FRIDAY EARLY AFTERNOON SKILLS CLASS 1 (F2SC1): 3.00 PM - 4.30 PM
Developmental stages guide the therapeutic relation. Working with a phase-oriented approach in clinical practice
by Rosi Reubsaet & Judith Vanhommerig
After the training:
Powerpoint, live and video demonstrations, role play
Schema Therapy is a long and intense process, focussed on healing personality disorders. There is amply scientic evidence of its efficacy and many clients and therapists are interested. In daily clinical practice, some problems and pitfalls arise. There are long waiting lists to start therapy, the complexity of the therapy can be a challenge for therapists and clients, and aiming for a full-grown healthy adult can be a never-ending journey. As Jeffrey Young himself said, in an interview in a Dutch newspaper (NRC, 2018): “Some patients keep seeing me their entire life”.
For the last 10 years, the presenters have been designing a phase-oriented approach, as a way to guide the therapeutic relationship and apply limited reparenting. The phases stem from developmental psychology and represent the normal developmental phases a child goes through when growing up. These phases are a girder for the therapeutic relationship and set the stage for interventions. For example, at the start of therapy, the therapist takes a different attitude, as compared to the end of therapy. This can be compared to a parent, nurturing a baby versus that same parent setting limits to his child in adolescence. Limited reparenting changes during the process of ‘growing up’.
This workshop is intended for:
Relevant Background Readings on Topic:
Arntz, A., & Jacob, G. (2012). Schema Therapy in practice: An introductory guido to the schema mode approach. Chichester, UK: Wiley
Farrell, J. M., & Shaw, I. A. (2012). Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. A step-by-step treatment manual wiht patient workbook. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Reubsaet, RJ. (2018). Schematherapy: a phase-based approach. (NL: Schematherapie: Werken met fases in de klinische praktijk). Houten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum. (Translation: Expected: june 2020)
Venhuizen, G. (2018, 11 september). ‘Even good parents can do bad things’. NRC. Consulted on https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2018/09/11/ook-goede-ouders-kunnen-soms-de-plank-misslaan-a1616080
Young, J., en Klosko, J., Wieshaar, M. (2003). Schema Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide. Guilford Publications.
About the Presenters:
Rosi Reubsaet is a registered clinical psychologist/psychotherapist, trainer/supervisor Schema Therapy ISST and supervisor CBT. She started working with (group)Schema Therapy in 2006 and has been trained by Arnoud Arntz, Hannie van Genderen, Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw. She is board member of the personality-disorder section of the Dutch CBT-association. Momentarily, she works at a large mental health care organization in the Netherlands, where she treats PD-patients with individual and group schematherapy, in an outpatient and day treatment setting. She trains and supervises Schema Therapy and CBT in the Netherlands and in Germany, since 2012. She is author of the book “Schematherapie. Werken met fases in de klinische praktijk” (2018; title translated: “Schema Therapy. A phase-oriented approach in clinical practice”.
Judith Vanhommerig is a Registered Drama Therapist, Psychodrama Therapist, and Senior Schema Therapist. She teaches schema therapy with her colleagues at the Academy of Schema Therapy in the Netherlands. Judith has developed new programs in schema therapy for youth, family relationship therapy, and adults with personality disorders. She is also supervising teams and individuals to help integrate specialized experiential tools within schema therapy.
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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.