Some of our testimonials:
“I found the training inspiring yet practical and has definitely developed my skills to provide in-depth treatment to people with complex and lifelong difficulties. The facilitators are clearly very experienced and knowledgeable about theoretical concepts and the practical applications of the model.” - Clinical Psychologist
“I would just like to take the chance to say I really enjoyed the workshop at the weekend. I found the presenting style combination of [names of trainers] extremely engaging and their passion for the model was evident throughout. I went away feeling I had a thorough understanding of the model and a re-ignition of my interest in the model.” - Counselling Psychologist
“Thoroughly enjoyed the training, both trainers are very genuine, approachable and experienced." - Clinical Psychologist
The workshop [workshop 1] was fantastic, the best training I've been on so far - I've now signed up for the other 2 workshops! I was a bit apprehensive at first as everyone else on the course had way more experience than me, but the pace and content was fine. I'd really recommend this course to novice as well as advanced therapists. I thought CBT made sense, but schema therapy really helps you to understand where the client's difficulties came from. It's also helped me understand how my own childhood impacts on countertransference. Learning more about schema therapy has inspired me to request a placement which uses schema therapy when I get onto DClin training.” - Assistant Psychologist
"Thank you so much for one of the most useful and powerful training experiences of the past 30 years....I guess I need say no more!" - Forensic & Clinical Psychologist
"Thanks for a really interesting two days. It has really made me think about myself and my practice, and I think I have already [one week later] started to work slightly differently as a result. I think schema therapy will be an excellent additional tool in my clinical practice and I am really looking forward to the next two workshops." - Clinical Psychologist
"I wanted to thank you again for the brilliant training, I found it incredibly valuable. On a professional level, I think I’ve already [a week later] started to work quite differently with my clients. There’s so many little nuggets of gold I took away from the training that it would take me too long to list them all. However, I think the biggest thing, is that I am now constantly thinking all the time about what the client needs from me as a therapist and what I need to do to meet those unmet needs from early childhood. Through doing the imagery exercises myself I think I’ve also become much more aware of client’s vulnerability in sessions, and I’m more sensitive to how I can help clients feel safe, nurtured and protected. My sessions this week seem to have been so much more powerful for clients and more shifts seem to have taken place where previously they’ve felt too frightened to explore certain issues." - Child Clinical Psychologist, 2012.
"... With regard to the training itself, it is a real precision piece of training, a must for anyone working with clients with antisocial/borderline/narcissistic features. The comprehensiveness and robustness of the model was matched only by that of the facilitators' experience and knowledge base - will be looking forward to the next workshop". - Senior Psychologist, Psychological Society of Ireland, 2012
"The workshop [workshop 1] was a very valuable introduction to schema therapy. It was a great balance of theory and practice. The interactive aspects of the workshop really open your eyes to the powerful nature of the schema therapy techniques, particulary the imagery work." - Forensic Psychologist, 2013
"The Schema Therapy workshop has been extremely useful and has hugely enhanced my skills and confidence as a therapist. The trainers are engaging and approachable, and the workshop materials accessible. It is particularly useful for clinicians who work with people with personality disorder; nonetheless. After three days of training I have taken away with me not just professional growth but also personal insights." Clinical Psychologist, 2013.
"I am writing to express a big big thanks to you, Arnie and Litsa for the workshop. I went back to work on Monday feeling energised and empowered! It is the most useful workshop I have been in in regards to my work with clients with BPD." Clinical Psychologist, 2013.
“… thank you both so much for such excellent training. Such a wonderful experience of two excellent trainers. CBT Psychotherapist, 2013
"An immersive, and personal training experience packed with video, role play, and live demonstrations of schema therapy skills as well as ample opportunity to explore your own schemas and modes as a therapist. I went away with the cofidence to play with lots of new techniques in my therapy sessions with patients. Thank you." Senior Lecturer in Academic Psychiatry. Honorary Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, 2013
"I really enjoyed the training and started using the techniques immediately after workshop 1. Doing a lot of experiential work and watching the interventions (live demonstrations and video recordings, made it easier for me to understand how to use schema therapy with my patients. I also really appreciated the atmosphere during the training which was very supportive and empathic of our "defectiveness" schema as therapists." Psychologist, Luxembourg, 2014.
"I just want to say a big thank you- I thought the workshop was fantastic. I found it really thorough and gave me a real foundation for understanding and practicing schema therapy. [The facilitator] really is an inspiration with a really warm, empathic style and I hope that I will eventually be able to practice schema therapy with the style and skill level demonstrated." Assistant Psychologist, 2014.
"Thank you for three superb training days. I learned a significant amount, particularly through the practical aspects of the course which I really valued. So often, courses focus on theory and literature and seem to run out of time to get round to the practice which is what, I think, most clinicians want and need, and what ultimately is most likely to benefit the patient. The pre-course reading was vital, as we had been told. However, seeing the techniques in action has since made further reading more meaningful – that is, I think I am getting even more out of the reading I am now doing." Clinical Psychologist, 2014.
"I was very impressed with the level of information and professionalism experienced during the first workshop of my schema training. I was provided with clear indications of how to further my knowledge and expertise, and was left eager to begin the process with clients. The workshop was wonderfully varied and fun, and the high level of experiential work really aided understanding. I would highly recommend the training and the schema approach". Psychotherapist, 2014