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Summary of Workshop Dates, 2018
Application Form for ADVANCED Accreditation/Certification Programme (MS Word)
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Joining Information for Workshop 2       in  LONDON (3 days), 2017
Joining Information for Workshop 1       in  MANCHESTER (3 days), 2018
Joining Information for Workshop 2       in  MANCHESTER (3 days), 2018
Joining Information for Workshop 1       in  LONDON (3 days), 2018
Joining Information for Workshop 2       in  LONDON (3 days), 2018

      To enhance the learning experience of our workshops we have chosen venues with pleasant, warm                    atmospheres.  Our 2018 venues are:    
                                                                                            *  LONDON - The Hilton, London Euston
                                                                                            *  MANCHESTER - The Midland, Manchester
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Certification/Accreditation Programmes
All of our Accreditation/Certification Programmes are approved by the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) and culminate in certification/accreditation as a schema therapist if the candidate reaches the required standards.  

To date, over 50 mental health practitioners have achieved International Society of Schema Therapy certification/accreditation in schema therapy through Schema Therapy Workshops  Ltd. 
Key Components & Requirements of the Programmes

STANDARD Certification/Accreditation

The Standard Certification/Accreditation Programme is suitable for all experienced mental health professionals who have intermediate or advanced level general psychotherapeutic skills. Applications are open to candidates who meet the entry criteria outlined at the bottom of the page.  It is possible to begin the Standard programme and then move to the Advanced programme at any point in the process.  The Standard programme comprises:
1. Two intensive three-day workshops and, one, one-day workshop

2. 20 hours of individual supervision, each 50 minutes in length. These may be conducted face-to-face, by telephone, or Skype (or equivalent) or via video conferencing (if equipment
is available).  The supervision sessions must continue for at least one year on a regular basis. 

3. 3 video or audio recordings of client therapy sessions, to be submitted at regular intervals, each accompanied by a completed Schema Case Conceptualisation form.  The final session ratings will be scored by an independent rater other than your supervisor (arranged by us) 

4. A minimum of 2 cases treated with schema therapy, at least 25 therapy hours each.  One case must have a personality disorder or have significant personality disorder features and one case must be appropriate for schema mode work due to complication, chronicity, failure to respond to treatment or relapse. 

Cost: £3,690

This includes all training, supervision and ratings of recorded sessions.
Payment can be spread across 1 or 2 years or supervision can be paid for on a 'pay-as-you-go' basis or a mixture of both: please just ask for what fits for you!

ADVANCED Certification/Accreditation

The Advanced Certification/Accreditation Programme is suitable for all experienced mental health professionals who have intermediate or advanced level general psychotherapeutic skills. Applications are open to candidates who meet the entry criteria outlined at the bottom of the page. It is possible to begin the Standard programme and then move to the Advanced programme at any point in the process. The Advanced programme comprises: 
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1. Two intensive three-day workshops and one, one-day workshop  

2. 40 hours of individual supervision, each 50 minutes in length. These may be conducted face-to-face, by telephone, or Skype (or equivalent) or via video conferencing (if equipment is available).  The supervision sessions must continue for at least one year on a regular basis. 


3. 6 video or audio recordings of client therapy sessions, to be submitted at regular intervals, each accompanied by a completed Schema Case Conceptualisation form.  The final 2 session ratings will be scored by an independent rater other than your supervisor (arranged by us).


4. A minimum of 4 cases treated with schema therapy, at least 25 therapy hours each: one case must have a personality disorder or have significant personality disorder features and the remainder must be appropriate for schema mode work due to complication, chronicity, failure to respond to treatment or relapse.  

Cost: £5,990

This includes all training, supervision and ratings of recorded sessions.
Payment can be spread across 1 or 2 years or supervision can be paid for on a 'pay-as-you-go' basis or a mixture of both: please just ask for what fits for you!

DATES

Workshop 1, 2018

Manchester
Mon, Tues & Wed, 5, 6 & 7 March 2018
9 Places left
London
Mon, Tues & Wed, 4, 5 & 6 June 2018
10 Places left

Workshop 2, 2018

Manchester
Mon, Tues & Wed, 11, 12 & 13 June 2018
12 Places left
London
Mon, Tues & Wed, 10, 11 & 12 Sept 2018
10 Places left

1-Day Workshop, 2018

Manchester
Thurs 14 June 2018
11 Places left
London
Thurs 13 Sept 2018
9 Places left
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Eligibility Criteria to begin this ISST-Approved Schema Therapy Training Programme​​

Access to UK, International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)-approved schema therapy training programmes is only open to candidates who are already qualified practitioners allowed to provide one-to-one psychological therapy to clients.  Such candidates will have graduated from a counselling, psychotherapy or applied psychology training programme run by an approved professional body. The training programme will have included research and significant amounts of supervised one-to-one clinical practice within the adult population, culminating in accreditation of that regulatory body, conferring the right to practice one-to-one therapy.   If you do not meet the following criteria you can still attend the workshops on a 'stand-alone' basis. 
 
