Dr Christina Vallianatou
Dr Tijana Mirović
Dr Igor Nenadić
Who can apply?
Applicants must fulfill the following:
- Academic training: Applicants must have a degree in psychology, social work, special education and rehabilitation or medical degree.
- Training in psychotherapy: Individuals must have completed their psychotherapy training in one of the modalities recognized by SUAP (Serbian Union of Associations for Psychotherapy).
The application process will consist of the following:
- Completion of the application form
- Submission of a recent Curriculum Vitae
Description of the training program courses
40 hours (25 Didactic and 15 Dyadic hours)
I Module: Introduction to schema therapy– 14 hours (9 Didactic and 5 Dyadic hours)
1.1 Schema Theory – 8 hours: (6 Didactic and 2 Dyadic hours)
- Schemas, coping styles, and modes
- Assessment: including interviews, imagery, and inventories
- Psycho-education about needs and rights of children
- Temperamental factors
1.2 Treatment Formulation & Case Conceptualization
- Clarifying goals & needs in schema terms and/or modes
- Conceptualizing a case in schema terms and/or modes
2.1 Therapy Relationship– 6 hours (3 Didactic and 3 Dyadic hours)
- Limited reparenting
- Empathic confrontation
- Limit setting
2.2 Therapists’ Schemas
- Dealing with obstacles in treatment when therapists’ schemas become activated
- Appropriate use of self-disclosure.
II Module: Schema therapy techniques – 16 hours (10 Didactic and 6 Dyadic hours)
3.1 Cognitive techniques
(E.g., Diaries and Flashcards)
3.2 Experiential techniques
- Imagery & imagery re-scripting
- Linking schemas/modes with early childhood experiences
- Limited reparenting with child modes, especially with the vulnerable and angry child modes
- Dialogues with schemas and modes
- Empathic confrontation/limit setting for maladaptive coping modes
- Confronting and limit setting for punitive and demanding parent modes
3.4 Homework assignments and behavior change strategies
III Module: Specific treatment population – 10 hours (6 Didactic and 4 Dyadic hours)
4.1 Schema Mode Work with personality disorders
Additional – Optional: Schema Therapy with other Axis-I-Disorders
8 hours (5 Didactic and 3 Dyadic hours)
4.4. One day workshops on special topics such as eating disorders, anxiety disorders
- Arntz, A., & Jacob, G. (2013). Schema Therapy in Practice.West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
- Behary, W. T. (2013). Disarming the Narcissist. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications.
- Farrell, J. M., Reese, N., & Shaw, I. A. (2014). The Schema Therapy Clinician’s Guide. West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
- Jacob, G., van Genderen, H., & Seebauer, L. (2015). Breaking negative thinking patterns. A Schema Therapy Self-Help and Support Book. West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
- van Vreeswijk, M. & Broersen, J. (Eds). (2012). The Wiley Blackwell handbook of Schema Therapy.West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
- Young, J. E, Klosko, J. S., & Weishaar, M. E. (2003). Schema Therapy: A Practitioner’s Guide. New York: The Guilford Press.
- Young, J. E, & Klosko, J. S. (1994). Reinventing Your Life. New York: Penguin.
- Rane maladaptivne sheme – sheme koje prave probleme_(Mirovic – Serbian book on Schema therapy)
- Βαλλιανάτου, Χ, & Άνθη, Ε. (2014). Εισαγωγή στη Θεραπεία Σχημάτων. Στο Νέες Τάσεις στη Γνωσιακή Συμπεριφορική Ψυχοθεραπεία. (Επ: Θ. Χαλιμούρδας & Μ. Χαρίτου-Φατούρου). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Γρηγόρη
(This is a chapter on Schema Therapy in Greek).