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Lynda Parry, Clin Psych
ISST Certified Supervisor-Trainer in Individual Schema Therapy

Lynda Parry is a Clinical Psychologist who has been in private practice for 33 years. Originally an early childhood educator she has a passion for developmental psychology which led to 4 years post graduate study and accreditation in contemporary psychotherapy. She presented her  final paper on Dream Analysis at the International Psychotherapy Conference in 2010. She is trained in psychodrama and worked at The Psychodrama Centre, Sydney for 10 years. The experience of running psychodrama groups and training in CBT has stood her in good stead for embracing Schema Therapy. She is the director of the Schema Therapy Centre of NSW, a member of the ISST Ethics Committee and ISST co-regional training co-ordinator along with Rita Younan for Australia. Her article Schema Therapy and Dreams: Accessing The Vulnerable Child was published in the ISST Bulletin, December, 2018. As well providing training in the ST model she runs workshops on ST with Dreams and Nightmares. This workshop was booked out at the 2019 APS Clinical College Conference. 

Joan Farrell, Ph.D. and Ida Shaw, M.A.

Joan Farrell, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Research Director of the Center for Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment and Research, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at IUPUI and was a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine for 25 years. In that position, she developed and directed an inpatient ST program for BPD at the university-affiliated hospital. She is co-principal investigator of an international trial of ST for BPD with Arnoud Arntz with 14 sites in five countries and was principal investigator of a randomised controlled trial of Group ST for BPD that was awarded a NIMH grant. Joan is the Coordinator for Training and Certification on the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy. 

Ida Shaw, MA is the Training Director of the Center for Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment and Research, IUPUI and a member of the Training and Certification Advisory Board of ISST. Ms. Shaw is the main clinical supervisor of the same multisite trial of group schema therapy, providing training and supervision for all trial therapists. She supervises the practice component of additional research projects on Avoidant personality disorder, dissociative disorders, complex trauma and child-adolescent treatment.  

Farrell & Shaw are the developers of a group model of schema therapy, which integrates experiential interventions and harnesses the therapeutic factors of groups. They have worked together since the 1980s and provide schema therapy training and self-practice/self-reflection workshops nationally and internationally. They co-direct the ST Institute Midwest – Indianapolis where they offer ISST Certification programs in Individual, Group and Child-Adolescent ST.

Farrell and Shaw are the authors of numerous chapters on schema therapy, research articles evaluating their group model and three books: Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Step-by- step Treatment Manual with Patient Workbook, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, The Schema Therapy Clinician’s Guide: A Complete Resource for Building and Delivering Individual and Group Integrated Mode Treatment Programs, Wiley- Blackwell, 2014 and the third due in early 2017: Experiencing Schema Therapy from the Inside Out: a Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists, Guilford 2018. They have a DVD Set: Group Schema Therapy: An innovative approach to treating patients with personality disorder, IVAH-Hamburg, 2011.



Gerald Haslinger 

Gerald is a psychologist and mental health training specialist based in Bowral, Southern Highlands. Through his psychology practice he works with individuals experiencing a range of mental health issues, specialising in BPD, clients with a  trauma background, parents who are struggling with kids and clients who are struggling with obesity. Gerald delivers mental health training widely within the community, health and corporate sectors, educating Australians about their mental health, empowering them to seek help and to help others do the same. He is currently working towards accreditation as a Schema Therapist.