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Schema Therapy: Proven Techniques to Treat Your Most Challenging and Resistant Clients | Seminar on DVD
Wendy T. Behary, MSW, LCSW
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2016-01-01 / X48780
Schema Therapy
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Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
Length: 11 hr, 57 min

Chronic Depression
Eating Disorders
Substance Abuse

Schema therapy is an innovative, integrated therapeutic approach, originally developed (by Dr. Jeffrey Young) as an expansion of traditional cognitive-behavioral treatments. The schema therapy approach draws from cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, psychodynamic concepts, and emotion-focused therapies. In comparison to cognitive-behavioral therapy, schema therapy emphasizes lifelong patterns, affective change techniques, and the therapy relationship, with special emphasis on limited and adaptive re-parenting.

Schema therapy is particularly well suited for difficult, resistant clients with entrenched, chronic psychological challenges, including personality disorders (such as BPD and Narcissism), eating disorders, intractable relationship problems, and criminal offenders. It is also effective for relapse prevention in depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

The results of a major comparative outcome study have shown schema therapy to be highly effective with a large percentage of outpatients with Borderline Personality Disorder, with a low dropout rate. Clients who have spent years gaining valuable insight with psychodynamic treatments, but who are frustrated by their lack of progress, often respond well to the active, systematic, flexible, and depth-oriented schema approach.

This 2-day workshop will include a combination of teaching methods, including lectures, handouts, videotapes of master schema therapists, live demonstrations, question-and-answer periods, group discussion, assessment and change strategies practice exercises, discussion of obstacles in treatment including therapist’s own schemas, and small group exercises.

Define Schema Theory.
Illustrate how to assess and conceptualize some of the most challenging cases in Schema terms.
Define and discuss Schema Modes and activating conditions, individually and in their primary relationships.
Develop a robust treatment formulation based on the linking of current problems with client’s innate makeup, early unmet needs, schemas, and coping styles.
Help clients “make sense” out of their narrative as it relates to life cycle development of personality.
Identify therapist’s “personal” triggering conditions in the treatment room, and strategies for maintaining a sturdy, genuine, and healthy adult mode and model.
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.
Measure the adaptive value of coping styles by listing the pros and cons of self-defeating habituated modes.
Incorporate the use photos and audio flashcards into your therapy to fortify empathic attunement and to keep treatment alive in mid-session days.
Explain how to implement the Inventories: The YSQ (Young Schema Questionnaire), The YPI (Young Parenting Inventory), and the SMI (Schema Mode Inventory).
Outline how to effectively bypass “detached protector” modes to access necessary emotions for healing and change.
Recognize how to differentiate the Anger Modes and Treatment Implications: The Angry Child, Rebellious/Bullying Adolescent, and Overcompensating/Critical Adult.
Practice specific schema mode profiles and evidence-based treatment strategies for Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Identify the implications of early maladaptive schemas and self-defeating coping styles on significant others in relationships and partner selection.

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

Demonstrations & Group Exercises

Limited Re-Parenting / Meeting Unmet Needs

Therapist’s Posture, Gesture, Language, Flexibility
Empathic Confrontation and Limit Setting
Emotion-Focused Strategies

Cognitive Strategies:

Evidence For / Against Schemas, Dialogues
Behavioral Strategies / Breaking Self-Defeating Patterns

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)

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

About the Speaker:

Wendy T. Behary, MSW, LCSW, is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. She has been treating clients, training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 20 years. Wendy was on the faculty of the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York (until merging in 2012 with the NJ Institute), where she trained and worked with Dr. Jeffrey Young since 1989. She is a distinguished founding fellow and consulting supervisor for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Aaron T. Beck Institute). Wendy served as the president of the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) from 2010-2014, and is currently the chair of the Brainstorming Sub-Committee for the ISST. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Personality Disorders Awareness Network (PDAN).

Wendy Behary has co-authored several chapters and articles on Schema Therapy and Cognitive Therapy. She is the author of Disarming the Narcissist…Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed (New Harbinger, 2008 and 2013). Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. As an author and an expert on the subject of narcissism, she is a contributing chapter author of several chapters on schema therapy for narcissism for professional readers. She lectures both nationally and internationally to professional and general audiences on schema therapy, and the subject of narcissism, relationships, and dealing with difficult people. Her work within the industry has included speaking engagements focused on interpersonal conflict resolution.

Her private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, parenting issues, and couples experiencing relationship problems. She is also an expert in coaching individuals in interviewing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills enhancement.

*Continuing Education Information:

For U.S. and Canadian customers, a CE test is available for $19.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI, Inc Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

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