Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual with Patient Workbook

Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual with Patient Workbook

by Joan M. Farrell, Ida A. Shaw
     
 

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Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder represents the first treatment manual for group schema therapy and is based on the only group ST model validated by published empirical evidence.

  • Presents an original adaptation of schema therapy for use in a group setting
  • Provides a detailed manual and patient materials in a

Overview

Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder represents the first treatment manual for group schema therapy and is based on the only group ST model validated by published empirical evidence.

  • Presents an original adaptation of schema therapy for use in a group setting
  • Provides a detailed manual and patient materials in a user-friendly format
  • Represents a cost-effective ST alternative with the potential to assist in the public health problem of making evidence-based BPD treatment widely available
  • Includes 'guest' chapters from international ST experts Jeff Young, Arnoud Arntz, Hannie van Genderen, George Lockwood, Poul Perris, Neele Reiss, Heather Fretwell and Michiel van Vreeswijk

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, PsyD (Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book uses schema therapy to address borderline personality disorder in a group setting. It combines cognitive behavioral and experiential techniques, a relatively new approach, with randomized controlled studies beginning in 2008.
Purpose: The manual is intended as "a step-by-step guide for Group Schema Therapy (GST) with patients who have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)," and includes a collection of handouts, group exercises, and homework to use with patients.
Audience: Although a specific audience is not identified, the book is appropriate for practitioners as well as graduate students in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and social work. Joan Farrell, the codeveloper of GST, is the research and training director of the Center for BPD Treatment and Research at Indiana University, where Ida Shaw is an advanced level schema therapist/trainer for the program. The contributors, from the U.S, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden, have years of experience working with patients with borderline personality disorder using schema therapy.
Features: After an introduction to using schema therapy with these individuals, a theoretical discussion of schema therapy notes how maladaptive schemas develop, resulting in poor coping skills. The goal of treatment is to develop healthy adults who will be able to achieve their core needs. The authors talk about therapeutic factors, similar to those that Irwin Yalom spoke of in his classic series, Group Psychotherapy. This book does a good job of describing how to begin these groups, including inclusion/exclusion criteria, optimal size, length of sessions/treatment, and group space, along with the stages that a typical group experiences. Next, it explores the therapy stages (1-3) in some depth. Finally, the book ends with a review of the research regarding schema therapy for borderline personality disorder. There is also a discussion of the applicability of group schema therapy to other cluster B and cluster C personality disorders. The book contains tables which are helpful in clarifying the text. Numerous shaded boxes provide extremely good examples and explanations of what the authors are discussing, titled "example" (both clinical and theoretical), "therapist tip," "therapist script example," and "patient handout," to name a few.
Assessment: This helpful book provides a step-by-step approach to learning group schema therapy. Written by experts in the field, it is easy to read and the shaded boxes provide wonderful information. The book should be in the libraries of therapists who deal with individuals diagnosed with personality disorders and/or have suicidal/self-injurious behaviors.
From the Publisher
“My impression is that this would be great as the main reference for a specialist training workshop.”  (Clinical Psychologist, 13 November 2013

“This helpful book provides a step-by-step approach to learning group schema therapy. Written by experts in the field, it is easy to read and the shaded boxes provide wonderful information. The book should be in the libraries of therapists who deal with individuals diagnosed with personality disorders and/or have suicidal/self-injurious behaviors.”  (Doody’s, 1 February 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119958284
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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From the Publisher
“This helpful book provides a step-by-step approach to learning group schema therapy. Written by experts in the field, it is easy to read and the shaded boxes provide wonderful information. The book should be in the libraries of therapists who deal with individuals diagnosed with personality disorders and/or have suicidal/self-injurious behaviors.” (Doody’s, 1 February 2013)

Meet the Author

Joan M. Farrell is Clinical & Training Director Center for BPD Treatment & Research, Indiana University School of Medicine Midtown CMHC; Co-Director Schema Therapy Institute Midwest-Indianapolis; and Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis.

Ida A. Shaw is Co-Director Schema Therapy Institute Midwest-Indianapolis; and Senior Schema Therapy Supervisor, Center for BPD Treatment & Research, Indiana University School of Medicine Midtown CMHC.
Farrell and Shaw are the developers of the original Group Schema Therapy model and have specialized in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder for 25 years.

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