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Advanced Schema Therapy – Working with Maladaptive Modes: A 2-day Workshop

Event number: 18813
11 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Dr Tracey Hunter

This 2-day workshop is suitable for therapists who have previously attended a workshop in Schema Therapy and have a sound understanding of the Schema model, as well as have some experience in using Schema Therapy in their therapeutic practice. The workshop content will cover the Mode Model used in Schema Therapy to assist clients in integrating the Healthy Adult mode with the Vulnerable Child mode, by challenging and bypassing the Dysfunctional Parent Modes and Maladaptive Coping Modes. The workshop will allow for opportunities for therapists to practice various experiential techniques including Chairwork and Imagery and to formulate complex clients, to develop further confidence in using Schema Therapy as a treatment modality for clients with mild symptoms through to more ingrained personality dysfunction.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have:

  • An understanding of the schema mode and its application to a range of therapy clients.
  • Developed skills in recognising the Vulnerable Child mode and introduction to reparenting.
  • Developed skills in identifying, labelling and bypassing Maladaptive Coping Modes.
  • Developed skills in tackling Dysfunctional Parent Modes (Inner Critic).
  • Gained experience in using Chairwork and Imagery as applied to Mode Work.
  • Gained an understanding of the importance of strengthening the Healthy Adult Mode and meeting core emotional needs as a treatment goal of Schema Therapy


Day 1 - Thursday, 7 Sept 2017

9:00am Arrival and registration

9:30am Review of the Mode Model and Mode Work in Schema Therapy 

11:00am Break

11:20am Therapist’s own schemas

1:00pm Lunch

1:50pm Mode Formulation and Imagery for Assessment

3:00pm Break

3:30pm Chairwork Session 1

4:30-5:00pm Conclusion


Day 2 - Friday, 8 Sept 2017

9:00 Chairwork Session 2

10:30 Break

10:50am Imagery Session 1 

12:30pm lunch

1:20pm Advanced Schema Techniques: Limited Reparenting and Empathic Confrontation

2:30pm Break

2:45pm Imagery Session 2 

4:00pm Conclusion

About the presenter(s)

Dr Tracey is a Clinical Psychologist on the Gold Coast with over 15 years’ experience in the psychology profession. She completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Griffith University Gold Coast in 2005. In 2011 Tracey was selected as one of 12 therapists worldwide to undertake the Advanced Certification in Schema Therapy training program in New York, receiving training from the founder of Schema Therapy, Dr Jeffrey Young and his colleagues. She completed her certification in early 2012 and since this time has been delivering workshops nationally in Schema Therapy and supervising other therapists in this approach.

In 2015, Tracey facilitated the visit of Dr Scott Kellogg from New York to run training in Chairwork throughout Australia, and uses Chairwork in her own therapeutic practice and supervision, along with Imagery Rescripting within a Schema Therapy framework.

Tracey primarily treats adults with a range of psychological concerns including personality disorders at her practice in Mermaid Beach


Please note numbers are strictly limited for this event and registrations will close when places are full or on August 30.

9am arrival/start and concluding 4-5pm each day

Online registration


Hotel Urban
345 Wickham Tce
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 7/9/2017
End date: 8/9/2017
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm


APS member: $325
APS student member: $200
Non APS member: $600

Registration closes 30 August 2017, please contact the organiser after this time

Registration closes 30 Aug 2017


APS - Brisbane Area Branch
Contact Steph Beckey
1800 333 497