Schema Therapy & EMDR- A Therapy Power Couple?

February 27(2024) Start,
16 Hours of Active CPD


EMDR and Schema therapy are highly effective, evidence-based interventions for various disorders. From their initial development, both EMDR and Schema therapy have been considered integrative therapies, allowing the therapists to draw on their skills from other therapeutic techniques to improve client outcomes.  In this training, we will demonstrate ways to combine the dynamic duo to supercharge your therapy game. The presentation will explore how EMDR and Schema Therapy can therapeutically complement each other and offer synergistic client outcomes. This course is designed for therapists who have at least initial training in both EMDR and schema therapy.  

The training is on demand and pre-recorded, allowing you to complete things in your own time and place. The program also includes a live Zoom consultation meeting.

Learning outcomes

· Understand the benefit of combining these interventions, and when this may be most helpful

· Develop skills in bypassing experiential avoidance

· Methods to integrate experiential work into EMDR practice

· Combine schema behavioural intervention and the EMDR future template to improve long-term intervention outcomes.


A PDF certificate will be issued on completion for 16-Hours of CPD/ credit.



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Course Curriculum- On Demand


  Module 1 - introduction
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  Week 2
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  Week 3: Cognitive Approaches in EMDR
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  Week 4: Schema Based Experiential Approaches in EMDR
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  Week 5: Limited Reparenting & Empathic Confrontation in EMDR
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  Week 6: Behavioural Pattern Breaking and Bonus Material
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Chris Hayes
Clinical Psychologist
Advanced Schema Therapist and Trainer
Accredited EMDR Practitioner

International Society of Schema Therapy Board Secretary 2014-2018

Chris is based in Perth, Western Australia. Since 2005, he has been practicing as an advanced Schema Therapist, supervisor and trainer having completed certification in Schema Therapy at the Schema Therapy Institute in New York City (USA) with Dr Jeffery Young. He has presented workshops throughout Europe, Asia and Australasia. He is the Director of Schema Therapy Training Australia.




Your Presenters

Dr Sarah Dominguez
Clinical Psychologist, Accredited EMDR Consultant and Trainer, and Schema Therapist

Sarah has provide training and workshops in trauma focused techniques to mental health professionals in Australia, Europe and North America. She is on the committee of the Australian Psychological Society EMDR Interest Group and the EMDRAA Accreditation and Standards Committee, as well as serving on the EMDRAA board. Internationally, Sarah is part of the EMDR Council of Scholars. She is the director of The Wattle Centre, a trauma informed therapy and training centre in Sydney, Australia.