ISST INSPIRE 2018

March 9, 2018

Over May 24th to 26th, INSPIRE 2018 (in Amsterdam) will mark the return of the International Society of Schema Therapy’s (ISST) three-day biennial conference.

In an email to subscribers the ISST notes that tickets are limited and the event is expected to sell out, so registration soon would be advisable for those interested in attending (conference page on the ISST website).

Secure Nest was represented by it’s co-founders at the INSPIRE 2016 conference in Vienna and this year will be represented by Sally Skewes &┬áMichiel van Vreeswijk in a symposium on conference DAY 1 at 10.30 AM -12.00 PM. We would encourage you to attend this session if you have an interest in eHealth as it gathers a number of thought leaders in this space including Alp Karaosmanoglu, Gitta Jacob, Eva Fassbinder, Michiel van Vreeswijk and Sally Skewes.

A brief on the symposium is below (with full details available on the ISST website):

As the therapeutic landscape changes alongside advances in technology, therapists will have access to increasingly innovative ways of connecting with their clients and contributing to client wellbeing, enhancing therapy outcomes. By integrating eHealth programs into Schema Therapy, the transfer of Schema Therapy experiences from the therapy room to the everyday lives of our clients can be promoted as support can be provided in the moment through technology. Technology has the potential to solve some of the issues related to decreasing session allowances across the world, long waiting lists and other difficulties accessing Schema Therapy. This symposium addresses the development and effectiveness of eHealth programs designed specifically for Schema Therapy to create positive change in the lives of our clients. We will explore the following questions; 1. Is it helpful to provide clients with eHealth tools to gain a deeper understanding of relevant basic core needs, schemas and modes? 2. Which clients benefit from eHealth programs? 3. What elements should be incorporated in eHealth programs to contribute positively to the change process as an adjunct to face to face therapy? Growing evidence indicates that specialised eHealth tools can be integrated into Schema Therapy with positive outcomes that hold great promise. This symposium brings together therapists from Germany, Turkey, Australia and the Netherlands working with specialised eHealth programs who will present the programs they are developing and preliminary results for a variety of disorders including BPD and mixed PD. Karaosmanoglu will present the production process and effectiveness studies of a self-help app. Jacob and Fassbinder will present Priovi, which is a Schema Therapy based online program for patients with Borderline Personality Disorder. Skewes and van Vreeswijk will present Secure Nest, which is an eHealth tool designed for Schema Therapy.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Secure Nest Team

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