How to strengthen the healthy adult?

Trainer: Erlend Aschehoug

organizer: Norwegian Forum for schema therapy in collaboration with the Norwegian Association for Cognitive Therapy.

Location: Large auditorium, Gaustad Hospital in Oslo

Date: 24.-25. October 2024

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

Deadline: 20.08.24

Learning Objectives

  1. Healthy adult characteristics as defined in schema therapy are reviewed.
  2. Personal experience with basic exercises in attentive presence and compassion with the intention of strengthening the healthy adult.
  3. Awareness of values
  4. How to develop a healthy adult identity through the various stages of the therapy.
  5. How the therapist's role changes in line with the development of the patient's healthy adult mode.

About the course

In recent times, development of a healthy adult mode and positive schemas have been given greater importance in schema therapy. From and including 2023, the patient's healthy adult characteristics will be included in the case formulation. Healthy adult characteristics as defined in schema therapy are reviewed. With the help of exercises, you will gain personal experience with basic exercises in attentive presence and compassion, which are some key characteristics of healthy adult mode. Awareness of values ​​and how to develop a healthy adult identity through the various stages of the therapy is highlighted. A focus is also to see how the therapist's role changes in line with the development of the patient's healthy adult mode.

Approved by

The Norwegian Psychological Association has approved the education in schema therapy as a compulsory program for the specialty in psychotherapy. The Norwegian Psychological Association has approved this course as a 16-hour maintenance activity. The course will be approved as an optional specialist and continuing education course by the Specialty Committee in Psychiatry and by the Specialty Committee in General Medicine of 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 the course leader


Erlend Aschehoug is a specialist in clinical psychology since 2007. Works at the Clinic for psychological treatment with individual therapy and group therapy. Works as a supervisor in cognitive behavioral therapy and schema therapy. He is a certified schema therapist ISST at an advanced level within individual therapy and group therapy, and has taught schema therapy in Norway and abroad. Aschehoug is an approved schema therapy supervisor in individual and group therapy. He is a member of the "Evaluation of Supervision and Training committee" at the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

Isst-standard

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.