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Schema Therapy in Practice: An Introductory Guide to the Schema Mode Approach

ISBN: 978-1-119-96286-1
276 pages
November 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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Schema Therapy in Practice presents a comprehensive introduction to schema therapy for non-specialist practitioners wishing to incorporate it into their clinical practice.

  • Focuses on the current schema mode model, within which cases can be more easily conceptualized and emotional interventions more smoothly introduced
  • Extends the practice of schema therapy beyond borderline personality disorder to other personality disorders and Axis I disorders such as anxiety, depression and OCD
  • Presented by authors who are world-respected as leaders in the schema therapy field, and have pioneered the development of the schema mode approach
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About the Authors vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

PART I CASE CONCEPTUALIZATION 3

1 Basics 5

2 The Mode Concept 41

3 Communicating the Mode Concept to the Patient 91

PART II TREATMENT 101

4 Treatment Overview 103

5 Overcoming Coping Modes 117

6 Treating Vulnerable Child Modes 141

7 Treating Angry and Impulsive Child Modes 193

8 Treating Dysfunctional Parent Modes 217

9 Strengthening the Healthy Adult Mode 245

References 255

Index 259

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Arnoud Arntz is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He is Scientific Director of the University’s Research Center of Experimental Psychopathology. He studies psychological theories and therapies for anxiety and personality disorders, and is the principal investigator for a series of multicenter trials investigating the effectiveness of schema therapy for various personality disorders. He also practices CBT and schema therapy.

Gitta Jacob is a Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive and Schema Therapist in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Freiburg, Germany. She is a founding board member of the International Society for Schema Therapy, and a past Chair of the Working Group on Borderline Personality Disorders at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Freiburg.

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"The writing style is concise and grounded in the clinical setting, the case examples are clear and informative and the FAQs at the end of each chapter are well conceived. ...Arntz and Jacob manage to provide a captivating insight into what we might observe if looking in on a schema therapy session, and I think go some way toward convincing us that these are some genuinely novel ideas and methods that may deserve a place in our own consulting rooms."  (The Psychiatrist, 1 June 2013)

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