ISST APPROVED SCHEMA THERAPY TRAINING FOR THERAPISTS
Finally…the opportunity to learn Schema Therapy in CA from highly experienced, creative trainers!
Trainings are currently on pause, while we creatively update and redesign our program.
Schema Seminars will soon be offered – designed to help schema therapists further develop their skills.
We highly recommend the Schema Therapy Community for therapists seeking support in learning ST.
Learn Schema Therapy With Us
The CALIFORNIA SCHEMA THERAPY TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM, located in sunny San Diego, is directed by Kathryn Rudlin, LCSW and Dr. Evangelia Anthis, passionate advocates of this approach.
There is a strong need for skilled therapists to provide Schema Therapy in the US and internationally. We receive frequent inquiries from potential clients looking for trained schema therapists; the demand far exceeds the number of therapists currently available.
The primary focus of our program is teaching therapists to facilitate Schema Therapy with individuals. We’re closely affiliated with the New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy, directed by Dr. Jeffrey Young & Wendy Behary, LCSW – their highly skilled trainers and supervisors support and contribute to our trainings.
This program is fully approved by ISST (International Society of Schema Therapy) SchemaTherapySociety.org.
Why Schema Therapy?
Developed by Dr. Jeffrey Young in the late 1980’s, this integrative approach combines theories and strategies from attachment theory, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and experiential therapies.
In the 25 years since its inception Schema Therapy (ST) has evolved rapidly, and is now a thriving, evidence-based, well conceptualized therapy approach being used and taught internationally.
This therapy approach helps clients heal deep wounds and effectively treats a variety of client issues to include personality disorders, addiction, healing from complex trauma and much more.
About Schema Therapy
Schema Therapy creates a therapeutic flow from present to past, helps younger parts heal and provides experiential strategies to move forward. Not only understanding what’s unresolved, but safely experiencing it. Clients really like this approach; it’s empowering and provides a dynamic healing blueprint for lasting change.
Suggested Resources for Therapists
Your Coping Skills Aren’t Working
Richard Brouillette, LCSW has written an engaging self-help book on Schema Therapy. How to “Break Free” from the self-destructive coping “skills” that hold you back!
Online Schema Therapy Classes
Our colleagues in Australia present a variety of excellent online classes in ST
Learn and Earn CEU’S
Collection of CEU opportunities from Wendy T. Behary, MSW, LCSW, founder of The Schema Therapy Institutes of NJ-NYC-DC.
Brief intro to Schema Therapy
What’s Unique about the California Schema Training Program?
Schema Certification: Frequently Asked Questions
“Schema Therapy got to the core of my pain and helped relieve it after residing deep within me for years. For the first time in my life, I felt understood and validated. This approach was the gateway to becoming whole and the beginning of a new life.”
Schema Therapy Training Team
Kathryn (Kathy) Rudlin, LCSW
With over 30 years as a licensed therapist in California, I was initially trained as a family therapist and gained valuable experience working with teens in settings to include foster care, wilderness therapy and psychiatric hospitals. My passion for this population included supervising interns, writing a workbook on facilitating adolescent groups, and publishing articles on parenting at-risk teens.
Personal, educational and professional experiences finally unlocked the mystery of my own family’s dysfunction and in doing so I discovered my passion to help others do the same. In meeting Wendy Behary, who successfully uses Schema Therapy to heal narcissists, and those in relationship with them; I discovered an approach that deeply heals this pain, decreases the trauma and allows those who use it to free themselves from the pain of the past and thrive!
Kathy authored the book: Ghost Mothers, to increase awareness of the difficulties in growing up un-mothered. She has a private practice in San Diego, CA, talks about Schema Therapy any chance she gets and is thrilled to be facilitating the training program with Litsa.
In addition, Kathy trained intensively with Dr. Karyl McBride, author of the book: Will I Ever Be Good Enough, and is a certified therapist through her program.
Evangelia (Litsa) Anthis, Psy.D
As the child of Greek immigrants, growing up during the Apartheid era in South Africa made a profound impact on the person Litsa is today. Driven by hope for a different future and an end to the everyday human suffering all around her, she chose to become a Social Worker.
Litsa completed her education in the UK with a PhD in Counseling Psychology, later specializing in Psychodermatolgy: supporting individuals with the impact of skin disease. In 2002, she discovered Schema Therapy; an empathic and explanatory approach that deeply resonated with her own life experiences.
After ten years in London, she moved to Greece on a mission to mitigate the stigma surrounding therapy in her native culture. Over the next ten years, she worked in private practice, promoted psychological services in various settings, became President of the Greek Psoriasis Society, and became an Advanced Schema Therapist after attending the first Schema Therapy certification training program offered by Dr. Young in 2008.
“I am so delighted to add a few words of praise and support for our California Colleagues, Kathy Rudlin & Litsa Anthis. This is a dream come true for me and many others who are working to continue to grow our reach in this country… Finally a West Coast option facilitated by two incredibly talented Advanced ST trainers.”
WENDY BEHARY, THE NJ INSTITUTE FOR SCHEMA THERAPY
Schema Therapy Supervisory Team
We are ecstatic to introduce our team of highly skilled and experienced Supervisors, all qualify as an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. They have been carefully chosen and we’re thrilled each has agreed to provide a high level of individual schema supervision to trainees in the California certification program.
Paul DelGrosso – DC and Bethesda, MD
SPECIAL EXPERTISE IN: PTSD, CBT, CPT, PE, EMDR, BOWEN FAMILY SYSTEMS
Paul is a Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience providing therapy to adults, adolescents, families and groups, and specializes in treating trauma. He teaches ST to therapists, with Wendy Behary, in the DC area.
