Schema Therapy, especially in the field of child and adolescent therapy particularly focused on action-guiding, diagnostic and therapeutic concepts.
The curriculum is comprised of:
The curriculum will be covered over three workshops:
|Schema Therapy Institute||Workshop Name|
|Workshop 1||Introductory workshop + Schema Therapy for Children and Adolescents|
|Workshop 2||Schema Therapy working with Children and Parents|
|Workshop 3||Helping Parents and Children work through mode clashes and survive adolescence|
|Workshop 4||Schema Therapy Case Conceptualisation|
Link to Schema Society Pages
The introductory workshop begins with an explanation of the conceptual model- the formation and perpetuation of maladaptive schemas against the background of age-specific developmental tasks, risk and protective temperamental factors. Depending upon children’s age the 18 schemas described by Young are outlined with their typical child and adolescent presentation and coping strategies. The workshop also presents multimodal assessment techniques (use of exploration, survey, imagery, case conceptualization) and explains the importance of the therapeutic relationship, psychoeducation and empathic confrontation. Exercises and demonstration to learn therapeutic strategies include:
An important part of the introductory workshop is to understand work with parents. The introductory workshop includes many practical demonstrations, AV material, and exercises to allow the participants to relate the content to their own practice.
ST for Children and Adolescents
This workshop is based upon the content of the introductory workshop.
The goal of this workshop is to learn the techniques of schema therapy with children and adolescents specifically. After a brief connection with the schema theoretical introduction and sharing of some experiences in practice (WS 1), the focus will be laid on the features of the particular therapeutic relationship, including the concepts of limited reparenting, empathic confrontation and practical working with the special schema therapeutic techniques. Video examples and role-play in groups of two or three participants ensure the consolidation and deepening of what has been learnt. In particular, the content and methods are:
The workshop offers many practical demonstrations and AV material, and small exercises allow the participants to implement strategies in their own practice.
ST for working with Children and Parents
The goal of this workshop is to understand how to work with parents. Content includes:
Helping Parents and Children work through mode clashes and survive adolescence
Participants who attended an introductory schema therapy workshop for adult Schema Therapy can join in directly into the children’s curriculum, if they have informed themselves about the specific techniques for children and parents outlined in the book by Loose, Graaf and Zarbock (see literature).
Content: This workshop is based upon the content of introductory schema therapy workshops with adults. The goal of this workshop is to learn the techniques of schema therapy with parents specifically.
The focus will be on the features of the work with parents including practical exercises.
The parental mode work with chairs, finger puppets, imagery, schema and mode flash card, internal dialogue and schema diary are the central point of WS 3.
Case studies of the participants and role play in groups of two or three participants ensure the deepening of what has been learnt. In particular, the content and methods are:
Schema Therapy Case Conceptualization (Exercises to own Cases)
The goal of this workshop is to apply understanding of Child and Adolescent Schema Therapy to individual case work.
Participants will review::
The following link contains the pre-requisites for training, certification requirements, and the requirements to become a trainer and/or supervisor in child or adolescent schema therapy.