Course Overview

The Healthy Adult mode is the backbone of a successful schema therapy treatment. Despite this key role, a detailed description of how the Healthy Adult mode can be explicitly enhanced has been lacking in the literature. This six-week online course presents an approach to developing and strengthening the healthy adult part of the self based on our recent book "Contextual Schema Therapy" (Roediger, Stevens, & Brockman, 2018). We define the Healthy Adult mode and outline how this mode can be explicitly promoted in Schema Treatment including drawing on core ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and 3rd-wave therapy processes including mindfulness, acceptance, values, and self-compassion. Implications of this broadened scope on traditional schema therapy techniques (e.g. chair mode-dialogues) will be demonstrated. Attendees will also learn a framework patients can use to trigger/access healthy adult in their daily lives.


This online course represents 16-hours of CPD and is likely to interest 3rd wave/ACT practitioners curious about schema therapy, as well as more seasoned schema therapists interested in 3rd wave/ACT integration, and implications for building the healthy adult mode. While this course is designed to be completed over 6-weeks, access to the course will be granted for a total of 12-weeks from the start date to allow for flexibility to be completed at your own pace.


Please note that this online course has plenty of opportunity for interaction built in, through our dedicated online discussions forum, moderated by Rob, and a Live Zoom Q&A that will be scheduled for week of the course (taped for those who want to access later). Certificate of completion available immediately upon course completion.



Starts October 19th (2020)
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Course Curriculum


(Please note: Those that get started October 19th will be able to complete the course by the November 30 PD logging cycle. Those that wish to finish after will just need to complete the course after November 30th to be issued a certificate in the new cycle).





Course Curriculum

  Welcome to your Online Course: "Contextual Schema Therapy" with Rob Brockman
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  Week 1 - Defining the Healthy Adult Mode: Theory and Research
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  Week 2: Building Mindfulness, Acceptance and Defusion
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  Week 3 - Values Clarification Exercises and Commitment Strategies for Building a Healthy Adult 'Self'
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  Week 4: The Healthy Adult Has (Self)-Compassion
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  Week 5: Building Positive Schemas in Practice
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  Week 6: Perspective-Taking, Putting it all Together
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Robert Brockman, PhD (Clinical Psychologist

ISST Accredited Supervisor/Trainer


I have a background in teaching and supervising on Clinical Masters programs since 2010 (WSU 2010-2015, UTS 2015-Current). Since 2014 I have facilitated over 50 schema therapy workshops with colleagues around Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia, and Europe. In 2018, I co-authored 'Contextual Schema Therapy' (New Harbinger) an updated Therapist Guide to Schema Therapy that includes an approach integration of 3rd Wave techniques into Schema Therapy (Foreword by Jeff Young).

I have shared this workshop Live with colleagues in Australia, Singapore, and Europe, and now I am excited to share this material 'Online'.

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$275

Contexual Schema Therapy

Price Includes GST