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Event Registration – November 30

PSHK Annual General Meeting

This presentation is for PSHK Members only, and will directly follow the Proceedings of the 22nd Annual General Meeting of the Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong.

Title: When CBT Fails: Schema Therapy for Chronic Axis 1 Problems
Speaker: Rob Brockman, PhD (Clinical Psychologist)
Date: Monday, 30 November, 2020
Time: AGM start 7:00 pm
Platform: Zoom


Send an email requesting to register to psychotherapysociety.hk@gmail.com. PSHK will reply with a Zoom link to the AGM and presentation.

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While CBT enjoys strong empirical support across a large range of psychopathology, a significant proportion of patients show poor treatment response. In many cases, this may occur due to patient characteristics/traits which make them poor candidates for standard CBT protocols. Recent research has confirmed the status of Schema Therapy as an evidence-based treatment for personality disorders using ‘extended schema mode conceptualisations’.

In this presentation, Rob will provide a brief outline of recent advances in formulation in Schema Therapy of chronic axis 1 problems including:

  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) 

Rob will also introduce the core schema therapy techniques, and demonstrate how within-session mode management strategies can be used to overcome common treatment roadblocks to evidence-based therapy, including detaching, over-analyzing and strong avoidance. 

About Rob Brockman, PhD

Rob has extensive experience teaching and supervising on clinical psychology masters programs in Sydney since 2010. His clinical experience is drawn from both public (e.g. Hospitals, community mental health) and private health sector positions (e.g. private practice) in Sydney. Robert is accredited by the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST) as a schema therapist, supervisor, and trainer.  He has a major clinical and research interest in formulation and intervention with complex presentations that prove difficult to treat via standard evidence-based protocols. He is currently engaged in clinical research focusing on extending the schema model into novel populations (e.g. GAD, Eating Disorders, HIV Sufferers, Psychosis, Asian populations, Therapists).

If you have any questions about this event, or any other PSHK event, please contact the us at psychotherapysociety.hk@gmail.com.