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Fine-tuning Imagery Rescripting & Chair Work by Remco van der Wijngaart

  • 28 Mar 2019
  • (EET)
  • 30 Mar 2019
  • (EET)
  • Gjestehuset Lovisenberg Lovisenberggaten 15a, Oslo, Norway

Fine-tuning Imagery Rescripting & Chair Work

28-30 March 2019

Gjestehuset Lovisenberg Lovisenberggaten 15a
Oslo, Norway

Imagery rescripting is generally regarded as one of the most effective techniques within schema therapy. However, it is often difficult to apply this technique. For instance, therapists are regularly faced with challenging situations in which, for example, the client says 'I have no memories of my childhood' or 'I don't want to dredge up those old memories, what would be the point of that?'. Furthermore, patients have often been so damaged by their childhoods that childhood memories are very emotionally charged. As a result, therapists are inhibited from using imagery to bring back images from that charged past for fear of decompensation.

This workshop aims to make therapists more proficient in applying imagery rescripting. Existing skills will be refined and challenging situations discussed and practised. Specialist fields of application will also be discussed, such as imagery rescripting in flash-forwards and nightmares. The workshop is aimed at therapists who are already working with Imagery with Rescripting and who wish to increase their skills and the effectiveness of this intervention.

Chair work is considered to be an important techniques within schema therapy. With this technique the schema therapists can work on schema’s and modes on an experiential level, allowing the patient to internalize meaningful, more healthy, messages. Many therapists experience this technique to be difficult. Either they feel themselves not experienced enough since it’s not their usual way of working with patients. Or they encounter specific challenging situations that haven’t been covered in their basic ST training, e.g. the coping mode is so strong that it doesn’t make any difference to let the patient sit in the chair of the Vulnerable Child mode. 

This training course aims to provide specific methods to fine tune the already existing skills of the participants in order to make them more effective and efficient in working with parent- and or coping modes. In order to make this workshop successful there will be a lot of role play exercises in which the participants have to practice the demonstrated methods.

Registration and fees
Registration fee: 7. 500 NOK
Registration includes participation in all sessions, workshop handouts, lunch and coffee/fruit break each day.

For registration and further information about the seminar, please see www.psykologbehandling.no or contact Erlend Aschehoug at erlend@psykologbehandling.no

Registration deadline is January 15th 2019


Remco van der Wijngaart works as a psychotherapist in a private practice in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Initially trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, he was trained and supervised in Schema Therapy personally by Dr Jeffrey Young from 1996 till 2000. Remco specializes in borderline patients, patients with cluster C personality disorders as well as Anxiety and depressive disorders.

Since 2000 he frequently has been given training courses in Schema Therapy worldwide. He produced and directed the DVD series “Schema therapy, working with modes” which is considered to be one of the essential instruments in learning schema therapy. In 2016 he published 2 new DVD series “Fine Tuning Imagery Rescripting” and “Schema therapy for the Avoidant, Dependent and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder”.

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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