Training in Schema Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

About International Certification Program in Form Therapy

Forms therapy is an integrative psychotherapy model that combines elements from attachment theory, psychodynamic therapy, gesture therapy, emotional focus therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (Vreeswijk, Broersen & Nadort, 2012). It is a widespread therapist approach that has still been given new uses, and is today used for children, adolescents and adults and is given in the form of individual therapy, party therapy, family therapy and group therapy. It is also used in the correctional care.

The teaching is modular and follows the international guidelines for ISST. The curator is an approved supervisor in ISST and ensures
coordination of the certification program. All participants will be assigned a supervisor. The guidance can be done in groups or individually depending on the wishes and opportunities. Participants can choose from standard certification that involves 20 timer guidance or advanced certification that involves 40 timer guidance. All of the certification programs are encouraged to actively apply the College Management throughout the education period.

Education in form therapy affects different areas of competence. The following topics will be reviewed in the course of education:
- Theoretical model and basic concepts in form therapy: Introduction to the basic model, definition of Early Maladaptive Schedule and review of the 18 specific forms as defined by Jeffrey Young, definition of Maladaptive Coping Styles and definition of mode.

- Mapping and casus formulation: Different approaches to identify and activate early, inappropriate forms, inappropriate coping strategies and modes, interrogation and interpretation of questionnaires, psychoquenching and case formulation.

- Cognitive interventions: Use of socratic method in change work, validity testing and form dialogue,

- Emotional interventions: Processing of emotions using visualization exercises, dialogue techniques, ventilation and expressive writing.

- Relational interventions: Restricted repatriation, Empathy confrontation, Identify and explore profitable, inappropriate forms when enabled in Therapy Relationship, Therapist's own forms.

- Behavioral interventions: Behavioral Experiment, Overcoming Avoidance, Selection of Partner.

- Mode work: Rationale for use of mode in change work, identification of mode, overview of common modes of different personality disorders, review of different interventions and techniques when working with mode.

You must work as a doctor or psychologist and be in a work situation that includes direct therapeutic relationship to the same user / client / patient over time.

Course fee is NOK 40 000, - which covers all course modules in the certification program. Guidance costs are also included. The cost of guidance will typically be in the order of 20 000 for standard certification and 40 000 kr for advanced certification. In order to be certified, you must provide an exam video. Price for score and written feedback per video is NOK 1 800, - Finally, you must enroll in ISST to be certified and be part of the international schematic movement. The annual quota is 100 Euro.

The certification program consists of a total of 8 course modules, together 144 hours of instruction. Most of the collections last two days, but there are two course modules that last over three days.

Absence from single modules must be compensated for by participating in the corresponding module on subsequent litter. Only absence from sick leave is accepted as a valid absence.

You have the full opportunity to register for single courses. The registration is binding and the course fee is not refunded for a possible enrollment later than 3 weeks before the start of the course, for whatever reason (such as sick leave, no leave, etc.).

Yes! Norsk Psykologforening has approved the education with 144 hours maintenance activity in specialist education. If you take an individual course, each course approved with 16 hours is maintenance-active.

The courses are held at Guesthouse Lovisenberg. They offer accommodation in different price ranges. Everything from simple and functional economy rooms with shared bathrooms, to rooms decorated in traditional old style and en suite bathrooms. You can book rooms yourself by visiting this link: https://www.lovisenberg.no/gjestehuset/overnatting

The guidance is given individually or in groups of up to four candidates, and is given mainly in relation to the recordings they have made of their own therapies. Candidates must follow at least four patients and have at least 25 therapeutics with each. One of the patients must have a personality disorder or divergent personality traits, and the rest should be suitable for mode work.

There is a requirement for submission of two videos, where a written statement of the focus of the therapy and a problem should be submitted. Regular guidance on admission of the candidates' own therapies has shown good utility in strengthening his / her knowledge and skills as a therapist.

All supervisors in the certification program are specialists in clinical psychology. In addition, they have an advanced certification in form therapy.

Recommended literature in the certification program.

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Gyllenhammar, C. & Perris, P. (2016). Schematerapi - A clinician's manual & a therapy story. Estonia: Nature & Culture. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Young, JE, Klosko, JS, & Weishaar, ME (2003). Schedule therapy. A practitioner's guide. New York: The Guilford Publications, New York. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Arntz, A. & Genderen, H. van (2009). Schedule Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. John Wiley & Sons Inc, New York.

Arntz, A. & Jacob, G. (2013). Schedule Therapy in Practice: An Introductory Guide to the Schedule Mode Approach. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Hoboken.

Young, JE, & Klosko, JS (2002). Recover your life - how to break out of negative patterns and feel good about yourself again. Ananke Norway (ordered at post@ananke.no).

Rafaeli, E., Bernstein, D. & Young, JE (2010). Schedule Therapy: Distinctive Features. London: Routledge.

Accepted participation in the education program (attendance at minimum 7 collections and 100% completed supervision) and passed the exam honors with international certification in form therapy.

A standard certification implies that the candidate has the competence to exercise form therapy, participate in
research projects as well as giving instruction or guidance to candidates who are taking standard certification. With standard
Certification does not allow you to lead education programs, act as a sensor or offer guidance in particular
challenging and difficult patient kasi. An advanced certification means that the candidate has the competence to provide herbal therapy
Within a wide range of mental disorders and interpersonal issues, participate in research projects as well as guide, teach
and act as a sensor in form therapy.

Approval of the guide
• Standard certification: In addition to participation in the education program, participants must have 20 hours supervision.
In the guide, the candidate must present at least two different patients, of which at least one has a personality disorder or
severe dysfunctional personality traits and the other patients should be appropriate in one way or another
mode work. All patients should have at least had 25 timer therapy each. Prior to certification, the participant must have the minimum requirement
used form therapy for 2 different patients with total 80 therapists.

