Schema Therapy Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Training


Schema Therapy: “Looking at our own stuff”: A 2-Day Self-Practice and Self-Reflection Workshop for Therapists

Facilitated by: Dr. Andrew Phipps and Dr. Robert Brockman (Clinical Psychologists; ISST Certified Supervisor/trainers)

Date/s: November 4th – November 5th (2022)

Venue: Palais Royale Hotel – 230 Katoomba Street, Katoomba NSW.

Cost: $749 – Cost includes full catering and workshop materials.

A special accommodation package is also open to registrants. Please contact the hotel directly on (02) 4784 6300.

Description: This retreat style workshop is ideal for therapists wishing to develop a deeper understanding of their own schemas and increase capacity for self-care. Participants will be guided in application of schema therapy techniques to themselves in a supportive and positive environment; thus, enhancing our ability to meet our own needs and simultaneously developing competence in the application of these skills to clients. This two-day workshop is based on the Schema Therapist Self-Practice & Self-Reflection book recently published by Joan Farrell & Ida Shaw “Schema Therapy from the Inside Out”.

Social Program: Registrants will be invited to attend an optional short bush-walk (weather permitting) on the morning of the 5th. Registrants will also be invited to attend a casual dinner on the evening of the 4th (cost not included in registration fee).

To register for the workshop, please go to:

ISST Schema Therapy Accreditation Benefits: The two-day workshop can be used as 3-hours of individual supervision towards ISST accreditation (Self-Reflection/Therapy). isstDetail: In Schema Therapy, the therapist’s qualities are central to the therapeutic technique in providing limited re-parenting and a working model of a ‘healthy adult’. An important part of training for Schema Therapists (and therapists in general) therefore is self-reflective practice; to understand and manage the activation of our own underlying schemas and modes. This is especially important for therapists who routinely work with complex patients (e.g. complex trauma, eating disorders, personality disorders) and settings (e.g. prisons, inpatient wards, group therapy work) which can easily trigger our own schema-based reactions. Awareness and management of our own schemas and modes is therefore crucial to effective schema therapy and managing risk of therapist burnout. Participation in the workshop will include practice of new interventions to use with clients and give access to a deeper, ‘experiential’ understanding of schema therapy interventions. This workshop can be counted towards the ISST Therapist certification requirement of “Self-Therapy” (individual certification) and is appropriate for therapists both new and experienced with the ST model.

This two-day workshop is based on the Schema Therapy Self- Help book recently published by Joan Farrell & Ida Shaw “Schema Therapy from the Inside Out”.

To register for the workshop, please go to:

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