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SCHEMA THERAPY WORKSHOP RETREAT

NOOSA, QLD

6 - 7 OCTOBER 2017


Day 1: The Healthy Adult, with Dr. Tracey Hunter

Day 2: The Healthy Family, with Dr. Erin Bulluss and Rachel Samson

Cost: $495 for both days, or $297 for one day only.

This year we are excited to run this 2-day event at Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas, where the latest advances in Schema Therapy will be delivered to therapists interested in applying a Schema Therapy approach with adults, children and families in their therapeutic work. The trainers are all advanced Schema Therapists, trainers and supervisors, and they will be attending the Schema Therapy Summer School in Barcelona, Spain in June this year in order to deliver the current best practice in Schema Therapy worldwide.

DAY 1: THE HEALTHY ADULT, with Dr. Tracey Hunter
Friday 6 October, 2017 

This experiential workshop will commence with an overview of the "Healthy Adult" mode - the part of us that is able to self-reflect, set authentic career and personal goals, make decisions that are in line with one's values, recognise and self-regulate emotions, repair relationship ruptures, set boundaries and express one's needs in relationships, embrace one's own sexuality, pleasure, and relaxation preferences, and give and receive love. This will be followed by an exploration of key insights and practices from Schema Therapy that strengthen the Healthy Adult mode, including:
i) revisiting and healing upsetting memories from childhood through imagery rescripting,
ii) awareness of one's own ingrained "Coping Modes" (compliance/surrendering; detachment/ escapism/ avoidance/ distraction/ addiction; over-compensation/controlling/obsessing) that block core emotional needs from being met,
iii) naming and challenging one's "Inner Critic" through dialogue/chairwork, and
iv) integrating the "Happy Child" mode.

DAY 2: THE HEALTHY FAMILY, with Dr. Erin Bulluss and Rachel Samson
Saturday 7 October, 2017 

This interactive workshop introduces the conceptualisation and application of Schema Therapy with children, adolescents, and their families. We will provide an overview of developmentally appropriate ways in which to implement mode work with children and adolescents (including drawing, puppets, and story-telling), as well as methods of engaging parents/caregivers and other systems in a schema therapeutic approach. Participants are required to have a basic understanding of the Schema Therapy model prior to attending.

The Presenters:

Dr. Tracey Hunter (PhD Clin Psych)

Tracey is a Clinical Psychologist on the Gold Coast with over 15 years’ experience in the psychology profession. In 2011 Tracey was selected as one of 12 therapists worldwide to undertake the Advanced Certification in Schema Therapy training program in New York, receiving training from the founder of Schema Therapy, Dr. Jeffrey Young and his colleagues. She completed her certification in early 2012 and since this time has been delivering workshops nationally in Schema Therapy and supervising other therapists in this approach. In 2015, Tracey facilitated the visit of Dr. Scott Kellogg from New York to run training in Chairwork throughout Australia, and uses Chairwork in her own therapeutic practice and supervision, along with Imagery Rescripting within a Schema Therapy framework. Tracey primarily treats adults with a range of psychological concerns including personality disorders at her practice in Mermaid Beach. 

Dr. Erin Bulluss (PhD Clin Psych) and Rachel Samson (MPsych Clin)

Rachel and Erin are Clinical Psychologists practising Schema Therapy in South Australia, and are co-directors of both the “Schema Therapy Academy of Australia” (STAA) and “Little STAA”, the first ISST approved Child/Adolescent Schema Therapy training program in Australia. Both Rachel and Erin have advanced level certification in individual and child/adolescent schema therapy, and have also been granted trainer/supervisor status by the ISST. Rachel currently works for the government of South Australia, Specialist Services Child and Youth where she provides intensive family intervention for children with emotional and behavioural issues and disability. Erin has a particular interest in applying Schema Therapy to individuals on the autism spectrum, and moderates the ASD/ST forum on the ISST website. She presented on this topic with Ida Shaw at the 2016 ISST conference in Vienna, Austria.

Travel Information:
Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas: 33A Viewland Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD.
Getting to Noosa: The closest airport is Sunshine Coast airport (30km by car), or Brisbane Airport (140km by car).
Accommodation at Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas can be booked from $289 per night via their website: http://www.peppers.com.au/noosa/ 
Participants are responsible for their own transport and accommodation arrangements.