Clinical Psychologist BSc (Hons) MPsych (Clinical)
Member of Australian Clinical Psychologist Association (ACPA)
Accredited Schema Therapist and Clinical Supervisor (International Society of Schema Therapy, ISST)
Board Secretary, International Society of Schema Therapy, ISST
Chris has had extensive experience in both government and private settings working with clients with complex psychological presentations. Chris completed advanced certification in schema therapy at the Schema Therapy Institute in New York City (USA), and was trained directly by Dr Jeffery Young. He is an advanced Schema Therapist, supervisor and trainer, and has completed advanced level training in Schema Therapy including Group Schema Therapy; chair-work; "shorter term" Schema Therapy; and couples schema work. In addition, he has presented workshops in the Austria, UK, Ireland, Spain, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia.
Chris started his career working with adolescents with emerging personality disorders and clients with substance abuse and co-morbid and complex psychological problems. Chris was Co-Director of "Schema Therapy Workshops", a principal UK training provider of Schema Therapy to clinicians working within the National Health Service (NHS).
Chris now shares his time working as a Clinical Psychologist, at both public and private settings. He is currently employed with the Health Department of Western Australia as a Senior Clinical Psychologist (within a specialist service working with those who have have experienced recent or childhood trauma). He is currently serving as Secretary of the Board for the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). .
Clinical Psychologist BA(Hons), MPsych, DPsych(Clin)
Accredited Schema therapist & Clinical Supervisor (International Society of Schema Therapy)
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Psychology Clinic Director School of Psychology, University of South Australia
Susan Simpson is a Clinical Psychologist who has over 10 years of experience using schema therapy with complex cases and personality disorders. She works as the Psychology Clinic Director at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, where she provides training and supervision on the Master of Clinical Psychology course. Susan has been fully certified as a schema therapist since early 2009. Her training was with Dr. Jeffrey Young, Dr. Gunilla Fosse (Norway) and the Dutch Schema therapy trainers (including A. Arntz, M. Nadort, H. van Genderen, M. van Vreeswijk). She has provided schema therapy workshops to psychologists and other mental health professionals over the past 3 years in a range of settings, including the National Health Service in the UK, on the DPsych course at the University of Edinburgh and the Master of Clinical Psychology programme at University of South Australia. She has also provided schema therapy supervision to several health professionals who work in complex adult mental health and eating disorder teams. She has worked with complex adult difficulties and personality disorders in general adult and psychiatric liaison settings and has particular expertise in schema therapy for eating disorders. She has published research on group schema therapy for complex eating disorders, schema therapy for co-morbid obesity and eating disorders, and schema therapy via video link and is part of an international research group which is currently investigating the effectiveness of Groups Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder.
Accredited Schema therapist Clinical Supervisor (International Society of Schema Therapy)
Sydney, New South Wales
Robert is a Lecturer and Psychology Clinic Supervisor on the Clinical Psychology Masters program at the University of Technology - Sydney (UTS). He has extensive clinical experience in both the public and private sector and is accredited by the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST) as a schema therapist, supervisor, and trainer. Robert has a major clinical and research interest in formulation and intervention with complex presentations that prove difficult to treat via standard evidence-based protocols. He is currently engaged in clinical research focusing on extending the schema model into novel populations (e.g. GAD, Eating Disorders, HIV Sufferers, Problem Gamblers, Forensic Patients).
Accredited Advanced Schema Therapist
Claudia is a clinical psychologist with experience working in both the government and private settings. Claudia has worked in public mental health settings across the Hunter New England and South West Sydney Local Health Districts providing psychological interventions for complex mental health presentations. Claudia currently works for the Liverpool and Fairfield Mental Health Service working with adults who experience complex mental health, trauma and personality disorders and in the provision of supervision to clinicians. Recently, Claudia has been collaborating with Western Sydney University, on the Sydney site, of a multi-site trial of Group Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders.
Accredited Advanced Schema Therapist
Sally Skewes is a Clinical Psychologist who shares her time working in both government and private settings with complex cases. Sally is certified as a Schema Therapist and Supervisor with the International Society of Schema Therapy. She has co-authored book chapters and articles on Schema Therapy, and has presented workshops on Schema Therapy. Sally trains schema therapists in Australia.
International Trainers and Supervisors
Remco van der Wijngaart
Senior Schema Therapist,
Supervisor and Trainer (International Society of Schema Therapy).
Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Remco is a leading Schema Therapy Therapist and trainer, regularly giving workshops, training courses and supervision in Schema Therapy both in the Netherlands, as well as other European countries such as Switzerland, Poland and the UK. He produced and directed the DVD series “Schema Therapy, Working with Modes”, which are generally regarded as the central learning resource for training programmes in Schema Therapy worldwide. He has collaborated with a number of leading Dutch researchers in the field to develop training workshops and programmes in Schema Therapy.
Initially trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, he was was trained and supervised in Schema Therapy personally by Dr Jeffrey Young from 1996 till 2000 as part of a multi-centre Dutch study on the effectiveness of Schema therapy in treating Borderline Personality Disorder. In 2006 Dr Jeffrey Young trained and supervised him in treating cluster C patients. He currently works within an outpatient clinic in Maastricht, the Netherlands.