Two-year certification program in form therapy

Two-year certification program in form therapy for psychologists and doctors organized by the Norwegian Forum for Form Therapy in collaboration with the Norwegian Association for Cognitive Therapy. The program is approved by the International Society of Schedule Therapy (ISST) and the Norwegian Psychology 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 8 course modules. In addition to courses, 20 hours are required for standard certification and 40 hours guidance for advanced certification.

"Forms of therapy are a form of treatment for which patients with long-term or chronic problems understand intuitively. I have benefited very much from the two-year further education in form therapy, both in treatment and supplementary investigation." The guidance I have had has been of very high quality and together with the seminars exceeded the expectations I had in advance. All of the communicators I've talked to have said the same. "

- Christoffer Ødegård Hansen, psychologist

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

Time: 16.01.19 - 24.04.20

Course fee: 36 000 (Additional guidance is included)

Deadline: 31. December 2018

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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

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 36 000, - 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.

The material must be from your current practice where you use form therapy. The guidance is given in relation to the admission the candidate has made of his own therapies. The candidate must follow at least four patients and have at least 25 therapy with each. One of the patients must have a personality disorder or divergent personality traits, and the rest should be suitable for mode work.

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.

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 160 hours maintenance activity in specialist education,

Modules and lecturers 2019 - 2020

Deadline for signing up for the certification program is 31. December 2018. The deadline for enrollment for single courses is given below.

Introduction to Schema Therapy

Course holder: Erlend Aschehoug
Date: 16. - 17. January 2019
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 31.12.18

Personality disorders and differential diagnosis

Course holder: Kristine Dahl Sørensen and Erlend Aschehoug
Date: 18. January 2019
Course fee: 2 500, -
Registration deadline: 31.12.18

Casus formulation in Schema Therapy

Course holder: Erlend Aschehoug
Date: 14. - 15. February 2019
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 20.01.19

Mode work in Schema Therapy

Course holder: Marit Olsen
Date: 07. - 08. June 2018
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 01.05.18

Schema Therapy at emotionally unstable personality disorder

Course Keeper: Poul Perris
Date: 11. October - 12. October 2018
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 01.09.18

Empatic confrontation

Course Holder: Neele Reiss and Friederike Vogel
Date: 09. - 10. November 2018 (NB! Friday and Saturday)
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 01.10.18

Skills Therapy Training Part 1

Course Keeper: Poul Perris
Date: 14. - 15.03.19
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 20.02.19

Skills Therapy Training Part 2

Course Keeper: Poul Perris
Date: Autumn 2019
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 01.09.19

Shaping at cluster C personality disorders

Course holder: Remco van der Wijngaart
Date: 26. - 27. September 2019
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 01.06.19

Self-knowledge and self-reflection as a method of form therapy

Course Keepers: Ida Shaw and Erlend Aschehoug
Date: 12. - 14. June 2019
Course fee: 7 500, -
Registration deadline: 20.05.19

Forms of therapy for various forms of addiction - From Addiction to Connection

Course holder: Truus Kerstin
Date: 26. - 28.02.20
Course fee: 7 500, -
Registration deadline: 01.01.20

How to enhance healthy adult mode using exercises in attentive presence and compassion?

Course holder: Erik van den Brink and Erlend Aschehoug
Date: 22. - 24.04.20
Course fee: 7 500, -
Registration deadline: 15.03.20

Tranformational Chairwork

Course Keeper: Scott Kellogg
Date: 11. - 12. June 2020
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 01.04.20

Shaping for couples

Course Keeper: Poul Perris
Date: Autumn 2020
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 01.06.20

Coherence Therapy: Modifying schemes through the therapeutic memory reconsolidation process.

Course Keeper: Sophie Côté and Pierre Cousineau
Date: 27. - 28. September 2018
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 15.09.18

CHILD / ADOLESCENT SCHEMA THERAPY

Course holder: Ida Shaw
Date: 17.-18. June 2019
Course fee: 5 000, -
Registration deadline: 15.05.19

FOUR DAY INTENSIVE TRAINING IN GROUP SCHEME THERAPY

Course holder: Ida Shaw and Erlend Aschehoug
Date: 09 - 12. September 2019
Course fee: 9 000, - (includes lunch)
Registration deadline: 20. June 2019

Chair Work in Schedule Therapy

Course holder: Remco van der Wijngaart
Date: 30. March 2019
Course fee: 2 500, -
Registration deadline: 01. March 2019

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