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Contextual Schema Therapy

An Integrative Approach to Personality Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, and Interpersonal Functioning

by Eckhard Roediger Author · Bruce A. Stevens Author


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In this groundbreaking book, three internationally recognized psychologists present a step-by-step guide outlining the most up-to-date innovations in schema therapy (ST). This important book offers a clear and practical road map for putting the schema mode model into practice, improving clients' interpersonal functioning, and integrates the latest advances in contextual behavioral psychology.

ST is a powerful, integrative treatment model that combines aspects of cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic therapies. It has proven highly effective in treating a number of mental health issues, including difficult-to-treat personality disorders. ST's main premise is that mental health issues arise as a result of unmet emotional needs in childhood, leading to the development of early maladaptive schemas (EMS). But, more and more, ST has shifted away from EMS to focus on schema content—that is, changing the way clients relate to their experiences and to others.

This book incorporates the latest findings in contextual behavioral science with a focus on clients' coping styles—or schema modes—and improving interpersonal functioning. The book includes exercises from compassion-focused therapies, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and even functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP) to help your clients become more aware of their own unhealthy coping patterns and behaviors. You'll also discover a range of emotion-focused and experiential techniques to use in therapy with your client.

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New Harbinger Publications
Context Press
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Jeffrey Young (Author of afterword, colophon, etc.)

Jeffrey Young, PhD, is author of Schema Therapy, and founder and director of the Schema Therapy Institute of New York.

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Wendy T. Behary (Author of introduction, etc.)

Wendy T. Behary, LCSW, is founder and clinical director of the Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and a faculty member at the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York. She is also a distinguished founding fellow of the...

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Eckhard Roediger (Author)

Eckhard Roediger, MD, is director of the Frankfurt Schema Therapy Institute, the first established in Germany. He is former president of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST), and board member since its foundation in 2008. He has been...

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Bruce A. Stevens (Author)

Bruce A. Stevens, PhD, is current Wicking Chair of Ageing and Practical Theology at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, Australia. He is a clinical and forensic psychologist with over twenty years of private practice experience. He has written s...

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Robert Brockman (Author)

Robert Brockman, DClinPsy, is an experienced clinician and academic working out of Sydney, Australia. He is a senior trainer with Schema Therapy Training Australia where he regularly runs ISST-accredited schema therapy training courses throughout ...

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Author of afterword, colophon, etc. :
Jeffrey Young
Author of introduction, etc. :
Wendy T. Behary
Author :
Eckhard Roediger
Author :
Bruce A. Stevens
Author :
Robert Brockman
Contextual Schema Therapy
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