We offer an ISST approved Training Programme in Schema Therapy comprising four workshops, delivered over two blocks of time: 3 days in October (London) or November (Birmingham) 2018 and 4 days in June 2019. Our workshops can be also taken individually for CPD purposes. Each course is tailored to maximise learning, with a balance of teaching, expert demonstration, experiential work and role play. We have a high trainer to delegate ratio, allowing for a good amount of role-play coaching.

Our workshops receive consistently high feedback (4.6/5 where 5 = excellent; n = 480). Participants have said:

Schema Therapy Associates
 "Inspiring presentation and modelling. Really good to hear your examples which help illustrate the points so well"

Dr Gill Heath and Dr Tara Cutland Green deliver our regular workshops. They are Chartered Clinical Psychologists and trained in Schema Therapy under Jeffrey Young in New York. They are ISST-certified trainers & supervisors, members of the ISST Training & Certification committee and creators of the Schema Therapy Toolkit, a set of training videos that has been well received across the globe. Together, Gill and Tara co-authored a chapter on Schema Therapy in the The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology – An Evidence Based Practice Approach (Routledge, 2nd Edition, 2016, Edited by Alan Carr & Muirreann McNulty). Many clinicians trained by Tara and Gill have gone on to become ISST-accredited Schema Therapists.

You must have some previous knowledge of Schema Therapy and experience of working with complex clients before attending Workshops 1 or 2 (a, b or c). Ideally you will have read Reinventing Your Life (Young & Klosko, 1993) and Schema Therapy: A Practitioners Guide (Young, Klosko & Weishaar, 2003).

Together our workshops cover all of the teaching necessary for accreditation with the ISST. For details of further requirements and information about our accreditation programme see our Accreditation page.

If you’re interested in further training via webinars, hosted by Institut für Schematherapie Rheirn-Ruhr, please visit (These are provided in English.)


Workshops 1 and 2a, b & c, together cover the complete taught component required for accreditation with the ISST.

Book onto them all and receive a FREE Schema Therapy Toolkit video set*.

*Following receipt of full payment.


Workshop 1: Foundations of Schema Therapy with Complex Cases (3 days, £510)  Now in London & Birmingham

  • Assessing and formulating complex cases in terms of schemas and modes
  • Limited reparenting and empathic confrontation
  • Imagery for schema healing and behavioural change
  • Chair work to combat maladaptive schema modes
  • Structure and style of Schema Therapy
  • Healing therapist schemas and the therapy relationship
  • Working effectively with endings

Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th October 2018; 9.15am – 5.15pm. LondonBPS Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4UE. Book a place by completing this booking form and arranging payment as detailed.

Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd November 2018; 9.15am – 5.15pm. Birmingham: Carrs Lane Conference Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX. Book a place by completing this booking form and arrange payment as detailed.

Workshop 2a: Schema Therapy for Borderline Presentations (2 days, £340) (2a, 2b & 2c together £630)

  • Conceptualising Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in schema modes
  • Research evidence for the effectiveness of Schema Therapy for BPD
  • Working with self-harm and suicide risk
  • Limited reparenting with different schemas and modes
  • Advanced imagery and chair work skills

Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th June 2019; 9.15am-5.15pm. London: BPS Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4UE. Book a place by completing this booking form and arrange payment as detailed.

Workshop 2b: Schema Therapy with Anxious, Avoidant, Dependent & OCPD presentations (1 day, £180) (2b & 2c together £340) 

  • Formulating Cluster C Personality Disorders in schema mode terms
  • Generating motivation for emotional connection and behavioural change
  • Overcoming mode based resistance to change
  • Reparenting and Healthy Adult work with fear, dependence and rigidity
  • Integrating mindfulness, joy and play to enable change
  • Working with Forensic Modes (optional opt-in teaching)

Wednesday 5th June 2019; 9.15am-5pm with optional forensic teaching 5-5.30pm. London: BPS Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4UE. Book a place by completing this booking form and arrange payment as detailed.

Workshop 2c: Schema Therapy: working with Narcissism (1 day, £180) (2b & 2c together £340) 

  • Formulating narcissistic modes and engaging NPD clients
  • Using the therapy relationship for change
  • 8 micro-skills for working with over-compensation
  • Therapist schema activation and healing

Thursday 6th June 2019; 9.15am-5.15pm. London: BPS Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4UE. Book a place by completing this booking form and arrange payment as detailed.


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Bookings must be received at least 5 working days before workshops begin and your place is not guaranteed until payment is received.

Cancellation Policy: If STA receives notification of a cancellation eight weeks or more before a workshop begins this will incur a £30 administration charge; receipt of cancellation four to eight weeks before the start of a workshop will incur a charge of 50% of the workshop fee. If fewer than four weeks’ notice is given the individual or funding organisation is liable for the full fee irrespective of the reason for which the individual is unable to attend. 

Given that there are a limited number of places on our courses, we are unfortunately unable to offer a fee reduction or deferment of your place to a later date if you are unable to attend at short notice.

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