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SCHEMA THERAPY: An Attachment-Based Approach to Treatment Resistant Clients (Melbourne)

Rob Brockman, PhD (Clinical Psychologist)
One full day
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Face-to-Face Training
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Melbourne, VIC
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Schema therapy was initially developed by Jeffery Young for those clients that did not respond to traditional CBT. Treatment trials have consistently shown Schema Therapy to be an effective treatment for complex cases and those that might attract diagnosis of personality disorder. In this workshop, participants will learn the core concepts that underpin schema therapy practice; the interplay between core emotional needs, and the development of Early Maladaptive Schemas and Coping Styles. Participants will also learn how to incorporate schema concepts into their approach to assessment and case conceptualization of ‘tough cases’. The course will also introduce the core approach to schema change/ interventions including cognitive and behavioral techniques for schema change, but also the experiential (e.g. Imagery Rescripting) and limited parenting techniques that make the schema model such a powerful approach. Registrants will come away having been exposed to concrete strategies for helping heal clients through corrective emotional experiences, within an attachment based framework.


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Robert Brockman is a clinical psychologist and researcher living and working out of Sydney, Australia. Rob has extensive experience lecturing and supervising on Clinical Psychology Masters programs (Western Sydney University; University of Technology) and was a full-time Research Fellow (Psychology) from 2017-2020 (Australian Catholic University). Since 2014, Rob has regularly provided Schema Therapy Training events across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and South-East Asia, and has trained over 2000 therapists in the schema therapy approach. In 2018 Rob co-authored a new schema therapy book Contextual Schema Therapy, and is lead author of the upcoming release "Cambridge Guide to Schema Therapy", due for publication early 2022.

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Program Information

Event Schedule

Morning Session
  9:00am - 12:30pm (includes 15 minute break at 10:30am)

Lunch Break
  12:30pm - 1:00pm

Afternoon Session
  1:00pm - 4:30pm (includes 15 minute break at 2:45pm)

Registration Details

Face-to-Face registration
Fee:  $249
         $29 to purchase and keep the recording of this event. 

  • Tea and coffee are included. Food may be purchased on the ground floor or from the many surrounding cafes.
  • You will need to sign in on arrival to be eligible for an Attendance Certificate. 
  • Your attendance certificate for 7 hours of face-to-face, active training can be retrieved on completion of your evaluation via your login account.
  • A hard copy of notes and resources will be available to you on arrival at this event.
  • If for whatever reason, you are unable to attend this live event on the day,  your registration will be transferred into the live interactive webcast of this event with three month's access to the recording. 

N.B. Face to face participants are required to comply with COVID safety measures as outlined by the venue and PDP
Details of the measures current at the time and in line with public health orders will be advised in your pre-event reminder/information emails.
The venue and PDP reserve the right to deny entry to any participant who chooses not to follow COVID safety plans. 

Reminders for all events are sent two weeks, one week, one day and one hour prior.

Venue information

This Accor hotel has a fully implemented plan attending to the health and safety of all venue attendees.
You will be required to abide by the safety  measures current at the time and in line with public health orders. These will be advised in your pre-event reminder/information emails.
In the interest of everone's safety, the venue and PDP reserve the right to deny entry to any participant who chooses not to follow the current COVID safety plans. 

This venue offers wheelchair access from the street level. 

Conveniently located right by several bus routes and a 7-minute walk to Parliament Station.

Links to reasonable early-bird parking close to the venue:

All day tea, coffee and water are provided.
If you have pre-purchased lunch, hotel staff will have you selection ready for you.
The venue has a restaurant and is surrounded by cafes and restaurants should you choose to eat out.
Please note that lunch bought from outside providers cannot be eaten in the hotel.


The seminar venue is the Mantra on Russell Hotel which offers a discount on accommodation for the PDP community. Please quote the code RUSSELL2021

Quest on Lonsdale is a 6 minute walk from the venue.
Hotel Grand Chancellor is a 2 minute walk from the venue.



Learning objectives of this training:

  1. Understand the central concepts underpinning the “Basic Schema Model” - the Interplay between needs, schemas, and coping styles.
  2. Understand the concept of the 18 Schemas, how they commonly present, and how they can be integrated into your assessment and case formulation.
  3. Understand the evidence base/ support for the use for schema therapy for complex cases.
  4. Gain some self- awareness of your ‘Own Schemas’.
  5. Understand how to use psychometric approaches (e.g. the YSQ) and experiential methods (e.g. imagery) for schema therapy assessment.
  6. Understand the basics of schema intervention including how to apply (a) limited reparenting, (b) Experiential interventions, (c) Cognitive Strategies, and (d) Behavioral pattern breaking strategies.
  7. Understand the basics of the ‘schema mode’ concept.

"Learn about schemas and schema change techniques that are designed to create Corrective Emotional Experiences."   Robert Brockman

How you will benefit from attending this training:

  • Learn proven conceptualisation approach and strategies (based on Schema Therapy) for assessment and intervention of complex cases.
  • Learn how to integrate attachment-based principles to provide a ‘limited reparenting’ context to the therapeutic relationship.
  • Learn the basics of experiential methods for change including Chairwork and Imagery Rescripting.


Morning Session (includes a short morning tea break)

  • Introduction to the Evidence Base for Schema Therapy
  • Historical development of Schema Therapy
  • Foundations of Schema Theory: Core Emotional Needs and the 18 Early Maladaptive Schemas
  • Schema Coping Styles
  • Assessment and Formulation in Schema Therapy

Afternoon Session (includes a short afternoon tea break)

  • Introduction to Schema Therapy Interventions Phase
  • Limited Reparenting Techniques
  • Experiential Techniques in Schema Therapy
  • Chairwork Dialogues in Schema Therapy
  • Introduction to Imagery Rescripting
  • The Mode Model for Complex Cases

Target Audience

This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.



222 Russell Street, 222 Russell Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
+61 1300 092 872

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