Dancing with the Detached Protector with Dr Rob Brockman (1-Day Workshop)
Date/Time: April 8th (2024)

10am-6pm (AEST) Sydney/Melb time

8am-4pm (ASWT) Perth/Singapore/HK

7-Hours of Live Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Overview - One of the most difficult tasks the schema therapist faces are those clients who present to session with a very strong detached protector mode and emotional inhibition that feels immovable, or that in some way functions to block the most powerful elements of a schema-based treatment. A standard Schema Therapy approach to bypassing such modes does not always appear enough to help ‘connect to the vulnerable child’.

In this 1-day workshop, Rob will summarise the most important strategies for overcoming such difficult cases, presenting a functional model of the detached protector, that specifies multiple pathways to strong detachment coping, and related treatment implications. Schema attunement is the antithesis of emotional inhibition.

You will learn a 5-Step process model of attunement, designed to increase the felt level of attunement in the session, and boost connection with client vulnerability. Multiple opportunities to engage in role plays to boost your attunement skills will be provided.

Presenter - Dr. Robert Brockman (Clinical Psychologist), Accredited Schema Therapy Supervisor/Trainer - International Society for Schema Therapy

Cost - 1 Day Training - AUD $249 (Includes GST)

Course Can be used as 7-Hours of Live CPD or "Schema Therapy CE" for those requiring ISST 'CE' Credits.


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Presenter: Robert Brockman, Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Advanced Schema Therapist



Rob Brockman, PhD (Clinical Psychologist)
ISST Accredited Supervisor/Trainer


Robert is a clinical psychologist and researcher working out of Sydney, Australia. From 2010-2017 Rob's work life consisted of supervising and lecturing on Clinical Psychology Masters programs (Western Sydney University; University of Technology) and running a small private practice. This practice has evolved into Schema Therapy Sydney the first schema therapy focused private practice to be established in Sydney. In 2018, Rob co-authored the book 'Contextual Schema Therapy'. Rob has been affiliated with Schema Therapy Training Australia for the past 7 years and now regularly provides accredited schema trainings across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong.