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Schema therapy : a practitioner's guide
Young, Jeffrey E., 1950-
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New York : The Guilford Press, [2003]

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xii, 436 pages ; 24 cm
Schema therapy: conceptual model -- Schema assessment and education -- Cognitive strategies -- Experiential strategies -- Behavioral pattern-breaking -- Therapy relationship -- Detailed schema treatment strategies -- Schema mode work -- Schema therapy for borderline personality disorder -- Schema therapy for narcissistic personality disorder.

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RC455.4.S36 Y68 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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 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.

Author Notes

Jeffrey E. Young, PhD, is on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the Founder and Director of the Cognitive Therapy Centers of New York and Connecticut, and the Schema Therapy Institute in New York City.

Janet S. Klosko, PhD, Codirector of the Cognitive Therapy Center of Long Island, in Great Neck, New York, is senior psychologist at the Schema Therapy Institute and at Woodstock Women's Health in Woodstock, New York.

Marjorie E. Weishaar, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University Medical School, where she teaches cognitive therapy to psychiatry residents and to psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows. She also maintains a private practice in Providence, Rhode Island.

Table of Contents

Schema Therapy: Conceptual Model
Schema Assessment and Education
Cognitive Strategies
Experiential Strategies
Behavioral Pattern-Breaking
The Therapy Relationship
Detailed Schema Treatment Strategies
Schema Mode Work
Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
Schema Therapy for Narcissistic Personality Disorder