We offer an ISST approved Training Programme in Schema Therapy comprising four workshops, delivered over two blocks of time: 3 days in the autumn and 4 days in the spring each year. You may also attend our workshops simply for CPD purposes. Each course is tailored to maximise your learning, with a balance of teaching, expert demonstration, experiential work and role play. You benefit from a high trainer to delegate ratio, allowing for a good amount of role-play coaching.

Delegates give consistently high feedback (4.6/5 where 5 = excellent; n = 513). Participants have said:

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"I enjoyed the practical exercises ... in particular the feedback during these / opportunities to ask advice during these were helpful"

*FREE Schema Therapy Toolkit video set -see below*

 Dr Gill Heath and Dr Tara Cutland Green deliver our regular workshops. They are Chartered Clinical Psychologists and trained in Schema Therapy under Jeffrey Young in New York. They are ISST-certified trainers & supervisors, members of the ISST Training & Certification committee and creators of the Schema Therapy Toolkit, a set of training videos that has been well received across the globe. Together,  Tara and Gill co-authored a chapter on Schema Therapy in the The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology – An Evidence Based Practice Approach (Routledge, 2nd Edition, 2016, Edited by Alan Carr & Muirreann McNulty). Many clinicians trained by Gill and Tara have gone on to become ISST-accredited Schema Therapists.

You must have some previous knowledge of Schema Therapy and experience of working with complex clients before attending Workshops 1 or 2 (a, b or c). Ideally you will have read Reinventing Your Life (Young & Klosko, 1993) and Schema Therapy: A Practitioners Guide (Young, Klosko & Weishaar, 2003).

By attending workshops 1, 2a, b & c you cover all of the teaching necessary for accreditation with the ISST. For details of further requirements and information about our accreditation programme see our Accreditation page.

If you’re interested in further training via webinars, hosted by Institut für Schematherapie Rheirn-Ruhr, please visit (These are provided in English.)


Workshops 1 and 2a, b & c, together cover the complete taught component required for accreditation with the ISST.

Book onto them all and receive a FREE Schema Therapy Toolkit video set (worth £74)*.

*Following receipt of full payment.

 See also: Schema Therapy in Forensic Settings (at the bottom of this page).


Workshop 2a: Schema Therapy for Borderline Presentations (2 days, £340) (2a, 2b & 2c together £630)

  • Conceptualising Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in schema modes
  • Research evidence for the effectiveness of Schema Therapy for BPD
  • Working with self-harm and suicide risk
  • Limited reparenting with different schemas and modes
  • Advanced imagery and chair work skills

Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th June 2019; 9.15am-5.15pm. London: BPS Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4UE. Book a place by completing this booking form and arrange payment as detailed.

Workshop 2b: Schema Therapy with Anxious, Avoidant, Dependent & OCPD presentations (1 day, £180) (2b & 2c together £340) 

  • Formulating Cluster C Personality Disorders in schema mode terms
  • Generating motivation for emotional connection and behavioural change
  • Overcoming mode based resistance to change
  • Reparenting and Healthy Adult work with fear, dependence and rigidity
  • Integrating mindfulness, joy and play to enable change
  • Working with Forensic Modes (optional opt-in teaching)

Wednesday 5th June 2019; 9.15am-5pm with optional forensic teaching 5-5.30pm. London: BPS Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4UE. Book a place by completing this booking form and arrange payment as detailed.

Workshop 2c: Schema Therapy: working with Narcissism (1 day, £180) (2b & 2c together £340) 

  • Formulating narcissistic modes and engaging NPD clients
  • Using the therapy relationship for change
  • 8 micro-skills for working with over-compensation
  • Therapist schema activation and healing

Thursday 6th June 2019; 9.15am-5.15pm. London: BPS Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4UE. Book a place by completing this booking form and arrange payment as detailed.


Workshop 1: Foundations of Schema Therapy with Complex Cases (3 days, £510)

  • Assessing and formulating complex cases in terms of schemas and modes
  • Limited reparenting and empathic confrontation
  • Imagery for schema healing and behavioural change
  • Chair work to combat maladaptive schema modes
  • Structure and style of Schema Therapy
  • Healing therapist schemas and the therapy relationship
  • Working effectively with endings

Mon 30th September – Weds 2nd October 2019; 9.15am-5.15pm. London: BPS Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4UE. Book a place by completing this booking form and arrange payment as detailed.

Workshop 2a, b & c will be offered again in April 2020.


Schema Therapy in Forensic Settings, with Kerry Beckley (1 day, £190; 2 days £335)

8th (9.15am – 4.30pm) & 9th (9.30am – 4pm) April, 2019. London BPS Offices, 30 Tabernacle St, EC2A 4UE.

Forensic settings provide particular challenges when applying Schema Therapy.  Typically, the client group is highly complex and diverse, and the settings in which therapy is undertaken can be restrictive and potentionally reinforcing of individuals’ early adverse experiences.  Challenges are also faced in terms of the public and professional narratives that exist around individuals who have caused significant harm to others, and their right to care and compassion questioned.  Navigating forensic contexts from a reparenting stance can feel unsafe for practitioners if the approach is not understood by the environment.

These two days are aimed at clinicians who work with clients in forensic settings.  A basic knowledge of Schema Therapy is required.

Day 1: Individual work with forensic clients, including:

  • Particular challenges of engagement
  • Working with forensic modes
  • The safe use of limited reparenting and empathic confrontation

Day 2: Systemic issues and team working in forensic settings, including:

  • The extension of limited reparenting via teams
  • Schema-informed formulation and consultation
  • Using schema-informed conversations in practice

Dr Kerry Beckley is a Registered Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical and Forensic) and the current Chair of the Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology.   She is an Accredited Schema Trainer/Supervisor in Individual and Group Schema Therapy and a full member of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).  She is the current chair of the Group Schema Therapy Training Committee and the Board Elections Committee (ISST).  She has worked in various forensic settings developing Schema Therapy services and schema-informed practice.  She has published and presented on forensic Schema Therapy for many years both nationally and internationally.

Book a place by completing this booking form and arrange payment as detailed.

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Bookings must be received at least 5 working days before workshops begin and your place is not guaranteed until payment is received.

Cancellation Policy: If STA receives notification of a cancellation eight weeks or more before a workshop begins this will incur a £30 administration charge; receipt of cancellation four to eight weeks before the start of a workshop will incur a charge of 50% of the workshop fee. If fewer than four weeks’ notice is given the individual or funding organisation is liable for the full fee irrespective of the reason for which the individual is unable to attend. 

Given that there are a limited number of places on our courses, we are unfortunately unable to offer a fee reduction or deferment of your place to a later date if you are unable to attend at short notice.

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