Course Overview (Course Starts October 26th, 2021):

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 and utilised therapeutically has been lacking in the literature.

This six-week online course designed and facilitated by Dr Rob Brockman, 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. chairwork, 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 is given for a total of 16-weeks from the start date, allowing for flexibility in completing the course at your own pace. Certificate of completion issued immediately upon completion.

The course has an official start date of October 26th (2021), however most of the course material (minus the interactive elements) are available immediately on purchase, meaning you can get a start on the course straight away if you like.

Please note: As a part of this course, there is a 1-Hour Q&A 'Zoom Cafe' with Rob Brockman planned for 4pm (AEDST, Sydney/Melbourne Time) on Monday 6th December (2021) - recorded also for later streaming for those that can't attend live.


Official Start September 28th (2021)
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Course Curriculum

  Welcome to your Online Course: "Contextual Schema Therapy" with Rob Brockman (Starts October 26th, 2021)
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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, Flexible Reparenting, 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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$289

October 26th (2021) Start - Contextual Schema Therapy: Building The Healthy Adult Mode in Schema Therapy with Dr Rob Brockman (6-Week Online Course; 16-Hours CPD)

6-Week Online Course (16-weeks access)