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.
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.
The course is a live webinar but the entire content will be recorded and made accessible to attendees without limits.
This live webinar is open to psychotherapists and counsellors with at least basic knowledge in Schema Therapy.
After a brief Introduction to Schema Therapy, the first day of the webinar will focus on Detached Protector modes and their different versions. Though there are positive aspects of Protector modes, you will explore their problematic and dysfunctional sides in day-to-day life and in a therapeutic context. Goal no. 1 is allowing you to learn how to support the development of adequate and functional Protector modes that better fit into your patient’s worlds.
As soon as patients are willing to disclose their inner world in an open and trustful way, therapists are frequently challenged by the activation of the patient’s Vulnerable Child mode (VCM), especially when the Protector mode is not protecting them in that moment. Therefore, the second day of the webinar will focus on working with the Vulnerable Child mode. More specifically, goal no. 2 is to provide you with a number of guidelines explaining how to protect, nurture, and soothe your patient’s VCM (Validation & Protection). As well as how to strengthen it and commit it to being open for positive and healing experiences, and how to develop a realistic plan for performance in day-to-day life.
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 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.
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.
Working with Schema Therapy: Focusing on Detached Protector and Vulnerable Child modes
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