The use of chair technique in psychotherapy
9th-10th October 2020
Time (ro) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The chair technique was conceived by Fritz Perls, Gestalt Psychotherapy’s founder, in the 1960s and is one of the most widely used experiential techniques in Schema Therapy (ST), a clinical approach by Jeffrey Young. Over the decades, transversally to different psychotherapeutic models, different application of the technique have been developed, with the aim of tailoring the technique in the contexts of individual, couples and family psychotherapy.
Within the ST, the chair technique is mainly applied to work with the patient’s dysfunctional Modes, so as to bypass, negotiate or stem some problematic parts. Other possible applications of the use of one or more chairs, is related to the management of unresolved losses or bereavements, traumatic situations and dysfunctional relationships or inner conflicts. Finally, in other cases the technique can be employed to learn assertive behaviours or for making decisions or working with opposite poles.
The Workshop is mainly experiential and is aimed at providing practical and immediately applicable tool, allowing participants to learn the different uses of the chair work, both within the Schema Therapy, that in other approaches frameworks.
Workshop recognized by ISST (International Society of Schema Therapy)
At the end, ISST official certification will be issued.
Friday 9th October 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
A brief history of schema therapy and introduction of schemas and modes
Introduction of the chair work
Cases when chair work is useful
How to propose chair work to patients and overcome common forms of resistance
Saturday 10th October 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Chair work to work with parent modes
Chair work to overcome coping modes
Chair work for dialogues with people from past or present
Chair work for ‘empathic confrontation’
THE WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD IN ENGLISH AND THROUGH THE ZOOM PLATFORM
Prof. Eshkol Rafaeli
Prof. Rafaeli is a clinical psychologist (in the United States and Israel),a Professor at theDdepartment of Psychology and the Neuroscience program at the Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and a researcher at Barnard College at the Columbia University. The "Affect and Relationships" laboratory which is direct by E. Rafaeli, deepens the processes that regulate the most intimate relationships, affective and interpersonal processes in psychopathology and psychotherapy.
He has been using Schema Therapy since joining Jeffrey Young’s Cognitive Therapy Center in NY in 2002, becoming a supervisor in the NY program, and (after he moved to Israel in 2009) was one of the founders of the 'Israel Institute of Schema Therapy”.
He supervised, lectured, and wrote extensively on Schema Therapy. He is co-author with David Bernstein and Jeffrey Young of "Schema Therapy: Distinctive Features" published by Routledge, and most recently contributed with chapters to volumes "The Self in Understanding and Treating Psychological Disorders" (Oxford Univ. Press, 2016). He is a member of the editorial board of several Journals, including Psychotherapy Research, Behavior Therapy and Journal of Research in Personality.
FEES AND REGISTRATION
The workshop will be held in English and in a webinar format via the ZOOM platform
Time (Romania): 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Upon confirmation of registration you will receive all indications and directions for attending.
FEES: special price for emerging countries 780 RON
To register please fill the ONLINE FORM below and pay the participation fee at the same time.
The payment must be done via bank transfer to the following bank account:
Beneficiary: CENTRUL PENTRU STUDII DE PSIHOTERAPIE
COGNITIVA METIS S.R.L.
Banca Transilvania Ag. Piata Amzei
IN CASE OF RENUNCIATION THE REFUND OF THE PARTECIPATION FEE IS NOT PROVIDED