Neumann, Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist for Children and Adolescents (CBT) in the LVR-clinic Essen, since 2018 development and implementation of Schema Therapy in a psychiatric inpatient unit for adolescents with school absenteeism and associated mental disorders; therapeutic leadership for the inpatient unit – Full ISST membership – Standard Certification in ST-CA.
Towards Resilience in ST-CA: How to empower the Clever-Wise mode in Children and Young Adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment
Co-Presented with Dr. Christoff Loose
Schema Therapy has become a hot topic within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and the world of Psychotherapy in general. Method. In the following Pre-Conference Workshop, we would like to extend the meaning of “Schema Therapy” to a level from where we can strengthen and foster the acquisition of positive attitudes, functional modes and positive schemas in inpatient as well as outpatient treatment. As an example we will present the inpatient schema-/modebased therapy in a 16-year-old adolescent with school absenteeism and demonstrate how positive-based schema therapeutic techniques can be adapted to the specific needs of school avoiding patients with internalizing symptoms. Goal. The goal is to reinforce the client’s/patient‘s positive experiences, e.g. by supporting them to get in touch with their strengths (Clever-Wise mode) and to connect them (internally) with significant others in their lives (e.g. helpful peers, parental caregivers, and significant others). Conclusion. Beside the basic steps within this positive Schema Therapy approach, the workshop offers many practical demonstrations through picture and video material or life demonstrations, and small exercises allow the participants to transfer the content into their own practice.
Combination of Individual- and Group-Schema-Therapy in an Inpatient Setting for Adolescents with Depressive and Anxiety Disorders
The application of schema therapy in group settings has been established in various forms (cf. Vasconcellos 2020, Reiss et al 2015). The combination of group therapy and individual therapy allows for the exploration and deepening of schema and mode activations experienced in the group, as well as the preparation and follow-up of interventions in the individual setting.