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MAY 28-30, 2020 / WORLDWIDE



Day 2: Imagine Now! Focusing on the Present and the Future in Imagery Work

3.30 - 4.30 pm

Central European Time

Presented by Offer Mauer and Eshkol Rafael


In this workshop, we will present the wide range of uses for imagery focused on the present and the future. Using clinical vignettes and short demonstrations we will advocate for the inclusion of more present- and future-focused interventions in our everyday schema therapy tool box. 

About the Presenters:                   

Offer Mauer:

Dr. Offer Maurer (Ph.D.) is a clinical psychologist, the founding director of 'The New Wave in Psychotherapy Program' at the Interdisciplinary Centre, Hertzliya. He is also the co-founder of the Israeli Institute for Schema Therapy and the Chairperson of the Israeli Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, he is also the founding director of the 'Gay-Friendly Therapists Team', a gay-friendly psychotherapy institute. A guest lecturer at various programs both in Israel and abroad. Works in private practice in Tel Aviv. His current writing attempts at theoretically bridging relational conceptualizations of self-multiplicity and experience-based clinical interventions in the spirit of Schema Therapy for severe personality disorders. A chapter he co-wrote with Rafaeli & Thoma titled ‘Working with Modes in Schema Therapy’ appeared in the book ‘Engaging Emotion in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Experiential Techniques for Promoting Lasting Change’ (Guilford Press).

Eshkol Rafael:

Prof. Eshkol Rafaeli is a professor and the former director in the adult clinical program in the psychology department at Bar-Ilan University and a co-founder of the Israeli Institute for Schema Therapy. He completed his BA at the Hebrew University, and his PhD in clinical and personality psychology at Northwestern University. After interning at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, he completed a post-doc in social psychology at NYU, and underwent training at the Minuchin Center for Family Therapy. In 2003, Eshkol joined the faculty of Barnard College, Columbia University, where he continues to serve as a research scientist. In his years in NY, Eshkol joined the staff of Jeffrey Young’s Schema Therapy Institute, where he was a therapist and a supervisor. Since returning to Israel in 2009, he’s headed the Affect and Relationships research lab in the Psychology Department and the Neuroscience Center at Bar-Ilan University. His research addresses affective and social cognitive processes in personality disorders and daily processes in close relationships, as well as clinical investigations of effectiveness and process in schema therapy for avoidant personality disorder. Eshkol is the co-author (together with Jeffrey Young and David Bernstein) of “Schema Therapy: Distinctive Features” (Routledge, 2010).



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