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Schema Therapy: Basics & Beyond, 2-Day Training by Wendy Behary and Paul DelGrosso

  • 03 Nov 2017
  • (UTC-03:00)
  • 04 Nov 2017
  • (UTC-03:00)
  • Washington, DC

Schema Therapy: Basics and Beyond, 2-Day Training
Washington, DC, November 3rd and 4th, 2017 by Wendy Behary and Paul DelGrosso

About Schema Therapy

Schema therapy is an innovative, integrative therapeutic approach, originally developed (by Dr. Jeffrey Young) as an expansion of traditional cognitive-behavioral treatments. The schema approach draws from cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, psychodynamic concepts, and emotion-focused therapies. In comparison to cognitive-behavioral therapy, schema therapy emphasizes lifelong patterns, affective change techniques, and the therapeutic relationship, with special emphasis on limited and adaptive re-parenting.

Schema therapy is particularly well-suited for difficult, resistant clients with entrenched, chronic psychological disorders, including personality disorders (such as BPD and narcissism), eating disorders, intractable relationship problems, and criminal offenders. It is also effective for relapse prevention in depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. The results of a major comparative outcome study have shown schema therapy to be highly effective with a large percentage of outpatients with Borderline Personality Disorder, with a low dropout rate. Clients who have spent years gaining valuable insight with psychodynamic treatments, but who are frustrated by their lack of progress, often respond well to the active, systematic, flexible, and depth-oriented schema approach.

This 2-day workshop will include a combination of teaching methods, including lectures, handouts, videotapes of master schema therapists, live demonstrations, question-and-answer periods, group discussions, paired-practice, discussion of obstacles in treatment including therapist's own schemas, and small group exercises.

About the presenters: 

Wendy T. Behary, MSW, LCSW, is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. She has been treating clients, training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 20 years. Wendy was on the faculty of the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York, where she has trained and worked with Dr. Jeffrey Young since 1989. She is a founding fellow and Certified Supervisor for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Dr. Aaron T. Beck). Wendy served as the president of the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) from 2010-2014.

Paul DelGrosso is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist with a private practice in Washington, DC. He has a varied background treating complicated trauma and and personality disorders. Paul was drawn to Schema Therapy after becoming curious about clients with hard-to-treat conditions who did not respond fully to more traditional forms of therapy. Paul has found effective results using Schema Therapy to help clients gain insight into and modify schemas and modes as well as using the transformative power of limited re-parenting in session to help clients repair unmet childhood needs -- and feel and function better in their current lives. Paul is also available to provide clinical supervision in Schema Therapy to DC area therapists who have taken workshops in ST and wish to improve their practice in ST.

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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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