Combining Schema Therapy And Guided Imagery And Music — Gert Tuinmann Approaches

Dr Kerry Beckley discusses Schema Therapy: a relatively new integrative therapeutic approach aimed at treating personality disorders, in particular borderline personality disorder. In this paper, we make several comparisons between the main ideas of ST and the science of emotion regulation, and we present how to conceptualize pathological phenomena in terms of failed regulation and some of the ST strategies and techniques to foster successful regulation in patients.

Two participants were diagnosed with BPD, five with avoidant personality disorder and one met criteria for avoidant personality disorder with comorbid schizoid and dependent personality disorders. The child modes include the Vulnerable Child, the Contented Child, the Angry Child, the Impulsive, Undisciplined Child, and the Pleasure-Seeking, Spontaneous Child.

The effectiveness of CBT were compared to ST in the treatment of depressive patients 13. A sample of 100 patients diagnosed with depression was subjected to weekly CBT and ST sessions over six months, followed by monthly sessions for another six months.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy targets a direct alteration in the thinking process of a patient. This protector is one of the most frequently seen coping modes in Borderline PD (BPD). In fact, in schema therapy the therapists are seeking “schema restoration”. Schema therapy has been shown to be particularly effective in the treatment of borderline personality, telehealth psychology and research shows individuals in treatment dropped out of schema therapy at lower rates than they dropped out of other types of treatment.

Cognitive strategies can include this such as listing positive and negative aspects of a schema, or facilitating a ‘conversation’ between the schema side” and the healthy side”. Rigidity of style in many situations is one of the defining characteristics of a personality disorder, and this model is appropriate for many patients.

Mona and the therapist work out emotional vulnerability factors, the emotions, thoughts, body reactions, and behaviors that follow the prompting event and end in the problematic behavior. Unlike cognitive behavioral therapy that shows the patient’s how to get rid of the negative emotions, schema therapy uses various techniques to bring out the necessary change in a person with a focus on their feelings.

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