Trainer: Ida Shaw and Erlend Aschehoug

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

Location: Guesthouse Lovisenberg, Lovisenberggaten 15a, Oslo

Date: 09 - 12. September 2019

Course fee: 9 000, - (includes lunch)

Deadline: 20. June 2019

Who is the course for?

Participants will get a thorough introduction to group therapy as a method. The theoretical foundation for group therapy, and the model is discussed in detail.
Participants will learn through theory and practical exercises what the different phases of group therapy contain, so that you have an adequate basis for doing group therapy. Important interventions will be demonstrated, and the participants will themselves exert themselves on doing these. The last day of the course is devoted to self-therapy in groups. Here participants get the opportunity to work on their own topics.

Approved by

Norsk Psykologforening has approved the education in form therapy as a compulsory program for the specialty in psychotherapy. Norsk Psykologforening has approved this course as 16 timer 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

Ida Shaw, MA is the Training Director of the Center for Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment and Research, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis - Eskenazi Mental Health. She is a member of the Training and Certification Advisory Board of ISST and Chair of the Child- Adolescent Certification Committee. Ida is the main clinical supervisor of the international BPD trial of group schedule therapy, providing training and supervision for all trial therapists. She supervises the practice component of additional research projects on Avoidant Personality Disorder, dissociative disorders, complex trauma and child-adolescent treatment.


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.