“Experiencing Schema Therapy from the Inside Out” Byron Bay, NSW, May 2019 Copy

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“Experiencing Schema Therapy from the Inside Out” Byron Bay, NSW, May 2019 Copy

24 May 2019


Two Day Workshop (MAY 17th/18th & MAY 24th/25th)

An important part of training for Schema Therapists is self-therapy to understand one’s own schemas and modes, the role they play in being a schema therapist and the impact of patients’ in triggering schemas and modes. Such self-awareness is critical to the genuine, open presence required by ST’s limited reparenting model; this is particularly important for therapists conducting group ST, as the impact of a number of clients at the same time can amplify therapists’ reactions and just being in a group can have triggering effects related to one’s family of origin. Self-schema therapy has personal benefits as well, in terms of self-awareness and healing for one’s Vulnerable Child mode.

Joan & Ida spent two years as members of a self-therapy for therapists in their training and consider that experience critical to their understanding of themselves, their reactions when participating in a group and what clients experience. Participation in the workshop will add new interventions to use with clients and the deeper experience of ST from the “inside – out”. They believe that what one learns from this experience cannot be taught as effectively didactically, if at all. For that reason self-therapy in a group is a requirement for ISST Group Schema Therapy certification and this workshop fulfils that requirement. It can also be used to meet the three supervision hours credit allowed to meet individual ST certification supervision requirements. This day is appropriate for therapists new to ST and for those who are experienced with it.

Joan & Ida have facilitated self-therapy groups for over 30 years leading to their book Experiencing Schema Therapy from the Inside Out: A Self-practice/Self-reflection Workbook for Therapists, Guilford 2017.  The workshop begins with establishing safety and connection within the group and the agreement to keep confidential any personal material disclosed. Participants are encouraged to share as much or little content in the group as they feel comfortable with. They can choose to focus on a particular schema or mode issue that affects their personal or professional life or go into the day open to whatever experience they have. Just as they do with all groups, Joan & Ida assess the needs of the participants and plan the day’s work in collaboration with participants based upon the needs and modes present. The focus in the workshop is on experiential work including: exercises to identify maladaptive coping modes triggered in the group, awareness of the needs of your Vulnerable Child and self-care plans, further banishing work for the Demanding or Punitive Critic mode and evoke the Happy Child to balance out the hard work we do as therapists.

Each SP/SR workshop will be a different experience based upon the group and the issue you decide to focus on for the experience.  For that reason, it is possible to benefit from coming to more than one SP/SR workshop without it being too repetitive. You will have a different experience in personal benefit, increased self-awareness and knowledge of and comfort doing ST each time. Attendees from last year’s Sorrento workshop are welcome.  This is a rare opportunity to “Experience Schema Therapy From the Inside Out” with two of the most influential Schema Therapists in the world; not only have Joan and Ida contributed to the literature, in Schema Therapy, with a number of books and publications, but also with their style and creativity in delivering Schema Therapy – something that is not to be missed and experienced firsthand!

The cost for the two day workshop is $1199 which includes workshop catering and materials.  This workshop accounts to 15 hours of CPD.

To avoid disappointment please register as soon as possible; This workshop will be offered on two different weekends in May 2019 in Byron Bay, NSW:

  • Workshop One** Friday May 17th & Saturday May 18th 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (TWO SPOTS LEFT FOR THIS WORKSHOP; make preference at checkout)
  • Workshop Two** Friday May 24th & Saturday May 25th; 9.30 am to 4.30 pm


Please note cancellations can be made up to one month prior to the workshop otherwise the cancellation is 50% of the registration fee.  All cancellations incur an additional $50 administration fee. 

  • Address:
    172 Buckley Street

    Essendon, Victoria 3040 Australia
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  • Phone:
    0455 668 028