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Healing Relationships: Schema Therapy and the Dynamic-Dimensional Mode Model for Treating Couples and Individuals by Eckhard Roediger

  • 23 Oct 2015
  • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey, 28 Milburn Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081
Healing Relationships: Schema Therapy and the Dynamic-Dimensional Mode Model for Treating Couples and Individuals

by Eckhard Roediger, MD

The schema therapy model proposes that core unmet needs can lead to maladaptive schemas and coping behaviors. "Schema chemistry" plays an important role in partner selection, i.e., choosing someone who fits the familiar and reminiscent role of a parent or caregiver, especially the offending/depriving ones. Longings and needs are kept alive in the context of the familiar, along with opportunities for “button-pushing” in the escalation of conflict and the activation of schema mode cycles

  • Unlike most other approaches to couples treatment... schema therapy offers a protocol that does not insist on exclusive conjoint work. The ST model appreciates the value of flexibility where individual treatment and conjoint treatment are part of an integrated plan when necessary.
  • The workshop addresses (1) commencing treatment with one partner and subsequent inclusion of the other, as well as (2) initiating treatment with the couple conjointly, from the start.
  • The workshop provides a theoretical framework and describes (via slides, demonstration, and video) how mode cycles work and how they can be changed by realizing the frustrated core needs. Participants will also learn strategies for facilitating emotional reconnection through imagery and dialogues between the Healthy Adult modes. The diagnosis of mode cycles, bypassing self-defeating patterns, and creating functional communication and connection will be demonstrated and practiced in role plays.

For those seeking Certification in Schema Therapy for Couples... this workshop counts as the basic module of the Couples-ST Curriculum.


Simeone-DiFrancesco, C., Roediger, E., Stevens, B. (2015). Healing Relationships: Schema Therapy for Couples, Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Springfield, NJ (more details to follow)

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Special Rate: $220.00

Includes lunch, all-day beverages, and 6 CEU's (NASW)

Early Bird Special: $195.00 before July 1st, 2015

About the Facilitator

Eckhard Roediger (MD), is a neurologist, psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Dr. Roediger was trained in psychodynamic and cognitive-behavior therapy. He is the former Director of the Psychosomatic Department of a renowned clinic in Berlin (GER).

Since 2007 he has been working in Private Practice and is the Founder and Director of the Schema Therapy Training Center in Frankfurt (GER).  Eckhard Roediger is a Member of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) Executive Board since 2008.  He is currently the President of the ISST Board.

Dr. Roediger lectures throughout Germany as well as Internationally. He is one of several esteemed emotional-behavioral health experts to be invited to speak at the Congress on Attachment and Trauma 2015 / Personality Development and Psychotherapy, Rome, Italy

He is also the author of many books and publications...

Eckhard's engaging and energetic style of teaching, and his own unique chair/mode work strategy, continue to be an inspiration to psychotherapists worldwide.

To Register:

Contact: Lauren Kaplow (assistant to Wendy Behary) 

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Wendy Behary, Director


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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.

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