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JUNE 24 - 26, 2021 / WORLDWIDE




SEGMENT 1: 9.00 - 10.00


Chair Work Online Using Schema Therapy

with Remco van der Wijngaart and Hélèn Bogel

During the past year, we have all been confronted with the challenges of doing schema therapy online. For most parts of our therapy model it might not have been too difficult to translate the therapy model in an online format; the concepts and language are still the same and with some adjustments we still are able to build up or consolidate a warm, validating therapy relationship. Imagery Rescripting can be used without any necessary adjustments to the technique.

Chair Work, however, poses more challenging situations:how do we use chairs when we meet with the patient on a digital platform? How do we fight a Punitive parent mode in the start phase of therapy when the Healthy Adult mode of the patient is not yet strong enough to address this parent mode by him or herself and the physical distance between us and the patient makes it difficult to support them in fighting those internalized voices.

This presentation is specifically developed for schema therapists who want learn or want to refine their skills in the use of Chair Work online and aims to provide inspiration, tips and tricks in order to apply this powerful emotion focused technique in an online format.

The objective in this presentation will be an enjoyable, educational experience involving short introductions, followed by 3 role play demonstrations.

About the Presenters

Remco van der Wijngaart

Remco van der Wijngaart was personally trained and supervised by Jeffrey Young in the 1990s as a schema therapist. He served as Vice President of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) from 2016-2018. Remco works in private practice in the Netherlands and as a training director of an education program approved by ISST. He teaches schema therapy internationally. In collaboration with others, he produced many different audio-visual productions, like "Schema therapy: Step-by-Step" and "Fine Tuning Chair Work."

Hélène Bögels

Hélène Bögels is a clinical psychologist as well as an ISST certified trainer/supervisor as well as a supervisor in Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Group Psychotherapy. For many years she has been an active member of the Dutch Schema Therapy Society and has been frequently presenting in the Netherlands. She is a member of the Training & Certification Advisory Board of the ISST.

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Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.

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