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  • 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.

     

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

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

  • 10 Feb 2018 6:41 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    The Schema Therapy Event of the Year is in Amsterdam


    Watch our official INSPIRE 2018 video

    Amsterdam is the place to be inspired in 2018

    Amsterdam has some of the most beautiful architecture in the world, a vibrant city inhabited by a multiracial community that celebrates a long history of inclusiveness. Today's Amsterdam is growing at an amazingly fast pace, with a lively restaurant and nightlife scene that is ever-changing. Much of Amsterdam still looks like it did in the 1600s, the Dutch Golden Age, when it was the world's wealthiest city. From the beginning, Amsterdam's tolerant atmosphere was a magnet for political rebels, immigrants, Jews, and outcasts, featured stars of 17th century Dutch painters, including Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and Aelbert Cuyp, to name only a few. 

    The International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) invites you to attend INSPIRE 2018, taking place May 24th through the 26th, conveniently located near Centraal Station on the Damrak in the center of Amsterdam at the historical venue of Beurs van Berlage, once the home of a commodity stock exchange, and the site for the wedding of current Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Zorreguieta. 

    Selections: If you have already registered, you will be receiving an email over the next few weeks with a link to choose your preconference and conference selections, in the order of your Tier. 

    App for iOS and Android: In the coming weeks, if you registered, you will also receive a link to download the Schema Therapy Event App, so you can connect with fellow participants long before the fun in Amsterdam begins.

    Extras for Your Enjoyment: be sure to read through our Travel Planner for tips on getting the most out of your stay. Don't miss Saturday's gala dinner and party, taking place at the magical de Rode Hoed restaurant.  Place your order for your official INSPIRE 2018 t-shirt, made from the most comfortable fabrics available, to take home with you after the conference, helping you remember your inspiring experiences with your fellow schema therapy friends and colleagues long after INSPIRE 2018 ends. 

    Rewards for those who don't procrastinate: Less than 25 spots remain for Tier 3 Registration, so the sooner you register, the more you will save, and the more likely you'll get to attend your preferred selections.

    Register Now

  • 12 Jan 2018 4:24 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    Happy New Year!

    From your friends at the

    International Society of Schema Therapy

    New Year, New Beginnings

    A preview of what the new year offers


    Your friends at the International Society of Schema Therapy would like to wish you a glorious, rewarding and productive new year, a chance for new beginnings to expand your personal and professional experiences.

    Perhaps more than ever, the times that we live in require us to open our minds to new challenges, and to create even more opportunities for solutions that help transform people’s lives. Together our worldwide community of clinicians, researchers, educators, and supporters can be mindful of the quote from Vivian Greene: 

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, 

    it's about learning how to dance in the rain."

    Scroll through some of the many benefits and opportunities in store for you as a member and supporter of the International Society of Schema Therapy in 2018.

    Preregistration for the Schema Therapy Event of the Year opened a few weeks ago, and enrollment is off the charts! The sooner your register, the more you save: only 75 spots remain for Tier 2 Rates. If you register now, you'll get the best rates now available, along with Tier 2 Preferred Access when you select your workshops and presentations, once the program is announced at the end of January. 

    Register Now

    Ready to dive into a topic you're passionate about? Check out the many Special Interest Groups ISST offers, or start your own group! Visit the Special Interest Groups page to choose among many topics, including Schema Therapy for the Aged, Autism, Children & Adolescents, Couples, Online Therapy, Trauma, Organizational Development, and Sexuality & Gender. You can also find out how to get approved to start your own group!

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    Find a training program in your part of the world, or where you would like to travel to by visiting our ISST Approved Training Program pages. You will find programs leading to certification in individual, group, couples, auxiliary, and children & adolescents, both in standard and advanced levels from expert trainers in the field of Schema Therapy.

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    Issues of the Schema Therapy Bulletin, published quarterly, are available to all active members who have enrolled on the ISST website. Read the latest issue, which includes articles on the topics of:

    • Working with strong coping modes in Schema Therapy by Lissa Parsonnet & Chris Hayes
    • Working with the Overcontroller Mode by Susan Simpson
    • Navigating the Angry Protector Mode by Kerry Beckley
    • Handling Overcompensation Modes by Odette Brande de Wilde & Maria Rocher
    • Working with the Self-Soother Mode by Sergio Morales
    Read More

    The ISST website is packed with interviews of many Schema Therapists on multiple topics. Enrolled members can access videos of keynote addresses from Istanbul in 2014 and Vienna in 2016, along with preview interviews from most of the presenters in Vienna. Watch your inbox for interviews with upcoming presenters and keynote speakers in Amsterdam, coming soon!

