The autonomy phase of group chemistry

Trainer: Erlend Aschehoug

organizer: Norwegian Forum for Forensic Therapy in collaboration with the Norwegian Association for Cognitive Therapy

Location: Psychology Treatment Clinic, Fjellgata 14, Kongsvinger

Date: 13 June – 14 June 2024

Course fee: 5 000, - (includes lunch both days)

Deadline: 10. April 2024

Learning Objectives

1. Review of the autonomy phase in group schema therapy

2. How to create new positive, adaptive forms through the health project?

3. Group interventions in relation to angry child mode, happy / satisfied child mode and healthy adult mode

More about the course

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).

Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw developed group form therapy for patients with emotionally unstable personality disorder, incorporating the mode model (Farrell, Reiss & Shaw, 2014). Today, the group program is transdiagnostic and can be implemented in different treatment settings and in programs of different duration.

This course will especially address the autonomy phase of group chemistry.

It will be a combination of theory and practical exercises. We will focus on angry child mode, happy / satisfied child mode and healthy adult mode. We are looking at ways to work long-term in creating new, adaptive forms and breaking out of the so-called "life sticker".

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Approved by

The Norwegian Psychological Association approved this course as a 16-hour maintenance activity. The course will be applied for approval as an optional specialist and continuing education course by the Specialty Committee in Psychiatry and by the Specialty Committee in General Medicine by the Norwegian Medical Association.

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.

About course instructor

Erlend Aschehoug is a specialist in clinical psychology since 2007. Work at the Clinic for psychological treatment with individual therapy and group therapy. Works as a supervisor in cognitive behavioral therapy and Schema Therapy


The education program is approved by the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) as a counselor for international certification in Schema Therapy. This course is mandatory to be certified.

Do you have questions?

We will be happy to answer your questions.