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Certification in Schema Couples Therapy 

A specialty level Certification in Schema Couples Therapy was approved by the 2014-2016 ISST Executive Board, and updated in 2017. Schema Couples Therapy was developed by a committee of senior schema therapists, including but not limited to: Eckhard Roediger, Chiara Di Francesco, Travis Atkinson, Poul Perris, Larry Riso, Bruce Stevens, and Mary Giuffra. The 2017 update was developed by Travis Atkinson, Eckhard Roediger, Poul Perris, Mary Giuffra, and Larry Riso.

Like the original schema therapy certification for work with individuals, Schema Couples Therapy has its own requirements, training modules and competency rating scale. The application used for certification is the standard one used for all certifications. 

You may find links to all the relevant topics related to certification by tapping the three links below:




The following ISST members are ISST Certified Advanced Schema Couples Therapists and Consultants (a.k.a. supervisors). You may contact them individually if you are interested in pursuing consultant work with them.

Schema Couples Therapy Advanced Consultants

 Name  Country  Language(s)  Contact
 Travis Atkinson  United States  English, Dutch  TRAVIS
 Eva Barkman  Sweden  Swedish, English  EVA
 Wendy Behary  United States  English  WENDY
 Jeff Conway  United States  English  JEFF
 Dave Edwards  South Africa  English  DAVE
 Eva Frank-Noyon  Germany  German, English  EVA
 Mary Giuffra  United States  English  MARY
 Kelly Goldstein  Israel  Hebrew, English, Portuguese   KELLY
 Ruth Holt  Australia  English  RUTH
 Carrola Johansson  Sweden  Swedish, English  Not Available
 Firouzeh Mehran  France  French, English  FIROUZEH
 Maria Meise  Germany  German, English  MARIA
 Mia Ostlin  Sweden  Swedish, English  MIA
 Eshkol Rafaeli  Israel  Hebrew, English  ESHKOL
 Lawrence Riso  United States  English  LAWRENCE
 Ruth McCutcheon United Kingdom English RUTH
 Eckhard Roediger  Germany  German, English  ECKHARD
 Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco  United States  English  CHIARA
Bruce Stevens  Australia  English  BRUCE
 Poul Perris  Sweden  Swedish, English, Italian  POUL
 Mandy Walsh  England  English  MANDY
 Matias Valente  Germany  German, Spanish, English  MATIAS
 Jeffrey Young
 United States  English  JEFF
 Andrea Balint  Hungary  Hungarian, English  ANDREA

 Alexandra Schosser

 Austria  German, English  ALEXANDRA
 Julia Hinrichs  Germany  German, English  JULIA
 Isabelle Schurr  Germany  German  ISABELLE
 Maria Sokolova  Russia  Russian, English  MARIA
 Ivan Gorbachev  Russia  Russian  IVAN
 Malgorzata Bielak  Poland  Polish, English  MALGORZATA
 Patricia Newark    Switzerland  English, German, Spanish, French  PATRICIA
 Anastasia Kozlovski  Finland  English, Finnish, Russian  ANASTASIA
 Dr. Jaana Markela-Lerenc Germany English, German, Finnish Jaana
 Dr. Denise Ginzburg-Marku Germany English, German, Latvian Denise
 Aleksandra Defranc Poland English, Polish, Spanish Aleksandra
 Paul Schobre Belgium Dutch, English, German, French Paul

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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