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Hot Topics: Session 3

Topics Include: 

  • Comparing Imagery Rescripting with Cognitive Interventions in Schema Couples Therapy. Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Experience Sampling
  • Mode Cards in Couples Therapy 

by Eshkol Rafaeli and Anne Zahn

Chair: Eckhard Roediger


About the Presenters:

Eckhard Roediger

Eckhard Roediger is a neurologist, psychiatrist and psychotherapist, trained in psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Previously, he was the director of a psychosomatic department of a clinic in Berlin. Since 2007, Eckhard has worked in his private practice, and is the Director of the Schema Therapy Training Center in Frankfurt. He has served on the ISST Board since 2008, including as President (2014-2016), and currently as Treasurer. Working on the conceptual background of Schema Therapy and its integration into Cognitive Behavior Therapy, couples therapy and integrating Mindfulness and ACT into Schema Therapy.

Eshkol Rafaeli

Eshkol Rafaeli is a professor and the former director in the adult clinical program in the psychology department at Bar-Ilan University and a co-founder of the Israeli Institute for Schema Therapy. He completed his BA at the Hebrew University, and his PhD in clinical and personality psychology at Northwestern University. After interning at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, he completed a post-doc in social psychology at NYU, and underwent training at the Minuchin Center for Family Therapy. In 2003, Eshkol joined the faculty of Barnard College, Columbia University, where he continues to serve as a research scientist. In his years in NY, Eshkol joined the staff of Jeffrey Young’s Schema Therapy Institute, where he was a therapist and a supervisor. Since returning to Israel in 2009, he’s headed the Affect and Relationships research lab in the Psychology Department and the Neuroscience Center at Bar-Ilan University. His research addresses affective and social cognitive processes in personality disorders and daily processes in close relationships, as well as clinical investigations of effectiveness and process in schema therapy for avoidant personality disorder. Eshkol is the co-author (together with Jeffrey Young and David Bernstein) of “Schema Therapy: Distinctive Features” (Routledge, 2010).

Anne Zahn

Anne Zahn is a Psychiatrist, consultant at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University of Freiburg. She has a Doctorate (equivalent to PhD) at the Department for Nephrology Faculty of Medicine at the Albert- Ludwig -Univer­sity in Freiburg.

Why Schema Therapy?

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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