Event Details

Managing your own schemas when working with complex cases

Presented by Dr Ruth McCutcheon and Saskia Ohlin

About the event

This event will be held in-person, and has been organised by the Schema Therapy Special Interest Group (SIG). For more details on the SIG please see here.

 - Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH - Venue website.
Times: 1.00pm to 5.00pm, with registration from 12.45pm.

Refreshments are included. A certificate of attendance will be issued for 4 hours CPD.

This event is taking place in-person only and won't be recorded. Registration closes midday on Friday 28 June. Places are limited though, so book early to avoid disappointment!

This workshop aims to help therapists manage complex cases by exploring their own schemas. Schemas are patterns of thoughts, feelings, behaviours, memories, physical sensations related to universal core emotional needs that we all humans share regardless of their background or identity. It is common for therapists to have schemas such as self-sacrifice, approval seeking and unrelenting standards, which can interfere with dealing with complex cases. These schemas can lead to difficulties in limit setting, standing up for your own needs, avoiding certain topics with clients or sacrificing your own needs for your client.

The workshop will enable you to become more familiar with your own schemas, helping you to understand some of the challenges you may face with complex clients. By exploring your schemas, you will learn to manage difficult moments in therapy, such as conflict with a client or a client threatening to drop-out. This will ultimately help you to manage the therapeutic process better, leading to improved quality of therapy when working with complex cases.

This event is aimed specifically at intermediate to advanced CBT therapists who are looking to enhance their skills and take their practice to the next level. It is not recommended for Wellbeing Practitioners.

Learning objectives
1. To understand your own schemas
2. To see how your own schemas can interfere with your CBT treatment
3. To manage or heal your own schemas to improve the quality of your CBT treatment

About the presenter(s)

Dr. Ruth McCutcheon is a CBT therapist and Chartered Counselling 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 twenty 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.

Saskia Ohlin MSc Psych D is a chartered Counselling Psychologist, CBT Therapist and Supervisor/Trainer in Schema Therapy originally from the Netherlands, working in London, UK. She currently works in private practice focusing on ST for patients personality disorders and other complex mental health problems. For over 25 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 and narcissistic personality disorder and cluster C personality disorders. Together with Ruth McCutcheon they head the Academy of Schema Therapy in London, UK providing courses and accreditation programs in Schema Therapy. They work together with the Academie voor Schematherapie in the Netherlands.


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Face-to-Face Event
5 Jul 2024
SIG: Schema Therapy
65.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
80.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non Member

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