CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Date: 21-23 October 2019 (3 days)
Presenter: Assoc. Prof. Paul Rhodes
Includes a free copy of Prof. Rhodes' book:
Due to the success of the last Family Therapy course in SG, we have added a new date in the last quarter of 2019 for Prof. Paul Rhodes’ course.
Join Prof. Rhodes for a truly amazing experience where you will gain valuable theoretical and practical knowledge and experience to facilitate a deeper understanding of the many complexities of family dynamics and to empower you in your work with families. Prof. Rhodes is a very engaging and extremely experienced senior trainer and you will enjoy this course where learning is mainly achieved through role playing and experiential processes.
In this workshop Paul with ensure that participants walk away with a core set of skills in family therapy assessment and intervention, enabling them to get started working with families in their practice. These skills will be drawn from a variety of models, including systemic, structural, narrative and solution-focussed, integrated together to provide a map for on-going therapy. Specific skills will include systemic assessment using circular questions and relationship scanning, deviation amplifying, enactments and re-enactments and therapeutic letters.
SCHEMA THERAPY LEVEL 2
Date: 6-8 Feb 2020 (3 days)
Presenter: Dr Robert Brockman, Schema Therapy Training Australia (STTA)
Workshop accredited by the ISST.
This workshop will assist those with some background in Schema Therapy in developing and fine-tuning their skills. The workshop will also specifically look at the implementation of treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) as well as Narcissism. Participants will have extensive opportunity to practice experiential exercises such as imagery and chair work. Time will be allocated to troubleshoot commonly experienced difficulties such as working with the detached protector and parent modes.
This course satisfies the second part of the full accreditation requirements of the ISST.
NEUROBIOLOGY OF PLAY THERAPY WITH CHILDREN AND TEENS: A SYNERGETIC APPROACH
Date: 17-18 Feb 2020
Presenter: Lisa Dion
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This 2 day workshop for clinicians launches you on a personal journey towards discovering what showing up in the playroom truly means. It explores what is happening in the play therapy process, how change occurs, and ultimately what it takes to help children heal at profound levels.
Therapists will spend two days exploring the components of therapy with children and teens from the lense of neurobiology and Synergetic Play Therapy. Through didactic and experiential teachings, they will learn cutting-edge research on interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, nervous system regulation and brain development as the research is translated into practical ways of working with children, teens and parents.
We are honoured to be inviting Lisa Dion, a highly respected and internationally acclaimed teacher, clinical supervisor, author, coach, entrepreneur and mother from the USA to present this inspirational and pioneering course in Singapore for the very first time.
ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY ('ACT') - LEVEL 1
Date: 20-21 February 2020 (2 days)
Presenter: Dr Joseph Ciarrochi
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ACT is a cutting edge action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behaviour therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. This workshop gives an introduction to and overview of the ACT Model. Throughout the workshop experiential learning will be woven around theoretical foundations, giving the participant an immersive experience.
We are excited to invite Dr Joseph Ciarrochi to Singapore to present ACT. He is an acclaimed author and outstanding presenter who makes his workshops practical and a lot of fun.
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY ('DBT') - LEVEL 1
Date: 18-19 March 2020 (2 days)
Presenter: Dr Sian Jeffery
DBT is based on the assumption that individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder have problems with emotional regulation. The therapy teaches skills to improve emotional regulation which includes interpersonal skills, mindfulness and distress tolerance skills. Personal and environmental factors inhibit the use of behaviour skills that the individual possesses and frequently reinforce inappropriate behaviours. In individual treatment, DBT focuses on motivational issues and seeks to balance skill development with a supportive context that validates the person’s experiences.
After her first successful training visit in April 2019, we are delighted to invite back Dr Sian Jeffery, one of Australia's most senior and engaging experts in the field of DBT. Since 2009, she has been the chief coordinator of DBT programs at Fremantle Mental Health Service (FMHS) in Australia. More details coming soon.
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY ('DBT')- LEVEL 2 (Advanced)
Date: 20 March 2020 (1 day)
Presenter: Dr Sian Jeffery
An opportunity to develop skills to enhance outcomes in DBT. This course is for those who have already had training in DNT and are looking to develop advanced techniques.
We are delighted to be bringing Dr Jeffery back to present this Workshop in Singapore and we look forward to many of her trainees from 2019 will attend this follow up course.
