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Have you seen the results of the multi-year study?

02 Aug 2020 8:48 AM | Travis Atkinson

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!
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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