Chair Work in Schema Therapy

Kursholder: Remco van der Wijngaart

Arrangør: Norsk Forum for Skjematerapi i samarbeid med Norsk Forening for Kognitiv Terapi

Sted: Store auditorium, Gaustad sykehus i Oslo

Dato: 23 – 24. november 2023

Kursavgift: 5 000,- (inkluderer lunsj)

Påmeldingsfrist: 20. september 2023

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Although there are several effective therapeutic methods and techniques, it often still remains difficult to make the transition from a rational belief to a corrective emotional experience which contributes to real change. Clients often will say: ’I know my beliefs may not be rational, but I still feel anxious/depressed……’. The chair technique is an emotion focused technique that has proven to help create those corrective emotional experiences needed to bridge the gap between ‘knowing’ and ‘feeling’. Although this technique has been used for decades in different therapy models, it is with the development of schema therapy that more and more therapist started to use this technique over the last 20 years. Chair work nowadays is considered to be an effective technique in the treatment of anxiety- and depressive disorders, eating disorders, addiction, couples therapy and personality disorders. Despite its growing popularity, it is often difficult to apply the technique. Both therapists and clients might feel awkward doing chair work, and for that reason some therapists avoid using this powerful and effective technique. This 2-days workshop is specifically developed for Schema therapists who want to refine their skills in the use of Chair work. Many therapists experience this technique to be difficult. Either they feel themselves not experienced enough since it’s not their usual way of working with patients. Or they encounter specific challenging situations that haven’t been covered in their basic ST training, e.g. the coping mode is so strong that it doesn’t make any difference to let the patient sit in the chair of the Vulnerable Child mode.

This training course aims to provide specific methods to fine tune the already existing skills of the participants in order to make them more effective and efficient in working with parent- and or coping modes. In order to make this workshop successful there will be a lot of role play exercises in which the participants have to practice the demonstrated methods.

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Norsk Psykologforening har godkjent utdanningen i skjematerapi som obligatorisk program til spesialiteten i psykoterapi. Norsk Psykologforeningen godkjent dette kurset som 16 timer vedlikeholdsaktivtet.  Kurset vil bli søkt godkjent som valgfritt spesialist- og etterutdanningskurs av Spesialitetskomiteen i psykiatri og av Spesialitetskomiteen i allmennmedisin av den Norske Legeforeningen.


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Kort om skjematerapi

Transdiagnostisk psykoterapimodell
Evidensbasert og integrativ behandlingsmetode
Nyere forskning viser at skjematerapi er meget godt egnet for behandling av relasjonsproblemer, personlighetsforstyrrelser og kompliserte psykiatriske tilstander.

Om kursholder

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.


Utdanningsprogrammet er godkjent av International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) som tellende for internasjonal sertifisering i skjematerapi. Dette kurset er obligatorisk for å bli sertifisert.


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