships and the role of maladaptive schemas and modes in intensifying these patterns.  She describes the 'Friendship Flower,'  a cognitive tool to help adolescents and adults to explore and enhance friendships.

    Christof Loose and Maria Galimzyanova, in their article, "Schema Therapy Focused on Parent-Child Relationships,"explore the influence of schemas and modes within parent-child relationships. They make recommendations on how to best enhance these relationships with the help of schema therapy.

    Wendy Behary and Michael Watkins, in their article, "Why Leaders Do the Dysfunctional Things They Do," explore the way in which maladaptive schemas and modes can undermine the effectiveness of those in leadership roles. They suggest new ways organizational relationships can be enhanced through the application of schema therapy principles.

    Mary Giuffra, in her article, "Healing Relationships with Traumatized Modes," explores the role of trauma in driving divisions and disconnection in relationships. She provides guidance on healing trauma-driven schemas.

    Jeff Conway and Manolya Aydagul, in their article, "The Enmeshment and Undeveloped Self Schema and Conflict in Non-Romantic Relationships," explore how this schema can lead to conflict avoidance, and interfere with intimacy and expression of the authentic self in the content of non-intimate relationships.

    Finally, Vivian Francesco interviews former ISST Executive Board President, Wendy Behary.

    As always, if you have suggestions for future newsletter topics, or ideas of articles you would like to submit, please contact us!


    Susan Simpson (Scotland)
    Lissa Parsonnet (USA)
    Co-Editors


    The Schema Therapy Bulletin is available to all active ISST Members enrolled on the ISST website.

    Not yet enrolled? Tap: ENROLL
    Not yet a member? Tap: JOIN US

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    MEDIA COORDINATOR
    ISST EXECUTIVE BOARD
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  • 02 Aug 2020 8:48 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)


    Watch the keynotes from Arnoud Arntz and Joan Farrell at the 2020 ISST Virtual Summit.
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    Group Schema Therapy for BPD


    How do we measure the success of group schema therapy for borderline personality disorder (BPD), and how does it compare to individual schema therapy for BPD, along with specialized treatment as usual for BPD?

    Arnoud Arntz and Joan Farrell present their keynote addresses at the 2020 ISST Virtual Summit.

    Arnoud discusses the results of a three year international multi-center trial of nearly 500 participants. He shares details about the three comparison conditions that were used for the study:

    1. group schema therapy sessions, with a limited number of individual schema therapy sessions

    2. half group schema therapy sessions, and half individual schema therapy sessions

    3. specialized treatment as usual for BPD based on the site

    Arnoud reviews how results were measured on several factors, including treatment retention, the primary outcome of BPD-severity over three years, the impact of each modality on the most common symptoms of BPD, among others. Watch as he presents the fascinating results to see which group fares best.


    Joan shares the clinical implications of the trial's outcomes, along with her work from research over 10 years in group schema therapy since she presented impressive results along with Ida Shaw at the first ISST conference in Coimbra, Portugal in 2008.  

    Joan breaks down how to account for different levels of treatment and correlated results, including the competency and training protocols of therapists, and how these factors affected patient outcomes on the BPDSI. 

    Joan shares some important caveats that are needed when conducting group schema therapy, including specific challenges inherent in a group modality. She answers the question of whether every therapist can be an effective group schema therapist.

    Joan also shares how patients with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) fared in groups for BPD, and which schemas can best be treated in group schema therapy, among many other crucial aspects involved. 


    The keynote addresses of Arnoud and Joan are 1 of 13 selections from Day 3 of the 2020 ISST Virtual Summit. If you haven't yet purchased a ticket for the summit, it is not too late!

    We recorded each presentation, including questions and answers. Your ticket allows you to have access to recordings for up to a year after the summit ended. This is the Schema Therapy Event of the Year!
    3 REGISTRATION OPTIONS
    We offer three options for registration:

    OPTION 1: Already registered for INSPIRE 2020 in Copenhagen? If you have an active registration for INSPIRE 2020, the summit is a BONUS for active registrants of INSPIRE 2020 in Copenhagen, our hybrid event taking place June 24 - 26, 2021. If you are already registered for INSPIRE 2020, but haven't registered for the summit, please contact Travis: EMAIL

    Schema Summit App: Now Available! Active participants of the virtual summit will receive a "Welcome Email" from no-reply@eventify.io to download the Schema Summit App, available on the App Store for Apple iOS devices, and Google Play for Android devices. You will also be able to access the summit using a browser on any Windows or Macdevice.

    OPTION 2: Not Yet Registered for the hybrid event of 2021, INSPIRE 2020? With a hybrid event, we plan to offer both in-person sessions (if possible) along with virtual presentations, especially helpful to those who can't travel to Copenhagen, or if an in-person conference is still not possible in June 2021 due to the pandemic.

    If you haven't yet registered for INSPIRE 2020, take advantage of Tier 4 rates, along with the bonus virtual summit, by registering now at: INSPIRE 2020 REGISTRATION

    OPTION 3: Need a 'Virtual Summit Only' Option? If you prefer, you can purchase an exclusive ticket for the summit as well: SUMMIT REGISTRATION


     
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    Find out more about the phase-oriented approach to schema therapy.
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    ISST Member Exclusive: Webinar Series


    Watch the ISST Webinar: A Phase-Oriented Approach to Schema Therapy

    Schema therapy is a complex model consisting of a wide variety of techniques aimed at treating populations with a variety of challenges.

    The task of the schema therapist is to connect with clients, to help them identify the love, stability, and security they may have lacked in their childhood, and to teach them how to remedy those losses.

    As an intense form of psychotherapy, practitioners of schema therapy often ask many questions about how to best intervene, including:

     

    • Where do you start in treating clients?
    • How do you proceed with treatment?
    • How do you help clients experience the depth needed for change to occur while still practicing efficiently?
    • When do you conclude treatment with different populations?


    Rosi shares guidance and advice on how schema therapists can separate treatment into distinct phases, each with its own framework, goal, approach, and exercises.

    Participants will learn about the characteristics of each phase, and become familiar with specific interventions linked to each phase.

    The goals of this interactive webinar are:

    1. Develop a practical guide to using the phase-oriented method in schema therapy

    2. Learn guidelines to help a sometimes complex therapy process become more transparent

    3. Experience exercises and tips from clinical practice that illustrate the phase-oriented approach to schema therapy

     

    About the Presenter

    Rosi Reubsaet is a registered clinical psychologist in the Netherlands who specializes in treating people suffering from severe personality disorders. She is co-founder of the Academy for Schema Therapy, which includes delivering trainings in schema therapy and the phase-oriented method. In addition, Rosi is co-founder of the House for Schema Therapy, a treatment facility for patients in the Netherlands.

    Rosi is author of the book, "Shematherapie: werken met fases in de klinishe praktijk, " (Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, 2018). She is also the author of the forthcoming book, "Schema Therapy: A Phase-Oriented Approach for Clinical Practice," (Pavilion Books, 2020).

    Rosi is an ISST-Approved Advanced Certified Schema Therapist and Supervisor/Trainer, and a certified supervisor by the Dutch Schema Therapy Association. In addition, she is registered as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Supervisor. Rosi served as a Board Member for the Dutch Schema Therapy Association from 2012 to 2018. Currently, she is a Board Member for the Personality Disorders Section for the Dutch Association for Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

    Exclusively available to active ISST Members enrolled on the ISST website.

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    ISST EXECUTIVE BOARD
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