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Improving the Assessment of Early Maladaptive Schemas Using the Young Schema Questionnaire

by Ozgur Yalcin, Christopher Lee

About the Presenters:

Ozgur Yalcin: 

Ozgur Yalcin is a Clinical Psychologist who has work extensively in both private practice and hospital settings in Australia. He is a certified EMDR practitioner and works largely in the areas of trauma and personality disorders. He has held a senior management position at a private psychiatric hospital and was responsible for the development and implementation of a range of inpatient and outpatient programs. He is also a sessional academic at Murdoch University and is currently undertakinga PhD on the clinical utility and psychometric properties of the Young Schema Questionnaire

Christopher Lee: 

Associate Professor Christopher Lee works in private practise and has an adjunct appointment at the University of Western Australia. He is a certified trainer by both the international society of schema therapists and the EMDR international association. He conducts therapist training workshops on schema therapy and trauma treatments throughout Australia and overseas. He has published research on personality disorders, the assessment of schemas, and PTSD. He has received two International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and EMDRIA awards for research excellence the first in 1999 and the most recent in 2019. In 2009 he also received the Inaugural Francine Shapiro award for research excellence conferred by the European EMDRIA. He was the 2011 recipient of the Australian Psychological Society’s Ian Campbell memorial award for contributions as a scientist-practitioner to Clinical Psychology in Australia. He is currently a principle investigator in two international multi-centred randomised controlled trials, one in treating complex PTSD and the other using schema therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder.A recent picture is attached as is a brief CV relevant to the topic

Why Schema Therapy?

Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.

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