Schema therapy: Distinctive features

Eshkol Rafaeli, David P. Bernstein, Jeffrey Young

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Schema Therapy combines proven cognitive behavioral therapy techniques with elements of interpersonal, experiential, and psychodynamic therapies in order to help people with long-term mental health problems including personality disorders and chronic depression. Schema Therapy suggests that many negative cognitive conditions are based on past experiences, and therefore provides models for challenging and modifying negative thoughts and behaviors in order to provoke change. 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. Divided into two parts, Theoretical Points and Practical Points, this book provides a concise introduction for those new to the technique, as well as a discussion of how it differs from the other cognitive behavioral therapies for those experienced in the field.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages176
ISBN (Electronic)9780203841709
ISBN (Print)0203841700, 9780415462983
StatePublished - 13 Sep 2010

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