Description : Contains a variety of up-to-date practical information, handouts, and informal instruments and forms that mental health practitioners can put to immediate use in their practice.
Description : Creative Methods in Schema Therapy captures current trends and developments in Schema Therapy in rich clinical detail, with a vividness that inspires and equips the reader to integrate these new ways of working directly into their practice. It begins with creative adaptations to assessment and formulation, including the integration of body methods to promote engagement and to bring about early emotional change. Other chapters introduce innovative methods to lift a formulation off the page and it goes on to bring to life new developments across all aspects of the ST change repertoire, including limited reparenting, imagery, trauma processing, chair work, the therapy relationship, empathic confrontation and endings. For the specialist, there are chapters on working with forensic modes, eating disorders and couples work. Finally, the book includes chapters on the integration of key principles and techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Compassionate Mind work into a core schema model. The book will appeal not only to full-fledged schema therapists, but also to junior therapists and therapists from other modalities who are willing to enhance their ways of working.
Description : Richard Bednar and Scott Peterson focus on showing how recognizing and eliminating avoidant behaviors and learning to confront fears realistically can lead to higher self-esteem. In the course of their research, the authors found that low self-esteem is a common element in different types of disordered behavior and present coping skills and a therapeutic approach to improve self-esteem.