Conference 2014

Invitation to the 4th ISST  
General Membership Assembly,
June 13, 2014 at the Askeri Museum,
Istanbul / Turkey

Wendy Behary, President of the ISST & Chairperson of the ISST Executive Committee sends the following to all (full) ISST members:

Invitation to attend the ISST 4th General Membership Assembly on Friday, 13th day of June 2014 @ 16:40 PM at the Conference Venue:


Askeri Museum
Valikonagi Caddesi,
Istanbul, Turkey  


Dear ISST Member,

According to article §9 of our statutes, the ISST Executive Committee now invites you to the fourth ISST General Membership Assembly (GMA). 

All members of the ISST have the right to attend the assembly, and all full members have the right to vote on matters concerning the work of the ISST. 

If you have any additional items for the agenda below, the ISST Executive Committee will be happy to include these under  10.) "Any Other Business”.

Please send submissions by email to: no later than May 12, 2014.

Please find the current ISST statutes as well as the minutes of the previous General Membership Assembly and other files you will need during the GMA on our ISST web-site: and click on “About ISST” (bottom of the page - after members' log-in, you will find the pdf’s)


  1. Welcome
  2. Acceptance of 2012’s GMA minutes 
  3. Activity Report by ISST Executive Committee:2012 & 2013
  4. Acceptance of financial reports 2012 and 2013
  5. Acceptance of the budget plans for 2014 and 2015
  6. Cease of burdens of the Executive Committee 2011-2013
  7. ISST goals and policies for 2014 and 2015
  8. Determination of membership fees for the upcoming two years.  
  9. Board Elections – 2014-2016: committee, timetable, candidates
  10. Any other Business
  11. Questions and Answers


Please note: board elections will run electronically (via email and the ISST website) between May 12 and June 30, 2014, with results reported soon after June 30, 2014 (see: "Election Regulations" for details).

This timetable allows attendees a chance to meet some of the candidates in Istanbul. Candidates will have to be nominated before June 9!

You will receive an invitation to participate in the Board elections in a separate email.


On behalf of the ISST Executive Board, we appreciate your attendance and look forward to being with you in Istanbul!

New Jersey, April 17, 2014

Wendy Behary, President


Signed: on behalf of the current Executive Committee:

Wendy Behary, President

Alp Karaosmanoglu, Vice President

Petra Baumann-Frankenberger, Treasurer

Eckhard Roediger, Secretary

George Lockwood, Representative for Public Affairs and New Membership

Joan Farrell, Representative for Training and Certification

Christopher Lee, Representative for Research and Scientific Issues


You can reach the dedicated conference website for registration and additional information here.

You can  find a listing of special programs and events here.

Dear Members of the ISST:

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 ISST Congress will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.

For a quick information guide and some gorgeous photos of this amazing city, please visit:

With great appreciation for my fellow board members, especially Alp and Chris, chairpersons of this event, I am delighted to share with you: 

The International Society of Schema Therapy, 2014

"Schema Therapy, More Than the Sum of its Parts"

I am sure that we will be treated to a very special and memorable experience! Hosted at: The Istanbul Military Museum (Askerî Müze), the museum’s architecture and décor will provide a stunning setting. It has a collection covering one thousand years of Turkish military history and is one of the leading museums of its kind in the world.

SAVE THE DATE for the Congress:  June 12-14, 2014

On June 12th we will be hosting our Pre-Congress Workshop Day, and June 13th and 14th -- our ISST Congress Days... promising to bring you fabulous keynoters, workshops, updates from our science and research community, paper presentations, and more.

Here is a "sneak-peek" at our special keynoting headliners (some of their titles are still being confirmed):

Professor Chris Brewin:                          


Dr. Joan Farrell & Ms. Ida Shaw: 


Dr. Dan Siegel - LIVE VIA SATELITE !!!


Dr. Marleen Rijkeober:  

"Unravelling the connection between schemas, coping styles, and modes: empirical findings.” 


And of course...

 Dr. JeffreyYoung and Dr. Arnoud Arntz will be presenting

IMPORTANT!!  ---The ISST invites the electronic submission of abstracts for open research papers, poster presentations, pre-conference, and in-congress workshops. 

If you are interested in making a submission, please see the details on the ISST web page: The links can be found in the bottom left corner of the site or in the Conference News section.

If you experience any technical problems with the submission process, please contact: George Lockwood for assistance

We look forward to having you join us, and sharing this experience together!

In order to make this event as amazing, well organized, and memorable as possible, we (the ISST board) are again asking for your assistance.  (We remain grateful to the important and incredibly helpful efforts of the NJ Center affiliates who organized and operated the exhibit table at our 2012 NYC Conference: greeting attendees, selling books and dvd's, and answering resource-related questions.)

Perhaps "you" might be willing and available to lend a hand and/or act as the chairperson of the “2014 Congress Volunteer Committee”?

If you are willing/able to help out, please reply to Alp and Chris: or

(A professional (local) congress-planning organization will help us with promotion, registration, and hotel accommodations. They will set up a special conference website with this information. We will let you know when this site is online and when registrations and hotel bookings are possible.)

We value your ideas and your input.

We appreciate your time.

On behalf of the Board-
With our best wishes,