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Schema Therapy for Cluster C by Remco van der Wijngaart

  • 26 Sep 2019
  • (EEST)
  • 27 Sep 2019
  • (EEST)
  • Gjestehuset Lovisenberg Lovisenberggaten 15a, Oslo, Norway

Schema Therapy for Cluster C

26-27 September 2019

Gjestehuset Lovisenberg Lovisenberggaten 15a
Oslo, Norway

The Avoidant-, Dependent- and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder are often diagnosed in clinical settings. Due to the greater predictability of the associated behavior and the less frequent crisis situations, these personality disorders are often initially considered as less problematic. But over the course of the treatment, the particularly rigid nature of this type of personality disorder poses a real challenge for the therapists. (Arntz, 2010)

Therefore, schema therapy methods and techniques need to be adapted for these cluster C patients. The avoidant-, dependent- and obsessive compulsive patients also each need a different therapist style, one that respectively pushes more for self expression, autonomy, spontaneity and play. 

After this workshop participants can:

• Understand cluster-C PDs in terms of schema modes

• Forming mode models

• Identifying and differentiating different cluster C modes

• Which ST-techniques can be used in each phase

• How to empathically confront the patient who uses rigid coping modes, and help the patient without becoming responsible for the patient’s welfare.

This workshop aims to provide an overview of the specific methods and techniques for these patients, showing the differences in the therapist style in treating either an avoidant-, dependent- or obsessive compulsive patient. 

Every cluster C PD will be discussed and specific effective interventions practised. Introductions will be followed by clear and structured demonstrations of effective interventions, followed by supervised role plays in pairs. At the end of the 2 day workshop participants will be able to identify and differentiate the different modes in cluster C PD’s. They also will be able to bypass coping modes such as the Perfectionistic Overcontroller and the Compliant Surrender, fight the Demanding Parent modes as well as the Guilt Inducing/Punitive Parent Mode. They also will be able to push the cluster C patient to express anger and to stimulate the Happy Child.

Registration and fees
Registration fee: 5. 000 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 May 10th 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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