Specialization Program in Psychotherapy

The education in form therapy is approved by the Norwegian Psychology Association as a compulsory program in the specialty of psychotherapy.

- 13 collections over 2 years

- 160 timer course, 104 timer self development and 40 timer group guidance

"After the respective collections, I have always experienced myself highly motivated and with great desire to come back to the clinic to practice the new skills."

- Flemming Pommer, psychologist

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

Time: 16.01.19 - 01.10.20

Course fee: 80 000

Deadline: 31. December 2018

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160 hours


The teaching is modular and follows the International Guidelines of the International Society of Schedule Therapy (ISST). Various educational forms are used, such as lectures, model learning, experience-oriented teaching, role-playing, group work and reflection on own clinical practice. Lecturers are national and international resource persons with expertise in the relevant topics. Course leader, psychologist Erlend Aschehoug, is an approved supervisor in ISST and ensures coordination of the education program.

Own experience

104 hours


As form therapy primarily focuses on patients with relative problems, the education program has largely emphasized the development of relational competence and self-development among the candidates. This is emphasized in the teaching modules, both theoretical and practical in terms of skills training, exploration and awareness of own forms and modes as well as self-reflection. Self-knowledge will give the candidates a deeper understanding of form therapy on a personal level.

In-house experience is based on current topics on the modules, and takes place in small groups on 2-3 candidates. It is good time for the group work, and everyone must try as a therapist, patient and observer. The lecturer / s guide the candidates along the way. Between the role swaps there is time for a reflection round, which is also done in plenary afterwards. Candidates are also encouraged to record their own material or material from a patient in the plenary associated with specific themes. In this work, the lecturer is a therapist, while the candidate has the role of patient. After the exercise, it opens for input and reflections in plenary.

Guidance

40 hours


It offers 40 hours group guidance in education, given by a psychologist with certification in form therapy. The guidance is given 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 four videos, where a written statement of the focus of the therapy and a problem must be submitted. For two of the videos, written case studies must also be provided. The supervisor will evaluate each recording using the Schema Therapist Competency Rating Scale (STCRS). Regular guidance on admission of the candidates' own therapies has shown good utility in strengthening his / her knowledge and skills as a therapist.

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 99 000, - which covers all course modules in the specialization program as well as 40 hours group guidance. Guidance expenses for the remaining 40 hours are also included. Expenditure related to guidance will vary depending on whether it is individual guidance or group guidance and how many participants it is in the group. Price per Guidance (45 minutes) is 1 200, - With 4 participants, the 12 000 Prize will be awarded for 40 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 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.

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.

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 as
compulsory program for the specialty in psychotherapy.

The course modules will be approved as optional specialist and postgraduate courses by the Specialization Committee in Psychiatry and by the Specialization Committee in General Medicine.

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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