by Susan Simpson & Robert Brockman
About the presenters:
Dr. Susan Simpson is a Clinical Psychologist who has specialized in Schema Therapy for complex eating disorders over the past 20 years. She currently works in an NHS inpatient eating disorders unit near Edinburgh, Scotland. She is director of Schema Therapy Scotland training program and co-director of the Global Institute of Eating Disorders (www.gied.com) and Global Institute of Obesity (www.giobesity.com). She is part of an international research group which is currently investigating the effectiveness of Schema Therapy for eating disorders, and has published several research papers on the schema therapy model applied to eating disorders. She recently co-authored/edited the first book on Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders, published by Routledge in 2019. She provides regular training webinars and workshops internationally. For a list of Susan’s research publications, see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Susan-Simpson-2/research Abstract: This workshop provides schema therapists with an opportunity to develop greater awareness into the effects of their own underlying schemas & modes in the work setting. Participants will explore the impact of schemas and unmet emotional needs on their own well-being and quality of life, whilst exploring ways of strengthening their Healthy Adult mode in the context of their work environment. The workshop will briefly present ways in which therapists can introduce a range of regular restorative practices (including breathing techniques, movement, micro-pauses) into their everyday work-life, in order to maintain equilibrium and build resilience. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on how they can better take care of themselves and build resilience. Whilst we will highlight some important scientific findings, the primary focus will be on demonstrating and trying out some of our exercises. We aim to focus on our restorative energy in our daily professional and personal life.
Robert Brockman is a Clinical Psychologist and senior research fellow at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education,Australian Catholic University. He is alsoprinciple Clinical Psychologist atSchema Therapy Sydney,a Sydneybased psychology clinicfocused on the practice and dissemination of schema therapy.His clinical practice and research has largely focused on the applicability of schema therapy to novel treatment populations (e.g. Eating Disorders, GAD, Psychotic Symptoms), and the integration of 3rd Wave Therapy techniques into Schema Therapy practice
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Why Schema Therapy?
Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.