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Böcker för klienter på svenska

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av Jeffrey Young , Janet S Klosko
Inbunden, 2010, Svenska, ISBN 9789127121096

En självhjälpsbok i schematerapi.

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Känslomässig sårbarhet : en introduktion till schematerapi
av Annika Ackelman
Häftad, 2013, Svenska, ISBN 9789198079401

Ett litet häfte om människans grundläggande känslomässiga behov. Om människans kärnbehov, och vad som kan hända om vi inte får dessa bemötta.

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Böcker för klienter på engelska

Jacob, Gitta, van Genderen, Hannie., & Seebauer, Laura. (2015).
Breaking negative thinking patterns. Wiley-Blackwell.

A bibliotherapyresource for clients. Provides a very clear introduction to the schema therapy approach and shows how the basic concepts relate to client’s everyday experience. There is a very clear explanation of the mode model and many useful practical exercises.

See it at: Breaking Negative Thinking Patterns: A Schema Therapy Self-Help and Support Book: Jacob, Gitta, van Genderen, Hannie, Seebauer, Laura: 9781118877715: Books

Young, J. E. & Klosko, J. (1994). Reinventing your life. New York: Plume

The classic bibliotherapy for clients. It focuses on several of the prominent EMSs and shows how coping patterns create “Lifetraps” and how schema therapy helps to overcome them.

See it at: Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behavior and Feel Great Again: Young, Jeffrey E., Klosko, Janet S., Beck, Aaron T.: 9780452272040: Books

Böcker för psykoterapeuter på svenska

Schematerapi : en klinikers handbok & en terapiberättelse
av Carl Gyllenhammar , Poul Perris
Flexband, 2016, Svenska, ISBN 9789127147416

Schematerapi är en innovativ terapiform som utvecklats för att behandla långdragna psykiska lidanden och problem.
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Schematerapi i teori och praktik
av Annika Ackelman
Häftad, 2019, Svenska, ISBN 9789144120553

Schematerapi är en innovativ och integrativ terapiform som bygger på kognitiv beteendeterapi, KBT.

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Böcker för psykoterapeuter på engelska

Young, J. E., Klosko, J., & Weishaar, M. E. (2003). Schema therapy: A practitioner's guide. Guilford.

A comprehensive account of schema therapy and its development from Jeff Young and colleagues. It provides the theoretical foundation for schema therapy as well as how to do it in practice. Available in hardback or paperback.

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Arntz, A. & Jacob, G. (2012). Schema Therapy in practice. Wiley-Blackwell.

A practical guide to working with schemas and schema modes. An excellent introduction to the practical application of the schema mode model with many case examples from a range of personality disorders as well as anxiety, depression and OCD.

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Schema Therapy – A Phase-Oriented Approach: Targeting Tasks and Techniques in Individual and Group Schema Therapy Pocketbok – 3 September 2021

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Rafaeli, E., Bernstein, D. P. & Young, J. (2011) Schema Therapy (The CBT Distinctive features series). Routledge.

A brief well organized introduction that covers all the important concepts.

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Roediger, E., Stevens, B. A., & Brockman, R. (2018). Contextual schema therapy: An integrative approach to personality disorders, emotional dysregulation, and interpersonal functioning. New Harbinger.

Drawing on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other approaches, the authors show how important concepts and interventions, such as mentalization, mindfulness, acceptance, metacognition and human values, can be integrated into the basic schema therapy model. Indeed, many of them are already explicit or implicit in it. In addition to showing the integrative power of the schema therapy model, this book offers a fresh and readable account of its central ideas as well as rich clinical examples of their application, all well-grounded in the current academic and clinical literature.

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Heath, G., and Startup, H. (Eds). (2020). Creative methods in schema therapy: Advances and innovation in clinical practice. Routledge.

This up to date account of clinical practice in schema therapy highlights many of the creative aspects of the approach. 20 chapters by leading exponents of schema therapy include an update on central aspects of the theory that underpins the practice, as well as valuable insights and practical guidance on assessment, case conceptualization, a range of applications of imagery and chairwork, using somatic focusing to deepen access to emotion, working with the therapeutic relationship, empathic confrontation, strengthening the Healthy Adult, working with couples, and therapist’s work with their own schema activation.

