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Workshop 9: Saturday Late Afternoon (S3W9) - 90 Minutes

Application of Positive Schemas in Clinical Practice in Schema Therapy

by Daniel Ceballos


Make a theoretical review of the different authors who have spoken of positive schemas in schema therapy and other authors who can contribute to the subject.

Teaching Methods:

Case analysis, role play, video.

Learning Objectives:

Develop therapeutic skills to incorporate positive schemas into case conceptualization, psychoeducation, and the change phase of schema therapy

Workshop Intended For:


Relevant Background Readings on Topic:

Askari, Amir (2021). New Concepts of Schema Therapy.
Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco, Eckhard Roediger, Bruce A. Stevens (2015). Schema Therapy with Couples A Practitioner's Guide to Healing Relationships. Libgen.lc
Farrell, J. M., & Saw, I. A. (2014). Terapia de grupo centrada en esquemas. España: Desclee de Brouwer.
Heath, Gillian and Startup, Helen. (2020) Creative Methods in Schema Therapy. New York: Routledge,
Loose, C., Graaf, P., & Zarbock, G. (2020). Schema Therapy with Children and Adolescents: A Practitioner's Guide. UK: Pavilion Publishing and Media Limited.
Philip, Louis, John and McDonald, Louis, Karen. (2015). Good Enough Parenting: An In-Depth Perspective on Meeting Core Emotional Needs and Avoiding Exasperation. Morgan James Publishing
Van Vreeswijk, Michiel, Broersen, Jenny, Nadort, Marjon (2012). The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy Theory, Research, and Practice. UK: Wiley-Blackwell
Young, J. E., Klosko, J. S., & Weishaar, M. E. (2015). Terapia de esquemas guía práctica . Bilbao: Desclee de Brouwer.

About the Presenter:

Daniel Ceballos

I am a Mexican, I have degree in psychologist, master in social sciences and PhD in Education. I work in private office as schema therapist and as teacher in the PhD of human development.

I have advanced certification in individual schema therapy by The Cognitive Therapy Center of NJ and The Schema Therapy Institutes of NJ-NYC. I have the advanced certification in group schema therapy by Schema Therapy Institutes Midwest- Indianapolis and Schema Therapy Institutes St. Pittsburg, certification of schema therapy for children and adolescent on Schema Therapy Institute IST-K Cologne. Currently I am for finished the certification of schema therapy for Couples. I participated in the ISST Bulletin No. 21.

Also, I have the primary certification in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy by the Albert Elis institute.

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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