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Schema Therapy for Avoidant Coping Modes in Personality Disorders, Complex Trauma, and Dissociative Disorders

  • 20 Mar 2015
  • (GMT)
  • 21 Mar 2015
  • (GMT)
  • Derbyshire House, St. Chad’s Street, London WC1

This master clinician workshop is based upon the presenters’ 25 years of working with patients with severe avoidant coping modes – including those with personality disorders , dissociative disorders and complex trauma. The Schema Therapy approach, in particular the schema mode model is effective in helping patients presenting with all forms of avoidance, including dissociative disorders, identify the modes operating and employ the user-friendly Schema Therapy concepts as a way to understand and organize their experience over time. The Mode model is helpful for dissociative patients as it can function as a less chaotic internal system using the mode categories. Healing the Vulnerable Child Mode is at the heart of Schema Therapy. Many interventions are used for this purpose including imagery rescripting. Imagery rescripting will be a major focus of the workshop as we have found it to be extremely effective with this group of patients. The workshop will include case examples of patients who were successfully treated with schema therapy.

The workshop incorporates: didactic sections, group discussion, demonstrations by trainers in which the workshop participants play patients, and opportunities for participants to practice these interventions with coaching and feedback. Participants will learn about: the concept of Schema Mode Model, establishing connection, limited reparenting, getting through avoidant modes, imagery rescripting in relation to reparenting, trauma, flashbacks and dissociation. The workshop is suitable for any mental health practitioners but knowledge and experience in using the basic Schema Therapy Model is essential. Participants will receive handouts which they can use in their clinical work.

Registration Fee: for the 2 days £325

For application form and payment details please contact:


7 Temple Bar Business Park Strettington Lane,

Nr. Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0LA 

Tel: 01243 775561, 

Questions? Contact: E-mail   

An invoice will be provided to you or your employing organisation if you contact us to request one. 

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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