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Schema therapy: interventions for change - an introduction to schema therapy for use in an integrated clinical practice

Event Details
Date: 16th Oct 2019
Venue: Brisbane, Qld
CPD hrs: 7

Standard fee $288
Student/new graduate rates available

Organiser: The Professional Development People
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Schema Therapy has been designed to treat disturbed people, including those with chronic mood disorders and personality disorders. There is now considerable evidence of effectiveness with randomised control trials. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce this therapy with a practical emphasis on learning and using experiential techniques such as cognitively challenging schemas (counterpoint), chair-work with modes, limited re-parenting for childhood experiences and sentence completion for emotional learning. The day is broken up into four sessions in which each session will introduce a skill to be practiced by participants.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand introductory Schema Therapy including research basis;
  2. Use counterpoint to challenge maladaptive schemas;
  3. Begin to use chair-work with modes;
  4. Begin to use visualization with re-scripting childhood memories;
  5. Understand the integration of schemas, modes and emotional learning;
  6. Use sentence completion for emotional learning

Learning outcomes

How will you benefit from attending this training?

  • A one-day introduction to Schema Therapy.
  • Learn powerful experiential techniques.
  • Schema Therapy has a proven effectiveness for working with personality disorder

Presenter details

Professor Bruce A Stevens (PhD, Boston U, 1987) is an endorsed clinical and forensic psychologist. He holds the Wicking Chair of Ageing and Practical Theology and is director of the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies at Charles Sturt University/ St Marks Canberra. He is an advanced trainer and supervisor in both individual and couples therapy with the International Society of Schema Therapists. He has written six books with the most recent: Schema Therapy with Couples: A Practitioner’s Guide to Healing Relationships, with Chiara Di Francesco & Eckhard Roediger, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. He has seen patients at Canberra Clinical and Forensic Psychology for over 25 years and has given professional workshops throughout Australia including regional areas. The workshop topics include Marketing Forensic Practice, Cross-examination in Court, Mindfulness with Personality Disordered, Therapy with Difficult Couples and Schema Therapy for Couples. He was convenor of the clinical psychology training program at the University of Canberra from 2010-2014 with over 60 graduate students.

Location and date

Park Regis
293 North Quay
Brisbane QLD 4000

16 October 2019

9:15am - 4:30pm


Standard fee $288

This event is fully catered and all resources are provided.

Students and new graduates may apply to attend at a discount apply here.


Register online by clicking here

Ph: 1300 887 622

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