Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders

Kursholder: Susan Simpson

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

Sted: Gjestehuset Lovisenberg, Lovisenberggaten 15a, Oslo

Dato: 14. oktober – 15. oktober 2021

Kursavgift: 5 000,- (inkluderer lunsj alle dager)

Påmeldingsfrist: 15. september 2020

Course details

The Schema Therapy (ST) Mode model is well suited to the eating disordered population, particularly those with complex problems, rigid personality traits & interpersonal difficulties. Schema Therapy (ST) is an integrative therapeutic approach aimed at treating those with entrenched interpersonal, self-identity and characterological difficulties. One of the focal guiding strategies in ST is the development of a formulation & treatment plan which links early origins & underlying functions of eating disorders with current symptoms. This model addresses change not only at an intellectual/ cognitive level, but also incorporates techniques that lead to emotional & behavioural change. ST techniques specifically target the rigid belief systems & high levels of avoidance characteristic of both characterological disorders & complex eating disorders that frequently interfere with progress in traditional treatments. A preliminary RCT that compared short-term ST with CBT for bulimic disorders found equivalent outcomes, indicating its potential value as a standard treatment for this population (McIntosh et al., 2016).


  • Key features of the Schema Therapy Model & rationale for application with eating disorders
  • Strategies for change, with an emphasis on deeper level change with core beliefs/schemas
  • Preliminary evidence for the Schema Therapy model with eating disorders
  • An opportunity to practice using powerful methods of addressing the ‘Anorexic Voice’
  • Case study examples to enable participants to consider how they could apply schema change techniques with complex eating disorder clients
  • Opportunity to think about how you could apply schema change techniques with your own complex eating disorder clients.

Godkjent av

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.

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 foreleseren

Dr. Susan Simpson is a Clinical Psychologist who has specialised in Schema Therapy for complex eating disorders over the past 20 years. She currently works in an NHS inpatient eating disorders unit near Edinburgh, Scotland. She is director of Schema Therapy Scotland and regularly runs Schema Therapy workshops throughout Europe and Australasia. She is part of an international research group which is currently investigating the effectiveness of Schema Therapy for eating disorders. She has published several research papers on the schema therapy model applied to a range of clinical populations, and has presented her findings at national and international conferences. She is co-author/editor of the first book on Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders, published by Routledge in 2019.


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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