Welcome to Schema Therapy Institute

At Schema Therapy Institute we offer certification training in Schema Therapy for practitioners wanting to learn more about how to use this approach with their clients. Our training not only meets International Society for Schema Therapy guidelines for training but has an applied practical approach to problems that present in the room day to day.  We love offering training to practitioners who can offer this approach and hopefully touch the lives of many individuals who have suffered in one way or another in their lifetime.

About Schema Therapy

As a psychotherapy, Schema Therapy is a deeper way of working and allows both client and practitioner to understand the developmental origins of  someone’s difficulties.  The therapy attempts to treat beyond just symptoms but create a healing opportunity to early adverse experiences that relate to the problems being experienced.

As a practitioner, this very humanistic approach feels like a very natural and rewarding process and way to work.  The theory and approach itself also resonates for clinicians, as we too have schemas and modes that have come out of our own early experiences and thus have an appreciation for how these difficulties can come about and the enormous effort involved in creating change in one’s life.

I too had a similar experience to Jeff Young, in that some individuals were not responding to traditional therapy methods that did not have a greater emphasis on how our past experiences shape our current difficulties.  For this reason Jeff has devoted his life to developing this highly effective and evidence based therapy.  Like many other practitioners and clients for that matter,  I am deeply grateful! 

Dr. Rita Younan

Schema Therapy for Professionals

At Schema Therapy Institute we offer certification training in Schema Therapy for practitioners wanting to learn more about how to use this approach with their clients.