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"Advanced Imagery Rescripting"

by Chris Hayes & Remco van der Wijngaart

Workshop Presenters

Chris Hayes: Clinical Psychologist, Advanced ISST Certified Individual Schema Therapy Trainer-Supervisor, Secretary of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)

Remco van der Wijngaart MSc: psychotherapist, healthcare psychologist, Advanced ISST Certified Individual Schema Therapy Trainer-Supervisor Vice President of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)

Description of the workshop

Imagery rescripting is generally regarded as one of the most effective techniques within schema therapy. However, it can often be difficult to apply this technique in practice.Providing effective responses in imagery can at times be challenging. With different responses needed for different forms of antagonists and contexts. Furthermore, clients frequently present with strong coping modes that block, hinder or interfere with good imagery based work.

This workshop aims to help therapists be more proficient in applying imagery rescripting. Existing skills will be refined and challenging situations discussed and practised. During the workshop, use will be made of recently developed teaching materials specifically focused on imagery exercises and based on the most recent insights and experiences of this method. Specialist fields of application will also be discussed, such as imagery rescripting in flash-forwards and nightmares.

The workshop will provide a fun, enjoyable and educational experience within a safe atmosphere where therapists can practice new skills to allow for improved confidence and competence in imagery re scripting

Level of training


The workshop is aimed at therapists who are already working with Imagery with Rescripting and who wish to increase their skills and the effectiveness of this intervention.


Meets Requirements for Individual Certification Module (experiential techniques)

Preparatory reading:

Arntz, A. (2015a). Imagery Rescripting for Personality Disorders: Healing Early Maladaptive Schemas. In Working with Emotion in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Techniques for Clinical Practice Thomas, N. & McKay, D., Guildford, New York.  

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