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HOPEwwS organises first Schema Therapy Professional Training

HOPE worldwide Singapore organised its first Schema Therapy Professional Training Basic and Advanced Levels on 26-28 March and 23-25 July 2018, attended by psychologists, counsellors, therapists, social workers, caseworkers and other clinicians.

The trainings are accredited by the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) as part of the Individual Schema Therapy Certification Programme in Southeast Asia. Dr John Philip Louis, an ISST-certified Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer conducted the sessions.

HOPEwwS CEO Mrs Joyce Tan said: “We are glad to organise these workshops and support the professional development trainings needs in Singapore. As a charity, our signature programmes are anchored on Schema Therapy principles, which are currently being taught in schools, corporates and communities. It’s indeed fulfilling to share this expertise to other fellow mental health advocates who can impact their clients as well.”

The Schema Therapy Professional Training is supported by the National Council of Social Service through VCF Training Grant.


Comments from Training Participants:

”It has helped to frame my way of thinking and conceptualising towards my clients, and the issues they bring into therapy. I can understand Personality Disorders more, and think about how their life story unfolds. I gained insights on how to approach clients who present similar issues. The ‘modes’ helped to give a better understanding of client’s coping mechanism. I particularly enjoyed Movie Therapy®, which helped me to connect to the training components.” – Ms Mona Seet, Psychologist, Mindmatters Psychology Practice.

“I enjoyed the learning process with John, just everything, lectures, movies. My main takeaway was confidence to use what I learnt with my clients and awareness of ‘Detached Protector’ mode and coping styles.”  – Ms Mellissa Krishnan, Principal Counsellor, Thye Hua Kuan Centre for Family Harmony

“I gained an understanding of patients’ core emotional needs, learned how to assure/confront their ‘Detached Protector Mode’ and meet their needs through ‘Limited Reparenting’” –  Ms Jasmine Ong, a Senior Occupational Therapist at the Institute of Mental Health