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Schema Therapy Programme

Accredited Training Course recognized by the International
Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)

"Schema Therapy has been shown to be significantly more effective than traditional treatments for a broad range of personality disorders, contributing to real recovery, not just symptom reduction"

Day 1 & 2

Saturday 28th September and Sunday 29th September 2024 (2 days)

Day 3 & 4

Saturday 19th October and Sunday 20th October 2024 (2 days)

Day 5 & 6

Saturday 9th November and Sunday 10th November 2024 (2 days)


8:30am – 5:00pm




Accredited course

Certified by International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)


AED 6000

*Please enquire about special rates for group bookings.

Registration closes Friday 6th September 2024

Registration closes 1st June


This intensive 6-days accredited clinical skills course explores the philosophy and neuroscience of the Schema Therapy model. You will be taught the core concepts and principles of this evidence based talking therapy. Our experienced trainer will help you with the practical application of these techniques in your own clinical practice, supporting patients with a diverse range of mental health disorders including Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Avoidant Personality Disorder, Complex PTSD and Addiction. Led by our expert trainer with nearly two decades of frontline clinical practice in mental health settings, the course is delivered through a combination of theoretical and experiential learning. He will use direct teaching, live practice and group discussions to ensure an energetic and engaging learning forum. Complete the training to achieve a Diploma certificate. Expand your clinical therapeutic tool kit, elevate your clinical care, and start your journey to being a certified Schema Therapy Practitioner.
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ISST: International Society of Schema Therapy of South Africa

This course is accredited by

The International Society of Schema Therapy is an international body that oversees training in schema therapy. The ISST accredits schema therapy training centres and also offers accreditation as schema therapists to practitioners licenced to practice in their home countries. There are specialist accreditations in group schema therapy, child and adolescent schema therapy and schema therapy for couples.

Lead Trainer

Dr Ahmed Hanafy Mahmoud

Consultant Clinical Psychologist Ph.D

Dr Ahmed Hanafy Mahmoud is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist Ph.D. at Maudsley Health. He has over 19 years of clinical experience delivering evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy (ST), successfully treating adults with a range of mental health illnesses. Dr Ahmed has specialist interest in Addiction, Rehabilitation, Personality Disorders, PTSD and Complex Trauma, Sexual Disorders and OCD. Dr Ahmed is a certified trainer of Schema Therapy. He is a recognised supervisor and Advanced Schema Therapist with the International Society of Schema Therapy ‘ISST’. He is the Regional Co Ordinator of Schema therapy for North Africa and Arab Countries and a member of the ISST Individual Certification Committee. He is the Founder of the Egyptian Institute of Cognitive Therapies and Schema Therapist Egypt. Dr Ahmed is an experienced instructor and renowned speaker having presented and delivered specialist presentations and workshops on Schema Therapy and CBT within the United Arab Emirates, the GCC region and internationally. These include the annual Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference and WPA Thematic Congress of World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR).

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Who should attend?



Clinical Social Workers

Qualified Mental Health Professionals


Please note that once payment for the course is received, a separate confirmation email will be sent to confirm your secured spot.

For more information and pricing contact: or +971 50 276 1698