Trainer: Ruth Holt


Dates: 15th and 16th September 2022

Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm each day

Early Bird Pricing:  S$599.00 (until 30th June 2022)

Regular Pricing: S$649.00


This workshop is eligible for those wishing to attain ISST accreditation


Ruth discuss coping styles often seen in couples here:


Schema Therapy provides a unique model for formulating complex couple dynamics and evidence based strategies for change. Schema Couples Therapists work from a Schema Therapy formulation that is useful for personality disorders and chronic issues, including childhood trauma.

Participants can achieve Schema Couple Therapist certification if they sign up to this workshop and then another 2 day advanced workshop in the future (more details available on request).

Workshop: Starting Schema Couples Therapy

  • Understanding the Schema Therapy model as applied to couple presentations
  • Assessment techniques and measures
  • Schema Therapy conceptualisation of couples issues, linking childhood wounds and current couple conflict
  • Understanding and applying imagery re-scripting and mode work to de-escalate conflict and increase connection
  • Couples clash cards and schema healing interventions.

The workshop will be interactive, with input, demonstrations and opportunity to practice skills in a supportive environment. ​

Aimed at: Therapists wanting to expand their Schema Therapy skills with couples and therapists who already work with couples and would like to have greater impact when working with complex presentations.

Frequently Asked Questions

​What if I haven’t done any Schema Therapy training before?

A pre-workshop training package, providing an overview of Schema Therapy, will be a requirement, completed prior to the Schema Couple Therapy training. This will give you a grounding in Schema Therapy.
What if I haven’t had much experience with couples?

The training will provide options for those with less couples experience and those with more, aiming to meet your individual learning needs.

Can I use my Gottman Method, Emotion Focused or other couples therapy skills?

Yes, Schema therapy is an integrative therapy that can build on your existing skills.

This course is fully eligible as an accredited training workshop for those who wish to achieve full certification as a Schema Therapist for Couples.

If you wish to attain certification, you agree to adhere to the Online Training guidelines stipulated by The ISST:

  • To be monitored when completing dyadic exercises as in live workshops
  • To arrive on time and not to leave early
  • Not to engage in other activities that are not related to the training
  • To be willing to make up for lost learning should there be a technological problem

Training is offered via Zoom Platform; the training link and pre-reading materials will be emailed in good time prior to the events.

Ruth Holt is a Clinical Psychologist and Principal of Canberra Clinical and Forensic Psychology and is a Certified Schema Therapist and Supervisor/Trainer.

She works with individuals and couples with a range of presentations and conducts workshops and training in Schema therapy, clergy resilience, women’s mental health and abuse in relationships. Ruth has presented for the ISST, at the Australian Psychological Society’s Clinical College Conference, Moore Theological College and The University of Canberra. ​

Ruth is also a AHPRA board approved supervisor, supervising Clinical Psychology Registrars and postgraduate psychology placements with the University of Canberra, the Australian National University, the University of New England and Charles Sturt University.

Ruth Holt is an Advanced Schema Therapists and Trainers in Individual Schema Therapy.

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