Fine Tuning Chair Work in Schema Therapy & CBT interventions

Date- Thursday July 25th 9-5pm (lunch and refreshments included)

Workshop cost: $250 (early Bird rate, before June 20) after this $270

Venue:  Boulevard Centre, Floreat Forum Complex Perth

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Presenter- Chris Hayes, Clinical Psychologist

CPD- 7 hours of active CPD  

Focus of the course: This workshop is aimed at developing skills in the use of chair work  in schema therapy and more generally within CBT based approaches, Participants will learn skills in improving chair work and managing commonly experienced difficulties in applying this in treatment. The workshop will utilize newly developed Fine Tuning Chair work in Schema Therapy video teaching resources, and allow time for attendees for practice skills.

Workshop Summary: 

Are you looking to improve your skills in Schema mode work and the use of chair work within therapy interventions? Are you seeking new skills and methods in working with strong avoidance/ emotional blocking, and as well as with critical or demanding parts of the client? Do you also feel that in your clinical practice patients seem to be more challenging then the patients described in books and articles? The workshop will offer methods to cope with challenging clinical situations and will include;

  • Methods in using chair-work to “mode out” and formulate triggering events and patterns.

  • Ways to use mode work and chair-work to bypass strong coping modes, to work with those who are unwilling to do mode dialogues and are resistant to experiential work.

  • Different methods to “quarantine” critic modes, & enhance limited reparenting of child modes.

  • Troubleshooting chair work and ways to enhance the therapeutic effect of mode work. Ways to use chair work to enhance client’s Healthy Adult mode in treatment.

  • Using chair work as a “forum” to explore emoitonal material and “inner conflicts” (such as decisional balance or within trauma work).

The workshop is intended for: . Participants who have either attended some schema training, or have some familiarity with schema therapy or schema mode work in their practice.

The workshop follows the release of a 3 part specialist DVD set "Fine tuning Chair work in Schema Therapy" (Chris Hayes & Remco van der Wijngaart, 2018).

"I would say that this is a must-see video for anyone who wants to learn Schema Therapy and a highly-recommended video for those who wish to develop their Chairwork skills" Scott Kellogg PHD, Advanced Schema Therapist, Transformational Chair Work

We aim to have 1 presenter for every 30 attendees, allowing participants to have optimum coaching, observation and adequate supervision of skills- places are limited.