Extended Foundation Skills in Schema Therapy

Presented by Saskia Ohlin and Ruth McCutcheon

About the event

This is an online, participative event on the Zoom meeting platform, organised by the Schema Special Interest Group (SIG).  The event will not be recorded.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 5 x hours CPD - 3hrs skills and 2hrs theory.

Schema Therapy (ST) has been proven to help people with more ingrained and long term psychological difficulties and personality disorders. Newton-Howes et al. (2014) found that comorbid personality disorder associated with depression had significantly poorer outcome than depression alone. It may be therefore useful for CBT therapists dealing with common mental help problems such as depression to incorporate elements of Schema therapy in their practice to tackle any underlying issues related to personality difficulties. Newton-Howes G, Tyrer P, Johnson T, Mulder R, Kool S, Dekker J, et al. Influence of personality on the outcome of treatment in depression: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Pers Disord. 2014;28:577–93.

This workshop is aimed at clinicians who are looking to develop foundation skills in the Schema Therapy model. The workshop will aim to equip clinicians with a foundation knowledge of Schema theory and provide a useful conceptual framework for working with complex clinical cases.  Experiential exercises will be used to demonstrate some of the key techniques in the application of Schema Therapy, including limited reparenting, empathic confrontation, imagery and chair work throughout the workshop. 

This will be an experiential and interactive workshop.  There will be breakout rooms available for participants to practice ST techniques and receive constructive feedback.

About the presenter(s)

Saskia Ohlin MSc Psych D
Saskia is a chartered Counselling Psychologist originally from the Netherlands, working in London, UK.  She currently works in private practice focusing on ST for patients with BPD, cluster C as well as anxiety disorders and depression. 

For over 20 years Saskia has worked in primary and secondary care in out- and inpatient settings. Saskia has wide clinical expertise in treating complex trauma and personality disorders, particularly borderline personality disorder. Together with Ruth McCutcheon they head the Academy of Schematherapy in London, UK providing courses and accreditation programs in Schema therapy. They work together with the Academie voor Schematherapie in the Netherlands.

Dr Ruth McCutcheon 
Dr Ruth McCutcheon is a Psychologist with advanced level accreditation in Schema Therapy with the International Society for Schema Therapy and is a co-director, supervisor and trainer with the Academy of Schema Therapy.  She has fifteen years of experience of working in NHS healthcare, including primary and secondary care in addition to inpatient forensic settings. 

Ruth works as a therapist and supervisor with a range of psychological issues including chronic depression, relationship difficulties, complex trauma and personality disorders; undertaking individual and couples’ therapy, she works with both adult and adolescent populations.  Ruth is also a visiting lecturer at a number of London based universities where she provides Schema Therapy workshops. 


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Registration closes - Tuesday 5 October 2021

Online Event
8 Oct 2021
SIG: Schema Therapy
60.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
70.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member

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