Meeting your clients' needs with Schema Therapy:
a 10 session treatment plan

1 Day Workshop: May 8, 2020 (Adelaide)

Sally Skewes

Presented by Sally Skewes

“I am really looking forward to providing you with details of this new blended short-term schema therapy protocol and empowering you to enhance the therapy experience for your clients.”

Tickets are very limited and this will be the only event we run on this exciting new protocol during the current financial year.

Secure your tickets now or scroll down to find out more 👇

The need for short-Term schema therapy

For clients with complex psychological presentations, one of the challenges is that there is not enough access to specialised treatment. We live in a time of diminishing psychotherapy session allowances, where therapists and clients are seeking time-limited schema therapy treatment programs.

In addition, schema therapy is generally seen as a long-term treatment, not usually considered for short-term therapy. If we want to provide effective schema therapy for clients, we need to look at how we can offer treatment over a shorter time frame.

Over the last few years, Sally Skewes and leading international schema therapists have been developing and testing time-limited schema therapy treatment programs to meet healthcare limits. Preliminary results for a variety of disorders, including: borderline personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder, mixed personality disorders, and complex trauma, working in both inpatient and outpatient settings were presented at the ISST Conference in Vienna and Jeff Young was the discussant on this important topic: Utilizing the mode model to effectively meet world-wide, ever-shrinking psychotherapy session allowances: can schema therapy be relatively brief?

A short-Term Schema Therapy Protocol

Sally has continued to collaborate with leading schema therapists to develop and refine a time-limited schema therapy treatment protocol for group and individual therapy. This workshop will focus on the protocol for individual schema therapy, consisting of 10 individual sessions and the use of a schema therapy based eHealth platform (Secure Nest) between sessions.

The combination of Secure Nest and individual sessions has been shown to enhance the schema therapy process in a pilot study. In particular, the use of Secure Nest extends the connection to the therapist between sessions, enhances limited reparenting and provides a shared safe place.

This protocol provides a highly focused treatment program, together with the option of adjusting the program with where the client is at in therapy, which modes are present and support available.

This innovative protocol focuses on meeting today’s demands and making schema therapy as useful as possible across clinical populations. Through the use of this protocol we also aim to provide structure to the therapy process, increasing client engagement and retention.

“Expand your practice to integrate eHealth to work creatively and effectively, enhancing engagement and therapy experiences for you and your clients.”

About the Workshop

In this one day workshop, participants are trained in an interactive way to facilitate time-limited schema therapy based on the protocol of 10 individual sessions.

After the workshop you will have the ability to deliver time-limited schema therapy to clients with complex psychological presentations. Participants receive a copy of the protocol and have access to it within Secure Nest.

To offer a self-care opportunity for participants, Michelle Byrne will provide a soundbath.


  • Learning how to provide short-term schema therapy
  • An immersive and relaxing soundbath


Prerequisite: Introductory training in schema therapy is recommended before attending
CPD: 6 hours
Price: $300 + booking fee
Time: 8.45am Registration, 9am Start, 5pm Finish
Location: Online webinar

Presented By

Sally Skewes
Sally Skewes
Clinical Psychologist, Advanced Schema Therapist
Sally is a Clinical Psychologist with Advanced International Certification in Schema Therapy. Having worked across government, community, and private settings she has experienced working with complex presentations, including anxiety, depression and mood disorders, childhood abuse and complex trauma, attachment-related issues, personality disorders and relationship and parenting difficulties. Sally values psychological approaches that respond to the individual needs of the client and utilises evidence-based treatments, including Schema Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, attachment-focused therapies, and Mindfulness.
Developing strong therapeutic relationships is at the centre of Sally’s approach, whereby she can make sense of life patterns based on an in-depth case conceptualisation. She has a strong interest in increasing the accessibility of Schema Therapy using innovative methods including technology and group schema therapy. Sally is passionate about ensuring that vulnerable clients are able to access the therapy they need. She developed Secure Nest, to enhance the experience for clients receiving Schema Therapy.

Sally has delivered workshops, published research, written book chapters and presented at national and international conferences, including previous ISST conferences in Istanbul, Vienna and Amsterdam, and has multiple submissions accepted for the upcoming event in Copenhagen. She provides supervision to a number of schema therapists in Adelaide and runs workshops Australia wide as part of Schema Therapy Training Australia, the largest Schema Therapy training provider in Australia.

Supported By

Joseph Skewes
Joseph Skewes
Technical Support

For more than 10 years Joseph has been employed in various IT roles supporting the technology needs of thousands of users in the private and public sector.

He has written and presented IT training programs for users, assisted with the planning and development of customer facing online portals and provided support for everyday technology difficulties.

Joseph has been integral to designing and developing the flow of the Secure Nest platform, inline with the needs of schema therapists and their clients. You can rest assured that if you have a question around how a Secure Nest feature works, he will be able to answer it for you.

Joseph will be available throughout the workshop to answer any questions as Sally takes participants through the protocol.
Michelle Byrne
Sound Therapist

Michelle Byrne, creative director of Shanti Sound, is a musician, singer, sound therapist and kundalini yoga instructor.

In 2014, Michelle completed her Diploma in Practitioner of Sound Therapy with the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) and also completed her Diploma of Therapeutic Sound in the Community with BAST in 2013, to complement her qualifications in Music received in 2007.

Shanti Sound offers regular Therapeutic Soundbaths for many organisations and activities- including Yoga Centres and Retreats, Arts Organisations, Disability Services, Staff Wellbeing days and monthly soundbaths at Port Noarlunga Arts Centre- open to general public.

Michelle will be providing a 1 hour soundbath.

Save your spot

We don't want you to miss out! Interest in schema therapy is growing rapidly and we anticipate this workshop will sell out quickly with a limited number of tickets available. This will be the only workshop we hold during this financial year to train therapists on this innovative new way of providing short-term blended schema therapy.

1 Day Workshop

$ 300 + booking fee, per participant
  • Training by Sally Skewes
  • Soundbath by Michelle Byrne
  • $118 Discount For Secure Nest (2 Months Free)

Schema Therapy DVD Giveaway

Two lucky workshop participants will go home with a three-disc DVD set by Schema Therapy Training Australia, featuring a range of international experts showing you how to perform schema therapy techniques.

“I am really looking forward to providing you with details of this new blended short-term schema therapy protocol and empowering you to enhance the therapy experience for your clients.”
Sally Skewes