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Michiel van Vreeswijk

Michiel van Vreeswijk

Michiel van Vreeswijk, MSc is clinical psychologist and CEO of G-Kracht Mental Health Care Institute, The Netherlands. He is a certified supervisor and personal therapist in cognitive behavioral therapy (VGCt; Dutch CBT society), certified supervisor schematherapy individual and group schema therapy (ISST, Dutch society of ST) and specialist group therapy (Dutch society of group psychotherapie: NVGP). Michiel van Vreeswijk gives regularly schema therapy workshops/ supervision/ personal therapy in the Netherlands and worldwide. He is (co-) author/ editor of several schema books/ chapters/ articles.

  • All you need is: Tough love to live your life fully in a healthy state.

    Co-presenting with Jenny Broersen
    Sometimes you get stuck in schema therapy. Patients understand their schemas and modes and what they should do to change, but seem not to dare their life at the fullest. Patients who seem to undermine their progress in becoming more resilient. Almost clinging to maladaptive modes every time there is a chance to change. Trying to tackle all the different schemas and modes individually has not been successful and seem to lead to desperateness. When you are at this point in schema therapy it is time to change strategy. To throw overboard all the separate schemas and modes and focus solely on the Undermining mode (with all it different colours). In this workshop we demonstrate a form of chair technique in which the client and the patient surpass the Undermining mode and actively work on creating a working alliance between the Healthy adult and Vulnerable child of the patient using though love as a limited reparenting style.

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