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SCHEMA THERAPY: An Attachment-Based Approach to Treatment Resistant Clients (Sydney)

Rob Brockman, PhD (Clinical Psychologist)
One full day
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Chatswood, NSW
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Schema therapy was initially developed by Jeffery Young for those clients that did not respond to traditional CBT. Treatment trials have consistently shown Schema Therapy to be an effective treatment for complex cases and those that might attract diagnosis of personality disorder. In this workshop, participants will learn the core concepts that underpin schema therapy practice; the interplay between core emotional needs, and the development of Early Maladaptive Schemas and Coping Styles. Participants will also learn how to incorporate schema concepts into their approach to assessment and case conceptualization of ‘tough cases’. The course will also introduce the core approach to schema change/ interventions including cognitive and behavioral techniques for schema change, but also the experiential (e.g. Imagery Rescripting) and limited parenting techniques that make the schema model such a powerful approach. Registrants will come away having been exposed to concrete strategies for helping heal clients through corrective emotional experiences, within an attachment based framework.


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Robert Brockman is a clinical psychologist and researcher living and working out of Sydney, Australia. Rob has extensive experience lecturing and supervising on Clinical Psychology Masters programs (Western Sydney University; University of Technology) and was a full-time Research Fellow (Psychology) from 2017-2020 (Australian Catholic University). Since 2014, Rob has regularly provided Schema Therapy Training events across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and South-East Asia, and has trained over 2000 therapists in the schema therapy approach. In 2018 Rob co-authored a new schema therapy book Contextual Schema Therapy, and is lead author of the upcoming release "Cambridge Guide to Schema Therapy", due for publication early 2022.

Registration Details

Face-to-Face registration
Fee:  $249
         $29 to purchase and keep the recording of this event. 

  • Tea and coffee are included. Food may be purchased on the ground floor or from the many surrounding cafes.
  • You will need to sign in on arrival to be eligible for an Attendance Certificate. 
  • Your attendance certificate for 7 hours of face-to-face, active training can be retrieved on completion of your evaluation via your login account.
  • A hard copy of notes and resources will be available to you on arrival at this event.
  • If for whatever reason, you are unable to attend this live event on the day,  your registration will be transferred into the live interactive webcast of this event with three month's access to the recording. 
    Face to face participants are required to comply with NSW Government Health Orders as follows:
    • Masks must be worn at all times inside the building and in particular our training room.
    • Everyone must check-in via the Service NSW app prior to entry.
    • Your official vaccination certificate showing you have received two Government approved Covid vaccinations must be presented prior to entry.
    • Social distancing is to be observed at all times.
    • Hand sanitisers or antiseptic wipes provided are to be used before touching any common property.
  • Due to the NSW Government Health Orders, you will not be permitted to enter if you cannot comply with all of the above-noted conditions and we can of course, transfer your registration into the live, interactive webcast of this event.  

Live Interactive Webcast registration
Fees: $199 
Primary viewer (includes three month's access recording of the event.
           $99 Additional viewer (must watch on same device as primary viewer)
           $29 Purchase lifetime access to the recording (available to primary viewer only)

  • Your attendance certificate for 7 hours of live, interactive training can be retrieved on completion of the evaluation and quiz via your account. 
  • A soft copy of all resources will remain in your account indefinitely.
  • A recording of this event will be available in your account approximately three weeks after the live event and will remain available for a full three months.  You will receive an email notification when the recording becomes available for viewing. 
  • If for whatever reason, you are unable to join the live webcast on the day, you will be able to watch the recording, complete your evaluation and quiz and retrieve  your certificate at a later date before the end of the three month viewing period.

Reminders for all events are sent two weeks, one week, one day and one hour prior.

Venue information

Our venue is registered with Service NSW as a 'Covid Safe' venue. 
You will be required to checkin via our QR code and to abide by the safety  measures current at the time and in line with public health orders. These will be advised in your pre-event reminder/information emails.
In the interest of everone's safety, PDP reserves the right to deny entry to any participant who chooses not to follow the current COVID safety plans. 

This venue offers wheelchair access from the Brown Street entrance.  

4 minute walk from Chatswood train/metro/bus interchange

Links to reasonable early-bird parking close to the venue:

All day tea, coffee and chilled water are provided.
If you have not ordered lunch with your registration, we have a fridge and two microwave ovens should you wish to bring your own food. 
The venue has a cafe on the ground floor and is surrounded by cafes and restaurants including an extensive food hall above the Chatswood Interchange.

Mantra Hotel is next door to the venue: website here
Meriton Suites is a 4 minute walk from the venue: website here



Learning objectives of this training:

  1. Understand the central concepts underpinning the “Basic Schema Model” - the Interplay between needs, schemas, and coping styles.
  2. Understand the concept of the 18 Schemas, how they commonly present, and how they can be integrated into your assessment and case formulation.
  3. Understand the evidence base/ support for the use for schema therapy for complex cases.
  4. Gain some self- awareness of your ‘Own Schemas’.
  5. Understand how to use psychometric approaches (e.g. the YSQ) and experiential methods (e.g. imagery) for schema therapy assessment.
  6. Understand the basics of schema intervention including how to apply (a) limited reparenting, (b) Experiential interventions, (c) Cognitive Strategies, and (d) Behavioral pattern breaking strategies.
  7. Understand the basics of the ‘schema mode’ concept.

"Learn about schemas and schema change techniques that are designed to create Corrective Emotional Experiences."   Robert Brockman

How you will benefit from attending this training:

  • Learn proven conceptualisation approach and strategies (based on Schema Therapy) for assessment and intervention of complex cases.
  • Learn how to integrate attachment-based principles to provide a ‘limited reparenting’ context to the therapeutic relationship.
  • Learn the basics of experiential methods for change including Chairwork and Imagery Rescripting.


Morning Session (includes a short morning tea break)

  • Introduction to the Evidence Base for Schema Therapy
  • Historical development of Schema Therapy
  • Foundations of Schema Theory: Core Emotional Needs and the 18 Early Maladaptive Schemas
  • Schema Coping Styles
  • Assessment and Formulation in Schema Therapy

Afternoon Session (includes a short afternoon tea break)

  • Introduction to Schema Therapy Interventions Phase
  • Limited Reparenting Techniques
  • Experiential Techniques in Schema Therapy
  • Chairwork Dialogues in Schema Therapy
  • Introduction to Imagery Rescripting
  • The Mode Model for Complex Cases

Target Audience

This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.

Webcast Schedule

Morning Session
  9:00am - 12:45pm
  Includes a 15 minutes break at 10:45am

Lunch Break
  12:45pm - 1:45pm

Afternoon Session
  1:45pm - 5:00pm
  Includes a 15 minutes break at 3:15pm


PDP Sydney Training Room

Level 1, 10 Help Street, Chatswood, NSW 2067, Australia
+61 1300 887 622

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