Schema Therapy for Children and Adolescents
The workshop illustrates the formation and perpetuating model of maladaptive schemas against the background of age-specific developmental tasks, risk and protective temperamental factors. Relative to the children’s age, early maladaptive schemas described by Young are outlined with their typical child and adolescent appearance and coping strategies. Other topics include the multimodal diagnostic techniques (use of exploration, survey, imagery, case conceptualization) and explain the significance of the therapeutic relationship, psychoeducation and empathic confrontation. As an overview, therapeutic strategies are demonstrated: Working with drawings and pictures, finger and hand puppets, working with stories, metaphors, chair work, imagery, and the use of flash cards. Video examples or life demonstrations and role-play in groups of two or three participants ensure the consolidation and deepening of following exercises:
- Imagery Parent Interview
- Creating a Mode Sketch
- Conducting a Mode Interview
- Working with (stem) stories
- Working with finger and hand puppets
- Working with chair dialogues (3-Chair dialogue: “Mode driving license”)
- Working with mode cards (Mode walk: Feel, Talk, & Walk)
- Working with chair dialogues (2-Chair dialogue: Focus Critic/Punisher)
- Imagery (Fantasy Trip to the Clever & Wise Mode)
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, techniques 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 Genogramm
- 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 the therapy
NEW BOOK: We are happy and proud to present Dr Christof Loose’s new book, now published in English, on Schema Therapy for Children & Adolescents (Editors: Christof Loose, Peter Graaf, Gerhard Zarbock, & Ruth Holt) to our Schema Therapy colleagues.
Dates and time
All times are shown as Singapore time.
- Workshop 1-5: New dates to be confirmed. In the meantime, please register interest
A total of 64 CPD teaching units available over the 5 workshops.
- Early Bird: S$2,450.00
- Regular: S$2,650.00
All courses are fully eligible as accredited training workshops for those who wish to achieve full certification as a Schema Therapist.
If you register for these training events and wish to attain certification, you agree to adhere to the training guidelines stipulated by The International Society for Schema Therapy. In the case of online training (where applicable), this requires continuous attendance through the online platform.
Where training is offered online; the training link and pre-reading materials will be emailed to you in good time prior to the event.
Dr. Christof Loose, PhD, is affiliated with the Institute of Experimental Psychology within the Department of Clinical Psychology of the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, and he also conducts his private practice in Dusseldorf. Dr. Loose is a therapist certified in Schema Therapy for children and adolescents (ST-CA) and chaired the Working Group on ST-CA internally of the ISST (International Society of Schema Therapy) from 2012-2107.
He has also published and authored several self-study books and videos on ST-CA in Germany. Dr. Loose continues to hold seminars and lessons on ST-CA around the world and we are honoured to invite him to Singapore where his skills and training will be of immense benefit to therapists working with children and adolescent populations.
Dr Loose is native German but will present in fluent English.
Schema Therapy for children
“Thank you to Elephant Team once again for making the switch from face-face training to Zoom training so seamless as well. Hope everyone keeps well and stay connected!”
“Thank you & Dr Christof for one of the best experiences I’ve ever had for any training.”
“Thank you once again for organising this training. I think it was very rare to have someone of Dr. Loose’s expertise conduct this training.”
“I’m excited to see what training comes next.”
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