Leaning into Empathic Confrontation with a Big 'E' and Other Gnarly Challenges - with Wendy Behary
In this episode of 'What's the Schemata', we talk to Wendy Behary about Empathic Confrontation and how it is a central strategy for managing Tough Cases in Schema Therapy.
Wendy is past President of the ISST (2010-2014) and has authored many books including Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed.
In the Podcast Wendy discusses her experience that our Inner Critics often seem to serve some kind of function - and how this perspective can lead to important changes in our approach as therapists.
"... I think the Critic probably has a function of either trying to protect/prevent or promote something within us... but it comes across in ways that can instead perpetuate the very schemas we are trying not to feel".
Wendy Behary - What's the Schemata Episode 25
You definitely won't want to miss this episode. If you like it, you also may like her new online course on Empathic Confrontation Strategies.