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“My Schemas and Me: Preventing Burnout, Improving Therapist Self Awareness & Therapeutic Outcomes” by Susan Simpson

  • 06 Nov 2019
  • (UTC-03:00)
  • London, England

“My Schemas and Me: Preventing Burnout, Improving Therapist Self Awareness & Therapeutic Outcomes” by Susan Simpson

Date:   Nov 6th, 2019

Venue- BPS Office, London, England

Trainer- Susan Simpson, Advanced Schema Therapy Trainer, Clinical Psychologist.

CPD - 7 hours of active CPD


This workshop provides an opportunity for therapists to develop self-awareness into the effects of their own underlying schemas and modes in the work setting. 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.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Predictors and vulnerability factors in burnout
  • Identifying schemas and modes 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 and modes in the work setting.
  • Identifying your own coping modes, and building a more resilient Healthy Adult self in the work setting.
  • Experiential exercises to address schemas and modes that have been shown to predict burnout, including role-play.
  • Exploring ways to change work environments to build trust and resilience, whilst counteracting schema activation.

Trainer: Dr. Susan Simpson  is a Clinical Psychologist and Accredited Schema Therapy Trainer based in Australia and the UK. She recently led a large international study that investigated the role of schemas and modes as predictors of stress and burnout amongst clinical and counselling psychologists and trainee psychologists. Based on this data, several papers are currently being submitted for journal publication. For details of her publications on this and other topics, please visit: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Susan_Simpson/contributions

For registrations: 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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