Chair Work in Schema Therapy

Course holder: Remco van der Wijngaart

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

Place: Guesthouse Lovisenberg, Lovisenberggaten 15a, Oslo

Date: 29. March 2019

Course fee: 2 500, - (includes lunch all days)

Registration deadline: 01. March 2019

Workshop details

This 1-day workshop is specifically developed for
Schema therapists who want to refine their skills
in the use of chairwork. Chair work is
considered to be an important technique within
schema therapy. With this technique, schema
therapists can work on schemas and modes on
an experiential level, allowing the patient two
internalize meaningful, healthier messages.
Many therapists experience this technique to be
Difficult. Either they feel themselves not
experienced enough since it's not their usual way
of working with patients. Or they encounter
specific challenging situations that have not been
covered in their basic ST training, eg the coping
fashion is so strong that it does not make any
difference to let the patient sit in the chair of the
Vulnerable Child mode.

This training course aims
To provide specific methods to fine tune the
Al bestaande vaardigheden van de deelnemers in order
to make them more effective and efficient in
Working with parenting and coping modes. in
order to make this workshop successful there will
play a lot of role play exercises in which the
Participants have to practice the demonstrated

Topics that will be covered on this day:
-Strong coping modes blocking the patient from
connecting to their emotions!
-Strong parent modes!
-Mode flipping; how to deal with the patient
constantly flipping from one mode to another!
Det bruk af stoler i styrkelse af den friske voksen

Approved by

Norsk Psykologforening has approved the education in form therapy as a compulsory program for the specialty in psychotherapy. The Norwegian Psychology Association approved this course as 16 hours maintenance-active. The course will be applied for as an optional specialist and postgraduate course of the Specialization Committee in Psychiatry and the Speciality Committee in General Medicine by the Norwegian Medical Association.


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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 the presents

Remco van der Wijngaart works as a psychotherapist in a private practice in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Remco specializes in borderline patients, patients with cluster C personality disorders as well as anxiety and depressive disorders.


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.


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