Schema therapy for Couples-weekly basis

Start Date:
Apr 8, 2024, 12:00
Finish date:
Jun 24, 2024, 14:30
Last Revised:
Apr 5, 2024
890.00 EUR per Person
Online Training
Reduced fee-B-Countries:
480.00 EUR available
Eckhard Roediger M.D.
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Schematherapy for Couples – the modular approach
An ISST-approved ONLINE training program in Schema therapy for Couples

Organized by Eckhard Roediger
Start: 08th  April 2024
End:  24th June 2024
The 30 hours training is in English language. We will meet on 12 Mondays between 12.00 to 2.30 pm CET, It covers the whole content on the ISST guidelines for couples therapy.
Location: Online

About this training:
The schema therapy model describes how unmet core needs lead to maladaptive schemas and coping behavior. Unfortunately, schema chemistry plays an important role when we choose our partners. So we often find ourselves in the same complementary roles that we got used to in childhood and fight the former significant others in our partners by mutually “pushing our buttons” in escalating mode cycles.

Besides working with couples from the very beginning, we can also start working with one partner and include the other partner later to a smaller or greater extend. Including the partner starts with thinking about him or her in therapy. The curriculum addresses both: Starting with one partner and including the other or starting with the couple right away. The approach focusses on the in-session presentation of the mode cycles. It is based on a module system serving as handrails guiding the therapist through the course of therapy.

The training adapts the schema therapy model on interpersonal mode cycles, describes and trains the steps to get out of them by stopping the cycles, shift into a healthy adult mode, re-balance the basic needs, reconnect emotionally in imagery and initiate a constructive communication style in demonstrations and dyadic role-play. This will enable the participants to start working with dysfunctional interpersonal patterns in various settings.

Simeone-DiFrancesco, C., Roediger, E., Stevens, B. (2015). Healing Relationships: Schema Therapy for Couples, Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Roediger, E. (2019) The Couples-ST Module System.

All participants must be eligible for ISST certification according to the ISST-Statutes. I.e. they must have an academic degree (e.g. MA) in medicine, psychology or social counseling enabling them to work independently as psychotherapists according to the national guidelines.

This training covers all modules according to the training guidelines for a certification in Schema therapy for Couples (ST-C) by the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

Eckhard Roediger (MD), born 1959, neurologist, psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Trained in psychodynamic and cognitive-behavior therapy. Formerly Director of a Psychosomatic Department of a clinic in Berlin (GER), since 2007 working in Private Practice and Director of the Schema Therapy Training Center in Frankfurt (GER). Member of the ISST Board since 2008, past-President and now honorary member.

Dates and time:
The training takes place on 12 Mondays of 2,5 hrs each
April: 08, 15, 22 & 29
May: 6, 13, 20 & 27
June: 3, 10, 17 & 24
Mondays from 12:00 to 14:30 CET (UTC+1) Germany.

Costs: €890
(for people from so calledB-countries” €480; for a B-Country-List* see below). In case a participant is not able to take part at one date we will try to arrange a replacement.

*Reduced fee exclusively for participants who reside in the following countries:
Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yugoslavia. 

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