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Irish Individual Schema Therapy Training Programme (Adult)

2023 ISST Accredited Irish Individual Adult Schema Therapy Training

Marino Institute in North Dublin


September 28th, 29th & 30th,  2023

November 16th, 17th & 18th, 2023 

March 7th & 8th,  2024

Description: In-Person in Marina Institute, North Dublin

The training will cover the ISST individual adult schema therapy curriculum, the ISST required didactic and dyadic training components for those wishing to subsequently apply to ISST for certification as a schema therapist or advanced schema therapist.

ISST-accredited Individual Adult Schema Therapy Training

8 days of training, dates 28-30 Sept (module 1) , 16-18 November (module 2) 2023 and 7 and 8 March 2024 (module 3)

Schema therapy is an integrated therapy comprising cognitive, Gestalt, attachment-based, object relations and behavioural components.  The therapy was developed by Jeffrey Young for adults with personality difficulties related to childhood trauma who did not respond to CBT.  At the heart of the treatment is the client’s unmet emotional needs from childhood and the maladaptive cognitive and emotional schemas related to these unmet needs.  Through interview and completion of schema questionnaires, the therapist works with the client to collaboratively identify unmet childhood emotional needs and associated schemas to create a shared formulation.  In a structured and systematic therapy of between 6 and 24 months, the therapist works to allow the client experience those needs being met in the therapy relationship and in experiential exercises, and thus facilitates schemas healing.  Homework is set around generalising this meeting of emotional needs outside the therapy relationship and helping clients to strength and develop their abilities to find adaptive ways to meet their emotional needs on an ongoing basis.  Schema therapy has been shown to be highly effective in treating individuals with complex issues including Borderline Personality Disorder (Gieson-Boo et al, 2006) and with other personality disorders (Bamelis et al, 2014).

Qualifications and prior experience necessary:

Participants need to accredited/registered/licensed mental health practitioners with a least a Bachelors degree. The course will be of interest to Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Psychologists specialising in Psychotherapy, Psychotherapists accredited with IACP, BABCP & IAHIP.

Participants need to have attended 12-hours/2-days of Introduction to Schema Therapy or have participated in 6-hours of introduction to Schema Therapy and have 6-hour of independent study in Schema Therapy in order to be eligible to participate in the training.

Booking Details:

Fees & what is included: e.g., materials, lunch

            PSI member: €1,300

            Non-PSI member: €1,500

8 days of ISST-accredited training with at least 1 accredited ISST trainer and an assistant trainee who is an ISST certified schema therapist,  in a group of 12-15 with trainer-participant ratio between 1:10 and 1:15. All pre-course and course materials. Additional resources will be made available to participants after the course has been completed through a shared Drop Box folder.  The training covers the ISST curriculum that is required for those wishing to pursue accreditation as either a schema therapist or advanced accredited schema therapist.


Contact for making reservations and enquires: 


And 087 336 0042

Cancellation and Refunds Policy:

A non-refundable booking deposit of €400 is required to hold a place on the course. The balance is due 2 weeks before the course begins.

Cancellations can be made up to two weeks in advance.

Why Schema Therapy?

Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.

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