Fine-tuning ImageryRescripting

Course instructor: Remco van der Wijngaart

Organizer: Norwegian Forum for Form Therapy in collaboration with the Norwegian Association for Cognitive Therapy

Place: Store auditorium, Gaustad Hospital in Oslo

Date: 15 – 16 February 2024

Course fee: NOK 5 (includes lunch both days)

Registration deadline: December 15, 2023

About the course

Imagery rescripting is generally regarded as one of the most effective techniques within schema therapy. However, it is often difficult to apply this technique. For instance, therapists are regularly faced with challenging situations in which, for example, the client says 'I have no memories of my childhood' or 'I don't want to dredge up those old memories, what would be the point of that? '. Furthermore, patients have often been so damaged by their childhood that childhood memories are very emotionally charged. As a result, therapists are inhibited from using imagery to bring back images from that charged past for fear of decompensation.

This 2-day workshop aims to make therapists more proficient in applying imagery rescripting. Existing skills will be refined and challenging situations discussed and practiced. During the workshop, use will be made of recently developed teaching materials specifically focused on imagery exercises and based on the most recent insights and experiences of this method. Specialist fields of application will also be discussed, such as
imagery rescripting in flash-forwards and
nightmares.

The workshop is aimed at therapists who are already working with Imagery with Rescripting and who wish to increase their skills and the effectiveness of this intervention.

The objective is that this day should be an enjoyable, educational experience involving a lot of practice within a secure atmosphere, in order to enable the therapists to apply imagination rescripting more often and more effectively.

Approved by

Norsk Psykologforening has approved the education in Schema 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 course leader


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.

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.

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