Vitosha Hall - Marinela

Limited Reparenting: the Importance of Openness and Authenticity

Yvonne Merkies Speaker


What is the role of a CBT therapist? Just a teacher who learns the patients techniques? A role model? Or is there also a place for limited reparenting? For instance, limited reparenting is considered to play an important role in Schema therapy. But what is limited reparenting? Is it always being kind and smiling warmly despite what you feel toward or think of a client? In this workshop, open for all levels of CBT therapists, you discover more about limited reparenting and the role of openness and authenticity. Experiential techniques will be used to help you become more aware of your styles of relating and how your life history, schemas and modes play a role in the way you interact with your patients. You will be challenged to move out of your comfort zone.

Workshop Leaders:

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 ST in the Netherlands and abroad. Michiel has written, edited and authored books, chapters and articles on ST, including editing, and writing several chapters in, the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy, Theory, Research, and Practice (2012).

Yvonne Merikes is a Clinical Psychologist, certified CBT practitioner and supervisor who regularly gives training in CBT on a post graduate level. The therapist style has her specific attention when teaching and supervising therapists.