Brief Schema Therapy: Individual & Group Modalities l March 2022 I Online Training l Schema Therapy Scotland


DURATION: 2 days (brief protocol) + 1 additional day (application to groups)

WHERE: Stirling, Scotland

COSTS: £170 per day of training


Brief Schema Therapy: Individual & Group Modalities l March 2022 I Online Training l Schema Therapy Scotland

Brief Schema Therapy for ‘Personality Disorder’ & Complex Trauma: Group & Individual

  2 Days (protocol) + optional additional 1 Day (Groups)

Dates  – 24-25th March (protocol); 1st April (application to groups).

CPD – 12 + 6 hours of active CPD

Venue – ONLINE (Interactive Zoom Workshop)


*2-day workshop (Experiential Protocol) £300 if paid in full (or £340 via invoice)

*1-day workshop (Group Application) £130 if paid in full (or £170 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.

Workshop Content: 

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.

Trainers –

Brief Experiential Schema Therapy Protocol (12 hrs) with Dr Kirsty Gillings + Optional 1 Day – Application to Groups (6 hrs) with Dr Kirsty Gillings and Dr Patrick Harper

Dr. Kirsty Gillings, Advanced Schema Therapy Trainer, Clinical Psychologist.

Patrick Harper, Advanced Schema Therapy Trainer, Psychotherapist

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.

Patrick Harper

Patrick is an advanced Schema Therapy Trainer/Supervisor, and founder and developer of Schema Therapy Services (U.K.) Ltd. He worked in a broad range of NHS Mental Health settings from 1997 – 2021, gaining a number of clinical leadership roles and becoming a Consultant Psychological Therapist. In 2021 he resigned from the NHS to pursue his passion for Schema Therapy in full time independent practise, providing specialist psychotherapy and training/supervision.Patrick has substantial experience and expertise in developing, leading and delivering both group and individual therapeutic programmes for people with a very broad range of mental health presentations, including very complex and severe presentations in outpatient and inpatient environments.

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2-day Brief Experiential Protocol


1-day Application to Groups


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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.

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