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This workshop is Certified by the International Society of Schema Therapy as forming part of a Certified Training in Schema Therapy.
All workshops conducted in accord with our Terms and Conditions of Service.
Mornington Penninsular APS Branch Friday 30 / Saturday 31 May 2014. Click Here for the link to the APS page for further information and Registration.
Perth 27, 28 March 2014. Murdoch University. Click Here to Register.
Brisbane Friday 2, Saturday 3 May 2014. George Williams Hotel, 317 George St. Brisbane. Click Here to Register.
Mebourne Monday 5, Tuesday 6 May 2014. Treacy Center, 126 The Avenue, Parkville. Click Here to Register.
Sydney Monday 1, Tuesday 2 September 2014. Harbourview Hotel, North Sydney. Click Here to Register.
Melbourne Wednesday 3, Thursday 4 September 2014. Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville. Click Here to Register.
EARLYBIRD fee $575 up to 4 weeks before workshop. STANDARD fee $630 thereafter. $100 discount for FULL TIME students. Contact us for Discount Code before registering. Al workshops runn 9.00 - 5.00. March workshop conducted by both trainers, May workshops conducted by Graham Taylor, November workshops conducted by Chris Lee.
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BACKGROUND: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) enjoys its popularity mainly from its proven success in treating problems such as depression, PTSD and anxiety disorders. Its application to the treatment of personality disorders, chronic depression or anxiety, and “borderline” conditions has until recently been problematic both at a practical and theoretical level. These client populations present with broad ranging problems, and any therapy is often difficult ( click here for a discussion as to why clients with chronic difficulties struggle with traditional CBT).
Schema therapy was derived from traditional CBT and incorporates practices from other psychotherapies, including psychodynamic, emotional focused therapy, and Gestalt. It differs from traditional CBT in five substantive ways. Compared to traditional short term cognitive therapy, SFT places more emphasis on: childhood origins of problems and working directly with associated memories; 2) use of identified core schemas to drive formulation and treatment; 3) the use of experiential or affect-based techniques; 4) use of the therapy relationship to assess psychological themes and provide corrective experiences; and 5) use of 'mode' theory.
We are actively involved in research on Schema Therapy. As of April 2012 our 1999 publication has been cited 144 times. In 2010, Chris was awarded a $100,000 Rotary grant to administer the Australian sites of an international multi-site randomised control trial (RCT) for schema focused therapy. At this stage it appears that when all the international sites pool their data, it will be the largest RCT of a psychotherapy ever undertaken.
In This workshop you will:
Working with Difficult Clients (Schema Focused Therapy). Schema Focused Therapy was first described in 1989 by Dr Jeffrey Young. His website contains much useful information for both clients and therapists. The site can be a bit confusing, but will repay a thorough browsing.
Other relevant resources:
Beck, A.T., Freeman, A., Davis, D. (2004). Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders 2nd edition, New York, Guildford Press.
McKay, M. And P. Fanning. (1991). Prisoners of Belief: Exposing and Changing Beliefs That Control Your Life. New Harbinger.
Lee, C.W., Taylor, G., and Dunn J. (1999) Factor Structure of the Schema Questionnaire in Large Clinical Sample. Cognitive Research and Therapy.
Young, J.E., & Klosko, J. (1993). Reinventing Your Life. New York: Dutton.
Young, J.E., Klosko, J.S., & Weishaar, M.E. (2003). Schema therapy: A Practitioner's Guide. New York, Guilford Press.