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Schema Therapy Training Courses 2022
Part 1 (Days 1 - 3) March 6th - 9th 2022
Part 2 (Days 3 - 6) October 2nd - 5th 2022

These courses will be held online

Places still available for March course


At High Constantia Conference Centre,
Schoenstatt Gardens, Constantia, Cape Town

Workshops to be presented by
Professor David Edwards 

Registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the HPCSA, Diplomate and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Certified as a Schema Therapist and trainer by the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). Currently President of ISST. 

Schema therapy is an integrative therapy initially developed by Jeffrey Young during the 1990's to address the challenges of working with complex cases.

It has become increasingly evidence-based as randomized controlled trials have demonstrated its effectiveness with most personality disorders, including Borderline Personality Disorder. A recent international trial showed that a combination of  group schema therapy and individual schema therapy can be particularly effective. 

Another recently published  trial showed that schema therapy is efficacious in the treatment of violent offenders who have been incarcerated. Schema therapy is being increasingly used internationally with a range of challenging clinical problems including treatment resistant depression, eating disorders and complex trauma.

Click to see the workshop flyer from our website.

Click to download a workshop application from our website


Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

South African Chapter


Midrand 07 May 2022 – One day workshop

Cape Town 28 May 2022 – One day workshop

Presenters : Bertus Swanepoel & Hannes Wessels

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Contributions by
Prof David Edwards
Dr Linda Blokland
Matthew Watkin
Edgar Tyrone
Bertus Swanepoel
Dr Shane Pienaar-Du Bruyn