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Schema Therapy for therapists:

This deeply layered and well-conceptualized therapeutic approach is well utilized by therapists wanting to be more effective in their work.

Be more successful in your work, and feel more competent and compassionate while doing so. Schema Therapy offers therapists a blueprint to quickly identify the reasons certain clients, or issues trigger you.

Contact me for more information on how I can help you use this model to help others.

To learn more start with this guide for professionals that describes the basics of this approach.

Schema therapySchema Therapy
By Eshkol Rafaeli, David P. Bernstein, and Jeffrey Young

In this book, Eshkol Rafaeli, David P. Bernstein and Jeffrey Young – pioneers of the Schema Therapy approach – indicate the 30 distinctive features of Schema Therapy, and how the method fits into the broader CBT spectrum.

Schema TherapySchema Therapy: A Practitioner’s Guide
By Jeffrey Young, Janet Klosko, and Marjorie Weishaar

Considerably more information is offered in this book, essentially the “bible” of how to understand and provide schema therapy.

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.

“Healing one’s own schemas is excellent preparation for helping others. Therapists often come from families where they learned to be highly attuned to the needs and feelings of others. At times of unusual stress or with patients who “push our buttons,” one’s schemas can become triggered.”

From the CBT series: Schema Therapy/Jeffrey Young