Certification program in chemotherapy

Certification program in schematic therapy organized by the Norwegian Forum for Schematic Therapy in collaboration with the Norwegian Association for Cognitive Therapy. The program is approved by the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) and the Norwegian Psychological Association.

The course modules will be applied for by the Medical Association as an optional specialist and postgraduate course in general medicine and in psychiatry.

The certification program consists of a total of 6 course sessions. In addition to courses, the 20 hour standard certification guide and 40 hour advanced certification guide are required.

"Form therapy is a form of treatment that patients with long-term or chronic problems intuitively understand. I have benefited greatly from the two-year further education in form therapy, both in treatment and supplementary to assessment. The guidance I have had has been of very high quality, and has together with the seminars exceeded the expectations I had in advance. All of the participants I have spoken to have said the same thing. "

- Christoffer Ødegård Hansen, psychologist

Organizer: Norwegian Forum for Forensic Therapy in collaboration with the Norwegian Society for Cognitive Therapy.

Time: 15.10.20 - 20.12.21

Course fee: 30 000 (Additional guidance is included)

Deadline: 15. September 2020

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"Further education in form therapy has been very educational and clinically applicable. The courses have been varied and good with lots of practical exercises. The combination of individual and group guidance has helped me to use the knowledge in practice. "

- Astrid Moi Vårdal, psychologist

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 either have three years of health and social work college education or a professional degree as a doctor or psychologist. In addition, you must be in a work situation that includes a direct therapeutic relationship with the same user / client / patient over time.

Course fee is NOK 30 000, - 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 6 course modules, a total of 96 hours of teaching.

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 96 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 on the premises of the Clinic for Psychological Treatment at Kongsvinger. You have to arrange accommodation yourself.

The guidance is given individually or in groups. Guidance is mainly given in relation to recordings made by own therapies. Candidates must follow at least four patients and have at least 25 therapy hours each. One of the patients must have a personality disorder or different personality traits, and the others must 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.

The material must be from your ongoing practice where you use form therapy. The guidance is given mainly in relation to the candidate's admission of own therapies. The candidate must accompany a minimum of four patients and have at least 25 therapy hours with each. One of the patients must have a personality disorder or abnormal personality traits, and the others must be suitable for mode work.

Approved participation in the education program (attendance at all sessions and 100% completed supervision) and passing the exam are honored with international certification in schematics.

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 participating in the education program, participants must have 20 hours of guidance.
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.

Briefly on Schema Therapy


  • Transdiagnostic psychotherapy model
  • Evidence-based and integrative treatment method
  • Recent research shows that Schema Therapy is very suitable for the treatment of relationship problems, personality disorders and complicated psychiatric conditions.

Isst-standard

The program complies with the International Society of Schedule Therapy (ISST) certification standards to receive international certification in form therapy after graduation.

Approved by the Norwegian Psychology Association

Norsk Psykologforening has approved the education with 96 hours maintenance activity in specialist education,

Course 2020 - XNUM

The deadline for registering for the certification program is September 15, 2020. The deadline for registering for individual courses can be found in the course overview.

Introduction to Schema Therapy

Course holder: Erlend Aschehoug
Date: October 15 - 16, 2020
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 15.09.20

Casus formulation in Schema Therapy

Course holder: Erlend Aschehoug
Date: 03 - 04 December 2020
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 01.11.20

Meet yourself and your forms

Course holder: Eva Barkman and Erlend Aschehoug
Date: 11 - 12 February 2021
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 01.01.21

Chemotherapy for emotionally unstable and anxious / evasive personality disorder

Course holder: Erlend Aschehoug
Date: 22. - XNUM. April 23
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 20.03.21

Skills Therapy Training Part 1

Course Keeper: Poul Perris
Date: Autumn 2021
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 15.08.21

Skills Therapy Training Part 2

Course Keeper: Poul Perris
Date: Autumn 2021
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 01.10.21

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