2018 ISST CERTIFICATION AS A SCHEMA THERAPIST
Qualifications to apply for Certification for those completing training after December 31, 2014:
To qualify for certification in Schema Therapy a person must fulfil the following two
1. Academic training: Hold at least a master’s degree in psychology, clinical social work, psychiatric nursing or a counselling area that leads to licensing; or a medical degree with psychiatric residency (or residency equivalent if it is defined differently in that country).
2. License or certification for practice: In countries that certify or license the above professions, a person must be certified or licensed by either the Government body or professional organisation which grants this. If no such control exists in a country, the standard of one of the national or international Professional psychotherapy organisations must be met to fulfil this requirement.
If you belong to another group that is licensed or certified to practice psychotherapy in your country, please submit this information with your
academic qualifications to be considered for certification application. Some countries have described in detail how the ISST qualifications need to be applied for their country. The UK is one example of this and for exception requests these standards are used.
Training and Certification can be obtained for:
- Children and Adolescents
A new programme for Auxiliary Schema Therapists (for professionals in auxiliary disciplines to psychotherapy is also now available
For further detail and updated information regarding Certification as a Schema Therapist please refer to the ISST Website – https://schematherapysociety.org/Certification