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The Schema Therapy Bulletin

The Official Publication of the 

International Society of Schema Therapy


Issue 8 of the Schema Therapy Bulletin offers three case presentations using Schema Therapy. 

In the first article “The Hedgehog and the Prickles”, Galit Goren Gilead presents her very creative work in helping a 12 year old boy who refused to go to school to work with his Avoidant Coping Mode. Using play therapy techniques, without the interpretive efforts in traditional psychodynamic therapy , the author was able to bypass and then weaken the avoidant coping mode, identify and strengthen the happy child mode, and begin to develop a healthy adult mode.

Christof Loose shared the case of Schema Therapeutic Outpatient Treatment of a 15 year old boy with Hypochondria Against the Background of a Car Accident Caused Paraplegia Early in Childhood.  In this case, the adolescent boy was referred for fear of dying, fatigue, depression and avoidance, along with physiological symptoms which interfered with school attendance as well as with other age-appropriate functioning. The author describes the five step schema therapy intervention that impact the teens symptoms and functioning.

The final case discussion: “Mad for Connection”, is a “Case Study in Schema Therapy for Anorexia Noervosa” by Suzy Redston, in which schema mode work provided an understanding of the patients behaviors.  Working to contain the angry child, the angry protector and the demanding child helped to find and soothe the vulnerable child, enabling the patient to work toward his goal of being able to have a healthy intimate relationship.

In our ongoing “Meet the Board” series, Vivian Francesco interviewed Travis Atkinson, who ably manages Public Affairs for the ISST.

We are currently seeking articles for future issues of the Schema Therapy Bulletin, and would be particularly interested in hearing from people doing Schema Therapy with underserved or marginalised.

Lissa Parsonnet, PhD, LCSW (USA) & 

Chris Hayes Clinical Psychologist (Australia) 

Why Schema Therapy?

Schema therapy has been extensively researched to effectively treat a wide variety of typically treatment resistant conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read our summary of the latest research comparing the dramatic results of schema therapy compared to other standard models of psychotherapy.

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