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Schematherapy for Couples – the modular approach, organize by Eckhard Roediger

  • 20 Mar 2023
  • 12:30 PM
  • 24 Jul 2023
  • 2:30 PM
  • Online

ONLINE Training program in Schema therapy for Couples Organized by Eckhard Roediger

  March 20th  to July 24th, 2023

The training is held in English and on a  weeckly basis on 15 consecutive Mondays from 12.30 pm to 14.30 pm CET (UTC+1)

The program covers 30 hrs

Full rate (for each training): € 890, reduced rate for “B-Countries”: € 480
Ukrainians for free!

 A brief Video introduction to the Couples training 

(We record the sessions so you can review them in case you cannot make one of the dates)

Location: Online

Register now!

About this training:
The schema therapy model describes how unmet core needs lead to maladaptive schemas and coping behavior. Unfortunately, schema chemistry plays an important role when we choose our partners. So we often find ourselves in the same complementary roles that we got used to in childhood and fight the former significant others in our partners by mutually “pushing our buttons” in escalating mode cycles.

Besides working with couples from the very beginning, we can also start working with one partner and include the other partner later to a smaller or greater extend. Including the partner starts with thinking about him or her in therapy. The curriculum addresses both: Starting with one partner and including the other or starting with the couple right away. The approach focusses on the in-session presentation of the mode cycles. It is based on a module system serving as handrails guiding the therapist through the course of therapy.

The training adapts the schema therapy model on interpersonal mode cycles, describes and trains the steps to get out of them by stopping the cycles, shift into a healthy adult mode, re-balance the basic needs, reconnect emotionally in imagery and initiate a constructive communication style in demonstrations and dyadic role-play. This will enable the participants to start working with dysfunctional interpersonal patterns in various settings.

Simeone-DiFrancesco, C., Roediger, E., Stevens, B. (2015). Healing Relationships: Schema Therapy for Couples, Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Roediger, E. (2019)
The Couples-ST Module System


his training covers 30 hrs and all modules according to the training guidelines for a certification in Schema therapy for Couples (ST-C) by the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

Eckhard Roediger (MD), born 1959, neurologist, psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Trained in psychodynamic and cognitive-behavior therapy. Formerly Director of a Psychosomatic Department of a clinic in Berlin (GER), since 2007 working in Private Practice and Director of the Schema Therapy Training Center in Frankfurt (GER). Member of the ISST Board since 2008, past-President and now honorary member.

Dates and time:
The training takes place on 15 consecutive Mondays of 2 hrs each.

March 20th and 27th,
April 17th and 24th,
May 8th, 22nd and 29th,
June 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th,
July 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th 2023.

On a weekly basis from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm CET (UTC+1) Germany.

Costs: €890 (for people from so called B-countries€480; for a B-Country-List* see below). In case a participant is not able to take part at one date we will try to arrange a replacement. Ukrainians for free!

*Reduced fee exclusively for participants who reside in the following countries:
Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yugoslavia. 

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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