Schema Therapy for
Week 1-6 readings and learning modules available immediately on registration (Interactive elements start for this course on May 30, 2023)
Addictive Disorders and Behaviours are a mixed bunch. Addictions can include drugs, alcohol, spending, gambling and sex to name some of the most prevalent substances and processes. These are some of the most challenging behaviors we face as therapists. We sometimes feel powerless, hopeless, frustrated and even, at times, judgmental toward these seemingly self-destructive behaviors.
This online course covers a overview of the concepts and techniques of schema theory and therapy (ST) as it relates to the conceptualization of addictive 'behaviours' and 'modes'. This includes the origins and development of modes specific to addictions, as well as core experiential, interpersonal, cognitive and behavioral change techniques for intervention. Participants will be shown how to conceptualize addictions in a way which makes working with people who struggle with addictions easier to understand, empathically confront and engage in the treatment room. Schema Therapy is well-suited for this population due to high comorbidity rates (66-78%) of personality disorders and trauma, and a track record of working with complex issues. Participants will learn ways they can help clients to build a healthy adult self while healing attachment and other core needs.
Training can be viewed at your own time and pace. There will be access to live Zoom Q&A Meetings with Liz (recorded) and discussion forums to encourage active engagement and learning. The material will be made available to registrants for a further 6-weeks after the completion of the course (so 16-weeks access in total).
As this is a masterclass course - It is recommended that attendees have a basic understanding of the schema mode model prior to the course.
A certificate will be provided for a total of 16-Hours CPD. The course can be completed at your own pace.
To see our foundational schema therapy courses see: Schema Therapy Training Online (teachable.com)
- Intro: Getting the Most Out of This Training (2:21)
- Webinar 1 (ppt): Origins: Attachment, Emotion Regulation and Addiction (24:06)
- Movie Anyone? Pain of Addiction: Requiem for a Dream (4:19)
- Webinar 2 (ppt) Assessment: The Beginning of Case Conceptualization (36:22)
- Skills Video: Assessment (6:53)
- Learning at Home: Readings that Help
- Practice with Wendy
- Intro: Why the Therapeutic Relationship is So Critical with Addictive Disorders (3:57)
- Webinar 1 (ppt): The Therapeutic Relationship: Authentic Bond and Effective Intervention (32:24)
- Lecture: Enhancing Therapeutic Bonds Through Empathy for Addictive Mode Cycles (19:32)
- Skills Video: Healthy Empathy for Destructive Modes, "This Makes Sense" (3:17)
- TED Talk: "Almost Everything We Know About Addiction Is Wrong" (14:36)
- Self Reflection Exercise and Research
- Intro Lecture: Phases of Treatment: Is This Person Ready for STAT?
- Webinar 1 (ppt): The Triple Mode Cycle (33:08)
- Concept Talk: The Intrapsychic Wall Between Modes (5:09)
- Webinar 2 (ppt): How To Balance Sessions: Behavior Change, Set Limits and Meeting Real Needs (41:55)
- Skills Video: Balancing the Therapy Session (4:38)
- Intervention: Target the Central Addictive Mode with the Person (7:04)
- Extra Resources: Support and Process Groups
- Intro: "The Velvet Hammer", Confronting Detached Modes (2:02)
- Webinar 1(ppt): Minimizing, Secrecy, Hiding in Enabling, Avoidant Modes (39:07)
- Skills: Confronting Detached, Addictive Modes (3:21)
- Skills: Confronting Avoidance and Lies (11:12)
- Webinar 2(ppt) : Inner Critic: Identification and Change (16:21)
- Skills: Confronting Inner Critic While Setting Limits (9:01)
- Infamous TV Addicts: How Much Do We Accept Ourselves? (2:40)
- Word to the Wise: Think Repeat and Deepen Interventions (1:52)
- Intro and Webinar 1(ppt): Lonely, Rejected, Shamed, Abused and Impulsive Child (31:02)
- Skills Video: Healing the Lonely, Rejected Child in Addictive Cycles (10:20)
- Word to the Wise: Holding Hope for Your Client (2:52)
- Lecture Summary: Putting It All Together: What Treatment Looks Like (5:07)
- Quiz: Conceptualization and Process of Treatment
- Webinar (ppt): Relapse Prevention (37:25)
- Skills: Listening for Attachment Tears (10:07)
- Webinar 2 (ppt): Prevention and Behavioral Rehearsal: Imagery for Present and Future (13:02)
- Skills: Imagery for Present and Future (15:34)
- Last Thoughts... (3:31)
- Downloading Your Certificate and Keeping an Active PD Record
Presenter - Liz Lacy, Advanced Accredited Schema Therapist, LCSW (USA)
Liz Lacy, LCSW, provides individual, couples, and group therapy in private practice in New York City. She has an Advanced Certification in Schema Therapy and is a member of the International Society for Schema Therapy, having served on the ISST's Board subcommittee for Supervisor Training.
Liz is also an Emotion Focused Couples Therapist, a member of NYCEFT and is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Liz contributes to professional publications and develops and implements training programs for the NY/NJ Schema Institute, private practices throughout the Tristate area, NASW and Orange County Trauma Task Force among others. Throughout her long career in human services, Liz has worked in mental health treatment, intensive alcohol treatment programs, served as clinical director for an HIV service organization and clinical supervisor for a NYC Sex Addiction Treatment Center. Her focus for the past decade has been working with individuals with PTSD, sexual and other addictions, chronic anxiety disorders and personality disorders, especially Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders.)
In April 2021, New Yorker Magazine named Liz as one of the top therapists in New York City.