Workshop 2: Friday Early Afternoon (F2W2) - 90 Minutes
by Susan Simpson & Diana Kleijzen
This workshop provides an opportunity for therapists to develop self-awareness into the effects of their own underlying schemas & modes in the work setting. There will be a focus on schema domains as presented in the original Schema Therapy model, and the ways in which these are linked both to burnout and resilience. Participants will be encouraged to examine their own underlying unmet emotional needs and schemas, and the way in which these interact with those of their clients, as well as their colleagues and work environments. Participants will learn about those needs that interfere with their own well-being and quality of life, whilst exploring ways o building their Resilient Healthy mode in the context of their own work environment. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to practice different ways to build regular restorative practices (including breathing techniques, movement, micro-pauses) into their everyday work-life, in order to maintain equilibrium and build resilience. In the workshop a connection is being made between basic needs and bodily sensations, with helpful exercises to integrate these ideas into daily routines. Drawing on the available research on this topic, this workshop will enable participants to reflect on how they can better take care of themselves and build resilience. Whilst this workshop will highlight some important scientific findings, the primary focus will be on giving participants the chance to learn and try out some of our exercises. We aim to focus on our restorative energy in our daily professional and personal life.
Powerpoint, video demonstrations, roleplay, guided meditation/visualisation exercises.
1/ To recognise and monitor the main schemas and modes driving burnout
2/ To learn about factors that build 'Healthy Adult' resilience amongst psychotherapists 3/ To learn about the impact of 'mindsets' in cultivating resilience vs. burnout.
3/ To learn strategies for building 'embodied resilience', including: meditations for embodiment, micro-pauses for self-restoration, breath and body movement work.
Workshop Intended For:
Relevant Background Readings on Topic:
́Kaeding, Sougleris, Reid, van Vreeswijk, Hayes, Dorrian, & Simpson, (2017). Professional burnout, early maladaptive schemas, and physical health in clinical and counselling psychology trainees. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73(12), 1782-1796.
́McCormack, et al., (2018). The prevalence and cause(s) of burnout among applied psychologists: A systematic review. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1897.
́Simionato, Simpson, Reid, C. (In Press). Burnout as an ethical issue in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy.
the role of early maladaptive schemas and coping modes as vulnerability factors. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 26(1), 35-46
About the Presenters:
Susan SimpsonDr. Susan Simpson is a Clinical Psychologist who has specialized in Schema Therapy for complex eating disorders over the past 20 years. She currently works in an NHS inpatient eating disorders unit near Edinburgh, Scotland. She is director of Schema Therapy Scotland training program and co-director of the Global Institute of Eating Disorders (www.gied.com) and Global Institute of Obesity (www.giobesity.com). She is part of an international research group which is currently investigating the effectiveness of Schema Therapy for eating disorders, and has published several research papers on the schema therapy model applied to eating disorders. She recently co-authored/edited the first book on Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders, published by Routledge in 2019. She provides regular training webinars and workshops internationally. For a list of Susan’s research publications, see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Susan-Simpson-2/research Abstract: This workshop provides schema therapists with an opportunity to develop greater awareness into the effects of their own underlying schemas & modes in the work setting. Participants will explore the impact of schemas and unmet emotional needs on their own well-being and quality of life, whilst exploring ways of strengthening their Healthy Adult mode in the context of their work environment. The workshop will briefly present ways in which therapists can introduce a range of regular restorative practices (including breathing techniques, movement, micro-pauses) into their everyday work-life, in order to maintain equilibrium and build resilience. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on how they can better take care of themselves and build resilience. Whilst we will highlight some important scientific findings, the primary focus will be on demonstrating and trying out some of our exercises. We aim to focus on our restorative energy in our daily professional and personal life.
Psychologist, based in the Netherlands Accredited Advanced Schema Therapist in the Netherlands, applying for supervisor Working in a private practice in Utrecht Team member of Secure Nest, an eHealth tool designed specifically for Schema Therapy. Website: https://www.securenest.org/Developing workshops for Burnout, Stress, Schemas in Therapists, together with Susan Simpson Traction Lead for Secure Nest Developing workshops for Secure Nest together with Sally Skew
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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.