SCHEMA THERAPY LEVEL 1
Date: 15-17 April 2020 (3 days)
Presenter: Chris Hayes, Schema Therapy Training Australia (STTA)
Workshop accredited by the ISST
This introductory accredited workshop will help attendees gain an understanding of the Schema Therapy model and provide an extensive platform for learning new skills and techniques used in Schema Therapy. The workshop will address both the schema and 'mode' models. The training is skills based, with multiple opportunities to learn complex techniques for working with difficult-to-treat clinical populations, with a particular focus on Borderline Personality Disorder and its treatment.
This course satisfies the first part of the full accreditation requirements of the ISST.
We are delighted to welcome back Chris Hayes, the former Board Secretary to the ISST, who will present the April 2020 run.
FLASH TECHNIQUE (EMDR)
Date: TBC 2020 (2 days)
Presenter: Dr Philip Mansfield
This workshop introduces the flash technique, a new technique used during the preparation phase of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to facilitate processing of intense, traumatic memories that clients might otherwise be resistant to access. Evidence through research currently being reviewed by the APA Journal suggests that this technique may make it possible for clients to access these memories initially in a minimally disturbing way, reducing their emotional intensity so that they can then be more easily and fully processed using EMDR therapy.
Dr Philip Mansfield is an internationally respected and leading researcher and trainer in EMDR with over 40 years of clinical experience. We are honoured to invite Philip to Singapore and look forward to his teachings of this revolutionary technique.
WHEN CBT FAILS
Date: 3rd June 2020 (1 day)
Presenter: Dr Rob Brockman
Whilst CBT enjoys strong empirical support across a large range of psychopathology, a significant proportion of patients show poor treatment response. In many cases, this poor response can be argued to occur due to patient characteristics/traits which make them poor candidates for standard CBT protocols. Recent research has confirmed the status of Schema Therapy as an evidence-based treatment for a personality disorders using ‘extended schema mode conceptualizations’.
Robert will provide a brief outline of recent advances in formulation in Schema Therapy of chronic axis 1 problems , before demonstrating how within-session mode management strategies can be used to overcome common treatment roadblocks to evidence-based therapy, including detaching, over-analyzing and extreme avoidance.
SCHEMA THERAPY LEVEL 3 (self-therapy)
Date: 4th June 2020 ( 2 days)
Presenter: Dr Rob Brockman
An important part of training for Schema Therapists is self-therapy and reflection 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 disorder) and settings (e.g. Prisons, Inpatient wards, group 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. 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.
JUL & OCT 2020
SCHEMA THERAPY FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS SERIES
Levels 1&2: 7/8 & 10/11 July 2020 (2*2 day)
Levels3&4: 24/25 & 27/28 Oct 2020 (2*2 day)
Presenter: Dr Christof Loose
Workshop accredited by the ISST.
To understand the current requirements for full certification in Schema Therapy, please refer to https://www.schematherapysociety.org/Certification
This pivotal series of 4 workshops supports clinicians in developing and refining skills to treat Children and Adolescents, taking you from the Introductory workshop stage, through to Parenting and Schema coaching, case conceptualisation and Play Therapy. This is an extraordinary opportunity to refine your skills to support those setting out on their life journeys, coping with the challenges of modern living.
You are able to commit to Workshops 1 & 2 only or all 4 workshops. Do note it is a prerequisite that you have attended Workshops 1 & 2 before embarking on Workshops 3 & 4. Do note you will gain much insight from the first workshop, even if you have previously trained in Schema Therapy.
We are delighted to be bringing Dr Loose, a globally recognised expert and prolific writer on the subject, from Europe to present this series in Singapore for the very first time. Dr Loose is a German national but presents in fluent English.
SCHEMA THERAPY FOR PREVENTING BURN OUT
Date: TBC (1 day)
Presenter: Susan Simpson
How do our own schemas effect our work and the way we manage our stress levels? What actions can we as clinicians take to manage burnout, fatigue and improve work satisfaction? This workshop will be centred around the recent evidence base in this area (including a large international study we conducted on this topic) and will give participants the opportunity to learn about the latest research findings on the schemas and modes which predict burnout and resilience amongst mental health professionals.
SCHEMA THERAPY FOR EATING DISORDERS
Date: TBC (2 day)
Presenter: Susan Simpson
This workshop will provide therapists with multiple opportunities to learn complex techniques when working with this difficult to treat population. Anyone interested in knowing how to implement schema therapy using mode work, would benefit from this workshop. This advanced therapy workshop aims will train participants in powerful techniques for working with entrenched early maladaptive schemas (including core beliefs) with individuals with eating disorders.