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Schema Therapy: Proven Techniques to Treat Your Most Challenging and Resistant Clients

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Illustrate how to assess and conceptualize challenging cases in Schema terms.
  2. Discuss Schema Modes and activating conditions, individually and in their primary relationships.
  3. Develop a robust treatment formulation based on the linking of current problems with client’s innate makeup, early unmet needs, schemas, and coping styles.
  4. Identify strategies for maintaining a sturdy, genuine, and healthy adult mode and model within the therapeutic setting.
  5. 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.
  6. Evaluate the adaptive value of coping styles by listing the pros and cons of self-defeating habituated modes.
  7. Incorporate visual and audio aids into therapy to fortify empathic attunement.
  8. Explain how to implement the Inventories: The YSQ (Young Schema Questionnaire), The YPI (Young Parenting Inventory), and the SMI (Schema Mode Inventory).
  9. Outline how to bypass “detached protector” modes to access necessary emotions in clients.
  10. Differentiate the Anger Modes and their treatment implications.
  11. Practice specific schema mode profiles and evidence-based treatment strategies for Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
  12. Identify the implications of early maladaptive schemas and self-defeating coping styles on significant others in relationships and partner selection.

Outline

Schema Theory

  • Defined, Outcome Research, Designed for Personality Disorders, Chronic, and Rigid Symptom Problems

Schema Clusters

  • Developmental Domains and Attachment Ruptures

18 Early Maladaptive Schemas

  • Traits Derived from Unmet Needs and Temperament

Therapy Relationship

  • Self-Disclosure
  • Empathy
  • Genuineness

Demonstrations & Group Exercises

Limited Re-Parenting / Meeting Unmet Needs

  • Therapist’s Posture, Gesture, Language, Flexibility
  • Empathic Confrontation and Limit Setting

Emotion-Focused Strategies

  • Imagery
  • Dialogues

Cognitive Strategies:

  • Evidence For / Against Schemas, Dialogues

Behavioral Strategies / Breaking Self-Defeating Patterns

  • Role-Plays
  • 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)

  • Self-Disclosure
  • Empathy

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

Anger Modes

  • 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

Copyright : 11/12/2015