An excellent guide to treating the most difficult cases in your practice: personality disorders and other chronic, self-defeating problems. This approach is a pioneering integration of cognitive behavior therapy with gestalt, object relations, and psychoanalytic approaches. The author describes how he adapted traditional cognitive therapy techniques to more effectively treat patients with narcissistic, borderline, passive-aggressive, dependent, and other personality disorders, as well as chronic dysthymic and anxious patients. Contains rationale, theory, practical applications, and active cognitive behavioral techniques. Presents an extended case example, and updated revisions of the Young Schema Questionnaire, a Client's Guide to this approach, and schema listings.
-from the publisher's website
This is the original book describing schema therapy. Includes the basic rationale, theory, intervention strategies, and an extended case study based on schema therapy. The book is very succinct and non-technical, and provides the underlying basis for the entire approach. -- from the author's website