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Chapter 5 - Envisioning the Road Ahead

A Model for the Course of Schema Therapy

from Part II - The Model of Schema Therapy in Practice

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 July 2023

Robert N. Brockman
Affiliation:
Australian Catholic University
Susan Simpson
Affiliation:
NHS Forth Valley and University of South Australia
Christopher Hayes
Affiliation:
Schema Therapy Institute Australia
Remco van der Wijngaart
Affiliation:
International Society of Schema Therapy
Matthew Smout
Affiliation:
University of South Australia
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Summary

Clinicians using schema therapy need to keep in mind therapeutic principles and objectives to help guide the treatment process. It is easy for treatment to lose focus and therapy to be less effective due to several factors. Those learning schema therapy often seek a model of what the treatment is supposed to look like from start to finish. Given the longer treatment timeframe and the complexity of individual cases, it is difficult to illustrate a manualised, sequential schema therapy approach. However, the clinician can be mindful of general principles that are unique to schema therapy. Several core principles within schema therapy are fundamental to and help to define the model from other psychotherapeutic treatments. Such concepts overarch the specific interventions used in the treatment and help the therapist guide the therapeutic process. The chapter will focus on these specific principals that may assist with treatment as it unfolds.

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Print publication year: 2023

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