Schema Therapy at emotionally unstable personality disorder

Trainer: Remco van der Wijngaart

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

Location: Large auditorium, Gaustad Hospital in Oslo

Date: March 20-21, 2025

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

Deadline: 15.01.25


  • Learn how to formulate a therapy plan
  • Detached Protector-Empathic Confrontation
  • Punitive Parent-Imagery Rescripting
  • Dealing with self-harm
  • Introduction and differentiating angry modes
  • Introduction into the Healthy Adult and how to identify that mode

More about the course

The Borderline personality disorder has long been considered to be one of the most challenging pathologies. Schema therapy has proven to be an effective therapy for this personality disorder (Giesen-Bloo et al. (2006), Nadort et al. (2009), Arntz et al (2019)). Over the years, more and more experience and knowledge has been gathered on how to apply the concepts, the therapy relationship of Limited reparenting and the methods and techniques of schema therapy in treating the borderline patients. However, being an effective therapy certainly does not mean that schema therapy for the borderline patient is a simple undertaking. The therapist is confronted with patients who are either so strongly detached that it becomes almost impossible to connect with them. Or, the patient is full of self-disgust to the point they want to kill themselves. Crises and emotional (anger) outbursts can make the interactions with the patient stressful and challenging. This 2-day workshop aims at making the participant (more) proficient in managing these challenges and treating the Borderline Patients effectively. The objective is that these days should be an enjoyable, educational experience involving a lot of practice within a secure atmosphere, in order to enable the therapists to apply Schema therapy for the Borderline patients 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.

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 course instructor

Remco van der Wijngaart works as a psychotherapist in a private practice in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Initially trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, he was trained and supervised in Schema Therapy personally by Dr Jeffrey Young from 1996 to 2000. Remco specializes in borderline patients, patients with cluster C personality disorders as well as Anxiety and depressive disorders.

Since 2000 he has frequently given training courses in Schema Therapy worldwide. He produced and directed the audiovisual production "Schema therapy, step by step" which is considered to be one of the essential instruments in learning schema therapy. He is the producer of the audiovisual production "Fine Tuning Imagery Rescripting" and the author of "Imagery Rescripting, theory and practice" (2021, Pavilion Publishing. West Sussex, UK).


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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