    Read More

  • 14 Dec 2017 3:43 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)

    Treat yourself to gezelligheid in the splendor of the 17th-century Golden Age for INSPIRE 2018.
    Join us May 24-26 in Amsterdam!

    We are excited to announce that preregistration is now open to the public for the International Society of Schema Therapy's three-day biennial conference. INSPIRE 2018 promises to be the "must-attend" event for psychotherapists and researchers everywhere.

    Join us from May 24th to the 26th in Amsterdam, where a worldwide community of clinicians, researchers, educators, and supporters of schema therapy will gather for the latest advances in the field, while enjoying connections with new and familiar friends and colleagues who share a common passion for the model.


    We encourage you to register early for INSPIRE 2018, if you haven't already, to help us plan for the best conference yet for you. If you register now, you can lock-in Tier 2 savings, while securing Tier 2 access to choose your desired conference selections in January when the full program is announced.

    We now have a list of top-rated hotels on our website near the beautiful venue, so make your reservations early. Shortly, we will also be adding a complete "Travel Planner" to help you navigate the canal rings, gabled row houses, and treasure-filled museums.  
    REGISTER HERE
    Watch: Amsterdam is the Place in 2018 to be INSPIRED!
    THE SOONER YOU REGISTER,
    THE MORE YOU SAVE!
    TIER 2 RATES NOW AVAILABLE:
    The Next 150 Registrants Receive Tier 2 Rates, the Lowest Available!

    Lock in your savings: if you register now, you will save up to €75, and once the complete program is announced, you will get Tier 2-Priority to select your workshops.

    REGISTER HERE

  • 15 Nov 2017 1:41 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)
    Read the latest Schema Therapy Bulletin, exclusively available to active ISST members enrolled on the website. Not yet enrolled? Tap: ENROLL 

    CASE STUDIES IN SCHEMA THERAPY

    Issue 8 of the Schema Therapy Bulletin offers three case presentations using Schema Therapy. 

    In the first article “The Hedgehog and the Prickles,” Galit Goren Gilead presents her very creative work in helping a 12-year-old boy who refused to go to school to work with his Avoidant Coping Mode. Using play therapy techniques, without the interpretive efforts in traditional psychodynamic therapy, the author was able to bypass and then weaken the avoidant coping mode, identify and strengthen the happy child mode, and begin to develop a healthy adult mode.

    Christof Loose shared the case of Schema Therapeutic Outpatient Treatment of a 15-year-old boy with Hypochondria Against the Background of a Car Accident Caused Paraplegia Early in Childhood.  In this case, the adolescent boy was referred for fear of dying, fatigue, depression and avoidance, along with physiological symptoms which interfered with school attendance as well as with other age-appropriate functioning. The author describes the five step schema therapy intervention that impact the teens symptoms and functioning.

    The final case discussion: “Mad for Connection” is a “Case Study in Schema Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa,” by Suzy Redston, in which schema mode work provided an understanding of the patients behaviors. Working to contain the angry child, the angry protector and the demanding child helped to find and soothe the vulnerable child, enabling the patient to work toward his goal of being able to have a healthy intimate relationship.

    In our ongoing “Meet the Board” series, Vivian Francesco interviewed Travis Atkinson, who ably manages Public Affairs for the ISST.

    We are currently seeking articles for future issues of the Schema Therapy Bulletin, and would be particularly interested in hearing from people doing Schema Therapy with underserved or marginalised.

    Co-Editors: Lissa Parsonnet, PhD, LCSW (USA) & 

    Chris Hayes Clinical Psychologist (Australia) 

    THE HEDGEHOG AND THE PRICKLES
    BY GALIT GOREN GILAD (ISRAEL)

    Y was 12 years old when he was referred to me by his psychiatrist. "He refuses to go into the classroom for 2 weeks now," his mother told me on the phone in a low, sad voice. "We practically have to push him in, with the teacher's help, and it's not easy, he's a big boy already. And when he does get in finally, we have to go through the whole circus again the next hour." 

