Standard and Advanced Schema Therapy Training

Key Components & Requirements for the Certification Programmes are as follows:

(These requirements are subject to change depending on guidelines set by the ISST)

 

Standard Certification

The Standard Certification programme is suitable for all experienced mental health professionals, and is open to professionals with doctoral or master’s (or equivalent) level qualifications/experience in mental health fields.  Applicants should have intermediate or advanced levels of general psychotherapy experience.

  • 7 workshop days held over two learning blocks (total 40 hours)
  • 20 hours of individual supervision, each 45-50 minutes in length. These may be conducted face-to-face, by telephone, or Skype (or equivalent) or via video conferencing (if equipment is available).  Supervision sessions must continue for at least one year on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
  • 2 video or audio recordings of client therapy sessions. Therapist competency will be evaluated and scored by an independent rater.
  • A minimum of 2 cases treated with schema therapy, at least 25 therapy hours each: one case must be an individual suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder.

 

Advanced Certification

The Advanced Certification programme is suitable for all experienced mental health professionals, and is open to professionals with doctoral or master’s (or equivalent) level qualifications/experience in mental health fields.  Applicants should have intermediate or advanced levels of general psychotherapy experience.

  • 7 workshop days held over two learning blocks (total 40 hours)
  • 40 hours of individual supervision, each 45-50 minutes in length. These may be conducted face-to-face, by telephone, or Skype (or equivalent) or via video conferencing (if equipment is available).  Supervision sessions must continue for at least one year on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
  • 2 video or audio recordings of client therapy sessions. Therapist competency will be evaluated and scored by an independent rater.
  • A minimum of 2 cases treated with schema therapy, at least 25 therapy hours each: one case must be an individual, suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder.
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