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Good Enough Parenting

by John Philip Louis


Research from several studies around the world has shown that the 18 negative schemas can be grouped into four categories of unmet core emotional needs known as Disconnection and Rejection, Impaired Autonomy and Performance, Impaired Limits, and Excessive Responsibility and Standards. A recent empirical study conducted by Dr Louis on the 14 positive schemas has also placed them into parallel four categories of core emotional needs known Connection and Acceptance, Healthy Autonomy and Performance, Reasonable Limits, and Healthy Responsibility and Standards. Thus work on both positive and negative schemas arrived at four broader groups of needs believed to be associated with the development of schemas. This class will highlight parenting and therapy interventions focused on healthy parenting and limited reparenting patterns in meeting core emotional needs as a way of both preventing personality disorders and optimizing the psychosocial development.

Target Audience:

This training will be helpful for parents and clinicians as well as researchers who are keen on helping others improve the quality of their parenting, as well as improve the quality of limited reparenting administered to their patients.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn the four core emotional needs identified empirically from research and how to practically meet these in children. Participants will also learn how to “Repair” after a conflict and “Reconnect” with teenagers and adult children. Findings and concepts will be drawn from recently published peer-reviewed journals and the newly released revised and updated Good Enough Parenting model. Teaching points will be enhanced with appropriate movie scenes showing parent-child interactions. Parallels measures will be drawn on how to improve limited reparenting in therapy.

About the Presenters:

John Philip Louis:

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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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