Michiel van Vreeswijk
G-kracht mental health care institute, Netherlands

IN-CONGRESS WORKSHOP (with Yvonne Merkies) on 06.09.2018, 14:00-17:30:

Personal group schematherapy for therapists

This is a half day of group therapy for Cognitive Behavioral therapists of all levels, led by two experienced group schematherapists/ CBT-supervisors. The group will be capped at 12 participants. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about your own schemas and modes in interaction with fellow therapists; to become enriched through observing similarities and differences with colleagues. To work on self-care as a therapist to reduce chances of secundary traumatisation and burn out. The half day will include:- several Schema Therapy techniques- sharing feelings and thoughts- promoting greater awareness of schemas and modes- showing the vulnerable child- encouragement to connect with other group members Participants are required to fill out Young Schema (YSQ) and Schema Mode (SMI) Questionnaires in advance of the group therapy. They will then have a 30 minute Skype session with the personal grouptherapists to discuss the results and to prepare for the personal group schema therapy. Michiel van Vreeswijk is a Clinical Psychologist, certified as a Schema Therapist and Supervisor with the ISST; a certified CBT practitioner and supervisor; and CEO of G-kracht psychomedisch centrum BV, the Netherlands. He offers regular workshops and supervision in Schema Therapy both in the Netherlands and abroad. Has written and edited several books, chapters and authored many articles on Schema Therapy. He recently edited and published several chapters in the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy, Theory, Research, and Practice. Yvonne Merkies is a Clinical Psychologist and certified CBT practitioner and supervisor who gives personal (group) schematherapy and regurlaly teaches at post-doc schools on CBT in the Netherlands.