The candidate, both as a schema therapy trainee and later as an accredited schema therapist must be, and then continue to be a fully accredited member of the regulatory body that accredited the training programme they attended which in turn conferred the right to practice one-to-one therapy, and their clinical practice will continue to be regulated by it.  Currently, training and regulatory bodies recognised by UK, ISST-Approved Schema Therapy Training Programmes are the BABCP, BACP and BPS. Being fully accredited to such a body before embarking on a schema therapy training programme leading to accreditation as a schema therapist will also facilitate gaining and maintaining the required Professional Indemnity Insurance.  Proof of accreditation to one of these bodies will be required by our Training Programme Director and by the ISST.  Psychologists should be registered with the Health Care & Professions Council (HCPC) and continue to be registered both as a trainee schema therapist and as an accredited schema therapist.
  
Applicants will be required to produce evidence before begining the training programme and later to the ISST of their eligibility to join a training programme leading to accreditation as a schema therapist.  This includes:

   
  • Full Accreditation to the BABCP
                  OR
  • At least Individual Counsellor/Psychotherapist Accreditation to the BACP
                  OR
  • Eligibility for chartered membership of the BPS within one of the following divisions:
    •  Clinical Psychology
    •  Counselling Psychology
    •  Forensic Psychology.
              Psychologist applicants must also be registered with the HCPC. 
  • At least a bachelor’s degree.

If accepted for training onto our ISST-approved schema therapy training programme the candidate, both as a schema therapy trainee and later as an accredited schema therapist must be, and then continue to be a fully accredited member of that regulatory body and their clinical practice will be regulated by it.  
 
Exceptions for Practitioners who hold a Core Qualification in Mental Health
Applications from practitioners who do not meet the above training criteria but hold a core qualification in mental health may still be eligible to join our ISST-approved training programme due to their general qualifications and experience in mental health. Such applications will be scrutinised on a case-by-case basis and applicants will be required to produce detailed evidence to our Training Programme Director and later to the ISST that the criteria as outlined below has been met.  Such applicants include: mental health social workers; mental health occupational therapists; mental health nurses; nurse therapists; community psychiatric nurses and psychiatrists. Applicants holding a core qualification in mental health and requesting that their applications be processed under the Exception provision must meet the following criteria:


  • Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree in their field (unless their professional training route accepted a non-related degree and postgraduate diploma together with mental health experience) in either psychology, nursing, psychiatry, occupational therapy, social work, medical, or in a counselling area that leads to accreditation.
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  • Applicants will be required to demonstrate to our Training Programme Director and later to the ISST, a comprehensive portfolio spanning several years of comprehensive and well-rounded training (not in-house training), in a psychotherapeutic approach such as CBT, CAT, ACT, (not DBT, mindfulness, compassion-focused, hypnotherapy, coaching, neurolinguistic programming or similar types of training) with at least 200 hours of supervised clinical practice by experts in that area. 
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  • The applicant must be a fully accredited member of the relevant professional body and their one-to-one clinical practice must be regulated by it.  Relevant professional bodies include:
    • Nursing: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
    • Occupational Therapy: British Association and College of Occupational Therapists (BAOT/COT).   
    • Psychiatry: Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP)
    • Social Work (England): British Association for Social Workers
    • Social Work (Northern Ireland): Northern Ireland Social Care Council
    • Social Work (Scotland): The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
    • Social Work (Wales): Care Council for Wales

  • If accepted for training onto our ISST-approved schema therapy training programme the candidate, both as a schema therapy trainee and later as an accredited schema therapist must be, and then continue to be a fully accredited member of their professional body and their clinical practice will be regulated by it. 

  • Contingent on prevailing statutory requirements applicants applying under this exception rule might be required to belong to the HCPC. Currently, this requirement applies to mental health social workers, mental health occupational therapists and nursing staff.

Time Limits
The ISST stipulates that you must complete the certification/accreditation process within 3 years from the date of your final training workshop of the programme.  Candidates can apply to the ISST for extensions in extenuating circumstances but it is very important for you to consider if you can commit to this.