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Form therapy is an integrative psychotherapy model that combines elements from attachment theory, psychodynamic therapy, gestalt therapy, emotion-focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (Vreeswijk, Broersen & Nadort, 2012). It is a widespread therapy approach that has constantly gained new applications, and it is used today for children, adolescents and adults and is given in the form of individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy and group therapy. It is also used in prison 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 schema and review of the 18 specific forms as defined by Jeffrey Young, definition of maladaptive coping styles and definition of mode.

- Mapping and case formulation: Different approaches for identifying and activating early, inappropriate forms, inappropriate coping strategies and modes, scoring and interpreting questionnaires, psychoeducation and case formulation.

- Cognitive interventions: Use of Socratic methods in change work, validity testing and form dialogue,

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

- Relational interventions: Limited new care (empathetic reparenting), empathic confrontation, identifying and exploring ready-made, inappropriate forms when they are activated in the therapy relationship, the therapist's own forms.

- Behavior-focused interventions: Behavioral experiment, overcoming avoidance, choosing a partner.

- Mode work: Rationale for the use of mode in change work, identification of mode, overview of common modes for various 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:

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.

When the person clicks on this comes the following text:

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

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

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

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

Young, JE, & Klosko, JS (2002). Reclaim your life - how to break out of negative patterns and feel good about yourself again. Ananke Norway (ordered at

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
overcompensating mode as well as surrender or avoidance mode. All patients must have had at least 25 hours of 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.