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Nominate Your Favorite City for INSPIRE 2018 | Vienna Sneak Peaks: the Overcontroller Mode, and Measuring the SMI | Habsburg Art

11 May 2016 3:04 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)


11 May 2016

Nominate Your City to Host INSPIRE 2018: Winner to be Announced at Closing Ceremony in Vienna

Enter Your Proposal on the Member Blog Now

We've created a blog for members to nominate cities for the next ISST World Conference: Go to the new blog and add a post that includes all the reasons you are proposing your favorite city to host the next conference in 2018. Criteria may include potential conference venues, convenient transportation hubs, numerous hotel offerings, exciting cultural and entertainment activities, and any other factors that help your favorite city stand out.

The blog is open to be read and commented on by the public. To add a post, you must be an active ISST member enrolled on the website. If you're not yet enrolled, complete the required "Double Opt-In" process at: ENROLL

Go to the blog now to submit your proposal: INSPIRE 2018

Joining Us in Vienna? Get Your INSPIRE 2016 Pass Now: There's still time to register and get your INSPIRE 2016 Pass for the Schema Therapy Event of the Year: Space is Limited, and Spots are Filling Fast!


Thursday June 30: Preconference Workshops | Poster Presentations & Welcome Gathering

Friday July 1: Morning Activity | Conference Day 1 | Evening Social Activity

Saturday July 2: Morning Activity | Conference Day 2 | Conference Banquet

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One of your selections at the conference for 

Friday Morning, July 1st from 10:45 to 12:15 is:

"Differentiating Between a Parent Mode and an Overcontroller Mode" 

A "Sneak Peak" by David Edwards

- Click picture above to see interview -

Negative voices (punitive, guilt-inducing, demanding, etc.) are often introjects from parent or authority figures and located in parent modes. They may also be part of overcompensatory modes: a "perfectionist" overcontroller incorporates rules that set standards as well as self-critical and demanding messages that motivate the individual to attain them. Such modes may begin in childhood where they shut down vulnerability to protect the child from hurtful behavior from adults.

David Edwards gives a "Sneak Peak" in an interview by Travis Atkinson of his Vienna workshop, explaining how existing parent messages may be recruited in their construction, so that what starts as an introject becomes part of a coping mode, and so of the self. In parent modes and in overcontrollers, the messages are self-directed, but in modes like "scolding overcontroller" or "bully and attack," they are turned on others, and incorporate elements from parent introjects. Knowing the source of the mode helps the therapist determine which strategy will be most helpful therapeutically.

Read more about this selection, and watch the interview with David: OVERCONTROLLER MODE

Another selection at the conference for 

Saturday Early Afternoon, July 2nd from 2:30 to 4:00 is: 

"Schema Mode Inventory (SMI): What Does It Measure, and Does It Matter?" 

An interview with Eamon Smith

- Click picture above to see interview -

Few studies have examined the factor structure of the Schema Mode Inventory (SMI), and specifically the theorized category structure of child, parent, and coping modes. This study presents an analysis of the factor structure, internal reliability, and inter-correlations among individual modes and measures of psychological distress and well-being.

In this interview by Travis Atkinson, Eamon Smith gives a sneak peak of his hot topic, hinting at some of the results of his study that lead to some provocative suggestions that may influence clinical work. Read more about this hot topic, one of five hot topics presented as one of your selections during the Early Afternoon Session on Saturday, July 2nd in Vienna: MEASURING THE SMI

The Habsburg Collections: Royal Taste and Style in Art

The Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts)

Albertina Museum

A World of Art Awaits Your Five Senses in Vienna: If you're a fan of classical works, the enormous collection at the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Art) is ready to delight. The museum

houses a vast range of art collected by the Habsburgs, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Holbein, and Caravaggio. Seeing the sublime Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, the 16th-century Dutch master, is worth the trip to Vienna alone.

Adding to Vienna's massive art offerings, the Albertina Museum has a tremendous collection sure to satiate your appetite for the finest masterpieces, including 70 Rembrandts, 145 Dürers, and 43 Raphaels, along with works by Picasso, Rubens, da Vinci, and Michelangelo.

See our extensive guide to travel within Vienna at: Vienna Travel Planner

Share the INSPIRE 2016 Flyer with your colleagues

We created a promotional flyer to help share the details about the Vienna Conference, and we invite you to download the pdf, available in English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Turkish, and Italian.

The Vienna Conference is one of the best ways other professionals can get to know schema therapy; help as many colleagues as you can to learn more. Visit: INSPIRE 2016 FLYER

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