Frequently Asked Questions:
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I have already attended some training in schema therapy. Can this be taken into account as having fulfilled part of the requirements toward certification on your program?
We are able to build upon training that you have received elsewhere, but unfortunately are not able to incorporate these into our own certification program. Our series of workshops (combined with the accompanying supervision and session ratings) on our certification program have been structured to fulfill the criteria as laid down by the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). Our programs have to be submitted to the ISST for scrutiny before being validated.
As a participant in any of the Schema Therapy Training Certification Program you would be ensured that you receive the required training, supervision, and ratings of recordings of your sessions (another ISST requirement) that would lead to certification, provided you reach the required standard. All minimum requirements for certification would be provided.
An alternative route to certification would be to independently meet the training, supervision, and skill requirements outlined by the ISST and present your case to the ISST independently. In this case, you would be responsible for presenting your own training and supervision experience to the ISST for ratification. Schema Therapy Australia can provide supervision and other requirements needed. To ascertain the basic training requirements please see the International Society of Schema Therapy Website http://www.isst-online.com/training
Will I have to pay extra for supervision, tape ratings, etc if I have enrolled on one of your certification programs?
For advanced accreditation the course includes 4 tape ratings by your supervisor, for standard it includes 2 tape ratings. External ratings are typically $160 per session. If you wish to have more tapes rated, they also cost $160. Session ratings include written feedback and completion of the Schema Therapy Competency Scale.
I am completing an individual workshop with you. If I enjoy the program is there an opportunity to upgrade to certification?
Answer: Yes, If you have completed workshops with Schema Therapy Training Australia then arrangements can be made to upgrade to certification provided there are spaces available in Workshops 1 & 2.
Are there any minimum requirements for applications for accreditation/certification?
Answer - Applicants should hold a postgraduate level degree related to mental health. In addition, applicants should have access to working with clients with symptoms consistent with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) for a minimum of 25 sessions. For the advanced certification, practitioners must also have the capacity to work with another personality disorder other than BPD. You also need to hold master's level training in a mental health field.
Regarding payment for certification, can I spread out my payments over the training period?
Answer - Yes you can. After an initial deposit, payments may be spread over the training period in negotiation with Schema Therapy Training.
What is your cancellation and refund policy for workshops?
Answer - For cancellations: Up to 10 days in advance, payment will be refunded, minus a $50 administration fee. At less than 10 days notice, there will be a refund of 50% of the fee. No refunds will be made under 5 working days prior to the commencement of the event.
What reading would be helpful as a part of learning about schema therapy?
The required books are
(1) Young, J.E., Klosko, J.S. & Weishaar, M.E. (2003). Schema Therapy - A Practitioner’s Guide. London: Guilford Press.
2) Arntz, A. & Jacob, G. (2012) Schema Therapy in Practice: An Introductory Guide to the Schema Mode Approach.New York, Wiley.
(3) Young, J.E. & Klosko, J.S. (1993). Reinventing Your Life. New York: Plume.
(4) Arntz, A. & Van Genderen, H. (2009). Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.