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Imagery Rescripting for Childhood Trauma & Complex PTSD with Chris Hayes in London, UK

  • 21 May 2018
  • (UTC-04:00)
  • BPS Offices, London

Schema Therapy Associates

Imagery Rescripting for Childhood Trauma & Complex PTSD

Chris Hayes, Clinical Psychologist, ISST Supervisor/Trainer & Board Secretary 

BPS Offices, London: 21st May 2018 (£195)

Are you looking to increase your skills in working with childhood trauma and complex PTSD? Do you sometimes hold off using experiential techniques, such as imagery, for fear of making mistakes?

Imagery re-scripting is a key aspect of Schema Therapy and a powerful experiential tool for cognitive and emotional change. Furthermore, research over the last 4 years has demonstrated that imagery work can be utilised as a standalone treatment for childhood trauma (Arntz, 2013).

This day will focus on imagery rescripting to treat childhood related post-traumatic stress and complex PTSD including:

  • therapeutic underpinnings of imagery rescripting

  • providing a rationale to clients

  • the practice of imagery rescripting for childhood related trauma

  • ways to improve imagery rescripting in treatment

  • ways to bypass avoidance & other “roadblocks” to effective change

    The workshop will provide expert teaching, demonstrations and experiential exercises, allowing delegates to practice skills.

    It is aimed at clinicians who work with complex PTSD and/or personality disorders. Attendees need to be willing to complete imagery rescripting roleplay in dyads. No specific knowledge of Schema Therapy nor previous experience of imagery rescripting are required.

Chris Hayes is a Senior Clinical Psychologist, Advanced Accredited Schema Therapist, Schema Therapy Supervisor/Trainer & Board Secretary of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). Chris has extensive experience in public and private settings working with clients with complex psychological presentations. He was trained in Schema Therapy by Dr Jeffery Young and has also completed training in Group Schema Therapy, chair-work, time-limited Schema Therapy, and schema work with couples. He has presented workshops across Europe, Asia & Australasia, co-runs a Schema Therapy Training programme and co-produced the DVD set, ‘Fine Tuning Imagery Rescripting’ (2016, Van der Wijngaart, R., Hayes), which has been well-received around the world. Publications include Professional burnout, early maladaptive schemas, and physical health in clinical and counselling psychology trainees (2017, Kaeding, Sougleris, Reid, Vreeswijk, Hayes, Dorrian & Simpson).

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