Schema Therapy is an experience-based psychotherapy which integrates elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, psychoanalysis, Attachment Theory, Constructivism and Emotionally Focused Therapy, in a clear, exhaustive, and explanatory model formulatedby Dr. Jeffrey Young.
Schema Therapy is particularly useful when treating anxiety and chronic depression; eating disorders
(anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating); problems between couples; long-term difficulties in maintaining satisfying emotional relationships; and in helping to prevent relapses in substance abuse. It has also proven to be effective when treating patients with complex long-term problems such as Personality Disorders, particularly Borderline Personality Disorder, as shown by the scientific study conducted by Professor Arnoud Arntz.
Other studies are ongoing but results also demonstrate positive effects with patients suffering from Avoidant Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder, as well as with patients with mental illnesses (often described as ‘chronic’) who have shown resistance to other forms of therapy. In recent years, the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) has established guidelines for various trainings: Training in Schema Therapy for Individuals, for Couples, for Groups and for Children & Adolescents.
For the first time, the Italian Society of Schema Therapy (S.I.S.T.) is organising its first International Conference in one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Rome. The world’s leading experts in this field will be coming together to present on the most recently-discovered and important aspects of this effective form of therapy, both through pre-conference workshops and var-ious keynote presentations. We are delighted to announce that the founder of Schema Therapy, Jeffrey Young, will be present at the conference, giving both a workshop and keynote talk.s
Over the course of the conference you will have the chance to hear from a variety of therapists, both Italian and from all over the world, who will be speaking about their research and clinical experience. There will also be a large section devoted to posters. To submit reports and clinical studies to the symposia or to propose posters write to firstname.lastname@example.org