Full Course Description
Schema Therapy: Proven Techniques to Treat Your Most Challenging and Resistant Clients
- Illustrate how to assess and conceptualize challenging cases in Schema terms.
- Discuss Schema Modes and activating conditions, individually and in their primary relationships.
- Develop a robust treatment formulation based on the linking of current problems with client’s innate makeup, early unmet needs, schemas, and coping styles.
- Identify strategies for maintaining a sturdy, genuine, and healthy adult mode and model within the therapeutic setting.
- Demonstrate how to apply strategies such as: Imagery, Mode Dialogues, Empathic Confrontation, Bypassing Avoidance, Setting Limits, Adaptive (limited) Re-Parenting Stance and Behavioral Pattern-Breaking.
- Evaluate the adaptive value of coping styles by listing the pros and cons of self-defeating habituated modes.
- Incorporate visual and audio aids into therapy to fortify empathic attunement.
- Explain how to implement the Inventories: The YSQ (Young Schema Questionnaire), The YPI (Young Parenting Inventory), and the SMI (Schema Mode Inventory).
- Outline how to bypass “detached protector” modes to access necessary emotions in clients.
- Differentiate the Anger Modes and their treatment implications.
- Practice specific schema mode profiles and evidence-based treatment strategies for Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
- Identify the implications of early maladaptive schemas and self-defeating coping styles on significant others in relationships and partner selection.
- Defined, Outcome Research, Designed for Personality Disorders, Chronic, and Rigid Symptom Problems
- Developmental Domains and Attachment Ruptures
18 Early Maladaptive Schemas
- Traits Derived from Unmet Needs and Temperament
Demonstrations & Group Exercises
Limited Re-Parenting / Meeting Unmet Needs
- Therapist’s Posture, Gesture, Language, Flexibility
- Empathic Confrontation and Limit Setting
- Evidence For / Against Schemas, Dialogues
Behavioral Strategies / Breaking Self-Defeating Patterns
- Mindful Awareness
- Self-Regulating Skills
Role Play with Practice Exercises
Introduction to Schema Modes
- Innate Emotional States
- Constructed Coping Styles
- Habituated Reactions
- Self-Defeating Behavioral Patterns
Schema Modes (Continued)
Case Conceptualization With Modes
- Hypotheses and Detailing the Client in Schema Terms
Advanced Demonstrations & Group Exercises
BPD – Mode Profile (Overview)
NPD – Mode Profile (Overview)
Specific Styles and Strategies – Using Empathic Confrontation
- Implicit Assumptions
- Benefit of the Doubt
- Preemptive Measures
Bypassing Detached Protector Modes
- Use of Imagery and Mode Dialogue
- Angry Child Mode
- Bully Mode
- Defiantly Avoidant Mode
- Linking Anger vs. Setting Limits: When? Why?
Advanced Role Play
Therapist’s Schema Activation and Self-Regulation Strategies
- Sturdy and Real in the Treatment Chair