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Accredited Schema Therapy Training Workshops 2 & 3

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Workshop 2: Borderline Personality Disorders/Complex Trauma Workshop 3: Rigid/Avoidant/Grandiose/Impulsive clients

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Focus of the course: This Schema Therapy training for developmental trauma, incorporates Interpersonal Neurobiology, Polyvagal theory, Somatic Psychotherapy, bottom up and top down approaches and phases of intervention.  The training includes 3 mornings over a three week period.

Workshop 2

Training Objectives Include:

A focus on experiential and Emotion Regulation techniques in Schema Therapy to use in session with reference to the three phases of treatment, i.e., Bonding & Regulation, Schema Mode Change & Autonomy.

Understanding the three phases of treatment (bonding and regulation, mode change and building autonomy)

Looking at the typical mode conceptualisation for this treatment population

Using experiential and emotion regulation techniques

Cognitive, Experiential, Behavioural Pattern Breaking for this clinical population will be discussed in detail, including the importance of Safety & Stabilisation before the use of Schema Mode Change Techniques.

Understanding Flight, Fight and Freeze responses, bypassing coping modes by building therapeutic presence

Limited reparenting when working with child modes using connection, co-regulation and self regulation

Incorporating ideas from Polyvagal theory, (Porges, 2016), Interpersonal Neurobiology (Segal, 2000), Somatic Psychotherapy (Fisher & Ogden, 2015) and Stages of Treatment (Ford & Cortois, 2000) when applying Schema Therapy Techniques. 

A Pre-recorded discussion with leading experts Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw, on common obstacles and pitfalls when working with this clinical population will be included.

Workshop 3

This workshop is the last of the Certification series and will focus specifically on extending clinician skills with difficult to treat client groups including treatment of:

Cluster C, specifically OCPD, Dependent &, Avoidant Personality Disorders

Cluster B, specifically Narcissistic & Antisocial Personality Disorders

Overcompensating Clients & specific “Fight Coping Modes” i.e., Overcontroller, Bully Attack & Self-Aggrandizer

Working with the specific child modes found in these presentations that can result in addictive and impulsive behaviours (using Imagery and mode role plays)

Advanced imagery techniques and mode dialogue work incorporating Healthy Adult Mode

Self-Care and Reflective Practice in working with this difficult to treat Clinical Population

Includes recorded session with expert on Narcissism Wendy Behary on how to bypass strong Detached Protector Coping Modes found in these difficult to treat patients. And David Bernstein on applying ST in a Forensic Setting.



WEEK ONE: Wednesday March 16th 8.15am to 1.30pm (please login at 8.00am)

WEEK TWO: Wednesday March 23rd  8.15am to 1.30pm

WEEK THREE: Wednesday March 30th 8.15am to 1.30pm


WEEK FOUR: Wednesday October 5th 8.30am to 1.30pm

WEEK FIVE: Wednesday October 12th 8.30am to 1.30pm

WEEK SIX: Wednesday October 19th 8.30am to 1.30pm

Certification hours include: Didactic Hours 17 (9+8), Dyadic Hours 10 (5+5)

Training is spread over a three week period then a gap to another three week period, allowing time between sessions to try out tasks to consolidate learning.

If you register for this training 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 event.

All courses are fully eligible as accredited training workshops for those who wish to achieve full certification as a Schema Therapist.

Cancellation policy

Please note that if you wish to cancel your registration, the following rules will be applied:

  • Cancellations notified more than 3 months before the start of the event - 100% refund of the amount paid for the ticket (less administrative costs).
  • Cancellations notified 2 to 3 months before the start of the event - 50% refund of the amount paid for the ticket (less administrative costs).
  • No refund applies for cancellations with less than 2 months' notice.
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Organiser of Accredited Schema Therapy Training Workshops 2 & 3

Elephant is the very first psychotherapy practice in Singapore focused on empowering the community directly through client therapeutic consultations and indirectly through upskilling Asia's community of clinicians and the larger population via a pioneering training centre which delivers relevant workshops and seminars.

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