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Hot Topics: Session 7

 Topics Include: 

  • OCD and Imagery with Rescripting
  • Early Maladaptive Schemas for Alcohol/Substance Dependent
  • Two Faces of Narcissism
  • Shared Shame and Self-Criticism in Group SchemaTherapy  

by Barbara Basile, Brunetto de Sanctis, Stefania Fadda, Bahar Kose Karaca, Serap Guneltay, Utkan Tiyekli, Elif Uzumcu, Jari Peltomaa, and Koffert Tarja

Chair: Gonca Soygut Pekak


Barbara Basile

Barbara Basile, PhD, Psychologist and CBT Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor in Schema Therapy, PhD in Neuropsychology, Institute “Dialogo in Schema Therapy”, Frankfurt (Germany). Teaching at the School of Cognitive Psychotherapy (SPC) and Cognitive Psychology Association (APC). Wrote book chapters on OCD and on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying trauma, author of many scientific publications on Schema Therapy, Emotional Processing, and Neuroimaging in OCD and other psychopathological conditions. 

Brunetto De Sanctis

Brunetto De Sanctis graduated in Psychology in 2010 at the Psychology University "La Sapienza" in Rome. He is a CBT Psychotherapist and Psychologist and works at the Cognitive Psychology Association (APC) in viale Castro Pretorio 116, Rome (Italy).

Stefania Fadda

Stefania Fadda is a CBT Psychotherapist and Psychologist specialized in Mental Health and Deafness at Gallaudet University, Washington D.C, in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. President of the European Society for Mental Health and Deafness and Director of The Center of Assistance for Deaf and Deafblind Children in Rome, Italy. Teacher at School of Cognitive Psychotherapy (SPC) and Cognitive Psychological Association (APC).  

Tarja Koffert

Tarja Koffert is a Cognitive Psychotherapy and Family Therapy Trainer  in upper Specialized Level.  She has a Degree of Adviser in Organisational Development. She has worked in a psychiatric hospital in the 80’s, and 90’s in the National Research and Development Center for  Welfare and Health. Since the beginning of the year 2000, she has had her own practice.

Currently she works partly  as a private psychotherapist and partly in APEX project (Awareness, prevention and early intervention)  in the University of Turku. She has a Group ST Standard Certification. 

Jari Peltomaa

Jari Peltomaa is cognitive psychotherapist from Finland. He had worked fifteen years in Community Mental Health hospital, outpatient clinic and child protection service. He works now in private practice. He has worked mainly whit PBD patients and other serious mental healh problems whit in individually and in group context. He is certified as standart level group schematherapist.

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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