Designed to meet the formidable challenges of treating personality disorders and other complex difficulties, schema therapy combines proven cognitive-behavioral techniques with elements of other widely practiced therapies. This book--written by the model's developer and two of its leading practitioners--is the first major text for clinicians ...Read MoreDesigned to meet the formidable challenges of treating personality disorders and other complex difficulties, schema therapy combines proven cognitive-behavioral techniques with elements of other widely practiced therapies. This book--written by the model's developer and two of its leading practitioners--is the first major text for clinicians wishing to learn and use this popular approach. Described are innovative ways to rapidly conceptualize challenging cases, explore the client's childhood history, identify and modify self-defeating patterns, use imagery and other experiential techniques in treatment, and maximize the power of the therapeutic relationship. Including detailed protocols for treating borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder, the book is illustrated with numerous clinical examples.Read Less
New in new dust jacket. Schema therapy represents a brilliant addition to the therapist's armamentarium of techniques. Building on cognitive therapy, the approach provides a means for dealing with many of the problems people face in their daily lives. For example, someone with a social isolation/alienation schema will believe that he or she is isolated from others, but often will act in ways to create or exacerbate this isolation. A complete guide to the use of schema therapy, this book shows how to help clients recognize and overcome such maladaptive patterns. I very highly recommend it."--Robert J. Sternberg, PhD, Department of Psychology, Yale University "This volume demonstrates in a skillful, highly readable fashion how the standard cognitive therapy approaches to Axis 1 disorders can be expanded and modified to treat personality disorders. Working within a comprehensive cognitive model, the authors draw on a variety of strategies to address the specific problems in this population: rigid, lifelong maladaptive characterological patterns; chronic interpersonal difficulties; and transference reactions. The book shows how to attenuate the powerful beliefs underlying these patterns through exploratory and experiential strategies. Highly recommended for all therapists engaged in treating patients with these very difficult personality problems."--Aaron T. Beck, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania "The work of Jeffrey E. Young and his colleagues represents both a major contribution to the evolution of cognitive and cognitive-behavioral therapy and an important step toward enhancing the prospects for integrating cognitive therapy with other approaches, particularly psychoanalysis. This book presents schema therapy in clear and generous detail and offers much to the experienced practitioner and the student. A highly valuable and worthwhile contribution."--Paul L. Wachtel, PhD, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, City College, City University of New York "Young et al. have developed an innovative, rich, and intuitively healing approach to therapy based on years of clinical experience and research. Schema therapy incorporates wisdom from a variety of approaches to bring fresh new perspectives to traditional cognitive therapy. In this book, clinicians will find up-to-the-minute, empirically supported approaches to treating such difficult problems as narcissistic and borderline personality disorders. Strategies and procedures are laid out in a clear and compelling manner, including invaluable advice on implementation. All clinicians wishing to incorporate schema-based cognitive approaches into their practices will find this book an invaluable resource and a pleasure to read."--David H. Barlow, PhD, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Department of Psychology, Boston University "....this is a clearly written text, and the therapeutic techniques are presented in a coherent way. Within each chapter, concepts and techniques are first introduced briefly, then discussed in detail, and summarized at the end. The book will be useful for cognitive-behaviour therapists working with a range of disorders, and invaluable for those working with patients with more chronic problems and personality disorders."--Behavioral & Cognitive Psychotherapy "Useful verbatim examples are given for treatment of several types of patients....a very good book, and I highly recommend it to both novice and veteran therapists."--Psychiatric Times "...offers an exciting and innovative treatment approach for psychotherapists who work with seriously character disordered patients....The authors have put together a rich and highly informative text that outlines the principles of the schema model, schema assessment and evaluation, and all the major components of schema therapy....All chapters are filled with extensive case material that illustrates in great depth the application of the schema approach to patient treatment.
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