Advanced Schema Therapy

Advanced Schema Therapy


About this event

**Please note that completion of the Two Day Introduction to Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders or another Schema Therapy introduction course is essential**

Course 1 (Days 1 & 2) – Introduction to the Schema model with Eating Disorders
Course 2 (Day 3) – Specific Interventions with Eating Disorders

The workshop will provide therapists with an opportunity to learn powerful techniques for working with eating disorders, including those with entrenched beliefs, high complexity and comorbidity (e.g., OCD, rigid personality traits, PTSD). Anyone interested in learning to apply the schema therapy mode work to assist people with eating disorders would benefit from this workshop.

The workshop will provide participants with practical experience and guidance in the use of powerful techniques, including imagery rescripting, chair work and other techniques for change. Videos and demonstrations will be used to illustrate experiential change techniques. Training will specifically include working with emotional (vulnerable) modes, limited reparenting skills, bypassing avoidant or overcompensatory coping modes, and challenging punitive (self-critical) or guilt-inducing thinking patterns that drive eating disorder behaviours. Participants will receive handouts that they can use in their clinical work.

Date: Friday, 3rd February 2023

Time: 9am to 5pm AEST

Cost: $400

Learning Outcomes:

  • To recognise the links between emotional needs and disordered eating
  • How to recognise & work with schema modes relevant to people with eating disorders
  • How to conceptualise clients’ eating disorder symptoms & comorbidities using a schema mode map
  • How to apply cognitive, experiential, and interpersonal strategies for change, including chairwork and imagery
  • Rescripting, with an emphasis on deeper level change with core beliefs/schemas
  • Methods for setting limits on self-defeating ’inner critic’ modes
  • Methods for strengthening the client’s ‘Wise Self’ mode in treatment

Pre-Reading Activities:

1. Simpson, S. & Smith, E. (Eds.) (2019). Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders: Theory and Practice for Individual and Group Settings. Routledge.
2. To familiarise yourself with the schema therapy mode model before the training, please read this chapter (‘Schemas, Modes Summary’, Ch 2 Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy) which provides a good overview of the Schema Therapy Mode Model.
3. A chapter on the topic of schema therapy for eating disorders from the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy, and a brief Schema Therapy Clients Guide

Additional Event Information:

An early bird discount of 10% will be available until the end of August 2022 using the code EARLY2022
This event will be presented via zoom. The link will be provided to attendees prior to the event. Training will not be recorded.

Contact Details


Dr Susan Simpson

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