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Schema Focused Cognitive Therapy

Schema Focused CBT training from one of the UK's leading providers of intensive short courses.

     
   
 
   
 
Schema Focused CBT Training  
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Course content for the Schema Focused CBT training course

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Available in 2-day and 3-day versions. (What’s the difference?).
 
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Executive Summary:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has taken the therapeutic world by storm over the last couple of decades, and has produced some very good results across a variety of conditions. For many professionals it is the default approach to therapy.

Even so, for some patients, perhaps especially those with personality disorder, CBT is not especially effective, and it is for such patients that Schema-Focused CT has developed. Pioneered by Jeffrey Young it pays much more attention to the patient's (early) experience and their development of 'maladaptive schemas'.

A schema might be defined as “a package of Behavioural, Biological and Emotional responses and Cognitive changes which can be triggered by a stimulus which in some way resembles a previous stimulus that produced that package of responses”. So the hypothesis is that – for example - a baby left to cry (a life-threatening event when a baby) may develop an 'abandonment schema' and so feel distress of 'life-threatening proportions' when, as an adult, their work-mates go off for a drink while forgetting to tell them.


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The course covers:

The course aims to educate delegates about the nature of schemas, how they come about and what effects they may have in adult life. Then to apply that knowledge to individual people and patients, to identify what schemas a person may possess, to assess which schemas are adaptive and which are maladaptive. Then to examine ways of altering the maladaptive schemas, or their effects.

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Course structure:

  • Why SFCT? What's wrong with 'standard' CBT?

  • What is a schema? Early maladaptive schemas, definition and origins.

  • Schema perpetuation mechanisms: cognitive distortions (e.g. selective attention); self-defeating behavioural patterns, etc.

  • Schema coping styles: surrender, avoidance and overcompensation.

  • Educating patients about schemas, in an accessible way.

  • Techniques for influencing schemas: awareness-raising; logical, evidence-based reasoning; behavioural pattern breaking; using the therapist-patient relationship; and others.

  • Risk management: short term, what is the best thing for (a) the client and (b) others to do, when a maladaptive schema is triggered?

  • Schemas and substance misuse: why those with certain maladaptive schemas may misuse mood-altering substances.

  • Coerced clients: how to work with clients who are obliged to see you, e.g. in forensic settings.

  • Case assessments and formulation.

  • Evidence-based practice, especially: is it working with this particular patient? How to evaluate progress with individual clients.

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What the course will give you:

  • You will have a good understanding of what schemas are, both adaptive and maladaptive ones.

  • You will gain insight into your own schemas and how they affect you.

  • You will understand how schemas perpetuate themselves and, more than that, what may be done to undermine maladaptive schemas.

  • You will know about the challenging behaviour that schemas can produce, and the importance of working out what constitutes 'adaptive behaviour'.

  • You will be part of what is usually a high-interest, high energy event, where delegates address a fascinating phenomenon and what can be done to work with it.

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What you receive as a result of attending the course:

All delegates are registered at APT HQ as having attended the course, and receive a certificate to acknowledge their attendance and registration. As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This accreditation is given weight by the fact of over 93,000 professionals having attended APT training.

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How can I get more involved?


Bring the course to your organisation
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Up to 16 people can attend this course, and we bring it to you for an all-inclusive fee.
The 3-day course costs £4,165 plus VAT and the 2-day course costs £2,950 plus VAT.

The fee covers all costs: the tutor, tutor's expenses (travel and accommodation), a workbook for every delegate, course evaluation (evaluation document returned to you), registration of all delegates on the APT database, individual certificates of attendance sent to each delegate after course attendance, certificate sent to you listing all who attended. You provide the teaching room, any refreshments you want to, and the delegates!

To arrange this course, email office@apt.ac - or call 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.


Become a tutor for the course
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In order to achieve this you need to attend APT’s School for Tutors; this is a 4-day course (Monday lunch to Friday lunch) held in Leicester, England. Successful graduation from the school enables you to tutor this and other courses in your own organisation, simultaneously saving your organisation half the course fee. If you are a senior clinician with a real flair for putting things across, then click here.

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As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course.



 
 
   
 
Post-course feedback ratings for the Schema Focused Cognitive Therapy training course:

Average Presentation Rating: 94%
 


Average Relevance Rating: 94%
 



Written feedback:


"Course content was very impressive. The delivery of the training was excellent. I will not hesitate to recommend the course to friends and another organisation."

Richard Lroanya, Project Worker


"The course was well planned and executed. The presenter delivered the material with confidence, skill and humour. I was completely engaged the whole time and enjoyed the combination of information/education and interactive practice ... One of the best presentations I have been on for a long time. I look forward to more in the future."

Lynn Binns, Psychologist


"Flexible, educational and entertaining."

Simon Mitchel, Clinical Psychologist


"Covered a good amount of information at a good pace. The right balance of teaching and interaction. The role plays were very informative and helpful. The tutor was very open and receptive to questions and comments and managed the structure of the day well. I really enjoyed the whole day. Thank you."

Claire Hobbs, Clinical Psychologist


"It's a wonderful insight into Schema Therapy. I am now ver
y informed and equipped to utilize this knowledge in my practice. Thank you for a job well done."

Franklin Okunowo, Project Manager


"This course gives one a better chance and insight in working with clients and people."

Clement Gomez, Project Worker


"I really enjoyed the delivery and content of the course. It was informative and relevant to what I do. Presenter's style was encompassing, relaxing and encouraged a good environment to learn."

Sizwile Tshuma, Project Manager


"Found the course very useful and educative. The course really changed my life and behaviour."

Grace Ogunade, Project Worker


"Course content was very impressive. The delivery of the training was excellent. I will not hesitate to recommend the course to friends and another organisation."

RichardIroanya, Project Worker



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