Schema therapy for children and young people module 3

Trainer: Christof Loose

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

Location: Online course

Date: 20.-21. November 2023

Course fee: NOK 4

Deadline: 15.06.23

About the course

This workshop builds upon the content of the WS 1. Participation in WS 1 is a prerequisite for this immersion workshop. After a brief connection with the content of WS 1, the focus will be laid on the features of the work with parents ("Schema Coaching for Parents"), including psychoeducation, work with chairs, mode flash card, internal dialogue and imagery.

Another goal of this workshop is to apply the schematic therapeutic approaches to their own cases. After the case presentation in the plenary, participants work out in small groups, the schema therapeutic case concept and treatment plan of this patient and their family. Based on already implemented schematic therapeutic treatment, technical progress and problems in the used interventions are discussed. In the last unit participants will learn how to work with the "Inner House", and to follow the schema therapeutic approaches in the context of Play Therapy (preschool and primary school age). In particular, the content and methods are:

  • Therapeutic relationship with parents: «Limited Grandparenting»
  • Education of the schema and mode concept
  • Collusion of schemas and modes among the therapist and the patient (child/parents)
  • Schema Genogram
  • Working with chair dialogues (2-Chair dialogues: Focus Detached Protector)
  • Imagery (Visualizing Caring Parental Modes)
  • Imagery Rescripting
  • Illustration of the basic approach to case conceptualization
  • Conceptualization and treatment planning for their own cases
  • Working on the "Inner House"
  • Mode-oriented play therapy
  • Special problems in therapy

Video and picture material, life demonstrations, and/or role-play in groups of two or three participants ensure the consolidation and deepening of what has been learned.

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 lecturer


Christof Loose, PhD., Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist for Children and Adolescents (CBT), Schematherapist for Children & Adolescents, Adults, with Advanced Certification, Trainer and Supervisor, according to International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST eV), works in his own Private Practice in Dusseldorf, is affiliated with the Heinrich-Heine-University, Department of Clinical Psychology, Germany 2012-2017, research activity eg in ST-CA (Development of Schema-Questionnaire for Children (DISC), Chair of the subcommittee Working Group in ST-CA 2013-2017, since 2013 advanced-level certified, trainer and supervisor (ISST eV), editor and author of ST-CA books and Video-Learning (DVD), conducts workshops and seminars in Schema Therapy for Children, Adolescents and Parents, wordwide.

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?

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