Brief Schema Therapy for ‘Personality Disorder’ & Complex Trauma
2 Days (protocol)
Dates – – 23-24th March (Dates TBC)
CPD – 12 hours of active CPD
Venue – ONLINE (Interactive Zoom Workshop)
*2-day workshop (Experiential Protocol) £300 if paid upfront in full (or £340 via invoice)
Who is this workshop for? This workshop is suitable for a range of professionals who practice psychotherapy, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, nurse therapists, and anyone working in mental health. It is especially targeted at clinicians working in the NHS, those working with complex trauma and personality disorders, and those who are working within a time-limited model.
Over recent years session limits for psychotherapy in public & private insurance mental health care have reduced. In the UK, clinicians within the NHS are required to provide treatments for those with complex trauma and personality disorders often within a limited time-frame. This workshop provides training on a brief (20 sessions) experiential schema therapy treatment programme designed for delivery in individual or group modalities.
A summary of the evidence-base supporting schema therapy short term protocols for those with characterological difficulties will be provided. The full range of experiential techniques including imagery rescripting, chairwork, historical role play and letter-writing will be covered. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the protocol first-hand with the invitation to participate in self-therapy exercises (e.g., experiential psychoeducation). Further, we will address how to adapt the protocol for safe and effective delivery in the online environment.
The one-day workshop on Application to Group Settings will cover all aspects of delivery in a group setting from participant selection to managing group dynamics and ending therapy. We will discuss how to deliver brief schema therapy in online groups, the opportunities and challenges this presents. Participants attending this optional workshop will have the opportunity to discuss governance aspects such as supervision and be directed towards brief schema therapy manuals to assist in the delivery of groups.
Brief Experiential Schema Therapy Protocol (12 hrs) with Dr Kirsty Gillings
Dr. Kirsty Gillings, Advanced Schema Therapy Trainer, Clinical Psychologist.
About the trainers:
Dr. Kirsty Gillings
Kirsty currently works full time in the NHS and provides private supervision in schema therapy. Her areas of special interest are complex trauma, addictive behaviour and psychosis. She maintains an active research profile through collaborations with the University of Dundee and NHS partners. In addition to schema therapy, she uses cognitive-behavioural and body-focused approaches in her clinical work, including mindfulness and sensorimotor psychotherapy.
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2-day Brief Experiential Protocol
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*Please note that this workshop will proceed with a minimum of 6 participants. In the case of insufficient registrations, participants will be given a minimum of 3 weeks’ notice of cancellation or postponement.