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"My Schemas and Me: How to Increase Self Awareness, Resilience & Improve Therapeutic Outcomes" by Susan Simpson

  • 19 Oct 2018
  • Stirling, Scotland

"My Schemas and Me: How to Increase Self Awareness, Resilience & Improve Therapeutic Outcomes"

October 19, 2018
(6.5 hours of active CPD)
Stirling, Scotland

by Susan Simpson
Advanced Schema Therapy Trainer, Clinical Psychologist

How do our own schemas effect our work and the way we manage our stress levels? What actions can we as clinicians take to manage burnout, fatigue and improve work satisfaction? This workshop will be centred around the recent evidence base in this area (including a large international study we conducted on this topic) and will give participants the opportunity to learn about the latest research findings on the schemas and modes which predict burnout and resilience amongst mental health professionals.  The following topics will be covered:

  • Identifying schemas in your family of origin and how they may influence your work
  • Stuck points and difficulties encountered in therapy - how are your schemas involved?
  • Identifying triggers for your schemas in the work setting.
  • Identifying your own coping modes, and building a more resilient Healthy Adult self in the work setting.
  • Experiential exercises linked to schemas that have been shown to predict burnout, including role-play.
  • Explore ways of changing work environments to build trust and resilience, whilst counteracting schema activation.

This workshop provides an opportunity for therapists to develop self-awareness into the impact of their own underlying schemas and modes in the work setting. This workshop is based on recent research with over 400 mental health professionals, that explored the schemas and modes that predict burnout and resilience.  Findings indicate that schemas and coping modes are significantly associated with resilience and emotional exhaustion, suggesting the importance of therapists building awareness of the impact of their own schemas and modes. Participants will be encouraged to examine their own schemas and the way in which these may interact with those of their clients, as well as their colleagues and work environments. Participants will learn about those schemas that interfere with their own well-being and quality of life whilst exploring ways of building their Healthy modes in the context of their own work environment.  The workshop will give participants an opportunity to reflect on how they can better take care of themselves and build resilience whilst drawing on the available research on this topic.

Who is this workshop for?  This workshop is suitable for a range of professionals who practice psychotherapy, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, nurse therapists, and anyone working in mental health.

For registration please visit www.schematherapyscotland.com

Email: info@schematherapyscotland.com
Website: www.schematherapyscotland.com

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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