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Simpson, S. and Smith, E. (Eds) (2019). Schema therapy for eating disorders: Theory, practice and group treatment manual. Routledge.

Schema therapy has been applied to eating disorders for some 20 years and there are many articles in the academic literature. This book is an up to date clinicians guide based on what has been learned by schema therapists working with eating disorders. It provides a theoretical understanding of case conceptualization in eating disorders and the prominent schema modes that are encountered. It is rich in clinical examples and a source for the kinds of interventions that are most helpful. Also provides guidelines for a group treatment approach as well as for individual therapy. New: August 2019.

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Simeone-DiFrancesco, C., Roediger E., and Stevens, B. (2015). Schema therapy with couples: A practitioner’s guide to healing relationships. Wiley-Blackwell.

An in depth presentation of the schema therapy approach to working with couples. An international collaboration between authors from the USA, Germany and Australia that draws on their own experiences as well as insights from discussions with an international online group of schema therapists pioneering the application of schema therapy to couples’ therapy.

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Loose, C., Graf, P., Zarbock, G. and Holt, R. A. (2020). Schema therapy for children and adolescents: A practitioner’s guide. Pavilion Publishing and Media.

The schema therapy approach can be used to address psychological problems in children and adolescents at all ages. This book explains the basic principles of how to conceptualize cases for different ages, how to adapt interventions appropriately to each developmental stage, and how to incorporate work with parents and families.

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Farrell, J.M., Reis, N., & Shaw, J. (2014). The schema therapy clinician’s guide: A complete resource for building and delivering individual, group and integrated schema mode treatment programs. Wiley-Blackwell.

Full of clinical examples that provide readers with a grounded and accessible sense of what schema therapy is all about and how to put it into practice. There is a clear structure and a wealth of resources for its implementation including worksheets and scripts for therapists to use at different stages or for different purposes.

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Farrell, J. M. & Shaw, I. A. (2012). Group schema therapy for borderline personality disorder: A step-by-step treatment manual with patient workbook. Wiley-Blackwell.

Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw developed group schema therapy, a very distinctive form of group therapy for patients with borderline personality disorder. This manual provides guidelines on how to do it.

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Farrell, J. M. and Shaw, I. A. (2018). Experiencing schema therapy from the inside out: A self-practice/self-reflection workbook for therapists. Guilford.

Like most forms of psychotherapy, schema therapy is not just a set of techniques applied to patients by therapists in a mechanical way. Therapy depends on building a personal relationship with clients and that calls for the schema therapists to develop their own self-awareness, openness to experience, and capacity to identify and work with their own psychological issues. This workbook provides a useful practical guide to this. There’s a clear account of the schema therapy model and how to work with modes. Therapists who use this book will learn more about themselves in a way that they can directly apply to their work with clients.

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van Vreeswijk, M., Broersen, J. & Nadort, M. (2012).The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of schema therapy: Theory, research and practice. Chichester: Wiley.

Over 600 pages and over 40 chapters covering the spectrum of theory and practice.

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Van Vrieswijk,M., Broersen, J., Schurink,G. (2014). Mindfulness and Schema Therapy: A Practical Guide. Wiley-Blackwell

Provides a basic guide to the steps of mindfulness practice and how the practice can help with the identification of schema modes and therapeutic work with them.

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Arntz, A. & van Genderen, H. (2009). Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorders. Oxford: Wiley/Blackwell.

Based on methods developed for the Dutch clinical trial of schema therapy, this book describes the basic concepts and many practical and useful techniques that can be incorporated into schema therapy.

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Young, J. E. (1999). Cognitive therapy for personality disorders: A schema-focused approach. (3rd ed.) Sarasota FL: Professional Resource Press.

Third edition of Jeffrey Young’s first book on schema therapy (first edition published in 1989). Still worth reading as the concepts are built round a very clear case study. Much of the material has been incorporated into Young, Klosko & Weishaar(2003).

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Riso, L. P. du Toit, P. L., Stein, D. J. & Young J. E. (Eds.) (2007). Cognitive schemas and core beliefs in psychological problems: A scientist-practitioner guide (pp. 139-175). American Psychological Association.

A research resource, not exclusively on schema therapy. There are good chapters on schema based conceptualization for a range of clinical problems including depression, OCD, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders, psychosis and discord in couples.

