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MAY 28-30, 2020 / WORLDWIDE



Day 3: Improving Healthy Modes: Empirical Findings

3.00 - 3.15 pm

Central European Time

Presented by Olga Ines Luppino and Alessandra Mancini


Background: What prevents us from being Healthy? Early maladaptive schemas (EMSs) have been connected to higher psychopathology levels and lower life satisfaction. Moreover, dysfunctional parenting is related to children’s happiness. However, research on how EMSs and dysfunctional parenting styles contribute to the development of such unhappiness, and specifically which factors may be mediating these relations, is scarce. This study aimed at assessing whether meta-emotional variables, such as depressive rumination and self-compassion, mediate the relation between EMS, Parenting styles and Healthy modes (i.e. the Healthy Adult and the Happy Child).

Methods: Data were collected from a subclinical sample. The mediating role of self-compassion and depressive rumination was investigated through a series of multiple mediations, using Hayes’ procedure (PROCESS) for parallel mediation.

Results: Self-compassion had a unique role in mediating positively the relation between EMS Healthy Adult and Happy Child Modes. Importantly, both self-compassion and depressive rumination play a mediating role in decreasing and increasing (respectively) the aversive effect of EMS and dysfunctional parenting on the vulnerable child mode, which is the ultimate target of any ST intervention. Conclusions: The results support the mediating role of meta-emotional variables such as self-compassion and depressive rumination in explaining the relation between Schemas and Modes.

About the Presenters:                   

Olga Ines Luppino:

Psychologist, CBT psychotherapist, Pd. D. in Humanistic Sciences, forensic psychologist, trainer and supervisor in Schema Therapy (International Society of Schema Therapy, ISST).

Teacher and trainer at School of Cognitive Psychotherapy (SPC) and Cognitive Psychological Association (APC) in Roma – Italy. Author of book chapters and scientific publications.

Alessandra Mancini:

Psychologist, CBT Psychotherapist, Ph.D. in social and cognitive neuroscience. Trainer and Supervisor in Schema Therapy (International Society of Schema Therapy, ISST). Since 2013 working in a private praxis in Italian and English in Berlin, Germany and collaborating with the School of Cognitive Psychotherapy (SPC) and Cognitive Psychological Association (APC) in Rome-Italy.




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