SCHEMA Therapy Advanced

2 day training program

“We teach what we practise, we practise what we teach.”

Page updated 27 April 2017

2017

Sydney. 15-16 August 2017. SMC Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney. Click here to register
Melbourne. 17-18 August 2017. Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville, Victoria. Click here to register
Perth. 12-13 October 2017. The Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat. Click here to register

2018

Sydney. 11-12 November 2018. 
Melbourne. 13-14 November 2018. Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville, Victoria. Click here to register

Workshop Fee: Early bird $575, up to 4 weeks before the workshop. Standard fee $630 thereafter. The workshop includes pre workshop preparation which will be emailed to you 3 weeks prior to the workshop.

About this workshop

The schema mode model was added to the Schema Therapy in 2003 to taken in account the rapidly changing mood states exhibited by many clients with more severe emotional dysregulation and those with complex trauma backgrounds. More recently the mode model has been shown to be effective with patients diagnosed with different personality disorders.

Attendance at this workshop assumes a good working knowledge of the basic Schema Therapy model taught in the Introductory Workshop.

The training model is that information and skills are taught in each of the workshop session for about 45 minutes and then the participants practise these skills in small groups for the next 45 minutes.

Learning Objectives

Review the Schema Therapy model with an emphasis on the role of modes.
Understand how to asses and conceptualise an individual with a personality disorder in mode terms.

Learn and practise therapeutic strategies to deal with each mode in an individual therapy context.

Including:

  • How to bypass detached and dissociated modes
  • How to confront angry modes
  • How to nurture vulnerable modes
  • How to banish punitive modes linked to shame

Understand the role of therapist’s schemas in the therapeutic relationship.
Explore limit setting and reparenting techniques.

Trainer

Associate Professor Christopher Lee works in private practise and has an adjunct appointment at the University of Western Australia. He has had extensive training from leading figures in DBT, EMDR, and Schema Focused Therapy. He first trained in schema therapy in 1992. He was accredited as a trainer in schema therapy by the International Society of Schema Therapists in 2006. Chris has conducted workshops in treating personality disorders throughout Australia and overseas for the last 20 years. He is involved in research on personality disorders and post traumatic stress disorder and will present this data at the workshop. He was the 2011 recipient of the Australian Psychological Society’s Ian Campbell memorial award for contributions to Clinical Psychology in Australia. He is currently a principle investigator in two international multi-centred randomised controlled trials, one in treating complex PTSD and the other Borderline Personality Disorder.

Further information: Email Chris Lee at chris.lee@edu.wa.au or phone 042 1131 042.

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