An Introduction To Schema Therapy for Post Graduate Students, Melbourne

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An Introduction To Schema Therapy for Post Graduate Students, Melbourne

19 November 2022

Theory, Techniques & Model for Post Graduate Students

Presented by Dr Jesse Smith Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Lead ST Institute

This introductory workshop is aimed for post-graduate students/professionals who are interested in working with Personality Disorders and Complex Trauma Presentations and wanting a brief introduction to Schema Therapy theory, clinical applicability and treatment interventions.

By the end of the workshop attendees will know:
  • What a Schema is and how they develop
  • The different coping styles when Schemas are activated
  •  What the Mode Model is and how it differs to the Trait model
  •  The basics of Schema Therapy Formulation
  • Introduction to Schema Therapy Interventions and treatment aims
  • Outcome studies looking at Schema Therapy and its effectiveness with various clinical populations.
  • How to do a mode dialogue with “defence mechanisms/coping modes”
  • Understanding the basics of Imagery Rescripting
  • How to identify and work with strong critic modes.
Workshop Registration Details:

The workshop will be held at the Essendon location on Saturday the 19th of November 2022 from 9am to 4.30pm with regular breaks.  Please note tea & coffee will be provided but the workshop is not catered.  There are restaurants on Rose St Essendon (Near Train Station) for lunch.  Participants will be given a certificate of attendance.

About the Presenter: 

Jesse is a Clinical Psychologist. She completed her training at the University of Melbourne where she received a Master of Clinical Psychology and PhD. Her PhD focussed on the association between functioning within the familial unit (relationships and parenting) and outcomes in children (emotional, behavioural and hormonal).

Jesse has received training in Schema Therapy, DBT, and CBT (including mindfulness). She strongly believes in the deeper level processing and lasting change that Schema Therapy can provide. Jesse uses emotion focussed, cognitive, behavioural, and experiential techniques to assist the client with building a better understanding of themselves and their current ways of coping. This understanding is then used to process, manage and heal internal triggers – providing the opportunity for growth and lasting change.

From her experience across forensic and mental health settings, Jesse has skills in working with the following: trauma, difficulties with emotional and behavioural regulation (including aggression and violence), personality presentations, mental health, coping through substance and/or sex, and relationships – including families, parent-child, and couples who are parenting. Jesse has worked with children, youth, young adults, and adults – providing treatment both individually and in group settings.

Jesse is warm, passionate, and curious in her approach. She firmly believes in increasing the accessibility and approachability of therapy for people from marginalised groups. She has worked with LGBTQIA+, First Nations Australians, and other religious and culturally diverse backgrounds.  Jesse is currently undergoing her Advanced ST certification.


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Intro to ST for Post Grad Students
$ 275.00

Schema Therapy Institute

  • Address:
    172 Buckley Street
    Essendon,, Victoria 3040 Australia
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  • Phone:
    0455 668 028