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Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma

Date: 28 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019


This two day masterclass focuses on Schema Therapy for developmental trauma, incorporating Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Polyvagal theory, Somatic Psychotherapy, bottom up and top down approaches and the phases of intervention.

Training Objectives Include:

- A focus on experiential and Emotion Regulation techniques in Schema Therapy to use in session with reference to the three phases of treatment, i.e., Bonding & Regulation, Schema Mode Change & Autonomy.

- Understanding the three phases of treatment (bonding and regulation, mode change and building autonomy)

- Using experiential and emotion regulation techniques

- Cognitive, Experiential, Behavioural Pattern Breaking for this clinical population will be discussed in detail, including the importance of Safety & Stabilisation before the use of Schema Mode Change Techniques.

- Understanding Flight, Fight and Freeze responses, bypassing coping modes by building therapeutic presence

- Limited reparenting when working with child modes using connection, co-regulation and self regulation

- Incorporating ideas from Polyvagal theory, (Porges, 2016), Interpersonal Neurobiology (Segal, 2000), Somatic Psychotherapy (Fisher & Ogden, 2015) and Stages of Treatment (Ford & Cortois, 2000) when applying Schema Therapy Techniques.


Dr Rita Younan is a clinical psychologist and director and founder of the Schema Therapy Institute Australia. Dr Younan is certified in both Individual and Group Schema Therapy and has an accredited training program. In conjunction with Professor Joan Farrell and Ms Ida Shaw, Dr Younan implemented an inpatient and outpatient Group Schema Therapy Department at a private psychiatric hospital in Melbourne, Australia. A feasibility study on the effectiveness of this treatment program was recently published in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. Dr Younan works in private practice, using mostly schema therapy in both an individual and group setting and is involved in a number of research projects; she is also on the Group Certification Committee and Quality Assurance Committee for the International Society of Schema Therapy.

Duration: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Venue: 87 Club Street, #03-01, 069455

Contact: Email Organizer

Brochure: Download

Early Bird Registration: SGD 699.00(pay by 31/12/2018)
Standard Registration: SGD 799.00

Language: English

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