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Introduction to Schema Focused Therapy

Event number: 18861
14 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Graham Taylor

Schema Focused Therapy (SFT) was first described in 1989 by Dr Jeffrey Young and has applications in the treatment of personality disorders, chronic depression or anxiety, and “borderline” conditions.

SFT was derived from traditional CBT and incorporates practices from other psychotherapies, including Gestalt, psychodynamic, and emotional focused therapy. Compared to traditional short-term cognitive therapy, SFT differs from traditional CBT in five substantive ways by placing greater emphasis on: 1) childhood origins of problems and working directly with associated memories; 2) use of identified core schemas to drive formulation and treatment; 3) the use of experiential or affect-based techniques; 4) use of the therapy relationship to assess psychological themes and provide corrective experiences; and 5) use of ‘mode’ theory.


Learning outcomes for Introduction to Schema Therapy training includes:

·         Review the extensions of cognitive behaviour therapy by Aaron Beck and Jeffrey Young.

·         Review current state of evidence on schema focused therapy including research conducted by the presenter.

·         Learn how to assess the key developmental tasks of 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 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.

About the presenter(s)

Graham Taylor is a very experienced presenter, having organised the first Australian training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and the first national workshop tour on Mindfulness as a Clinical Intervention. He is also accredited by the International Society of Schema Therapy as both a Trainer and a Supervisor. More importantly he is an Accredited EMDR trainer, an Accredited Schema Therapy trainer, and an officially listed ACT trainer according to the official ACT website. For further information about the presenter go to


Pre-reading is required for this workshop and will be provided after registration.

Also, this workshop is recommended for people wanting to gain skills in Schema Therapy, and for those intending to complete the Advanced EMDR training being held directly after this training (15-16th October, 2017).

Those who attend both the Introduction to Schema Therapy and the Advanced EMDR (Part Two) workshops will be eligible for a discount, please register via below link and choose option for "Both Workshops"


Online registration

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre
22 Charles Street
Hervey Bay, QLD 4655
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 13/10/2017
End date: 14/10/2017
Time: Registration from 8.30am for a 9am start. Close at 5pm


APS member: $630
APS student member: $530
Non APS member: $700

Registration closes 6 October 2017, please contact the organiser after this time


APS - Bundaberg-Hervey Bay Region Branch
The APS Bundaberg – Hervey Bay Region Branch covers the area bounded by the towns of Bundaberg, Childers, Maryborough and Hervey Bay. This is in the beautiful and sunny state of Queensland, and we have the additional pleasures of ready access to the ocean with the turtle rookery (Bundaberg - Mon Repos) and whale watching from Hervey Bay to Bundaberg.
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