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Dr. Tracey Hunter


Thursday, 3 May 2018 - Friday, 4 May 2018



Registration closes on:

Monday, 30 April 2018 at 4:00 PM - (GMT+10:00) Brisbane

Schema Therapy for Common Psychological Problems: A 2-day Workshop
Presented by Dr. Tracey Hunter, Clinical Psychologist and Certified Advanced Schema Therapist

3 - 4 May, 2018
Rydges Sydney Central, SYDNEY

Cost: $396 (incl. GST) EARLY BIRD (extended to 9/3/2018)


$275 (post-graduate student)




28 Albion St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

This 2-day workshop is suitable for therapists who are interested in applying Schema Therapy to common psychological problems including depression and anxiety disorders. It will suit therapists new to Schema Therapy, as well as therapists who have already attended training in Schema Therapy for Personality Disorders but wish to use the Schema approach with a broader client population.

Training Overview


Day 1 - Schema Therapy for Common Psychological Problems including chronic depression and GAD

The first day will provide participants with an invaluable tool that specifically addresses the root of the client’s common emotional problems, so that treatment is targeted at the cause and not merely the symptom. The focus will be on how the Schema model has evolved in the treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders.

9:00am - A review of the Schema model and unmet childhood needs.

10.30am Morning tea

11:00am - Assessment and formulation clients with depression and anxiety from a Schema Therapy approach

12:45pm lunch

1:30pm - Cognitive strategies to target belief patterns associated with schemas in depression and GAD

3:00pm Afternoon tea

3:30pm - Imagery rescripting -re-processing childhood events

5:00pm Workshop Concludes

Day 2 - Working with Maladaptive Modes in Common Psychological Problems including chronic depression and GAD

The second day will provide participants with skills and knowledge to enable them to formulate clients with common psychological problems using the Mode Model within Schema Therapy. It follow on from the Schema theory and model presented in Day 1. The focus is on developing an awareness of how to use Mode Work to identify the various maladaptive modes present in recurrent psychological disorders, giving participants demonstrations of how to assist their clients to strengthen the “Healthy Adult”, reparenting the vulnerable child mode, and reducing the use of maladaptive coping modes and dysfunctional parent modes common in depression and anxiety disorders. Specific attention will be given to experiential techniques including imagery work and chairwork.

9:00am Schema Therapy: Introduction to the Mode Model. Linking knowledge of the mode model to Common Psychological Disorders, including assessment and case conceptualisation for Mode Work

10.30am Morning tea

11:00am Bypassing Maladaptive Coping Modes in depression and anxiety

12:45pm lunch

1:30pm Confronting Internalised Parent modes in depressive and anxiety disorders

3:00pm afternoon tea

3:30pmIntegrating the Vulnerable Child through rescripting and reparenting

5:00pm Workshop concludes

About the presenter:

Dr. Tracey Hunter is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience in the psychology profession. She completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Griffith University in 2005. Tracey initially worked as a child psychologist in outpatient and inpatient settings, before she entered private practice and consulting work 10 years ago. Tracey now primarily treats adults with a range of psychological concerns, including personality disorders. She previously conducted psychological assessments and investigations for insurance claims and work-related disputes. She has delivered workshops for over 10 years nationally in the areas of mediation and conflict resolution, communication skills, CBT, and Schema Therapy.

In 2011 Tracey travelled to New York to undertake Advanced Certification in Schema Therapy, receiving training from the founder of Schema Therapy, Dr. Jeffrey Young and his colleagues. She completed this training in early 2012 and since this time has been delivering workshops nationally in Schema Therapy and supervising other therapists in this approach. Tracey is passionate about using Schema Therapy with clients who wish to change their destructive life patterns learned earlier in life and find new ways to get their emotional needs met and live a more fulfilling life.