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New Schema Therapy Webinar: Dealing with Angry Patients

03 Oct 2018 12:09 PM | Travis Atkinson
Do you need some tips & tricks to help deal with angry clients?
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Register now for the second installment of ISST's webinar series, taking place on the 30th of October 2018.

The topic, "Dealing with Angry Patients: Tips & Tricks for Therapists" will be presented by ISST Vice President Remco van der Wijngaart.

The 90-minute webinar is free to all active ISST members. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot by signing up now.

If you can't attend, be sure to return to the ISST website after the webinar to view the recording.


Date30 October @ 1:00 pm CEST | 7:00 am EDT | 10:00 pm AEST 

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Dealing with Angry Patients: Tips & Tricks for Therapists

One of the most difficult things for therapists to address in the therapy process is how to work with angry patients. Examples that can come up in the therapy office may include:

  • The client resists doing exercises in-session, and agitation intensifies as therapy continues
  • The client suddenly bursts out into rage for no apparent reason, ranting off a list of perceived injustices
  • The client becomes threatening or angry in a degrading way when he or she feels disrespected

Therapists can react to such examples of anger in very different ways. Some therapists may find anger so difficult that they try to preempt any dissatisfaction, irritation or anger in the client, clamping down during the session.

However, when a client is angry, he or she can also provoke feelings of failure in the therapist, causing the therapist to feel anxious and insecure. The therapist could even criticize him or herself for allowing the client to become angry.

When anger is not addressed effectively, the therapeutic process can stagnate, leading to feelings of despondency and exhaustion in the therapist, and a premature exit from the client.

In this webinar, participants will first learn to distinguish between the various forms of anger. Next, participants will learn how to address the different forms of anger effectively using tips & tricks from specific Schema Therapy methods and techniques. 

About the Presenter

Remco van der Wijngaart is a psychotherapist in private practice in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Initially trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, he expanded to Schema Therapy, being trained and supervised personally by Dr. Jeffrey Young from 1996 through 2000. Remco specializes in borderline personality disorder, Cluster-C personality disorders, and anxiety and depressive disorders. Since 2000, he has been providing training courses in Schema Therapy throughout the world.

Remco produced and directed the DVD series, "Schema Therapy: Working with Modes," a helpful instrument to learn Schema Therapy. In 2016, he produced two new DVDs, "Fine-Tuning Imagery Rescripting," and "Schema Therapy for the Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder."

Remco is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer, and has served as the Executive Board Vice President of ISST since 2016. 



ISST's webinar series is being hosted by ISST Executive Board Secretary Chris Hayes.

Schema Therapy for Grief with Gemma Gladstone: Missed the first webinar? If you are an active ISST member enrolled on the website, you can view the entire presentation on the ISST website. Tap: DEALING WITH GRIEF 

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