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Past Webinars
Available to all active ISST members enrolled on the website.
ISST's webinar series was organized and hosted by Chris Hayes, the former ISST Executive Board Secretary.

Schema Therapy for Complex PTSD with Chris Hayes

DateTuesday 27 November 2018

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This webinar examined the use of Schema Therapy via a case study of a young woman presenting with a history of complex PTSD. The webinar discussed ways to formulate, engage and provide treatment for trauma-related symptoms and looked at ways to overcome treatment barriers and difficulties typically seen in practice. In addition, the webinar addressed how the therapist's own blocks can be overcome when working directly with trauma material.

About the Presenter

Chris Hayes has extensive experience in both government and private settings working with clients with complex psychological presentations. He is currently employed with the Health Department of Western Australia as a Senior Clinical Psychologist, specializing in treating recent or childhood trauma.

Chris completed advanced certification in Schema Therapy at the Schema Therapy Institute of New York, and was trained directly by Dr. Jeffrey Young. He is the Director of the Schema Therapy Training Center of Australia.

Chris has presented workshops throughout Australia, New Zealand, Austria, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain.

Chris served as Secretary on the ISST Executive Board from 2014 to 2018, and was the co-editor of the Schema Therapy Bulletin. He is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer.

Dealing with Angry Patients: Tips & Tricks for Therapists

by Remco van der Wijngaart

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Clients' anger is often the hardest thing to handle, not just for those close to the client, but also for therapists.

  • The client is touchy and refuses to do the exercises suggested by the therapist, leading to ever-increasing irritation.
  • The client exhibits sudden outbursts of rage for no apparent reason, during which he spews out all the perceived injustices.
  • The client becomes threatening or angry in a denigrating fashion when he feels he is not treated with respect.
Therapists can react to such forms of anger in very different ways. Some find anger so difficult that they try to head off any dissatisfaction, irritation or anger in the client before it happens. However, angry clients can also provoke feelings of fear or failure, causing the therapist to feel anxious and insecure or perhaps become angry him/herself. In therapy, these interactions can lead to stagnation of the therapy process, withdrawal from therapy or feelings of despondency and exhaustion on the part of the therapist. In this workshop, the participants will learn to differentiate between the various forms of anger and then to handle these different forms of anger better with the help of tips, tricks and specific methods and techniques. 

Remco van der Wijngaart works as a psychotherapist in private practice in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Initially trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, he was trained and supervised in Schema Therapy personally by Dr. Jeffrey Young from 1996 until 2000. Remco specializes in borderline personality disorder, Cluster-C personality disorders, and anxiety and depressive disorders. Since 2000 he has been providing training courses in Schema Therapy throughout the world. He produced and directed the DVD series, "Schema therapy: working with modes," a helpful instrument to learn schema therapy. In 2016 he produced two new DVD series, "Fine Tuning Imagery Rescripting," and "Schema Therapy for the Avoidant, Dependent and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder." Remco is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer.

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Schema Therapy for Grief with Dr. Gemma Gladstone: VIEW

Schema Therapy for Grief with Dr. Gemma Gladstone

Grief is an inescapable experience inherent in the human condition. The majority of clients presenting for mental health concerns or interpersonal problems are also carrying some degree of unprocessed loss, whether in the form of specific bereavements or as integral components of other difficult life experiences (e.g., an abusive childhood). It is often the case that unprocessed or inhibited grief serves as a maintaining factor for many emotional disorders -- major depression being the most obvious.

Many times clinicians are faced with dilemmas of clinical priorities and may sway away from grief work, either because of a lack of confidence, or an uncertainty about which interventions might be most effective. This webinar will equip therapists with a skill set in selected schema therapy experiential techniques to help address the needs of patients who are grieving.

Dr. Gemma Gladstone is a clinical psychologist located in Sydney, Australia. She is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer. Gemma has 24 years of experience in various roles within mental health, and has worked in her private practice since 2001. In addition, she has worked in academia, holding the position of senior research fellow at the Black Dog Institute (UNSW), and has over 30 peer-reviewed publications in the area of mood disorders.

Gemma is co-director of the Good Mood Clinic in Sydney, and found of its sister company, the Sydney Centre for Schema Therapy, established to provide training on special interest topics within schema therapy. She specializes in providing schema therapy and experiential interventions for treatment resistant patients including chronic depression, narcissistic and borderline personalities, complex trauma, relationships, emotion coaching for schema prevention, and complicated grief.


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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