Schema Therapy for Chronic Mood & Anxiety Disorders ONLINE CERTIFICATION TRAINING

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Schema Therapy for Chronic Mood & Anxiety Disorders ONLINE CERTIFICATION TRAINING

18 February 2022

Schema Therapy for Chronic Mood & Anxiety Disorders with: Dr Rita Younan & Ms Ruth Holt

There is growing research on the effectiveness of Schema Therapy for chronic depression and some early work on other treatment resistant mood disorder presentations. This 3 morning ONLINE workshop will cover Schema Therapy formulation and treatment approaches for working with these presentations, including case studies, demonstrations and opportunities to practice skills.
Specific topics include;
  • Schema Therapy models for Chronic mood disorders like Depression and Anxiety
  • Schema Therapy for other Chronic Axis I Disorders like OCD & Eating Disorders
  • Dealing with challenging client in session behaviours, like hopelessness
  • Experiential techniques to address early adversity and schema development
  • Assisting clients to build networks of support through behavioural pattern breaking
  • Schema self-therapy to avoid compassion fatigue
Facilitators are Dr Rita Younan and Ruth Holt, both Advanced Schema Therapists and Trainers in Individual Schema Therapy;
Ruth and Rita discuss the Vulnerability to Harm Schema a common schema found in Chronic Anxiety Disorders here:
Special Guest SUSAN SIMPSON (leading expert on Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders) discussing ST for Eating Disorders & The Over-controller Coping Mode which is common in Chronic Axis 1 Disorders. 

Training Dates and Details:

Training is offered late February/March 2022 over a three week period and where there will be in between session tasks to consolidate learning.  The dates and times are as follows:

WEEK ONE: Friday Feb 18th 9.30am to 2.30pm

WEEK TWO: Friday Feb 25th  9.30am to 2.30pm

WEEK THREE: Friday March 4th 9.30am to 2.30pm

  • Certification hours include: Didactic Hours 8, Dyadic Hours 5
Who is eligible to attend:
This training is for therapists who are registered with their professional body, including psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists. Please note that ISST certification has requirements, including minimum study requirements. Please go to the ISST website for further details. You may be asked to provide proof of eligibility upon registration.
For registrations outside of Australia:
The training will occur 9.30am-2:30pm Australian Day Light Savings Time which includes participant interaction in the dyadic work, so please ensure you are able to attend as per below ISST requirements.
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:
  1. To be monitored when completing dyadic exercises as in live workshops
  2. You arrive on time and do not leave early (10 minute grace is acceptable)
  3. You do not engage in other activities that are not related to the training
  4. You are willing to make up for lost learning should there be a technological problem

Online training fee is $529 early bird before Jan 18th 2022  or $599 thereafter; please pay via the website.  

We are also offering two bonus supervision sessions following this workshop on Friday March 18th at 9.30am and April 1st at 9.30.  Supervision sessions are $100 each and can be selected at checkout.

Training is offered via Zoom Platform; the training link and pre-reading materials will be emailed one week prior to the event.

For more information please email:

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 a $50 administration fee. 


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