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Group Schema Therapy for Adolescents: 3 Day Training Ida Shaw & Maria Galimzyanova

  • 30 Nov 2015
  • 9:00 AM (UTC-03:00)
  • 02 Dec 2015
  • 4:30 PM (UTC-03:00)
  • Amsterdam


This three day training presents the Group Schema Therapy model for adolescents with its core interventions. The schemas & modes are described in terms of typical adolescent cognitions, coping strategies and parental characteristics. Core interventions include: group limited reparenting, group imagery re-scripting, mode-specific group role-plays, experiential group work and the distinctive two therapist model that is considered crucial for maintaining the essence of limited reparenting. The use of drawings, mode based play therapy, storytelling and fairytale therapy techniques, working with finger and hand puppets, figurines and marionettes, sand-play, metaphors, mode role plays, imagery and the use of flashcards are all described or demonstrated. These interventions can also be used in individual schema therapy and this use of them is also discussed dependent upon the interests of participants. Demonstrations will be performed by trainers with participants playing the adolescents they are treating. Schema-coaching with parents is also presented. The workshop incorporates: didactic sections with power-point and group discussion, demonstrations by trainers in which the workshop participants play patients and opportunities for participants to practice group interventions with coaching and feedback. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy themselves in experiencing the variety of creative interventions used in child-adolescent Group Schema therapy. They will also receive credits for ISST certification by attending the training.

This workshop brings together for the first time the expertise and talent of both these dynamic and creative schema therapists. Ida  and Maria were both active in the development of Schema Therapy for Children-adolescents and Group Schema Therapy. Both are ISST certified Schema Therapists at the Trainer-Supervisor level for Individual, Group and Child-Adolescent ST.

 Ida Shaw, M.A. directs the Indianapolis Center of the Schema Therapy Institute Midwest, approved by the International Society Schema Therapy (ISST). The Indianapolis Center specializes in Group Schema therapy.  Ida is the Training Director of the IUSM/Midtown CMHC Center for Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment & Research. She is the trainer-supervisor of the international multi-site BPD trial now underway in six countries. Ida has a masters degree in Developmental Psychology and has worked with children, adolescents and their parents for over 35 years. 

Maria Galimzyanova, Ph.D. is an Associate professor St-Petersburg State University and a visiting professor of St-Petersburg State Polytechnic University. Her Ph.D.  thesis was devoted to the study of  the emotional experience of childhood  and it’s role in the formation of Self-concept of adults.  Since 2001 she has worked individually and in  groups for children, adolescents and adults concerning education, upbringing, parental training (also for parents, whose children have ADHD)  at the Psychological Center of Anima Association.   With her colleagues at Anima she developed various Schema Therapy training and treatment programs for child and adolescent patients with behavioral, personality and relationship problems.   


Farrell, J, Reiss, N and Shaw, I  The Schema Therapy Clinician’s Guide: A Complete Resource for Building and Delivering Individual and Group Integrated Mode Treatment Programs, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014

Farrell, J and Shaw, I Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Step-by-step Treatment Manual with Patient Workbook, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012

DVD Set: Group Schema Therapy: An innovative approach to treating patients with personality disorder, IVAH-Hamburg, 2011

Галимзянова М.В. Субъективные переживания детства и Я-концепция взрослого// – диссертация на соискание ученой степени канд. психол. наук – СПбГУ, 2006 

Contact for registration: Daniëlle Beverloo

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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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