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Working with Parts in Therapy: Schema Therapy for Detached Protector and Vulnerable Child Modes

led by Christof Loose

In this webinar, Christof Loose, leading expert and ISST certified Trainer and Supervisor in Schema Therapy for children and adolescent, will discuss how to apply age-appropriate therapeutic approaches to clinical work. He’ll focus on working with the Detached Protector mode, addressing its useful and problematic sides, in order to support the development of more functional Protector modes in patients. He’ll also discuss how to protect and validate the Vulnerable Child mode, an essential aspect for successful therapy.


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Excellent ! it was very good sharing.
it was very good sharing of theory and knowledge, it was not too fast or too slow. Also it was great we could talk in small groups and to practice, this was also very helpful. And the toys and other tools used were so excellent!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Gintare S. (from Lithuania)
Fantastic workshop. Very informative!
Excellent workshop. Speakers are professional, yet warm and empathetic.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Danene W. (from South Africa )
Prof. Chiristof is Excellent !
Prof. Chiristof is an excellent speaker and trainer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Elsa M. (from Brazil)
They were excellent! Christof Loose showed therapeutic expertise.
Christof explained everything very clearly, in a calm manner, easy to follow. He displayed excellent therapeutic skills. His wife Julia did a great job playing the role of Julie the client. Well done!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Kristina N. (from Slovakia)
Excellent experience.
Always an excellent experience. I love Dr loose’s voice, of course the expertise too.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Oana S. (from Romania)
Very interesting Course and Excellent Speaker!
Excellent opportunity to meet like minded professionals from around the world.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (from Ireland)
Very interesting.
I really liked the succinct explanation of Schema Therapy.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Monique G. (from Canada )
It was Great!
It was really good, and I think it was great how you had break out rooms to complete exercises I got to meet different people.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Anne-Marie G. (from United Kingdom)
Thank you. It was a great 2 days.
The Course was Interesting. The Pathway favourite was for me the Personal Interview.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Angela C. (from Chișinău)
Good, The course was very interesting!
I thought it was a very enjoyable training and I have learned a lot.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Michelle M. (from United Kingdom)
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Learning Outcomes
  • Apply age-appropriate play therapeutic approaches for children.
  • Apply metaphors and chair dialogues for adolescents and young adults.
  • Understand that when a patient’s needs get frustrated, this can lead to ‘negative emotions’ such as sadness, anger or fear, if the frustration is allowed to continue the ‘negative emotions’ become ‘painful emotions’. Use this knowledge to explain and investigate your patient’s core needs.
  • Understand that, to avoid painful emotions, humans build up protector modes such as the detached, dissociative, regressive, angry, self-soothing/stimulating, hyperactive, somaticizing, avoiding, or complaining Protector modes.
  • Understand why protector modes are activated (e.g. to reduce pain) while also understanding that these protector modes prevent you from understanding and meeting your patients needs therefore halting the progress of therapy and allowing the continuation of your patient’s suffering.
  • Know the importance of offering your patients proper psychoeducation about the significance of emotions in general, and particularly of the Vulnerable Child mode (VCM).
  • Help patients to identify and integrate the VCM into their inner state (i.e. case conceptualization).
  • Identify the activities in which the VCM can be well integrated, as well as practical training procedures to build a bridge to everyday life.
Course Breakdown:

Schema Therapy has become a hot topic within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and the world of psychotherapy in general. The approach has quickly gained popularity among clinicians and mental health services for its high success rates with difficult-to-treat patients, e,g, children, adolescents and parents who have more severe, chronic, entrenched difficulties and do not respond to first line approaches. This includes the significant proportion of patients who do not engage in or respond to CBT (or showed an initial response and then relapse).

A current problem in therapy is that patients are not able or willing to disclose their deeper emotions and underlying core needs, thus preventing the therapist/counsellor from getting an in-depth understanding of the problem.

The webinar will involve both training and practice units, encompassing schema therapeutic strategies that have proven successful in schema-and mode-driven CBT. You will be lead by Chris Loose, a pioneer of the schema protocol for children. You will be presented with the case vignette of the 18-y-old female patient named “Julia”, most of the exercises will be lively and vividly demonstrated with the assistance of Andrea Loose.

Christof Loose

Christof Loose, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist, an Advanced-level certified Trainer and Supervisor (ISST e.V.), and a Psychotherapist for Children and Adolescents (CBT). He owns a Private Practice in Dusseldorf and was affiliated with the Heinrich-Heine-University, Department of Clinical Psychology, Germany from 2012 to 2017. From 2013 to 2017 and, again, since 2023, he is the Chair of the ISST-Committee for Children & Adolescents. Editor and author of ST-CA books and video courses (DVD), he conducts workshops and seminars about Schema Therapy worldwide. He has conducted research in schema therapy for children and adolescents and was involved in the development of a schema-questionnaire for children (DISC).

Andrea Loose

Andrea Loose will attend the webinar as Christof Loose’s assistant. Loose has a Diploma in Marriage, Family and Life Counselor (BAG) and Counselor grad BVPPT. She obtained a Master of Counseling (KatHO Paderborn), a bachelor of Science in Psychology (FernUni Hagen) and now practices as an occupational therapist.

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Working with Parts in Therapy: Schema Therapy for Detached Protector and Vulnerable Child Modes

Learn this highly effective approach for working with different modes in therapy. Join Dr. Christof Loose for his  live webinar training in age-appropriate Schema Therapy.


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