    READ MORE: THE HEDGEHOG AND THE PRICKLES
    SCHEMA THERAPY OUTPATIENT TREATMENT
    BY CHRISTOF LOOSE (GERMANY)

    The reasons for the referral were vast: fear of dying, fatigue, and depression symptoms such as inactivity as well as social and emotional retreat; the teenager could not think about anything else other than his (to him unknown or awkward) physiological experiences such as dizziness or an extra systole could be the first signs of life-threatening diseases (e.g. brain tumor or heart disease). Numerous medical examinations, sometimes in emergency medical consultation, revealed no medical diagnosis. Since these problems did not only occur only at home, but also at school, significant social integration and achievement problems also arose. For example, about once or twice daily the patient had to leave the classroom, complaining about symptoms, and demanding immediate access to a rest room, where a personal school assist would help him to rest until the symptoms faded. After usually about 20-30 min, he returned to the classroom, to be met with the dismissing looks from peers and also at times from teachers. 

    READ MORE: SCHEMA THERAPY OUTPATIENT TREATMENT
    MAD FOR CONNECTION 
    BY DR. SUZY REDSTON (AUSTRALIA)

    The following describes the case of a man referred for psychotherapy after years of various treatments for anorexia nervosa restrictive subtype both voluntary and involuntary.The use of schema mode allowed the understanding of behaviours that were life interfering and until we adopted a schema mode approach had been managed by the patient (client) being obsessional about adherence to rules in all conditions and at the expense of all else.

    READ MORE: MAD FOR CONNECTION
    MEET THE ISST BOARD: TRAVIS ATKINSON
    BY VIVIAN FRANCESCO (USA)

    What role do you play on the ISST Executive Board and what made you want to run for that role? 

    When I was pursuing my clinical training in graduate school, I completed a joint program in not-for-profit management at New York University, with a focus on marketing...

    READ MORE: INTERVIEW WITH TRAVIS ATKINSON
    The Schema Therapy Bulletin is available exclusively to active ISST members enrolled on the ISST website. Not yet enrolled? Tap: ENROLL
    Be a Co-Creator of INSPIRE 2018!
    Submit Your Proposal Now
    DEADLINES

    11th December 2017:  Symposia, Individual Papers, Round Tables and Case Presentations

    11th January 2018: Posters and Schema Therapy Related Films and Video Materials
    SCIENTIFIC & CLINICAL SUBMISSIONS
    TRAINING SUBMISSIONS

  • 09 Nov 2017 9:47 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)
    Become a co-creator of inspiration as you share your talent and skill in Amsterdam.
    Join us May 24-26 in Amsterdam for INSPIRE 2018!
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    The ISST Executive Board is happy to announce the call for scientific and clinical presentations and training submissions for INSPIRE 2018 in Amsterdam. This year's theme is "Corrective Emotional Experiences: How Schema Therapy Transforms Lives." We have invited top-notch keynote speakers from within and outside the schema therapy community to present their ideas, and we are inviting you to be a co-creator of the conference by submitting your proposal for workshops and other presentation formats. 

    DEADLINES

    11th December 2017:  Symposia, Individual Papers, Round Tables and Case Presentations 

    11th January 2018: Posters and Schema Therapy related Films and Video/Digital Materials
    TRAINING SUBMISSIONS
    In-Congress Workshops of 180 minutes 
    These are presentations of treatment or interventions for a specific mode, clinical diagnosis or presenting problem. Workshops include demonstrations and practice opportunities with discussion of the everyday clinical use of the treatment or intervention and participants experience of the practice.

    Skill Classes of 90 minutes
    These are presentations of one intervention for a specific purpose.  Skill Sessions consist of demonstration, opportunity for participants to practice and brief discussion of their experience.
    SUBMIT YOUR TRAINING PROPOSAL HERE
    SCIENTIFIC & CLINICAL SUBMISSIONS
    Symposia
    60 (or 90)-minute presentation by 3-4 (4-5) individuals who address a common theme or topic. A minimum of 15 minutes should be reserved for questions from the audience and dialogue among presenters. The lead presenter should submit a general overview of the session. Additional individual presenters submit their abstracts within that symposium.

    Individual Papers
    Presentations on a clinical, theoretical or research topic with a typical time allocation of 10 minutes.

    Round Table
    60 minute, informal session intended to stimulate discussion on a specific topic. No formal presentations or audio/visual support are provided.

    Case Presentation
    Presenting a clinical case or a specific Schema Therapy clinical issue, followed by discussion. It can have a presenter and one or two commentators. The Chair introduces the topic, handles comments from the other participants, and fields questions from the audience.

    Poster Submission
    A 4’ x 8’ poster for public display intended to summarize research. Poster authors are required to attend their assigned session to present their work.

