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Webinar: Schema Therapy for Complex Clinical Problems and ‘Personality Disorders’

24 January 2018 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
This webinar is for DCP Faculty of Psychosis and Complex Mental Health members. Registration is required. Please see the Pricing tab for more information.
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This seminar will provide an introduction to Schema Therapy, with a focus on the schema mode model.  The evidence-base for a range of psychological problems including personality disorders will be covered. Clinical examples will be used to demonstrate a range of Schema Therapy therapeutic processes and techniques. The workshop will focus on the use of powerful experiential techniques, including both imagery rescripting and chair work to facilitate change.

What is Schema Therapy?  

Schema Therapy is an innovative, integrative therapeutic model which expands on traditional CBT by including elements of attachment and developmental theory, psychodynamic, gestalt and emotion-focused therapies into one integrative model. This approach addresses clinical problems in a flexible, formulation-driven way, covering four main areas: experiential (emotion-focused change), interpersonal, cognitive and behavioural. Schema Therapy has a strong emphasis on entrenched lifelong patterns, affective change techniques and the therapeutic relationship, using ‘limited reparenting’ as an antidote to unmet needs from childhood.  

A growing body of evidence indicates Schema Therapy is effective and has low attrition rates for clients with a range of longstanding or complex issues, including ‘Personality Disorders’ (including BPD and narcissism), Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse and Forensic Populations. Schema Therapy is also suitable for a range of chronic &/or complex (Axis I & II) disorders and longstanding interpersonal/emotional difficulties. 

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Susan Simpson

Clinical Psychologist BA(Hons), MPsych (Clin), DClinPsychol.

Accredited Schema therapist & Supervisor and Trainer (International Society of Schema Therapy)

Susan Simpson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience using schema therapy with complex clinical problems, including complex trauma, eating disorders and ‘personality disorders’.  She has completed advanced certification as a trainer and supervisor in Schema Therapy (individual and group).  She has provided schema therapy workshops and supervision for psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals for over 10 years both within the public and private health settings. Susan has published several research papers on the schema therapy model applied to a range of clinical populations, and has presented her findings at numerous international conferences. She is currently conducting research that is investigating the effectiveness of Group Schema Therapy for complex eating disorders; and the link between early maladaptive schemas and burnout amongst psychologists. For a list of research publications, see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Susan_Simpson/contributions

Susan has practiced as a psychologist for over 16 years in the UK, mostly within NHS Scotland. She currently works as Consultant Clinical Psychologist for the Regional Eating Disorders Unit (NHS Lothian), and continues to provide teaching and supervision in Schema Therapy (www.schematherapyscotland.com).

Who can attend?

This is a free webinar for members of Division of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychosis and Complex Mental Health (DCP PCMH) only.

Registration information

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