• Advanced Certification: In addition to detachment in the education program, participants must have 40 hours guidance.
In the guide, the candidate must present at least four different patients, of which at least one personality disorder
or severe dysfunctional personality traits and the other patients should be appropriate in one way or another
mode work. It is expected that the participant demonstrates competence both in relation to working with
overcompensatory mode and surrender or evasion mode. All patients should have at least had 25 timer therapy
each. Prior to certification, the participant as a minimum requirement must have used form therapy for 4 different patients with a total of 160
therapy sessions.

About specialization in psychotherapy

Forms therapy is an integrative psychotherapy model that combines elements from attachment theory, psychodynamic therapy, gesture therapy, emotional focus therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (Vreeswijk, Broersen & Nadort, 2012). It is a widespread therapist approach that has still been given new uses, and is today used for children, adolescents and adults and is given in the form of individual therapy, party therapy, family therapy and group therapy. It is also used in the correctional care.

To attend the course you must have Norwegian authorization as a psychologist and you must have completed the Psychology Association's joint program.

Course fee is NOK 120 000, - which covers all course modules in the specialization program as well as 30 hours supervision. Guidance expenses for the remaining 50 hours are also included. Expenditure associated with group guidance will vary depending on how many participants it is in the group. With 4 participants, the 15 000 Prize will be awarded for 50 hours group guidance. In order to be certified, you must provide an exam video. Price for score and written feedback per video is NOK 1 800, - Finally, you must sign up for ISST to be certified. The annual quota is 100 Euro. Membership in ISST gives you access to a variety of resources on the ISST website.

The specialization program consists of a total of 15 course modules. The education program lasting over two years includes 20 days in eight hours of teaching, together 160 hours, and 13 days in eight hours of self-experience, totaling 104 hours, ie total 264 hours. While the modules 6, 8, 10, 12 and 13 mainly consist of self-knowledge, this is also included in the other modules.
Group guidance usually takes place the day before each course session. Each group guide lasts for 3 clock hours (4 Tutorials).

The candidate is required to participate in all modules in order to be approved by the specialist scheme. Absence from single modules must be compensated for by participating in the corresponding module on subsequent litter. Only absence from sick leave is accepted as a valid absence.

The courses are held at Guesthouse Lovisenberg. They offer accommodation in different price ranges. Everything from simple and functional economy rooms with shared bathrooms, to rooms decorated in traditional old style and en suite bathrooms. You can book rooms yourself by visiting this link: https://www.lovisenberg.no/gjestehuset/overnatting

Only Norwegian Psychology Association can approve practice, this can not be done by the Norwegian Forum for Forensic Medicine. See the description of the practice requirements here: https://www.psykologforeningen.no/medlem/kurs-og-utdanning/spesialistutdanningen/spesialitetene-i-psykologi-ny-ordning/utfyllende-bestemmelser-for-spesialitetene-i-psykologi-ny-ordning/spesialiteten-i-psykoterapi

This writes the Psychology Association about practice on its websites:

"Of the total 5 man-years practice as a psychologist, at least 4 of man-years must be in regular practice in recognized and established psychotherapeutic methods. During the 5 man-years, the psychologist will work on at least 2 places of employment. At least 2 of the man-years must be within mental health care or from specialized fields with documented equivalence to mental health care, eg practice from the field of abuse or other fields where work has been conducted in interdisciplinary teams. One must have experience in examining and treating a diverse range of mental disorders and problems, including experience with severe mental disorders and psychotic conditions. One must have work with a broad age range and with both sexes. In at least 1 of the man-years, the psychologist must have worked at least 20% with the chosen treatment approach. »

According to the requirements of the Norwegian Psychologist Association, the guidance must be given by a psychologist and you must have minimum 180 hours guidance during the specialization program (60 hours must be linked to the joint program that you must take before you begin the specialization program, together 240 hours).

In this education, the candidate is expected to cover the remaining part of the supervision, ie 100 hours, which are required for approval as a specialist

40 hours should be individual guidance. Guidance can also be given in group. The group then consists of a maximum of four psychologists supervised by a psychologist.
In our education, the supervisor also has an advanced certification in form therapy.

For guidance to be approved, you should be able to document guidance of at least two and up to several ongoing or completed treatment processes. A mutual standard contract for guidance is entered into before the guidance starts and is carried out continuously during the guidance hours and through the guidance certificate after completion of supervision. After a special assessment by the specialist committee for the specialty in psychotherapy, another type of psychologist can be approved as a supervisor if it has equivalent competence. In special cases, and after individual application, the psychologist may receive pre-approved guidance for up to 40 hours by an experienced non-specialist psychologist.

According to the requirements of the Norwegian Psychological Association, the guidance must be given by a psychologist. After a special assessment by the specialist committee for the specialty in psychotherapy, another type of psychologist can be approved as a supervisor if it has equivalent competence. In special cases, and after individual application, the psychologist may receive pre-approved guidance for up to 40 hours by an experienced non-specialist psychologist. In our education, the supervisor will also hold an advanced certification in form therapy.

The material must be from your current practice. In four of the five years practice goods must be used by "recognized and established psychotherapeutic methods". This means that practice from several disciplines may be used, including adult, family and youth therapy.
Chemotherapy is a recognized and established psychotherapeutic method.

Only the Norwegian Psychological Association can give the final approval.

Approved participation in the education program (attendance on all core modules and 100% completed supervision) and passed the exam honors with international certification in form therapy.
NB! The candidate is required to participate in all modules in order to be approved by the specialist scheme. Absence from single modules must be compensated for by participating in the corresponding module on subsequent litter.

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