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What is it with Modes? 
The Transdiagnostic Power of Mode Work in Schema Therapy

The most essential and celebrated gathering of schema therapy returns this summer, this time in Vienna, a "fine romance of a city," with gilded Habsburg palaces and regal parks on the banks of the blue Danube River. This will be the place to get the latest practical guidance and information on applying schema therapy in a way that no other form of learning can offer: you as a conference co-creator and participant. As you engage with other schema therapists from throughout the world, INSPIRE 2016 will give you the inspirational spirit and creativity that will take you to new levels in your work.

ISST invites you to become a co-author of the 2016 conference theme: What is it with modes? The transdiagnostic power of mode work in schema therapy. As a participant, you'll co-create workshops, hot topics, poster presentations, panel discussions, case conceptualizations, and symposiums that will help you and all participants apply the many aspects of mode work to a wide variety of clients and populations.

The conference is being designed to truly inspire you. All of the activities will be focused on helping you engage fully in the experience of connecting, including the early morning meditation activities, expansive Viennese coffee breaks, evening social adventures, entertaining closing ceremony, and concluding conference banquet. Special attention will be given to help you meet new friends, and reconnect with schema therapy colleagues from around the world, all while gaining new insights and skills in the work you care so much about. You will be exposed to some of the greatest advances in the field of schema therapy, and reach new levels of inspiration in your work, expanding your vision of the schema therapist you want to become.

The conference will be held at the ultra-modern Reed Messe Wien Congress Center, located at Messeplatz 1 in the Second DistrictLeopoldstadt, in Vienna. Read detailed information about the venue at: MESSE WIEN Outside of the Messe Wien center, you will savor the inspirational city of Vienna, whether you indulge in dark chocolate in a chandelier-lit coffee house, or reach new heights on the sparkling Prater on the Riesenrad Ferris Wheel.

As you scroll down, you will see our keynote speakers, along with preconference workshop options. Click to read more details about each offering. The Registration page details conference rates and deadlines, along with access to the online registration portal. The Friday and Saturday calendar pages show you the multiple selections you can choose from during your conference experience. Be sure to take advantage of the Member Savings by registering now. If you're not yet a member, join us to receive significant discounts.

Making travel plans? Check out our "Vienna Travel Planner" page for highlights of Vienna to get the most out of your visit. Our planner includes some of the best information about traveling to Vienna, how to get around in the city, Vienna's layout, top sights and activities you will want to do, where to stay, where to eat, and detailed information about the conference venue. When you register for the conference, after your payment is entered, you will be directed to suggested hotels from our conference organizer. The hotels are at best available rates, and will give you the opportunity to connect more with your schema therapy friends and colleagues from around the world.

Online Vienna Forum

Visit our Member Only Online Forum to connect with other members attending the conference, to ask questions, or to make suggestions: INSPIRE 2016 FORUM

Conference Flyer

Download the INSPIRE 2016 Conference Flyer to share with your colleagues, available in several languages: INSPIRE 2016 FLYER


Volunteer to join TEAM INSPIRE: PROMOTE INSPIRE 2016

Vienna Travel Planner

Consult our detailed travel summary to help plan your Vienna adventure: TRAVEL PLANNER

Register for the INSPIRE 2016 ISST World Conference in vienna Now




  a d d r e s s

K E Y N O T E   S p e a k e r s

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 Schema Modes: 
Bridging Clinical and 
Scientific Research
 Harnessing a Sturdy & Effective
Empathetically Attuned Caregiver
Mode in the Treatment Room
 From What You See to What You
Need - Towards an Interpersonal
Schema Therapy
 The Effectiveness of Schema 
Therapy in Forensic Practice


What They Are, 
What They Are Not
Whole Trait Theory:
How Personality Changes Across
Hours, and Symptoms Along With It  
The Assimilation Model: How 
 Problematic Experiences Change
During Psychotherapy

P r e C o n f e r e n c e   W O R K S H O P S

You have Three Options for Preconference Workshops

Option 1: Select One Full-Day Workshop


What is it with Modes for Distressed Couples? 

How Schema Couples Therapy Uses Mode Work to Heal Relationships

by Travis Atkinson, Eckhard Roediger, Poul Perris, Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco, David Edwards & Bruce Stevens


Experiential Techniques for Mode Work in Group Therapy 

by Paul Kasyanik & Elena Romanova


   Fine Tuning Imagery Re-Scripting 

by Chris Hayes & Remco van der Wijngaart


Schema Therapy for Children & Adolescents (ST-CA)

by Christof Loose & Maria Galimzyanova


Transformational Chair Work: The Advanced Dialogues 

by Scott Kellogg


Option 2: Select Both Half-Day Workshops


Option 3: Select Only One Half-Day Workshop

          Discovering Schema Modes             in Oneself and in One's Patients:

An Interactive, Self-experience Workshop Combining Therapy and Positive Psychology

by David P. Bernstein


Sexual Difficulties:

A Schema Therapy Approach for Conceptualization and Treatment

by Eshkol Rafaeli & Offer Maurer


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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