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This 3 day Master Class gives you an opportunity to learn Group Schema Therapy (‘GST’) and completes the training component of the Standard level international certification in Group Schema Therapy (‘ST’) approved by International Society of Schema Therapy.

The training presents the GST model and its core interventions. Group Schema therapy functions in the same way as individual ST – i.e. therapist limited reparenting and mode change interventions are determined by the mode a patient is in rather than by disorder. Participants play their own patients thus providing examples of using GST interventions for the presenting modes of various diagnostic groups. Core GST interventions include: group limited reparenting, group imagery re-scripting, mode-specific group role-plays, experiential group work and the distinctive two therapist model that is considered crucial for maintaining the essence of limited reparenting with the more severe disorders. These interventions can also be used in individual schema therapy and individual use is discussed based upon the interests of participants. The workshop incorporates: didactic sections with powerpoint and group discussion, demonstrations by facilitator in which the workshop participants play patients, DVD segments of the GST developers leading a group and opportunities for participants to practice interventions with coaching and feedback. The first two days are primarily didactic with numerous demonstrations of interventions with participants playing the patient group. Day three includes practice of interventions in small groups.


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 999.00(pay by 31/012/2018)
Standard Registration: SGD 1,100.00

Language: English

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