Our goal is to help you succeed with couples.

 

But are you afraid you may not be able to afford the training?  Here is what I can offer: If you live in a country invaded by war, we want to help you and your families and the children!  We work for peace!  You can email for a substantial discount.  Also, if you live in an impoverished country and need to serve Christian clients better, if you commit to all 4 Training Tracks, we can offer tuition that can fit with your economy.   

REGISTRATION DETAILS:  WHEN YOU CLILCK ON A REGISTRATION LINK ON THIS PAGE, IT TAKES YOU TO THREE SUBSEQUENT SCREENS THAT NEED FILLING OUT.  THE LAST ONE IS THE PAYPAL SCREEN THAT TAKES YOU TO YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT.  AFTER YOU HIT THE PAYPAL BUTTON AND IT PROCESSES YOUR PAYMENT, YOU WILL GET A RECEIPT.  ON THIS RECEIPT IS YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION FOR YOUR ZOOM MEETING (OR IF A SERIES, FOR ALL OF THE SUBSEQUENT SESSIONS UTILIZING THE SAME LOGIN INFORMATION.) SO KEEP THIS INFORMATION.  IF YOU NEED ANOTHER TYPE OF INVOICE BEYOND WHAT PAYPAL IS PROVIDING YOU, PLEASE EMAIL ME AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE IT.  IF YOU DON'T GO ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE PAYPAL PAYMENT SYSTEM, IT MAY APPEAR THAT YOU HAVE "REGISTERED" OR "CREATED AN ACCOUNT", BUT WITHOUT COMPLETING THE PAYPAL CHECK OUT, THERE IS NO LOGIN INFORMATION THAT THE SYSTEM PROVIDES.  IT'S A MULTIPLE STEP PROCESS.  THANK YOU.  ALSO, IF YOU ARE REGISTERING AND PAYING FOR THE MORE EXTENDED TRAININGS AND YOU DO NOT QUALIFY DUE TO LACK OF LICENSE OR MENTAL HEALTH CERTIFICATION , THE SYSTEM MAY ACCEPT YOUR PAYMENT NONE-THE-LESS.  I WILL BE CHECKING YOUR REGISTRATION DETAILS AND WILL REFUND IT BACK TO YOU IF THIS IS THE CASE, MINUS THE PAYPAL FEES.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK WITH ME IN ADVANCE OF PAYMENT IF YOU ARE UNCLEAR WHETHER YOU MEET THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE LICENSED OR CERTIFIED IN YOUR JURISDICTION AS A MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER, OR WHETHER THE COURSE YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR REQUIRES IT, IF YOU ARE UNCLEAR.

Ready to travel to a new level with clients?

New training video available: 
"Needs versus Wants". 

Presenters:  Dr. Simeone-DiFrancesco together with guest professor, Romuald B. Simeone

$34 USD

1.5 hours of continuing education credit offered for ISST members.

 

 

 

 Training Tracks are Offered

You will find MORE scheduled virtual trainings below. 

 

 

 

 

Track D: 30 hrs. Standard Individual

Schema Therapy Training Next course starts:

Fridays & Saturdays, 

Sept. 7,  13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, Oct. 4 and 5. 9:30 AM Central till 1:00 PM, Last session ends at 11:30 AM.      To register & for additional information please click here.

   
Climb the heights of bettering your therapeutic skills!  Learn to take them to a whole new level and perspective with this 30 hour Standard Individual Schema Therapy  course.  (This course is in the process of submission to the isst to qualify for the ST Couples Certification Track B below which requires 30 hours of preparatory approved ST course work.)  

track b

 Schema Therapy with Couples 

 

Presented by Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist & co-author:  ST with Couples, A Practitioner's Handbook to Healing Relationships.

Certified at the Advanced & Trainer Levels, ISST

30 hours 

This ISST approved program meets ISST requirements leading to certification in Schema Therapy with Couples.

 

 

Tuition is $850 USD

30 units

 

Schedule for the Next Training:

9 total sessions. Attendees must be able to attend all of the days in full.

Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM Central (Chicago)

Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, Nov. 1, 2, 8, 9, and concluding on Nov. 15 at 11:30

 

To register: please click here.

 

THIS Training  IS ONLY FOR LICENSED OR CERTIFIED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.  IT includes understanding of schemas, modes,  all the basic modules for isst-approved schema therapy with couples.

 schema therapy relationship, schema and mode interventions, chair dialogues, integrating Gottman, EMDR and Emotion-Focused techniques, step-by-step creating a detailed Client Conceptualization, techniques for traumatized clients, containment and self-calming, couple’s empathy producing exercises, de-escalating clashes, Mode Maps and Couples Clashcards, using the needs versus wants sorting tool, red versus blue leg contextual schema therapy applications, etc.

  •  didactic training hours And  role-play, encompassing experiential, dyadic practice, & fishbowl exercises 

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Please contact me ifyou wish to pursue certification. ISST Certification requires prerequisites prior to taking this course.

See Track D above if you wish to pursue certification &/or wish to be properly prepared for this course if you do not have Schema Therapy background.

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  • For those who wish the Culturally Competent ST for Christians,  we add 10 hours of additional training components that make it culturally attuned for competent and effective practice with Christians

  • Please see track a if you are interested in this add-on non-required option.

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Our view is that it is difficult to isolate problems only to the individual,

and for many who are married or in some other type of relationship, knowledge of both types of service delivery (individual or marital/couples) is a must to determine the most effective intervention for the client who is contacting you. 

read more about st at my practice website:

 

HTTPS://WWW.CONNECT-TALK.COM

 

 

 

Track a

CULTURALLY COMPETENT

jesus-centered sCHEMA tHERAPY training for christian patients

Also presented by Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco

This is a 10 hour workshop. 

1:30 PM Central (Chicago) on the following fridays and saturdays: 

 

Sept. 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, Oct. 4, 5

&

 Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, Nov. 1, 2, 8, 9, and concluding on Nov. 15, where it starts at noon.

 

(These times and dates immediately follow the close of the Schema Therapy Standard Individual & Couples Trainings & apply the concepts learned to a Christian population of clients.  The 10 hours is divided between the 18 sessions. and some dates will have more content and time than others.  These sessions will go between 15 to 45 minutes in length, given the topics covered in the ST training that day.)

 

Fee is $270

 

This course IS ONLY FOR LICENSED/CERTIFED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, IT takes some of the interventions that you may already know, and teaches you how to make them Jesus-Centered.  This means, inviting Jesus actively into your sessions with Christian clients and partnering with Him for healing!  It includes topics that are all Jesus-Centered and integrates a Culturally Competent Christian application of well-known interventions for clients wishing to bring their faith into their therapy.

For Cultural Competence with Christians it demonstrates the methodology of Jesus-Centering in Guided Imagery, utilization of Chair-dialogues & other chairwork; CBT homework exercises, and application of Lectio Divina into a client session.  It also covers imagery rescripting in terms of using the re-parenting of both the therapist and Jesus.  Participants have opportunity to practice in dyads. 

Graduates will receive a certificate of completion of Jesus-centered schema therapy upon having completed  Tracks a,b,c & d. 

To register please click here.

 

 

nEWS!

 

JANUARY 14, 2022, DR. SIMEONE-DIFRANCESCO WAS GIVEN A CPA AWARD FOR ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH EXCELLENCE 

for co-authoring:

Schema Therapy with Couples, A Practitioner's Guide to Healing Relationships

Published by Wiley & Sons.

 

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTATION

Provided by Dr. Simeone-DiFrancesco

 

There is nothing like discussing in a small group or tutored individually.  The learning goes from the head to the heart, and we become better together.

All Educational Consultation follows ISST best practices.

English only, unless the group engages a translator via Zoom platform.

Contact me for current rates suited to your country.

 

Past trainingS

2024:

  • 4/29/24 ISST Sponsored training: Cultural Attunement & Connect-Talk

2023:

  • San Diego, CA:  Jesus-Centered Schema Therapy & Virtue-based Theology of the Body 

2022:

  •  Cairo: The missing Link:  Ethical & Multicultural Decision-Making of Couples & Families in Schema Therapy
  • CopenhagenConnect!

