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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
 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

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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