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Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy Certification

The ISST  Executive Board has approved a separate certification in Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy based upon the recommendations of a work group of experts in this area. They are listed here: Christof Loose, Peter Graaf, Gerhard Zarbock and Petra Baumann-Frankenberger from Germany, Maria Galimzyanova, Paul Kasyanik and Elena Romanova from Russia, Ida Shaw from the US. 

Now we have a new Committee for Children and Adolescents (CAC). Please find below the list of selected members for the CAC.

Chairperson: Christof Loose

Members: Diana Teodorescu from Romania, Estelle Valerie Macdonald from New Zealand, Gal Geffen from Israel, Katerina Aggeli from Greece, Maria Galimzyanova and Paul Kasyanik from Russia, Janine Peckham of Germany/Australia and Nicole Haubitz from Germany.

The approved curriculum and requirements can be found in the attachments below. The same academic and licensing requirements of the ISST for individual ST certification apply to applicants for any of the specialty area certifications including ST-CA.

Applications for ST-CA Certification first go to the Certification Committee Chair:  Christof Loose and after review and referral to the full committee as needed they are sent to the Certification Coordinator of the ISST Executive Board for approval. Applications must be submitted in English.  If you need help with translation contact the certification reviewer for your country listed on the individual ST certification page of this website.

Grandparenting closed l September 2014. For any fast tracking applications please refer to the fast tracking policy: 

Application for fast tracking to become an ISST certified supervisor

Here are links to CA Schema Therapy details:

ST-CA Certification Requirements

ST-CA Certification Curriculum

ST-CA Case Conceptualization

ST-CA Rating Scale

Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy Trainer & Supervisors    


Rachel Samson

Erin Bulluss


Niina Jukkara


Katerina Ageli


Christof Loose  

Peter Graaf  

Gerhard Zarbock

Petra Baumann-Frankenberger

Claus Lechmann

Leokadia Brüderl

Eva Dresbach

Anke Kaupe

Andreas Hager

Christine Zens 

Christian Ferreira de Vasconcellos

Sussanne Röder

Anja Kalbfus

Nicole Haubitz

Janine Peckham


Ofer Peled

Gal Geffen


Stefano Terenzi


Marcela Pedroza Atitlán


Mieke Boots

Jeffrey Roelofs

Eelco Muste

New Zealand  

Estelle Macdonald


Diana Teodorescu

Russian Federation  

Maria Galimzyanova

Elena Romanova 

Paul Kasyanik


Katja Molnar

Margitta Krahmer

Saskia Bommer

Melanie Achermann


Alp Karaosmanoglu

Z. Deniz Aktan

Gökçen Güven

United Kingdom

Suky Macpherson


Ida Shaw (2017-2020 Chair of the C-A Certification Committee)  

Marsha Blank  

Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy Supervisors    

Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy Advanced Level Certified


Alison Bocquee


Arja Suovesi-Pöysti


Marion Pothmann

Nikolaos Dimitriadis

Lina Bischoff


Sergio Alejandro Morales Hernández


Natalia Shilnikova

Uliana Rozova

Anna Buslaeva


Ayşenur Güngör

Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy Standard Level Certified


Mareike Krieger

Alexandra Prauchner


Reetta Aalto-Setälä


Hendrik Buech

Kati Tönnis

Denis Duca

Sarah Wuenn

Ursula Neumann

Julia Hensel

Maik Mersmann 

Hannah Schult

Joana Elisa Pieroth

Jeanette Piekny

Jenny Hampel


   Maria Kollar


Roberta Rubbino


Judica Rapp


Duygu Pamir Akın

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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