Adapting Schema Therapy for Forensic Settings
In this webinar Jackie Craissati engages Kerry Beckley - an experienced schema therapy
(ST) supervisor and trainer - in conversation about the application of ST to clients in
forensics settings. It is a timely discussion that honours the passing of Dr Aaron Beck,
the first person to introduce the concept of schema as a core organising construct in
the Cognitive Therapy model.
The conversation will outline the key tenets of the ST model, and will review the
emerging evidence base, both generally, and specifically with forensic populations. We
will consider the 'added value' that ST offers, and how it can assist in understanding the
function of physical and sexual violence. We will also take a critical stance in relation to
the model, reflecting on some of the ways in which ST could be harmful. Finally, we will
outline some of the possible future developments, considering the modalities of
individual, group and couple work.
The webinar is aimed at forensic practitioners who have some awareness of the ST
model, however limited, who are interested in learning more about its application, or
wish to use the opportunity to reflect on their own clinical practice. Come join the