Psychology Training

Seeking psychology training to improve your clinical skills?

Chris Hepworth provides psychology training and upskilling in Schema Therapy and Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) both in Australia, abroad and online. He is passionate about upholding both approaches clinical efficacy and client outcomes.

In late 2019, Chris toured for the Australian Psychological Society (APS), giving clinical workshops in Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Canberra and Perth.

With a reputation for giving insightful explanations and clear, practical examples, Chris is a highly sought-after clinical workshop leader and trainer.

Schema Therapy: Self-Reflection / Self Practice Retreat – October 2024

Self-care is essential for any therapist, this has never been more true than over the past few years. Knowing ones own schemas and modes is also an integral part of schema therapy; it can not only make us better, more self-aware and authentic therapists but it can also lead to less difficulties in our own life and increased life satisfaction.

This two day retreat is based largely on Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw’s Schema Therapy From the Inside Out: Self-reflection and Self-Practice work. Together, Chris and participants will create a safe, supportive environment so participants can improve their own schema and mode awareness and self-care Chris will share his own experiences, schemas and modes and insights into self-care, in addition to using a number of Schema Therapy techniques, which will lead to participants own knowledge of the techniques for use with clients, in addition to an increase ability to meet one’s own needs.

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The retreat is based at the magnificent Caves House, Yallingup, in the beautiful Margaret River region. Caves house has beautiful heritage-listed gardens, art deco accommodation and unique function rooms, is just a short walk from pristine beaches, the famous Ngilgi Cave and award winning vineyards. 

Accomodation can be booked directly with Caves House ( There are also other accomodation options within walking distance. Accomodation is NOT included in the price of this event.

Event Details

Date and Time: Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th October 2024. Registration on 28th from 8:30, event starts at 9am both days and concludes by 4pm on 29th October .

Location: Caves House Hotel, 18 Yallingup Beach Road, Yallingup WA 6282

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided on both days.

Price: Early Bird $749 (ends 31st March), $799 there after

Festival of Feelings: Building the Happy Child Mode and The Five Faces of Anger


May 2024


The discussion and experiential exercises Dr Andrew Phipps will teach you how to build the Happy Child Mode in Schema Therapy, whilst Chris Hepworth will help you differentiate between and treat the different manifestations of anger in Schema Therapy. Sign up for either of both days.

In Melbourne (6th and 7th May), Sydney (6th and 7th May) and Perth (9th and 10th May).

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Private training with Chris Hepworth

Looking for clinical training in Schema Therapy or DBT?

Hepworth Clinical Psychology offers private psychology training courses for companies and organisations. Chris Hepworth is highly experienced and has a wealth of knowledge to share. Get in touch today to discuss your needs and obtain a quote.


Need regular emotional wellbeing sessions or training for your organisation?

Get in touch with Chris to discuss your organisation’s needs or request a  quote.

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Online training with Chris Hepworth

Can’t make it to physical classes. Not a problem. Discover Chris’s online training.

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Methods to Manage Emotion: Integrating DBT Concepts into Schema Therapy

Looking to better understand client emotions?

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an alternative-evidence-based treatment for borderline personality disorder and other emotional dysregulation disorders. In this course, you will be taught several skills from DBT, in addition to other therapeutic techniques for helping to regulate emotions.

Training includes short ‘bite-sized’ webinars, skills videos, reading material and Q&A with Chris Hepworth, presenter and clinical psychologist.

To get the most out of this workshop, attendees should already have a working knowledge of Schema Therapy and have attended some prior Schema Therapy training.

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Australian Psychological Society Training

Looking for some online training to help enhance your clinical practice?

Chris Hepworth also offers a range of online training through the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Head to the APS website now to find out more and see what’s on offer.

FREE – Integrating DBT to Schema Therapy with Chris Hepworth

Listen and be inspired by Chris Hepworth. Learn how to help your clients in a whole new way. Discover an inspirational and exciting way to integrate DBT into your Schema Therapy work.

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