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  • 10 Feb 2018 10:41 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 8:24 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
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    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!

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  • 14 Dec 2017 7:43 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.  
    Watch: Amsterdam is the Place in 2018 to be INSPIRED!
    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.


  • 15 Nov 2017 5:41 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 


    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) 


    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." 


    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. 


    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.


    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...

    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

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

    11th January 2018: Posters and Schema Therapy Related Films and Video Materials

  • 09 Nov 2017 1:47 PM | 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. 


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

    11th January 2018: Posters and Schema Therapy related Films and Video/Digital Materials
    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.
    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. 

    Copyright © 2017 International Society of Schema Therapy. All rights reserved.
  • 14 Sep 2017 10:17 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

    Copyright © 2017 International Society of Schema Therapy, All rights reserved.
  • 12 Jul 2017 9:00 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 


    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) 


    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. 


    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. 


    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.


    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.


    The Schema Therapy Bulletin is available exclusively to active ISST members enrolled on the ISST website. Not yet enrolled? Tap: ENROLL

    Copyright © 2017 International Society of Schema Therapy, All rights reserved.
  • 17 May 2017 5:47 PM | 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

    Copyright © 2017 International Society of Schema Therapy, All rights reserved.
  • 11 May 2017 5:46 AM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)
    Meet new friends at networking and social events in Barcelona! Deadline for online enrollment is May 19th.
    June 8-10 | Barcelona, Spain
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    We are excited to soon be welcoming you to the beautiful city of Barcelona. With less than a month to go, we will be sending you important updates that need your response to help you get the most out of your experience. This email covers both social event enrollment, and how to make changes to your workshop tracks before May 19th.

    One of the best parts of any conference, in addition to learning, is the opportunity to meet new friends, and reconnect with schema therapy colleagues from around the world. Our local organizer, Jordi Cid, is assembling social activities off the beaten path, while we are assembling a great lineup of Summer School events to maximize your fun!

    Sign up now by choosing which social events you would like to attend, then add them to your cart, and complete your enrollment for each activity. We must receive your online enrollment for social events by Friday, May 19th.

    Sign Up for Social Events
    Thursday June 8th
    Welcoming Gathering: Join us for a toast to welcome participants to Summer School! We'll meet from 5:30 to 6:30 at the venue. Drinks are on us! We kindly ask that you enroll by placing this item in your cart to help with planning. Cost: gratis
    Sant Pau Hospital Tour: visit the foremost work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the most celebrated architects of Modernism, the Catalan Art Nouveau, and the work of one of the most outstanding rehabilitation processes of recent years. Time7:00 - 8:30 p.m.Guided tour cost: €6.50
    Friday June 9th
    Casa de les Punxes Tour: an extraordinary cluster of six conical towers commissioned by a family that owed the original house and commissioned Puig i Cadafalch to build the structures, which are rooted in Gothic architecture from Nordic countries. Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.Cost: €17
    Tapas: small snacks cover a wide assortment of specialties, as you first receive a small plate for staging your tapas, collect them on toothpicks, and order dishes that arrive in rapid succession. Cost includes tapas and drinks, and we have standard and vegetarian options. Time: 9:00 p.m. Cost: €32.
    Saturday June 10th
    Closing Ceremony: join us as we celebrate local talent from Barcelona to officially bring the 2017 Summer School to a close. Attending is complimentary. Kindly include this in your cart to help us with planning. Time: 5:30 p.m. Cost: gratis
    Gala Event: celebrate together at Summer School's gala event, located at Barceloneta Restaurant. Feast with your schema therapy colleagues in are area originally designed as a fisherman's quarter, where the feeling of a small village remains. Cost includes dinner and drinks, along with dancing. We have standard and vegetarian options. Time: 8:00 p.m. Cost: €72
    Sign Up for Social Events

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

    How to change your workshop selections
    Want to make a change? Summer School has reached capacity, which means planning is crucial. To help you enjoy your experience the most, you must notify us by Friday, March 19th if you want to make any changes to your workshop tracks. We will do our best to accommodate you, but with capacity reached, cannot guarantee your request. Each participant will have an individualized QR code located on their name tag, which will serve as your entrance to each activity. To make a change, email us at: CHANGES 
    COMING SOON: Instructions to download and use the Barcelona Summer School App on your favorite device!
    Have you heard the new song by Ed Sheeran? He will remind you that you're going to somewhere where the sun shines bright!

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  • 05 May 2017 2:06 PM | Travis Atkinson (Administrator)
    Have some fun with new friends at networking and social events in Barcelona.
    June 8-10 | Barcelona, Spain
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    We couldn't be more thrilled with the incredible enrollment for the 2017 ISST International Summer School in Barcelona.
    We only have a few spots left, and will be closing registration shortly. 
    If you have already registered, look below for some of the events you have to look forward to. If you haven't already registered, this is your last chance to attend the schema therapy event of the year.

    Time is running out: Choose from multiple workshop tracks with hands-on training from some of the top experts in the field of schema therapy, from basics to beyond. Available workshops are ready for you to hand-pick. Register now to reserve your choices, before registration closes.

    Morning Activity: AcroYoga

    AcroYoga is a dynamic practice inviting you to work in teams to cultivate trust, playfulness, and a greater sense of community.

    You can step into your own power, and be reminded of how it can feel to be a child again--having fun, without knowing your capabilities.

    If you haven't already registered, be sure to contact us: 

    When: Friday & Saturday 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

    ~ Please bring your own yoga mat ~

    Watch Arapuá & Catita perform AcroYoga in Sitges, Spain.

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

    Social Activities: Ready to Play?

    We will open registration over the next week for several social activities that participants can join. Meet new friends, and connect with some of your favorite schema therapy colleagues in a city that never fails to charm! Activities will include:

    Thursday Evening 

    Welcoming Gathering: share a toast with your colleagues as you connect and reconnect with friends from all over the world.

    City Site Tour: capture a part of Barcelona you may not have discovered.

    Friday Evening

    City Site Tour: visit a site unique to Barcelona to amaze your senses.

    Tapas: join us for dinner at one of the city's Tapas delights.

    Saturday Evening

    Closing Ceremony: be prepared for entertainment that will dazzle you as we close Summer School with a salute to Barcelona.

    Gala Dinner: celebrate the culinary tastes of some of the best Mediterranean dishes, and join us for dancing and fun to cap off the conference's experiences.


    Some of Europe's most delicious Mediterranean cuisine is prepared every day by the brilliant chefs in Barcelona. 

    Barcelona is also filled with bars and cafes, perhaps more than any other city in the world.

    Catalan wines from the Penedes region accompany regional dishes, while wine from the Priorat, Montsant, Emporda, and Costers del Segre produce some of Spain's most exciting new wines.

    Visit our extensive dining recommendations in our Barcelona "Travel Planner" section of our website: DINING IN BARCELONA

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