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10:00 - 17:00



Remco van der Wijngaart

28th November 2020
Time (CEST) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The workshop will be held in English and through the ZOOM platform


Imagery rescripting is generally regarded as one of the most effective techniques within schema therapy. It is also an effective stand alone treatment for anxiety disorders such as Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD and more recently Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. However, it is often difficult to apply this technique. For instance, therapists are regularly faced with challenging situations in which, for example, the client says ‘I have no memories of my childhood’ or ‘I don’t want to dredge up those old memories, what would be the point of that?’. Furthermore, patients have often been so damaged by their childhoods that childhood memories are very emotionally charged. As a result, therapists are inhibited from using imagery to bring back images from that charged past for fear of decompensation.

This workshop aims to make therapists more proficient in applying imagery rescripting. Existing skills will be refined and challenging situations discussed and practised. During the workshop, use will be made of recently developed teaching materials specifically focused on imagery exercises and based on the most recent insights and experiences of this method. Specialist fields of application will also be discussed, such as imagery rescripting in flash-forwards and nightmares.

The workshop is aimed at therapists who are already working with Imagery Rescripting and who wish to increase their skills and the effectiveness of this intervention.

The objective is that this day should be an enjoyable, educational experience involving a lot of practice within a secure atmosphere, in order to enable the therapists to apply Imagery rescripting more often and more effectively.

Remco van der Wijngaart

Remco van der Wijngaart is a psychotherapist and healthcare psychologist. He was trained and supervised in imagery rescripting by Jeffrey Young, the founder of schema therapy. Remco has his own independent practice for psychotherapy in Maastricht. For over 20 years he worked in the academic department of an outpatient mental health institution. As a therapist he participated in numerous treatment studies into anxiety, somatic symptom and eating disorders, as well as personality disorders.

Saturday 28th November -10 a.m.-5 p.m. (CEST)

10.00-10.20  Welcome, good place imagery to warm things up, explanation. Of difference with ‘safe place’, program for today and   identify specific needs and questions

10.20-10.45  Theory of imagery and imagery rescripting. Discussion how to explain the rationale to the patient and general discussion of   rationale and goals in IR

Imagery rescripting-Therapist rescript
10.45-10.55 Introduction
10.55-11.10  Demonstration Fighting Punitive Parent; No challenging situations
11.10-11.35  Exercise in pairs:
11.35-11.45  Evaluating the exercise: summarizing key guiding principles and introduction of the window of   tolerance
11.45-12.00  coffee break

Challenging situations:
12.00-12.05  Identifying challenging situations

  • Controlling Coping mode is too strong making it impossible for patients for experience feelings, get images
  • Guilt inducing parent modes making patients feel guilty when you step in and do the rescripting
  • Abnormal reactions of child modes

Coping modes
12.05-12.30  Coping Mode-Bringing in the PO into the image
12.30-12. 55  Exercise in pairs bringing coping mode into IR
12.55-13.00  Evaluation of exercise
13.00-13.45  LUNCH

13.45-14.00  Introduction on challenging parent modes
14.00-14.30  Role play fighting challenging antagonists and. Dealing with abnormal reactions from child modes
14.20-14.50  Exercise in pairs fighting antagonists and/or abnormal reactions child modes
14.50-15.00  Evaluating the exercise

Therapist’s pitfalls
15.00-15.15  Demonstration and plenary exercise in identifying different pitfalls for therapists when applying IR
15.15-15.30  coffee break

Client rescripts
15.30-15.45  Introduction on IR in 2nd phase.
15.45-16.00  Demonstration client rescripts
16.00-16.20  Exercise in pairs with an personal situation of the participants
16.20-16.30  Evaluating the exercise
16.30-17.00  IR for future trigger situations, specialist areas, questions


The workshop will be held in English and in a webinar format via the ZOOM platform
Time (CEST): 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Upon confirmation of registration you will receive all indications and directions for attending.

Workshop addressed to Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Psychiatrists


Euro 122,00 VAT included

To register please fill the ONLINE FORM and pay the participation fee at the same time.

The payment must be done via bank transfer to the following bank account:
Scuola di Psicoterapia Cognitiva srl
IBAN IT87K0538703202000001606300
Reason “REMCO November 2020”


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