Merrie Pearl – New Orleans, LA
SPECIAL EXPERTISE IN: MINDFULNESS, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, STRESS, EMDR, ACT, GOTTMAN
Merrie has over 20 years as a Schema Therapist and has a teaching style that’s warm and authentic. She works primarily with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, stress and transitions.
Dr. Arnie Reed – United Kingdom
SPECIAL EXPERTISE IN: BPD, EMDR, DBT, COMPLEX CLIENT PRESENTATIONS
Arnie is a chartered counseling Psychologist and director of Schema Therapy Training Workshops in the UK. He enjoyed a full military career before pursuing a second career in Psychology, and attended the first ST certification program in NY, facilitated by Dr. Jeffrey Young.
Jeff Conway – New York
SPECIAL EXPERTISE IN: EFT WITH COUPLES, GROUPS, MALE SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
Jeff is a licensed clinical Social Worker in Mid-Town Manhattan, and is the President of ISST. He is certified as an advanced trainer in both individual and couples Schema Therapy. In addition he’s a founding member of the ISST, has been providing Schema Supervision since 2008, and recently completed intensive training videos with Wendy Behary.
Harriet Achtentuch – Milburn, NJ
SPECIAL EXPERTISE IN: TRAUMA, PHOBIA, EATING DISORDERS
Harriet is a Clinical Social Worker who primarily provides couples counseling, and provides therapy for issues of depression and anxiety to adults and adolescent girls. She has a nurturing, accepting style in treating unresolved issues.
Dr. Danielle Sauve – Quebec, Canada
SPECIAL EXPERTISE IN: EATING DISORDERS, MOOD DISORDERS
Dr. Sauve is a Psychologist with special interest in helping individuals who are struggling in their relationships, with the consequences of childhood distress, and with mood disorders. She attended the first Schema Therapy certification program in NY, facilitated by Dr. Jeffrey Young, in 2008. Her interpersonal approach is flexible, collaborative, warm, and caring.
Dr. John F. Gasiewski – NYC & NJ
SPECIAL EXPERTISE IN: CBT, RELATIONSHIP ISSUES, NARCISSISM, NARCISSISTIC PARTNERS, ANGER, STRESS AND ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, GRIEVING, DIVORCE AND CUSTODY, YOUNG ADULTS
John is the Regional ISST Coordinator for the US & Canada, with over 20 years experience in corporate, hospital, private practice and academic work setting. He has a warm, kind, caring presence in providing ST and supervision.
Dr. Judith Margolin – Princeton, NJ
SPECIAL EXPERTISE IN: TRAUMA, DBT, COMPLEX PTSD, PBD, DID, RELATIONSHIPS
Judith is a Psychologist with over 20 years experience. She is currently the Clinical Director of the Women’s Program, Princeton Healthcare System.
Elizabeth Lacy – New York, NY
SPECIAL EXPERTISE IN: NARCISSISM, SEXUAL ADDICTION, OTHER ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS, INTENSE ANXIETY DISORDERS, COUPLES
Liz is a clinical social worker licensed in New York, with over 20 years experience . She trains internationally, in New York City and through the NY/NJ Schema Institute, and has many years of experience in agency-based social work and executive management.
Dr. Susan Simpson – Scotland
SPECIAL EXPERTISE IN: CHAIRWORK, COUPLES WORK, SHORTER- TERM ST, EATING DISORDERS
Susan is Director of the Schema Therapy program in Scotland, to include her specialist workshop on preventing burnout in mental health professionals. She is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience using ST with complex clinical problems and personality disorders. In addition, she has published several research papers using ST for complex eating disorders, and her current research investigates the effectiveness of using Group ST for this disorder. Dr. Simpson is also a Senior Lecturer at the Univ of South Australia.
Marsha Blank – New York
SPECIAL EXPERTISE IN: CHAIRWORK, BPD, ATTACHMENT, POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, TRAUMA, SOMATIC THERAPY, PARENT GUIDANCE
Marsha Blank, MA, LCSW began her career as a Schema Therapist working at the Cognitive Therapy Center of New York/The Schema Therapy Institute, directed by Dr. Jeffrey Young. She has expertise in working with Personality Disorders, Attachment Issues, Anxiety Disorders and Intergenerational Trauma. Marsha has worked extensively with pregnant and postpartum women, mother/infant dyads and families. She is an advanced certified schema therapist, supervisor and trainer in Individual Adult and Child/Adolescent ST, and is a Certified Somatic Developmental Psychotherapist. email@example.com 917-974-2789
Jean Notaro – Ireland
SPECIAL EXPERTISE IN: SEX ADDICTION, CHRONIC LONG – TERM PROBLEMS, CBT, MINDFULNESS
Jean is a founding member of the Schema Therapy Association of Ireland (STAI), is in private practice and a part – time lecturer at PCI COLLEGE in Dublin; training counsellors and psychotherapists.
Olivia Thrift – Northern CA
SPECIAL EXPERTISE IN: DBT, CBT, COMPASSION FOCUSED THERAPY, COMPLEX TRAUMA
Olivia has worked in diverse clinical settings and founded the Psychology Company, in the UK. She successfully Integrates yoga and mindfulness into ST, and co-authored a chapter in the book, Creative Methods in Schema Therapy.
“PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH IS THE ABILITY TO GET ONE’S NEEDS MET IN AN ADAPTIVE MANNER.
The central project of children’s development is to get their core needs met; the central project of effective parenting is to help the child get these needs met: and the central project of Schema Therapy – its primary objective- is to help adults get their own needs met.”
— Dr. Jeffrey Young
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