    Films and Video/Digital Materials Related to Schema Therapy
    Can be presented on a special session with the author’s comments or on the monitors in the lobby in a continuous play mode. 
    SUBMIT YOUR SCIENTIFIC & CLINICAL PROPOSAL HERE
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  • 14 Sep 2017 4:17 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)
    We've assembled a summary video, along with some photo highlights, to capture some of the best of Summer School.
    Even if you didn't get to attend, check out the fun!
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    If you were fortunate enough to attend Summer School in Barcelona, you departed with memories that will last a lifetime. As promised, Barcelona lived up to its charm as a truly unrivaled city, ideal for a conference destination.

    We assembled a video summary of Summer School that shows glimpses of participants learning, exploring, and connecting. Barcelona's art and architecture dazzled, its cuisine delighted, its weather amazed, and its warm hospitality welcomed all. Friendships were built and renewed, and the passion driving the schema therapy community was strengthened and reinforced.

    For those who participated, thanks for the memories; and for those who were not able to join us, we invite you to browse through the photos. All can get a glimpse of what lies ahead for INSPIRE 2018 on May 24th through 26th in Amsterdam. 

    We want to thank all of our participants, presenters, and organizers for making this year's ISST International Summer School in Barcelona possible!

    Photo Gallery
    Check out the photo gallery from this year's Summer School in Barcelona. Want to submit your photos? Email: Take part
     
    Watch highlights from the 2017 ISST International Summer School in Barcelona!
    Attended Summer School and need a certificate of attendance, or a more detailed payment receipt? Contact the ISST Office with your request. Email: ISST OFFICE


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  • 12 Jul 2017 3:00 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)
    <<First Name>>, read the latest Schema Therapy Bulletin, exclusively available to active ISST members enrolled on the website. Not yet enrolled? Tap: ENROLL 
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    WORKING WITH STRONG COPING MODES IN SCHEMA THERAPY

    We asked and you delivered! In the last issue of the Schema Therapy Bulletin we invited readers to submit articles about techniques you’ve been trying, ideas you’ve been thinking about, and clinical issues you’ve been dealing with. In response to your submissions, this issue will focus on Working With Difficult Modes.

    In this issue Kerry Beckley writes about her work with the the Angry Protector Mode in a forensic setting, noting that in this setting, any sort of anger arouse the concern and anxiety of the staff. To the staff in these settings anger can be a warning, signalling a risk of the violent behavior that led to their confinement in a forensic setting. For the schema therapist the challenge is to navigate through the Angry Protector, while being conscious of avoiding triggering compensatory modes, or personal danger to reach the Vulnerable Child.

    In “Behind the Pleasure: Working with the Self-Soother Mode,” Sergio Hernandez focuses on treating addiction with schema therapy. Addictions are seen as evasive coping styles in which the Self-Soother or Self-Stimulating Modes are activated, to avoid discomfort. Patients are helped to identify their “start up” modes, understand the origins of these modes and how these modes are like to current problems or symptoms, access the vulnerable child mode through imagery, and strengthen the healthy adult to parent the vulnerable child and get needs met in healthy ways. Hernandez describes the way schema therapy is used to work with the self-soother mode and ultimately other modes to empower addicts to self regulate their consumption, and seek new, healthier and more pleasurable activities and coping strategies. He also describes the role of group therapy in the treatment of the Self-Soother Mode. 

    Susan Simpson describes her work using Schema Therapy mode work with the Over controller Mode, an overcompensating mode that creates distance from vulnerable feelings through the cultivation of a sense of “being on top of,” or “in control.” Susan specifically writes about the Perfectionist Over-controller, the Scolding Over-controller, the Suspicious Over-controller and the Invincible Over-controller, acknowledging that this mode presents significant challenges because it feels syntonic with the “self,” and so has difficulty recognizing or acknowledging other modes.

    Odette Brand-de Wilde and Maria Rocher also write about “Handling Overcompensating Modes.” They describe how clients experience a sense of control, power and accomplishment when in overcompensating modes which creates a therapeutic challenge when the therapist needs to help the patient to surrender these modes and the feelings of strength they elicit, to find other, healthier ways to cope with underlying schemas. The authors offer guidelines for therapists to promote the therapeutic alliance and provide safety to clients so that they can risk stepping out of these powerful feeling modes to allow for healing of the vulnerable child.

