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Hello and a very warm welcome to you from the Resource Therapy Institute,  where we are committed to bringing Resource Therapy training, counseling and consultation to  you, whether you are the dedicated therapist in the helping profession or seeking professional personal help.

For the Health Professional

At the Resource Therapy Institute Australia we offer workshops in learning this powerful therapy. Whether you are a psychologist, social worker, nurse, psychotherapist, counselor or student therapist we want you to find out how Resource Therapy can benefit your clients in finding inner peace and resolving their issues.

Signpost and gateway to hope using Resource Therapy
Signpost and gateway to hope using Resource Therapy

Please have a look at the  About  page for information on Resource Therapy and it’s historical origins. Resource Therapy had its genesis in the widely known ‘Ego State Therapy’ and has a rich pedigree in theory and practice.

Meet Philipa and Chris of the Resource Therapy Institute

Chris and Philipa Resource Therapy Trainers
Chris and Philipa Resource Therapy Trainers

Philipa’s motto is to be of service to others, the underpinning of the Institute. Philipa Thornton, BA Psych (Hons), BA Criminology, Grad. Dip Systemic Couples Therapy, EMDR, Assoc MAPS, is a relationship psychologist, clinical supervisor of psychologists and the executive director of the Resource Therapy Institute. Philipa is excited to be offering mental health clinicians training opportunities in Resource therapy. Philipa’s years of experience in psychology are sought after and she has been featured in the Australian Women’s Weekly, Addictions Australia,  A Current Affair, The Project, Mental Health Conferences and is regularly interviewed on Radio and other media by journalists on relationship and psychological issues.

Chris Paulin’s  expertise as a consultant psychologist and his extensive experience working for the NSW Department of Health as a manager of a family and adolescent team brings a wealth of knowledge to the Resource Therapy Institute as Clinical Director.

The Resource Therapy Institute is the premier provider of training, workshops, education , supervision, research, and consultation groups for  Resource Therapy in Australia and worldwide.

Beginners and advanced workshops offered  are Resourcing your clients, Foundation Training in RT and the full  Clinical Qualification Training of therapists in this brief psycho-dynamic parts based therapy.

Ready to train in Resource Therapy?  (Gordon Emmerson’s Advanced Ego State Therapy)
Yes I want to add this innovative therapeutic approach to my tool kit then please visit our training page.
Tool box for therapists Resource Therapy
Tool box for therapists Resource Therapy

 

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About Resource Therapy

Resource Therapy is a revolutionary new therapy for rapid and effective therapeutic change.

Resource Therapy’s power lies in it’s ability to treat long standing client issues immediately and effectively in the therapy hour.

Resource Therapy is a brief psycho-dynamic parts therapy, based on the idea our personality is made up of multifaceted parts. These parts are called our Resources and we each have many Resources available to us.

Resource Therapy was developed by Professor Gordon Emmerson combining his knowledge of Ego State Therapy, cognitive psychology and client experience.

Psychologist Gordon Emmerson Founder of Resource Therapy. President of Resource Therapy International.
Psychologist Gordon Emmerson Founder of Resource Therapy. President of Resource Therapy International.

Clinicians who are familiar with  mind-body therapies such as Eye-Movement- Desensitization- Reprocessing (EMDR) as developed by Dr Francine Shapiro Ph.D.,  Brain Spotting created by David Grand, Dr Laurie Mackinnon’s Ph.D Radical Exposure Technique and Internal Family Systems originator  Richard Schwartz will likely already use Ego State Therapy. Ego State Therapy is the fore-runner to Resource Therapy. In fact it also known as Advanced Ego State for that very reason.

Our esteemed colleagues in the United States, Europe, and South Africa will be familiar with Ego State Therapy and it’s founders John and Helen Watkins. Those of you specializing in trauma will  know the work of Maggie Phillips Ph.D,  Claire Frederick and many other clinicians of note who use of Ego State Therapy extensively.

Ego State Therapy Authored by Gordon Emmerson PhD.
Ego State Therapy Authored by Gordon Emmerson PhD.. Resource Therapy founder.

Resource Therapy (RT) can be thought of as an advanced form of Ego State, as hypnosis is no longer required and RT  offers  systematized intervention treatment protocols which  works to  support life changing positive results for clients in your therapy practice.

 

 

 

Resource Therapy dares to ask clients “What are you Ready to Change Today?

What are you ready to change today? Resource Therapy's number 1 diagnosis question.
What are you ready to change today? Resource Therapy’s number 1 diagnosis question.

This question allows you the client to be in control and your therapist to understand your goal for change. You need to know your destination to achieve the therapeutic results you desire and Resource Therapy can provide the vehicle for change.

 

 

The problem with many talking therapies is they fail to work directly with the part needing assistance.

Sally is eager, Johnny is upset. Who who should their teacher talk to?
Sally is talkative, however it is Johnny who is upset. Who who should their teacher talk to?

Imagine a classroom of year four students. Little Johnny sits at the back,  feeling upset. The teacher asks Sally in  sitting the front row what is wrong with Johnny?  Poor Sally may take a guess but in reality she does not know what Johnny’s concerns are.

 

Resource Therapists are dedicated to talking to ‘Johnny’ ( the internal Resource State) directly associated with the unwanted  emotion. Too often counselors only talk to a part like Sally who  reports on Johnny and his woes  but is not directly involved with the root cause of the issue. Frustrating for all concerned to say the least!  Profound inner change remains elusive.

Your Resource Therapist is trained to help you to deal with your thoughts, feelings, reactions and emotions, getting to the very heart of ‘why” you have come for help by working directly with the part associate with the unwanted emotional or problem behavior. It makes sense.

With Resource therapy lengthy history taking is unnecessary. Resource Therapists won’t waste your time trying to figure out the ‘why’ with an intellectual story telling part.

Instead Resource Therapist are trained to work with directly with your internal resource states locked in  pain, fear, abandonment, rejection, neglect, hurt, guilt, trauma, resentment, anger and shame and other unhelpful emotional baggage.  Resource Therapists faciliate full expression , validation and empowerment rather like an internal family therapy.

The Pixar Movie Inside Out is a super way to see our Parts in action.
The Disney Pixar Movie Inside Out is a cute way to see our Resources conceptually.

Thus Resource therapy addresses client’s issues in the most direct manner, with results being incredibly fast, effective, efficient and apparently permanent. I liken Resource therapy (Advanced Ego State Therapy) to the Occam’s razor of brief, solution-focused therapy. This leaves no need for symptomatic relief as we get to the source of the client’s distress.

 

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Training

Resource Therapy Training from Foundation to Clinical Qualification

Resource Therapy Foundation Training

  • Run over 2 days
  • 12 Active Continuing Professional Development hours for mental health practitioners

Resource Therapy Clinical Qualification Training

  • An intensive series of CPD workshops designed to give you in-depth knowledge and practice in Resource Therapy (Emmerson’s Advanced Ego State Therapy)

 

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The Resource Therapy Institute provides training, resources and practical tips to grow the practice of psychologists, therapists and health & wellness practitioners. Our practical business growth tools work regardless of therapeutic model or approach. Based in Sydney Australia, delivering our services online and in real-life world-wide, we provide training in Resource Therapy  (Advanced Ego State Therapy), a brief Parts Therapy developed …