Group Schema Therapy Beyond the Basics

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Group Schema Therapy Beyond the Basics

12 July 2018



This Advanced Master Class is intended for participants who have completed the Introduction to Group ST. It fulfils the advanced level training requirement for certification in Group ST by the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST). Each six hour training day fulfils one of the module requirements for certification. Module one focuses on interventions to get through the Maladaptive Coping Modes: including the avoidant and overcompensating modes and mastery of group empathic confrontation interventions. Module two focuses on interventions for the Dysfunctional Parent modes and accessing the Healthy Adult mode. Module three focuses on interventions to reach and heal the Child Schema Modes including group imagery rescripting, playful interventions and limited reparenting by child mode. Each module consists of equal parts of didactic with demonstration and practice with observation and coaching. Although the interventions are discussed in terms of their application in Group ST, many are just as applicable to individual and participants report their effectiveness in their individual as well as group work. Their second book The Schema Therapy Clinician’s Guide, Wiley 2014 provides an entire program of group and individual ST that is appropriate for brief 10-20 sessions or longer (1 year) outpatient and more intensive programs like inpatient and day therapy. It includes therapist scripts and handouts for 42 group sessions and 12 individual sessions. This ST program is adaptable for a variety of lengths and is transdiagnostic.

This workshop is part of the curriculum for ISST certification in Group Schema Therapy. You will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion that can be used in the documentation required for that certification.

About the Presenter:

This advanced training is facilitated by Dr Rita Younan who is the only certified Group Schema Therapist Supervisor-Trainer with an accredited training program in Australia.  Dr Younan has been trialling a 20 week- group schema therapy model in private practice with the Medicare Model in Mind; data is of this trial is being presented at the ISST Conference in May 2018.  Dr Younan has been under the supervision an guidance of Professor Joan Farrell an Ida Shaw for over 5 years, she is on the Group Schema Therapy Committee of the ISST, Quality Assurance Group of the ISST and is involved in facilitating a Group Schema Therapy workshop with both Joan and Ida at the ISST conference in Amsterdam in 2018.

Places are limited, please register as soon as possible to avoid disappoint.

Total cost is $899 (GST Inc).  To register via credit card please download and return the following payment form: to secure your booking; To pay via Pay Pal please book on line.  Catering included.


  • Start:
    Jul 12 @ 09:30 am
  • End:
    Jul 14 @ 04:30 pm
  • Cost:

  • Address:
    172 Buckley Street

    Essendon, Victoria 3040 Australia
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  • Phone:
    0455 668 028