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Publicerade artiklar om modesmodellen

Arntz, A., Klokman, J., & Sieswerda, S. (2005). An experimental test of therapy schema mode model of borderline personality disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 36, 226-239.

Bamelis, L.L.M., Renner, F., Heidkamp, D., & Arntz, A. (2011). Extended schema mode conceptualizations for specific personality disorders: An empirical study. Journal of Personality Disorders, 25, 41-58.

Gasiewski, J. & Behary, W. (2018). Beyond the Angry Child: Anger Modes--Conceptualization and Treatment.

Khalily, M.T., Wota, A.P., & Hallahan, B. (2011). Investigation of schema modes currently activated in patients with psychiatric disorders. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 28, 76-81.

Lobbestael, J., Vreeswijk, M. F. van, & Arntz, A. (2007). Shedding light on schema modes: a clarification of the mode concept and its current research status. Netherlands Journal of Psychology, 63, 76-85.

Lobbestael, J., Vreeswijk, M. F. van, & Arntz, A. (2008). An empirical test of schema mode conceptualisations in personality disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 854-860.

Lobbestael, J., Arntz, A., Löbbes, A., & Cima, M. (2009b). A comparative study of patients and therapists’ reports of schema modes. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 40, 571-579.

Lobbestael, J., Vreeswijk, M.F. Van, Spinhoven, P., Schouten, E., & Arntz, A. (2010). Reliability and validity of the short Schema Mode Inventory (SMI). Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 38, 437-458.

Roediger, E. (2012). Basics of a dimensional and dynamic Mode Model. How to use the Mode Map and the Mode Cycle Flashcard to reveal the patient ́s internal dynamic.

Artiklar om schema-modellen

Baranoff, J., Oei, T.P.S., Cho, S.H., & Kwon, S.M. (2006). Factor structure and internal consistency of the Young schema questionnaire (short form) in Korean and Australian samples. Journal of Affective Disorders, 93, 133-140.

Carr, S.N., & Francis, A.J.P. (2010). Early maladaptive schemas and personality disorder symptoms: An examination in a non-clinical sample. A preliminary investigation in a non-clinical sample. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 83, 333-349.

Cecero, J.J., Nelson, J.D., & Gillie, J.M. (2004). Tools and tenets of schema therapy: toward the construct validity of the early maladaptive schema questionnaire – research version (EMSQ-R). Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 11, 344-357.

Glaser, B.A., Campbell, L.F., Calhoun, G.B., Bates, J.M., & Petrocelli, J.V. (2002). The early maladaptive schema questionnaire-short form: a construct validity study. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 35, 2-13.

Hoffart, A., Sexton, H., Hedley, L.M., Wang, C.E., Holthe, H., Haugum, J.A., Nordahl, H.M., Hovland, O.J., & Holte, A. (2005). The structure of maladaptive schemas: a confirmatory factor analysis and a psychometric evaluation of factor-derived scales. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 29, 627-644.

Lachenal-Chevallet, K., Mauchand, P, Cottraux, J., Bouvard, M., & Martin, R. (2006). Factor analysis of the schema questionnaire-short form in a nonclinical sample. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 20, 311-318.

Artiklar om anknytning och terapirelationen

Baker, E., & Beech, A.R. (2004). Dissociation and variability of adult attachment dimensions and early maladaptive schemas in sexual and violent offenders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19, 1119-1136.

Blissett, J., Walsh, J., Harris, G., Jones, C., Leung, N., & Meyer, C. (2006). Different core beliefs predict paternal and maternal attachment representations in young women. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 13, 163-171.

Dobrenski, R.A. (2001). Romantic jealousy : Symptoms, schemas, and attachment. Dissertation Abstracts International, 62 (6-B), 2954.

Flanagan, C.M. (2010). The case for needs in psychotherapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 20, 1-36.

Hoffart, A., Sexton, H., & Nordahl, H. M. (2005). Connection between patient and therapist and therapist’s competence in schema-focused therapy of personality problems. Psychotherapy Research, 15, 409-419.

Hulbert, C.A., Jennings, T.C., Jackson, H.J., & Chanen, A.M. (2011). Attachment style and schema as predictors of social functioning in youth with borderline features. Personality and Mental Health, 5, 209-221.

