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In-Congress Workshop 3: Saturday Early Afternoon and Saturday Late Afternoon (S2W3 & S3W3)

Schema Therapy for Families:Using the Therapeutic Relationship with a Multi-Generational Family Part 1&2

by Jan Kossack, and Anousha Hadinia




Aims:

Schema Focused Family Therapy (SFFT) merges the ST approach by Jeffrey Young and the Multigenerational Family Therapy approach by Maurizio Andolfi.
This workshop will show the first experiences with using ST in Family Therapy.

Teaching Methods:

The workshop will combine didactic instruction, experiential exercises and case examples to explore the interventions in Schema Focused Family Therapy.

Learning Objectives:

1) Understanding a family system through the multi-generational perspective on core emotional needs, schemas and modes 2) Working with three generations in the therapy room
3) Identifying schema-mode-clashes between the family members
4) Learning about the therapeutic relationship in the family therapy setting

5) Practice specific SFFT adapted interventions (mode-dialogues within the family setting, chair-work within the family setting, family sculptures,...) to help the family to get core needs met in a healthy way

Workshop Intended For:

Intermediate (Participants have had basic ST training)

Relevant Background Readings on Topic:

- Young, J. E., Klosko, J. S. & Weishaar, M. E. (2005). Schematherapie. Ein praxisorientiertes Handbuch. 2nd Edition. Paderborn, D: Junfermann
- Andolfi, M. (2017). Multi-Generational Family Therapy: tools and resources for the therapist.
New York, USA: Routledge


About the Presenters:

Jan Kossack:

Born in 1971 in Freiburg / Germany, Jan studied psychology at the University of Trier/Germany. Later he also studied forensic psychotherapy at the University of Zurich/Switzerland.

Jan is currently working in Luxemburg and Barcelona. In Luxemburg he works part time in a family counseling center as a psychologist (www.afp-solidarite-famille.lu) and both in Luxemburg & Barcelona he has his private practice (www.upgradeyourlife.lu). Jan works since 1998 as a psychologist with families, couples and individuals. In his private practice as well as in the family counseling center in Luxemburg he works with a lot of families and started to invite 3 generations to the family therapy setting.  Jan was trained by Jeffrey Young and Wendy Behary in Schema Therapy and was trained by Maurizio Andolfi in doing family therapy.

Next to the therapeutic work Jan offers many trainings per year. Trainings for other psychotherapists in Schema Therapy, Trainings in Stress-Management and Trainings in Psychology & Criminology for the prison staff in Luxemburg. Jan also trains the psychologists in a prison of Luxemburg in forensic psychotherapy.  Beside the trainings Jan offers Supervision for other psychologists  currently in France, Luxemburg, Spain and Germany.

Dr. phil. Anousha Hadinia received her MA and PhD from the University of Basel. She is experienced at working with diverse individuals. Her international and professional background enables her to develop individual strategies for each of her clients. She was trained in systemic family and couples therapy by Carole Gammer and in Schema therapy by Jeffery Young and Wendy Behary. Anousha works as a clinical psychologist in a private practice in Basel (website: www.hadinia.com). She works with families, couples and individuals and offers her therapy sessions in English, German, Spanish, Persian and French. She also regularly offers workshops and supervision in Schema therapy.


Anousha Hadinia: 

Dr. Phil. Anousha Hadinia received her MA and PhD from the University of Basel. She is experienced at working with diverse individuals. Her international and professional background enables her to develop individual strategies for each of her clients. She was trained in systemic family and couples therapy by Carole Gammer and in Schema therapy by Jeffery Young and Wendy Behary. Anousha works as a clinical psychologist in a private practice in Basel (website: www.hadinia.com). She works with families, couples and individuals and offers her therapy sessions in English, German, Spanish, Persian and French. She also regularly offers workshops and supervision in Schema therapy.





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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