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Schema Therapy Interventions to Overcome Common Obstacles in Treating Personality Disorder Farrell & Kenney

  • 08 Nov 2017
  • (UTC-03:00)
  • 09 Nov 2017
  • (UTC-03:00)
  • Education Development Centre Hindmarsh SA

Schema Therapy: Interventions to Overcome Common Obstacles in Treating Personality Disorder

Joan Farrell, Ph.D., Schema Therapy Institute Midwest, Indianapolis  

and Nicola Kenney, MSW,  Schema Therapy Academy of Australia

This 2-day Master Class with Joan Farrell. PhD and Nicola Kenney, MSW, is suitable for Schema Therapists at all levels and clinicians who have some knowledge and experience in using the basic schema therapy model, and want to learn more about core schema therapy interventions to work with the issues presented by clients with personality disorders (e.g. Borderline PD, Avoidant PD, Narcissistic PD) and features of these disorders. Day 1 will specifically focus on impasses with clients and day 2 on the impasses these clients present for therapists.  Participants will learn ways to identify what the impasses are and help clients work though them. Interventions will include experiential work to connect and get through the resistance of dysfunctional coping styles, imagery rescripting and storytelling to introduce the Vulnerable Child Mode and mode role plays (aka schema mode chair work).  For impasses with therapists, exercises will be used from Joan and Ida's latest book: Learning Schema Therapy from the Inside Out: A Self-practice/Self-reflection Workbook for therapists (Guilford, expected in Dec 2017).

Joan and Nicola are both ISST Advanced level Trainer-Supervisors in Individual Schema Therapy. This training can be counted toward the required curriculum for ISST certification in ST. If you are in a certification program, an ISST module certificate will be issued.

For more information contact:

Nikki Kenney – Schema Therapy Academy Australia


For more information and registration visit the website of STAA.

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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