Leung, N., Thomas, G., & Waller, G. (2000). The relationship between parental bonding and core beliefs in anorexic and bulimic women. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 39, 205-213.

Mason., O., Platts, H., & Tyson, M. (2005). Early maladaptive schema and adult attachment in a UK clinical population. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 78, 549-564.

Muris, P. (2006). Maladaptive schemas in non-clinical adolescents: relations to perceived parental rearing behaviours, big five personality factors, and psychopathological symptoms. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 13, 405-413.

Roelofs, J., Lee, C., Ruijten, T., & Lobbestael, J. (2011). The mediating role of early maladaptive schemas in the relation between quality of attachment relationships and symptoms of depression in adolescents. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 39, 471-479.

Shah, R., & Waller, G. (2000). Parental style and vulnerability to depression: The role of core beliefs. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 188, 19-25.

Artiklar om schematerapi allmänt

Rafaeli, E. (2009). Cognitive behavioral therapies for personality disorders. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 46, 290-297.

Rafaeli, E., Bernstein, D,& Young, J. (2010). Schema Therapy: Distinctive Features. London: Routledge (Book)

Arntz, A., & Bernstein, D. (2006). Can personality disorders be changed? Netherlands Journal of Psychology, 62, 9-18.

Bamber, M., & McMahon, R. (2008). Danger- early maladaptive schemas at work! The role of early maladaptive schemas in career choice and the development of occupational stress in health workers. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 15, 96-112.

Cecero, J.J., Marmon, T.S., Beitel, M., Hutz, A., & Jones, C. (2004). Images of mother, self, and God as predictors of dysphoria in non-clinical samples, Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 1669-1680.

Cecero, J.J., Beitel, M., & Prout, T. (2008). Exploring the relationships among early maladaptive schemas, psychological mindedness and self-reported college adjustment. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 81, 105-118.

Dozois, D.J.A., Martin, R.A., & Bieling, P.J. (2009). Early maladaptive schemas and adaptive/maladaptive styles of humor. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33, 585-596

Hoffart, A., & Sexton, H. (2002). The role of optimism in the process of schema-focused cognitive therapy of personality problems. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 40, 611-623.

Jacquin, K.M. (1998). The effects of maladaptive schemata on information processing. Dissertation Abstracts International, 59 (01): 435B.

James, I.A. (2001). Schema therapy: the next generation, but should it carry a health warning? Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 29, 401-407.

Martin, R., & Young, J.E. (2010). Schema therapy. In Dobson, K.S. (Ed.), Handbook of cognitive-behavioral therapies (3rd ed.) (pp. 317-346). New York: Guilford Press.

McGinn, L.K., & Young, J.E. (1996). Schema-focused therapy. In P.M. Salkovskis (Ed.), Frontiers of cognitive therapy (pp. 182-207). New York: Guilford Press.

Cutland Green, T. J., & Heath, G. (2016). Schema Therapy. In Carr, A. & McNulty, M. (Eds.), The handbook of adult clinical psychology: an evidence based practice approach, Second Edition, (pp. 1032-1073). London: Routledge.

Nordahl, H.M., Holthe, H., & Haugum, J.A. (2005). Early maladaptive schemas in patients with or without personality disorders: does schema modification predict symptomatic relief? Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 12, 142-149.

Ratto, C. L., & Capitano, D. L. (1999). New directions for cognitive therapy: a schema-focused approach. Cognitive and Behavioural Practice, 6(1), 68-73.

Reeves, M., & Taylor, J. (2007). Specific relationships between core beliefs and personality disorder symptoms in a non-clinical sample. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 14, 96-104.

Stopa, L. (Ed.). (2009). Imagery and the threatened self: Perspectives on mental imagery and the self in cognitive therapy. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Thimm, J.C. (2010). Personality and early maladaptive schemas: A five-factor model perspective. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 41, 373-380.

Wild, J. (2009). Imagery and the self in social phobia. In Stopa, L. (Ed). Imagery and the threatened self: Perspectives on mental imagery and the self in cognitive therapy (pp. 94-111). New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Wheatley, J., Hackmann, A., & Brewin, C. (2009). Imagery rescripting for intrusive sensory memories in major depression following traumatic experiences. In Grey, N. (Ed). A casebook of cognitive therapy for traumatic stress reactions. (pp. 78-92). New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.