All courses are fully eligible as accredited training workshops for those who wish to achieve full certification as a Schema Therapist.
If you register for these training events and wish to attain certification. you agree to adhere to the Online Training guidelines stipulated by The International Society for Schema Therapy which includes the following:
- To be monitored when completing dyadic exercises as in live workshops
- You arrive on time and do not leave early (10 minute grace is acceptable)
- You do not engage in other activities that are not related to the training
- You are willing to make up for lost learning should there be a technological problem
Training is offered via Zoom Platform; the training link and pre-reading materials will be emailed in good time prior to the events.
Rita and Ruth discuss Workshop 1:
Schema Therapy for Chronic Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Rita and Ruth discuss Workshop 2:
Schema Therapy for Trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Rita and Ruth discuss Workshop 3:
Schema Therapy Advanced Techniques and Cluster C Personality Disorders
Dr Rita Younan
Rita is the director and founder of the Schema Therapy Institute Australia. She is also the Training Coordinator for the ISST.
Rita works both in Individual and Group Schema Therapy and was the Director of The Schema Therapy Department at The Victoria Clinic, a private psychiatric hospital in Melbourne, Australia. In collaborating with the founders of Group Schema Therapy, Professor Joan Farrell and Ms Ida Shaw, Rita developed an intensive 4-week inpatient program in Group Schema Therapy for Complex Trauma and subsequent outpatient program.
Rita is involved in a number of research projects assessing the efficacy of Schema Therapy as a clinical intervention for a number of clinical disorders, she is a member of the Executive Board for the International Society of Schema Therapy and holds the position of Training Co-ordinator. Rita is an AHPRA endorsed supervisor and clinical supervisor and honorary Associate at Australian Catholic University at the Post-Graduate level.
Rita will be supported by Ruth Holt in her training workshops.
Ruth is a Clinical Psychologist and Principal of Canberra Clinical and Forensic Psychology and is a Certified Schema Therapist and Supervisor/Trainer.
She works with individuals and couples with a range of presentations and conducts workshops and training in Schema therapy, clergy resilience, women’s mental health and abuse in relationships.
Ruth has presented for the ISST, at the Australian Psychological Society’s Clinical College Conference, Moore Theological College and The University of Canberra.
Ruth is also a AHPRA board approved supervisor, supervising Clinical Psychology Registrars and postgraduate psychology placements with the University of Canberra, the Australian National University, the University of New England and Charles Sturt University.
Schema Therapy for individuals
“Rita and Ruth are wonderful presenters, very engaging, very gentle, very respectful/encouraging excellent content.”
“Rita and Ruth’s training was excellent and the positive group dynamic was what stood out the most.”
“The handouts, materials and scripts were really supportive in allowing me to apply the knowledge and skills learnt after the course. I really like the self-reflection and discovery aspects of the course, and to experience and benefit from experiential practices (e.g., somatic bridge) and to have the entire experience rounded up with the Healthy Adult Embodiment practice for grounding.”
“Really enjoyed learning from both the trainers, and they were able to address any questions from the participants and share their personal experiences which was helpful.”