Schema Therapy Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Training
Schema Therapy from the Inside-Out: A2-Day Self-Practice and Self-Reflection Workshop for Therapists
In Schema Therapy, the therapist’s qualities are central to the therapeutic technique in providing limited re-parenting and a working model of a ‘healthy adult’. An important part of training for Schema Therapists (and therapists in general) therefore is self-reflective practice; to understand and manage the activation of our own underlying schemas and modes. This is especially important for therapists who routinely work with complex patients (e.g. complex trauma, eating disorders, personality disorders) and settings (e.g. prisons, inpatient wards, group therapy work) which can easily trigger our own schema-based reactions. Awareness and management of our own schemas and modes is therefore crucial to effective schema therapy and managing risk of therapist burnout. Participation in the workshop will include practice of new interventions to use with clients and give access to a deeper, ‘experiential’ understanding of schema therapy interventions. This workshop can be counted towards the ISST Therapist certification requirement of “Self-Therapy” (individual certification) and is appropriate for therapists both new and experienced with the ST model.
This two-day workshop is based on the Schema Therapy Self- Help book recently published by Joan Farrell & Ida Shaw “Schema Therapy from the Inside Out”.