Our workshops are listed below with links to a more detailed workshop programme, registration link, required pre-workshop reading, and useful background reading. We also conduct in-house trainings and regional trainings if you can get sufficient numbers to make a training economically viable. If you want to find out more about the numbers required please email us
All workshops conducted are in accordance with our Terms and Conditions and meet AHPRA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
The basic DBT course focuses on DBT as it was designed for treating Borderline Personality disorder. However most of the strategies and techniques have since been applied to other disorders where a person struggles to regulate their emotions and behaviours eg drug and alcohol issues, eating disorders.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Part One Workshop (Introductory)
This is an introductory workshop on the use of EMDR which will cover the applications of EMDR to PTSD and other disorders where a person’s earlier emotional experiences are etiologically related to the client’s presentation. After completing this training you will be able to treat most patients with PTSD without the need for further training.
Part Two Workshop (Advanced)
This is an advanced workshop that targets clients who have co-morbid diagnosis in addition to PTSD. For those clients with PTSD with mild levels of dissociation and have substance abuse problems then level one training is sufficient. However if the co-morbid issues are severe enough to meet the criteria of a dissociative disorder, substance use dependence or borderline personality disorder then additional training is necessary. This workshop includes EMDR techniques such as cognitive interweaves, formulating a client according to AIP theory and specific EMDR protocols for complex issues.
EMDR for children and adolescents
Presented by Dr Sarah Schubert. This training aims to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence to incorporating EMDR into their clinical work with children and adolescents. EMDR part one is a prerequisite
Part One – Standard Workshop
This was designed to help you treat clients with complex interpersonal relationships, chronic symptom disorders & personality disorders it begins by teaching how to formulate these clients early maladaptive schemas and then how to share this information with the client. It then focuses on cognitive, relational, and emotional techniques to bring about change relevant to these schema.
Part Two – Advanced Schema Mode Workshop
This workshop is intended for people who are familiar with basic schema model and practice some of the experiential techniques. Rather than a focus on understanding client issues from a trait model, its focus is the schema mode model. This is particularly suitable for clients with high levels of emotional dysregulation.
Part Three – Advanced Schema Therapy for Special Populations
In the past we have organised workshops on working with groups, forensic populations, and working with clients who benefit from empathic confrontation. The dates and workshops are still to be finalised for 2020.
PTSD: Taking a Different Perspective – May 20, Perth, 2020
The presenters include Professor Emily Holmes, Professor Ad de Jongh, Professor Meaghan O’Donnell, Assocaite Professor Jon Laugharne and Dr Sarah Schubert. The presenters will discuss competing approaches to PTSD (EMDR, Imagery Rescripting, and Prolonged Exposure) and present new clinical insights based on their research.