In 2017, STAA will be offering professional development opportunities with internationally renowned Schema Therapists, including a Masterclass on Working Therapeutically with Narcissists with Wendy Behary, Schema Therapy for Couples with Bruce Stevens, Child-Adolescent Schema Therapy with Ida Shaw and a speciality workshop on Overcoming Obstacles in Therapy with Joan Farrell. More details will be available soon!
Registration is now open for our workshops :) Also, we are very excited to let all interested social workers know we have recently gained CPD endorsement from the Australian Association of Social Workers. If you attend one of our workshops, you can count the points!
From June 30 to July 2, STAA (and our wise Alpaca) joined the ISST community for the INSPIRE 2016 biannual conference in stunning Vienna. The conference was held at the ultra-modern Reed Messe Wien Congress Center, located at Messeplatz 1 in the Second District, Leopoldstadt and delivered on its promise to INSPIRE us. The conference provided STAA with the opportunity to catch up on the latest advances in schema therapy, while enjoying networking and connecting with dear friends and colleagues from around the world. Our STAA team were involved in co-authoring a number of hot topics and symposiums aimed to help participants apply the many aspects of mode work to a wide variety of clients and populations.
We also enjoyed a memorable visit to the Sigmund Freud Museum and a visit to one of Freud’s favourite coffee-houses to enjoy delicious Viennese coffee. In the former living quarters and office of Sigmund Freud in the house at Berggasse 19 in Vienna's ninth district, the Sigmund Freud Museum presented an exhibition documenting the life and work of the founder of psychoanalysis. It is said that Sigmund Freud never really grew to like Vienna, despite living there for eighty years… but we did! STAA enjoyed wandering the streets of Vienna and allowing our Happy Child Modes to play!
We are looking forward to attending the INSPIRE 2018 conference to be hosted in Washington DC … onward!
Inspire 2016, the ISST Vienna Conference is now over and wow what an experience of a life-time for us! We will post some photos and highlights from the conference in the next week or so, but in the meantime we wanted to say how excited we are to be back with some changes to our website, plus looking forward to launching our training program very soon :) Stay tuned...
This is our charismatic Alpaca STAA mascot at the Leopold Art Gallery in Vienna!
We are pleased to announce the launch of Schema Therapy Academy of Australia (STAA); a South Australian based training and certification program that aims to teach the foundations of Schema Therapy... and then some.
Over the coming weeks we will be adding scheduled workshops and events to the website, as well as information about the research and practice of Schema Therapy.
Register with our mailing list to be among the first to receive information from STAA and stay tuned for some exciting training opportunities from both local and international Schema Therapists.