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Detached Protector modes in ST-CA: How to deal with detached and other protector modes in young clients

  • 16 Oct 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • 17 Oct 2023
  • 3:15 PM
  • Zoom

Detached Protector modes in ST-CA:

How to deal with detached and other protector modes in young clients

Start Date and Time: 16 October 2023, 12:00 CEST

End Date and Time: 17 October 2023, 15:15 CEST

Location: Zoom

All Dates and time table: 2 days, 3 hours each: 2023, Aug 22nd & 23rd (Tu, We), 12:00-15:15h; 2 x 90 min, 15 min break (CEST, German time)

Fee: 200 €

Email and Contact: info@schematherapie-koeln.de

Full Name: Gisela Henn-Mertens

Website: https://schematherapie-koeln.de/online-learning

Trainer: Christof Loose, PhD., Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist for Children and Adolescents  (CBT), works in his own Private Practice in Dusseldorf, affiliated with the Heinrich-Heine-University, Department of Clinical Psychology, Germany 2012-2017, research activity e.g. in ST-CA (Development of Schema-Questionnaire for Children (DISC), Chair of the subcommittee Working Group in ST-CA 2013-2017, since 2013 advanced-level certified, trainer and supervisor (ISST e.V.), editor and author of ST-CA books and Video-Learning (DVD), conducts workshops and seminars in Schema Therapy for Children, Adolescents and Parents, wordwide

Content: Schema Therapy for Children and Adolescents (ST-CA) has become a hot topic within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and the world of psychotherapy in general. The approach has quickly gained popularity among clinicians and mental health services for it‘s high success rates for difficult to treat children, adolescents and parents with more severe, chronic, entrenched difficulties who do not respond to first line approaches. This includes the significant proportion of children and adolescents who do not engage in CBT, or don't respond to CBT (or showed an initial response and then relapse).

Within the (young) client’s mode work therapists are frequently challenged by the activation of the client’s Vulnerable Child mode (VCM) that needs to be protected, nurtured, and soothed, usually before solution-oriented, functional coping strategies may be considered, and trained.

Although in CBT we are often trained to find problem-oriented strategies and solutions as quick as possible to reduce or eliminate the symptoms, the question in ST-CA is: How to treat the VCM? The Clever/Wise mode, that is the Healthy Adult mode in ST-CA, knows what to do: “First Self-compassion, then Self-assertiveness”.

In this seminar we first focus on psycho-education about the significance of emotions in general, and particularly on the VCM. Afterwards we help the client to identify and integrate the VCM on their inner stage (case conceptualization), followed by considerations of activities in which the VCM may be well integrated, completed by practical training procedures to build a bridge to everyday life.

Literature: Loose, C. Graaf, P. Zarbock, G., & Holt, A. (Editors)(2020). Schema Therapy with Children and Adolescents: A Practitioner's Guide. UK: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd.

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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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