FRIDAY EARLY AFTERNOON SYMPOSIUM 1 (F2SP1): 3.00 PM - 4.30 PM
Improving Healthy Modes
by Barbara Basile, Alessandra Manchini, Olga Ines Luppino, Eckhard Roediger, and Raffaella Calzoni
This Symposium aims to deepen the knowledge of the Healthy Modes (i.e. Healthy Adult and Child Mode), integrating theoretical, empirical and experiential contributions. Literature has shown across the years that the presence of a higher amount of Early Maladaptive Schemas (EMSs) predicts higher levels of psychopathology and lower levels of well-being and life satisfaction. However, the relation between specific schema domains and healthy aspects of personality remains less explored. Which schemas, belonging to which domains predict the underdevelopment of healthy modes? Which variables mediate such relation? The answers raise questions of considerable interest both from a theoretical and a practical perspective. By the use of clinical vignettes and practical experiential examples will be shown how to connect therapist’s and patient’s healthy parts in order to strengthen the therapeutic relationship. Finally, we will provide possible strategies and useful techniques specifically directed at strengthening the Healthy Modes, which is the ultimate goal of any ST intervention.
Title: What prevents us from being Healthy? Exploring the relation between early maladaptive schemas and the underdeveloped Healthy Adult Mode
Presenter Name: Alessandra Mancini
Title: "Who turned off the light in the playroom?" Considerations about the Happy Child Mode in terms of EMS
Presenter Name: Olga Ines Luppino
Clinical practice confronts us daily with Vulnerable Children buried under the weight of rules, prohibitions, problems belonging to adult’s world and far from the free and creative atmosphere typically characterizing the "playroom" of a Happy Child.
Who turned off the light? Where don’t you see the colors?
Title: How does the Healthy Adult mode really work?
Presenter's Name: Eckhard Roediger
Reference: Roediger, E., Stevens, B., & Brockman, R. (2018). Contextual Schema Therapy: An Integrative Approach to Personality Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, and Interpersonal Functioning. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
Title: How „Impact Techniques“ implement Health Adult and Happy Child modes. “Playing” in the therapeutic Relationship
Presenter's Name: Raffaella Calzoni
These techniques can be applied to implement the healthy adult and the child in a playful and creative way. The aim of the therapeutic relationship is not only to fulfil attachment needs, the need for autonomy and, if necessary, for limit-setting, but also the need for play, spontaneity and creativity.
This presentation will provide a small foretaste of these techniques within a playful, limited-reparenting therapeutic relationship.
This Skill Class is intended for:
About the Presenters:
Barbara Basile, PhD in Neuropsychology, Psychologist/ CBT Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor in Schema Therapy at the Institute “Dialogo in Schema Therapy”, Frankfurt (Germany).Teaching at the School of Cognitive Psychotherapy (SPC) and Cognitive Psychology Association (APC) in Italy. Wrote book chapters on OCD, ED, depression and trauma. Author of many scientific publications on Schema Therapy, Emotional Processing, and Neuroimaging in OCD and other psychopathological conditions
Psychologist, CBT Psychotherapist, Ph.D. in social and cognitive neuroscience. Since 2013 working in a private praxis in Italian and English in Berlin-Germany and teaching at School of Cognitive Psychotherapy (SPC) and Cognitive Psychological Association (APC) in Rome-Italy. Member of the of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verhaltenstherapie (DGVT) and of the Società Italiana di Terapia Comportamentale e Cognitiva (SITCC). Trainer and Supervisor in Schema Therapy (International Society of Schema Therapy, ISST).
Olga Ines Luppino:
Psychologist, CBT psychotherapist, forensic psychologist, trainer and supervisor in Schema Therapy. Since 2012 working in Private Practice and teaching at School of Cognitive Psychotherapy (SPC) and Cognitive Psychological Association (APC) in Rome-Italy.Author of book chapters and scientific publications on Schema Therapy, OCD and other psychopathological conditions
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