Schizoid Personality Adaptation

Schizoid Personality Adaptation – To Be or Not to Be in Relationship


Online via Zoom


Margaret Webb, PTSTA

Who is it aimed at?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and anyone who wants to know how to understand Schizoid Adaptation.

Course Outline

What happens to fulfilment in life when we fear what we most desire? For people who have made schizoid adaptations, reaching fulfilment in relationships they desire with other human beings becomes a life-long obsession. They want the ‘rose’ but fear the ‘thorns’. Their experiences growing up have left them with a profound conviction that intimate contact with others is fundamentally unsafe. However, at the same time the person with a schizoid adaption shrinks away from intimate contact, (s)he also craves connection with other people. This paradox defines the schizoid dilemma.

Learning Outcomes

  • How and why a person develops a schizoid adaptation.
  • The difficulties the person who has this adaptation experiences in terms of the schizoid dilemma.
  • The schizoid personality structure in terms of intrapsychic and interpersonal processes.
  • Treatment considerations and options when working with clients who have this adaptation.

Course Structure

Teaching, discussion and experiential

Facilitator’s Biography

Margaret is a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst. Prior to training as a therapist Margaret was a secondary school teacher in mainstream and in special educational needs. On leaving teaching she worked as a counsellor in a Primary Care Mental Health Team in the NHS where she used TA in developing and delivering Group interventions for patients suffering from anxiety /depression and in one to one therapy for mild to moderate mental health difficulties. She currently has a private practice in Glasgow offering counselling, psychotherapy, supervision and training.

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