September, 2021

New Studies: Schema Therapy for complex cases

Schema Therapy evolved out of traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in response to so-called chronic cases. Chronic cases being those cases that don't respond adequately to standard approaches.

While Schema Therapy was originally designed for personality disorders, research is accumulating its utility across psychopathology.  

More application in complex cases is providing some insightful research and studies.

1. Mixing Schema Therapy with Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD

Peeters, N., Stappenbelt, S., Burk, W. J., van Passel, B., & Krans, J. (2021). Schema therapy with exposure and response prevention for the treatment of chronic anxiety with comorbid personality disorder. British Journal of Clinical Psychology60(1), 68-76.


2. Working with Older Adults with Complex PTSD

Parkes, M. (2021). Working with older people and complex posttraumatic stress disorder: a review of the field and case study using schema therapy. Clinical Psychologist, 1-11.


3. Schema Therapy for Chronic Depression Associated with Trauma

Herts, K. L., & Evans, S. (2021). Schema Therapy for Chronic Depression Associated with Childhood Trauma: A Case Study. Clinical Case Studies20(1), 22-38.


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