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Treating Complex PTSD with schema therapy

Format Workshop
Presenters Dr Christopher Lee, Clinical Psychologist
Description Schema therapy was designed to help people who have chronic difficulties. It was derived from traditional CBT and incorporates practices from other psychotherapies, including psychodynamic, emotional focused therapy, and Gestalt. It retains the structure of a cognitive model but has more of a focus on client needs and core emotional experiences. Recent adaptations to schema therapy such as the mode model have been shown to be effective in treating emotionally dysregulated clients with extensive trauma histories.

In this workshop you will:
 review current state of evidence on schema focused therapy including research conducted by the presenter
 learn how to assess the key developmental experiences in childhood and how these affect schema development
 learn a range of ways to assess problematic schemas and practice these in small group exercises
 explore the methods by which clients subtly maintain their self-defeating schemas
 learn how to develop reparenting skills for clients with complex problems
 learn how to challenge client's schema maintaining strategies
 practice emotive, interpersonal, cognitive and behavioural interventions designed to regulate emotions
 learn experiential interventions to highlight the link between current emotions and earlier learning
 develop practical strategies to consolidate emerging beliefs which are more adaptive
 receive extensive background notes and client handouts
About the presenter(s) Dr Christopher Lee was Senior Clinical Psychologist at a major teaching hospital in Perth (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital) for 11 years. He now lectures at Murdoch University and is in private practice half-time. He has had extensive training from leading figures in REBT, DBT, EMDR, and Schema Focused Therapy. He is an accredited supervisor with the International Society of Schema therapists. He conducts therapist training workshops on personality disorders and trauma treatments throughout Australia and overseas. Chris has published research on recovery from trauma and on the treatment of personality disorders. He has received a number of awards for research excellence including an International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies award and in 2009 the EMDRIA Europe inaugural Francine Shapiro award. In 2011, the APS awarded him the Ian Campbell prize for distinguished contribution to psychology.
Location NSW Regional, Australia
Venue Mingara Recreation Club
Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 6 Nov 2012 to 7 Nov 2012
Time 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Cost $455 (incl GST) for APS members; $570 for non-APS members; $300 for APS student members
Notes Workshop participants will be required to complete two hours of preliminary reading and preparation prior to workshop attendance. This includes completing some introductory reading on schema therapy, and completing and scoring Young's Schema Questionnaire for themselves and a client. In addition, it is highly recommended that participants administer and score Young's Schema Mode Inventory on a client prior to the workshop. Once registered for the workshop, participants will be provided with the necessary materials to complete these pre-workshop requirements by contacting the event organiser.
Organiser NSW Central Coast Branch
Contact Name Jennifer Ford
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