CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
SCHEMA THERAPY FOR COUPLES
Date: 11th September 2019 ( 2 days)
Presenter: Prof. Bruce Stevens
2-day workshop accredited by the International Society of Schema Therapy
Prof Bruce Stevens returns to Singapore to present with this effective approach to Schema Therapy whichhas recently been adapted to treat very difficult couples where one or both have traits of personality disorder. ST has easy-to-grasp concepts, such as schemas and modes, which make sense of the couple’s past experiences, educate them, and open the door to allow them to speak freely about ways in which both can feel more connected. This 2 day ISST accredited workshop will include an introduction to Schema Therapy, assessment with genogram, working hot with emotional focus, inter-relationship of schemas and modes, mode mapping and Mode Cycle Clash Cards.
TREATING THE NARCISSIST
Date: 13th September 2019 (1 day)
Presenter: Prof. Bruce Stevens
This one day workshop will look at the psychoanalytic idea of self-structure and the distinctive deficits for the narcissist identified by Heinz Kohut in Self Psychology (SP). This formulation will be compared to the mode model in Schema Therapy (ST) with the self-aggrandizer mode. Ideas for treatment will be considered such as affective attunement in SP, re-parenting and chair-work in ST. The common ground in both therapeutic approaches is found in the idea of a corrective emotional experience.
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 1
Date: 24-26 October 2019 (3 days) SOLD OUT
Date: 15-17 April 2020 (3 days) NEW DATE
Presenter: Chris Hayes, Schema Therapy Training Australia (STTA)
STTA 3 day workshop accredited by the International Society of Schema Therapy
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, to present the April 2020 run.
SCHEMA THERAPY LEVEL 2
Date: 6-8 Feb 2020 (3 days)
Presenter: Dr Robert Brockman, Schema Therapy Training Australia (STTA)
STTA workshop accredited by the International Society of Schema Therapy
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.
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY ('DBT')
Date: 18 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.
NEUROBIOLOGY OF PLAY THERAPY WITH CHILDREN AND TEENS: A SYNERGETIC APPROACH
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')
Date: TBC 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.
SCHEMA THERAPY FOR BPD AND COMPLEX TRAUMA MASTERCLASS
Date: TBC 2020 (2 day)
Presenter: Dr Rita Younan
This 2 day masterclass focuses on Schema Therapy for developmental trauma, incorporating Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Polyvagal theory, Somatic Psychotherapy, bottom up and top down approaches and the phases of intervention. A working knowledge of Schema Therapy is recommended.
We are delighted to be bringing Dr Younan to present this Masterclass in Singapore for the very first time.
SCHEMA THERAPY FOR GROUPS WORKSHOP
Date: TBC (3 days)
Presenter: Dr Rita Younan
An opportunity to learn how to use Group Schema Therapy ('GST'). The unique GST model integrates the original group work with Young’s individual Schema Therapy (ST)(2003) & the ST outcome research of Arntz (2009). GST is an innovative approach to ST that goes far beyond traditional group therapy models.
We are delighted to be bringing Dr Younan to present this Workshop in Singapore for the very first time.
No prior training in Schema Therapy necessary. However, reading around the subject to understand the basics is recommended.
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.