2021:

 

  • Bulgaria, Schema Therapy with Couples
  • Mexico, Schema Therapy with Couples.

 

2016

  • 7th International Conference of Schema Therapy, Vienna, Austria

2014

  • 6th International Conference of Schema Therapy, Istanbul, Turkey

2012

  • 5th International Congress of Schema Therapy, New York City

2010

  • 3rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Schema Therapy, Coimbra,  Portugal                                                     

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

Romuald B. Simeone, Professor, Jesus-Centered Institute, LLC

 

 

track c

Scriptural Pastoral Foundations

 

Training & Certificate of Completion provided by Romuald B. Simeone in partnership with Jesus-Centered Institute, LLC.

 

 

The tuition costs are as follows:

There are three terms per year, each encompasses 4 months.  one 3 credit course is offered with continuity each term.  One three credit course is $725.   18 credits are needed to obtain the certificate.

  Full payment  of the term you  start with is required at registration, together with a $50 technology fee.  you do not need to take the terms in order.  you can view a recording if you miss a session.  but for certification, you must attend live at least 50% of the classes and participate. 

 

 

Via Scriptural Pastoral Foundations, therapists and others can become trained and formed via the Scriptural Books of John for Jesus-Centering of their work from within the Christian culture and religion.

 

This course is for Jesus-Centered Healthcare & Allied Ministries.  IT IS NOT LIMITED TO MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.  IT is OFFERED through our partnership with Jesus-Centered Institute, LLC and Professor Romuald B. Simeone.  This is a two year training program that provides a certificate of completion.

Its goal is to learn who Jesus is more precisely and be committed to Him more fully, understanding “follow me”.  It covers verse by verse in-depth explication of the JohanNine scriptural writings.  The books are read without commentary, but with the verses expanded to include in narrative fashion all the EXEGESIS & HISTORICAL SETTING. 

Taught by Professor Romuald B. Simeone, Scriptural Scholar, Genetic Historian, Theologian & Mission Catechist.  Required materials are the 4 textbooks of Bible, Love Letters From Your Father, Books of John, (Gospel (VOLS. 1a & 1B), Letters (vOL. 2)  & Revelation (vOL. 3), Lectio Divina, plus 63 hours of videos.  The books are for purchase (Amazon) and the 63 hours of video accompany the books for no extra charge.  There is approximately 9 hours of student engagement per week.  This time may be spent on watching the videos, readings, assignments and a monthly one hour group tutorial/class  with Professor simeone over zoom.  in this live, synchronous interactive class, questions and discussion regarding the scriptural readings and gospel jesus occur.  You will be taught how to make what the gospel is saying to you, personal to your life, and to hear how jesus is speaking to you day by day.  

New development!  We have added to the curriculum an application of these readings to Jesus-Centered therapy and culturally compentent psychotherapy treating Christians seeking to integrate their faith with their psychotherapy and/or marital growth & healing.  Dr. Simeone will add her special expertise in this area when there are therapists who have enrolled in the course.

 

 

  

 

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Zoom meeting dates are:

Year 1 2024

Term 1: Completed.  Next offering is in 2025. Contact us for more dates.

Term 2:  June 21, July 19, Aug. 16 and Sept. 20.

Term 3:  Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, and Dec. 20

 

Year 2 2025

Term 4: Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Ap. 18.

Term 5: May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15

Term 6:  Sept. 19, Oct 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 12.

 

  • All zoom classes are on the third Friday of the month With the exception of  Dec. 12, 2025

  • Time is 2:30 PM Central (Chicago) time.

  • (You do not need to seek Certification, but if you do, it involves completion of all 6 terms over two years plus the  24 synchronous Zoom hours.  completed On a weekly basis are the paced outside reading & viewing of the videos.)

 

See Jesus-Centered Institute, LLC website for more podcasts, books & videos from 

Romuald Simeone: 

https://jesus-centeredinstitute.org

 

 

 click here  TO REGISTER.