Shows how the distinctive features of ST make it ideal for addressing the cognitive and emotion-focused problems typical in couple relationships Presents and integrates a series of innovative tools and interventions such as Schema Therapy with Needs versus Wants, Mode Cycle Clash Cards, limited re-parenting visualization, and chair work Authored by an international team of experts in couples therapy and Schema Therapy
Represents the first book to integrate the theory of schema therapy with the techniques of mindfulness Enhances schema therapy with techniques drawn from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) - a unique integration of two of the most popular treatment approaches in clinical psychology today. Merges two of the hottest topics in contemporary clinical psychology and psychotherapy Offers a practical guide for training and practice, with detailed coverage of theory followed by dedicated sections for therapists and patients Features a variety of exercises enabling readers to immediately implement the protocol Written by authors with expertise and experience in both schema therapy and mindfulness Includes a Foreword by Mark Williams, renowned for his contribution to the development of MBCT
Within the field of clinical psychology, the term borderline personality disorder was developed to fulfill a diagnostic need and has come to possess specific stereotypes and negative meanings. Because the term borderline is an emotionally charged word, it can lead to a less-than-accurate view of the situation or patient being described, thus presenting a challenge to even the most experienced therapists and becoming one of the most complex disorders to treat.
Through the use of one case study, however, experts in borderline personality disorders have put this difficulty at ease. Through applying a variety of modalities to identify treatment goals, including selecting assessment tools, conceptualizing progression, pinpointing pitfalls, and developing techniques, diagnosing and treating BPD has created a more successful therapeutic result.
A unique resource providing ready-made individual and group schema therapy sessions, linked across schema modes, allowing clinicians to pick and choose what they need or adopt a full integrated individual and group program which can be delivered over a range of treatment lengths from a six week intensive program to a one year outpatient treatment Approaches treatment by targeting maladaptive Schema Modes rather than specific disorders, thus increasing clinical flexibility and ensuring shelf life through changes in diagnostic classification Provides step-by-step instructions and tips for therapists, along with a wealth of unique clinical resources including sample scripts, handouts, session exercises, assignment forms and patient materials Meets the current need for effective clinical treatments that can provide tangible effects on time and on budget
Breaking Negative Relationship Patterns is a readable, practical resource containing a wealth of self-help exercises that schema therapists can recommend or give to their patients. It is the ideal resource for couples undergoing schema therapy, and can also serve as an accessible self-help guide for those experiencing relationship difficulties. The authors offer a complete ST-based model for understanding complex personal problems, along with couple-specific adaptations of core ST interventions such as limited reparenting, imagery re-scripting and behavioral pattern breaking.