Skills Therapy Training Part 1

Trainer: Poul Perris

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

Location: Guesthouse Lovisenberg, Lovisenberggaten 15a, Oslo

Date: 14. - 15.03.19

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

Deadline: 15.02.19

Learning Objectives

The course teaches a systematic application of central schematic therapeutic interventions to overcome dysfunctional coping (interpersonal change), achieve intrapsychic change (schemalinking), as well as change in dysfunctional life relationships ("life list"). The teaching is based on the participants working with their own schedules and modes in parades

Day 1

  • Founding in his healthy adult fashion as a psychotherapist (presentation round)
  • Change Philosophy: Intra-Psychic, Interpersonal, Life Skills (Discussion)
  • To identify coping modes in the therapy room (role play - see, couple)
  • To apply empathetic confrontation (roleplay - see, couple)
  • The therapist's own schedules / modes in relation to the patient's coping (discussion)

Day 2

  • Responding to the patient's internalized parenting mode (chair exercise - see, couple)
  • The therapist's own schedules / modes in relation to the patient's internalized parenting mode (discussion)
  • To respond to childbirth - focus angry / impulsive child (roleplay - see, couple)
  • The therapist's own schedules / modes in relation to the patient's angry / impulsive childbirth (discussion)

More about the course

Schedule therapy is a transdiagnostic model for the treatment of relationship problems, complex symptoms and personality disorders. It originates in KBT, but also integrates theories and methodology from other therapy schools.

Here you have a greater understanding of the growth and what it has had for consequences for our behavior. Many develop strategies to avoid dealing with difficult emotional situations.

The course teaches a systematic application of central schematic therapeutic interventions to overcome dysfunctional coping (interpersonal change), achieve intrapsychic change (schemalinking), as well as change in dysfunctional life relationships ("life list"). The teaching is based on the participants working with their own schedules and modes in parades.

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.

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 lecturer


Poul Perris is a doctor, psychotherapist and supervisor, as well as principal of the Swedish Institute of Cognitive Psychotherapy, Stockholm. Poul Perris is educated in schema therapy at Dr. Jeffrey Young and is certified both as an individual and a par therapist.

Isst-standard

The education program is approved by the International Society of Schedule Therapy (ISST) as a counselor for international certification in form therapy.

Do you have questions?

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