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Schema Therapy Training

Castlewood Treatment Center staff recently participated in training with George Lockwood on Scheme Therapy. The training was two days, Monday and Tuesday 1/28 and 1/29.  All of the therapy staff attended the training held at Castlewood. Schema Therapy was developed by Dr. Jeffrey E. Young for use in treatment of personality disorders and chronic Axis I disorders, such as when patients fail to respond or relapse after having been through other therapies (for example, traditional CBT). Schema Therapy is an integrative, twenty first century psychotherapy synergistic-ally and systematically combining theory and techniques from previously existing therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychoanalytic object relations, Attachment Theory, and Gestalt therapy (Young, 2003, p. 6). The training covered the basic concepts of schema therapy, how to apply schema therapy with eating disordered and complex clients, and case conceptualization/treatment planning using the schema therapy model. After the training the instructor George Lockwood sent this to our staff about his experience at Castlewood. From our Schema instructor George: I wanted to thank you again for your having me come out and really appreciate yours and the staff’s interest in the approach. I wish I had thought of saying this before we all ended the day but I wanted to mention to you (and would appreciate it if you can pass it on) that I have never presented to a group that has been so clinically astute, quick to grasp what I was talking about, articulate, warm and fun. I was delightfully surprised. In having the chance to talk about cases this came out all the more so with the insightful questions and stimulating discussion. You are a remarkable bunch. It is also clear that a great deal of has gone into making a program and facility that is state of the art. I was impressed. I also enjoyed learning from all of you. Schema Therapy Institute Midwest

 George Lockwood, Ph.D., Director


Dr. Lockwood is the Founder and Director of the Schema Therapy Institute Midwest, a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, is certified in cognitive therapy and has Advanced International Certification in schema therapy. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive therapy under the supervision of Aaron T. Beck in 1982, and has training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and object-relations approaches. He has participated in the development of schema therapy with its founder, Dr. Jeffrey Young, over the past 31 Years. He is a board member of the International Society of Schema Therapy.

Dr. Lockwood is the co-author of a recent factor analytic investigation of the Young Schema Questionnaire and Young Parenting Inventory, serves as a consultant on a number of schema therapy research grants, and has written a number of chapters and articles on cognitive and schema therapy including “A New Look at Core Emotional Needs” and “Schema Therapy and the Role of Play and Joy” in the recently published Handbook of Schema Therapy. He has maintained a private practice for the past 30 years.