Workshops & Trainings

"If the path before you is clear,

you are  probably on someone else's."

- C. G. Jung

Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

Covid-19 Update:

All workshops will be fully refunded should they be cancelded due to restrictions around Covid-19

Modern Therapy Approaches for Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Personality disordered patients pose a unique challenge to any therapy and in this category the narcissistic patient is amongst the most difficult to engage. Their demanding interpersonal style often threatens the therapeutic alliance thus endangering the most effective factor in the treatment process. Therefore treatments of these clients often fail. The intention of the workshop is to offer clinicians therapeutic tools to navigate these challenges better by drawing on the wealth of recent developments in treatments of personality disorders (PD) and integrating these advances to the specific pathology of the narcissistic client.

Napier, 15th - 16th October 2020

9 am to 5 pm (both days), Fee: early bird $365 until 14/08/20 then $425 full catering included

Introduction to CBASP: Treating Chronic Depression with the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy

Chronic and treatment resistant depression has evaded for some time the reach of therapeutic change, yet with the advent of the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis  System of Psychotherapy-CBASP, this has changed. This is a treatment designed to the very specific psychopathology of chronic depression, which relies on systematic personal therapist involvement and a specific strategy of confronting the patient with their interpersonal failures. Thus, this training will provide you with some tools and techniques to deal with the often overpowering challenges of the very hopeless and generalized stances of these clients („nothing will help me“). The treatment uses a very structured approach to these clients and has been proven effective in larger clinical randomized trials.

Napier, 22nd August 2019

9 am to 5 pm, Fee: early bird $185 until 31/05 then $215 full catering included

Complex Cases: 

Treatment of Chronic and Recurrent Mental Health Problems by Personality Functioning Informed Therapy 

Chronic and recurrent mental health problems are often not just a challenge to the patient but also to the therapist, as these severe conditions frequently defy standard treatment approaches. Many of the Axis I disorders (depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, somatoform disorders, addictions and diffuse psychiatric complaints) have a high risk of becoming chronic conditions that eventually wear out the patient and the treatment providers. Standard CBT treatments that aim at symptom reduction often fail to address the maintaining factors that relate to the intra-psychic dynamics of personality functioning. The workshop addresses this gap by utilizing an integrative approach of evidence-based therapies (ranging from CBASP to Schema Therapy to psychodynamic approaches e.g. TFP, MBT) that focuses on personality functioning as an underlying factor in maintaining chronic mental health disorders. It aims to refine therapists’ conceptualization of these complex cases and to enhance their repertoire of interventions based in a clear understanding of the patients’ pathology.

Napier, 12th - 13th Nov 2020

9 am to 5 pm (both days), Fee: early bird $365 until 12/09 then $425 full catering included