Schema Therapy: A Practitioner's Guideby Jeffrey E. Young, Janet S. Klosko, Marjorie E. Weishaar
Designed to meet the formidable challenges of treating personality disorders and other complex difficulties, schema therapy combines proven cognitive-behavioral techniques with elements of other widely practiced therapies. This book--written by the model's developer and two of its leading practitioners--is the first major text for clinicians wishing to learn and use this popular approach. Described are innovative ways to rapidly conceptualize challenging cases, explore the client's childhood history, identify and modify self-defeating patterns, use imagery and other experiential techniques in treatment, and maximize the power of the therapeutic relationship. Including detailed protocols for treating borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder, the book is illustrated with numerous clinical examples.
Description: Schema therapy, first developed by the lead author in 1990, is fully discussed in this comprehensive book. It is rooted in the cognitive-behavioral tradition and is applicable to personality disorders and other long-standing, persistent psychological difficulties.
Purpose: According to the authors, the purpose is to provide "an up-to-date, comprehensive treatment manual" on schema therapy. These are worthy objectives, which the book meets.
Audience: According to the authors, "we hope that this volume will provide therapists with a new way of approaching patients with chronic, longer-term themes and patterns, and that schema therapy will provide significant benefits for those extremely difficult and needy patients whom our approach is designed to treat."
Features: The book is an exposition of schema therapy from A to Z. It covers theoretical concepts and provides detailed strategies for addressing particular schemas. It also includes chapters dealing with borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder. Because it is easy to read and provides nice clinical examples, it gives cognitive-behavioral therapists more strategies in dealing with refractory patients.
Assessment: This is an excellent book. I read Jeffrey Young's first book on schema therapy (Cognitive Therapy for Personality Disorders: A Schema-Focused Approach, 3rd edition (Professional Resource Exchange, 1999)) and this is a wonderful expansion of that work and includes updates from advances in the mental health field in the last decade.
"This is an important and valuable book. It develops a model of treatment for challenging populations, typically underserved by traditional CBT. It may well become a 'necessary reading' text for advanced therapy courses in clinical psychology training programs. It is important reading for psychologists working with patients with characterological problems or, who simply wish for techniques to use when patients become 'stuck' and unresponsive to CBT."
"Recommended for the clinician as well as the researcher."
"Useful verbatim examples are given for treatment of several types of patients....A very good book, and I highly recommend it to both novice and veteran therapists."
"A rich and highly informative text that outlines the principles of the schema model, schema assessment and evaluation, and all the major components of schema therapy....The richness of the clinical material is enough to give practitioners a basic understanding of how to apply schema therapy....An insightful, innovative, and thorough treatment approach to personality pathology."
"This is a superb volume, reflecting many years of astute clinical and theoretical work by very able clinicians....It should appeal to psychotherapy integrationists from many traditions."
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Meet the Author
Jeffrey E. Young, PhD, is on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the Founder and Director of the Cognitive Therapy Centers of New York and Connecticut, and the Schema Therapy Institute in New York City.
Janet S. Klosko, PhD, Codirector of the Cognitive Therapy Center of Long Island, in Great Neck, New York, is senior psychologist at the Schema Therapy Institute and at Woodstock Women's Health in Woodstock, New York.
Marjorie E. Weishaar, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University Medical School, where she teaches cognitive therapy to psychiatry residents and to psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows. She also maintains a private practice in Providence, Rhode Island.
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