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"Schema Therapy has been shown to be significantly more effective than traditional treatments for a broad range of personality disorders, contributing to real recovery, not just symptom reduction" 

The International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) is the member organization committed to the principles and practice of schema therapy. Bringing together a community of clinicians, researchers, educators, and supporters from throughout the world, ISST provides standards of excellence for the practice of schema therapy, including trainings, workshops, research, and certifications.

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Are you a researcher? ISST has a large community of researchers advancing schema therapy. Review the latest research in schema therapy on many fronts, including books, articles, and journals. Find colleagues near you to support research efforts in schema therapy. Become part of the solution.


Training & Certification

Want to advance your clinical skills in schema therapy? Visit the Training and Certification page to find out more about ISST's offerings. We have trainings and workshops in schema therapy throughout the world, and offer several specialty areas of certification. 


Why Schema Therapy?

Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.

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