    Co-Editors: Lissa Parsonnet, PhD, LCSW (USA) & 

    Chris Hayes Clinical Psychologist (Australia) 

    WORKING WITH THE OVER-CONTROLLER MODE 
    BY DR. SUSAN SIMPSON (SCOTLAND)

    The Over-controller (OC) is an overcompensatory coping mode designed to create as much distance as possible from feelings of vulnerability, through cultivating a sense of being ‘on top’ or ‘in control.’ This ‘distancing’ process takes place through a number of mechanisms, including perfectionism, obsessional rituals, rumination/overanalyzing, superstitious thinking and a focus on rules and regulations at the expense of health, happiness and human connection. 

    READ MORE: THE OVER-CONTROLLER MODE
    NAVIGATING THE ANGRY PROTECTOR MODE WITH FORENSIC CLIENTS 
    BY KERRY BECKLEY (UK)

    We think of the Angry Protector mode as a wall of anger the person uses to protect themselves from others who are seen as a threat. The person keeps others at a distance through varying forms of anger or hostility.  The function of the anger is quite different to that of the angry child or bully attack mode.  Ultimately, the mode just wants you to go away. 

    READ MORE: THE ANGRY PROTECTOR MODE
    HANDLING OVERCOMPENSATING MODES 
    BY DR. ODETTE BRAND DE-WILDE & MARIA ROCHER (THE NETHERLANDS)

    Clients who have developed overcompensating modes require a different approach from therapists in treatment. It’s very important that clients can trust a therapist not to judge them for having these modes and for a therapist to interact with these modes as part of limited reparenting. In this article we provide you with tools to handle overcompensating modes and hope to inspire to work with these challenging clients.

    READ MORE: OVERCOMPENSATION MODES
    "BEHIND THE PLEASURE" - WORKING WITH THE SELF-SOOTHER MODE
    BY SERGIO ALEJANDRO MORALES HERNÁNDEZ

    An addiction is conceived as a repetitive usage of any substance or a compulsive consequence behavior which modifies the internal system (neurochemical changes and neuronal activity) so that an immediate reinforcement takes place, but whose negative long-term effects are harmful or cause a significant deterioration in social development. From the Scheme Therapy approach, these addictive patterns are formed departing from the avoidance of early maladaptive schemes; the individual avoids cognitions, affections or behaviors, so that the scheme is not activated.

     

    READ MORE: WORKING WITH THE SELF-SOOTHER MODE
    The Schema Therapy Bulletin is available exclusively to active ISST members enrolled on the ISST website. Not yet enrolled? Tap: ENROLL

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  • 17 May 2017 11:47 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)
    Watch Eckhard Roediger preview future trends in Schema Therapy 2.0.
    June 8-10 | Barcelona, Spain
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    If you registered for Barcelona, you have a lot to look forward to. Our venue is at full-capacity, so if you weren't able to enroll, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live video and updates throughout the conference. #ISSTSS17

    Schema Therapy App: Participants will receive instructions shortly to download the Barcelona Summer School App from the Apple Store or Google Play. We are excited once again to offer an environmentally friendly, paper-free experience for participants that also invites users to connect with fellow participants, chat with workshop presenters, locate top-rated restaurants and tourist sights using Google maps within the App, and much more.

    Join us on Facebook LIVE, along with regular social media updates: Use our conference hashtag #ISSTSS17 to stay up-to-date with the latest events, even if you aren't able to join us in-person in Barcelona. You may also watch all of the Barcelona Preview Interviews on our YouTube channel, a valuable resource: Schema Therapy YouTube

    LEARN+EXPLORE+CONNECT: in addition to an incredibly stimulating workshop program, participants in Barcelona will be able to meet new friends at networking and social events, including a Welcoming Gathering, morning AcroYoga, Tapas, a Closing Ceremony, tours of Barcelona sites off-the-beaten path, and an ending Gala event. Some events are included in the registration cost, while others have a supplement. Be sure to enroll in social events before the May 19th online deadline. Enroll: SOCIAL EVENTS

    Schema Therapy 2.0
    Schema therapy has been shown to be clinically effective for some of the most challenging personality disorders. What is the next big thing to help achieve even better outcomes? Eckhard Roediger previews his ISST International Summer School Workshop in Barcelona, taking place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017. Eckhard focuses on advances in schema therapy from both metacognitive and interpersonal perspectives, in an interview with Travis Atkinson.
    Eckhard Roediger Schema Therapy 2.0 Preview Interview by Travis Atkinson
    Watch Eckhard Roediger preview Schema Therapy 2.0. To view, tap the image above.

    You'll be in great company with powerful presenters and new friends at #ISSTSS17



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