Chairwork as part of the process of therapy – 1 day workshop
Date:*New dates to be confirmed shortly*
Location: Radyr Golf Club, Dryscol Road, Radyr, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF15 8BS
Cost: £115.00 per person – book this workshop together with Imagery Rescripting and pay £190.00 in total and make a saving.
Lunch, parking and refreshments provided.
Using Chairwork with clients has many therapeutic benefits and can be a powerful technique to integrate into your practice. In some psychological approaches it is an integral part of the process as in schema therapy.
Give voice to the inner dialogue we might be having with ourselves. For example, clients may describe the different parts of themselves thinking and feeling differently about a situation, relationship or decision. Chairwork can offer opportunity to explore this and hear the messages with clarity.
Chairwork can help the therapist and client identify any unhelpful thinking styles and barriers clients bring to the session. Developing and exploring healthier styles in chairs can help facilitate change.
Chairwork acknowledges how complex some of these inner dialogues can be but can help clients separate and structure what is helpful to them and what isn’t.
Chairwork can be particularly effective for clients who want to make a decision, respond differently in a relationship or explore repeated patterns of negative behaviour.
This 1 day workshop will provide expert tuition and demonstrations (live or video) of Chairwork exercises allowing delegates to practise skills. The day is aimed at a wide range of clinicians who work with clients with difficulties from mild to severe including complex PTSD and/or personality disorders or similar presentations. Please note that attendees are not expected to have prior experience of Chairwork or schema therapy but should be willing to practise Chairwork in dyads; this is not simply a didactic workshop.
About the Course Presenter
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Certified Schema Therapist and Clinical Supervisor
Arnie enjoyed a full military career before pursuing a second career in Psychology. After leaving the Army he completed his BSc in Behavioural Sciences in 1998 and his Practitioner Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey in 2001. Searching for the most useful interventions to fit the unique presenting difficulties of clients, Arnie completed a post-graduate diploma course (at UCL) in Applied Hypnosis, received training in EMDR and completed the National Intensive DBT Training. Along with Chris and Litsa, Arnie attended the first International Schema Therapy Certification course at the Schema Therapy Institute in New York and was trained directly by Dr Jeffrey Young. Arnie is a fully certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer, and full member of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). Arnie has worked in the NHS since 1998 and currently works in a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) in Cardiff and also has a busy private practice. Arnie now specialises in complex client presentations including those clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and so-called treatment-resistant difficulties. He has also been involved in developing a local NHS BPD Service. Arnie teaches schema therapy on the South Wales PsychD in Clinical Psychology and on the University of Wales, Newport, Graduate Diploma Course in CBT. He is co-director of Schema Therapy Workshops, which delivers Schema Therapy training and supervision in the UK and overseas and has done so since 2010.
Please note that a minimum of 6 attendees is required to run this workshop.