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The Schema Therapy Bulletin

The Official Publication of the International Society of Schema Therapy

Message from the ISST President

First of all: Congratulations to Lissa Parsonnet and Chris Hayes getting the Schema Therapy Bulletin started! I am very happy because this means another important landmark enhancing the exchange between our members.

Jeff stated in his lecture in Istanbul on our last conference that the model has to be developed further. Schema therapy is still growing and expanding – in the number of members as well as in terms of a broader application. Starting with successfully treating Borderlines in the last years it has been applied to people with other personality disorders including forensic patients but in other formats as well: In groups, for couples and for children and adolescents. Meanwhile concepts for combining Schema therapy and Axis-I-disorder treatments are on the way too, e.g. for addictions, eating disorders, depression and OCD. 

This progress lasts on two legs: It needs the creativity and sound clinical judgement of experienced clinicians developing the concepts as well as researchers who carefully plan and conduct high quality clinical trials proving their evidence. We all know how much the approval of Schema therapy by the scientific community is based on the studies of Arnoud Arntz and his team of collaborators published in achieved journals! This deserves our greatest respect! 

We are starting this first volume with contributions resulting from clinical practice but we will report on outcome studies as soon as they are published keeping you updated with the progress in Schema therapy. So please don´t hesitate submitting the results of your work. Let's be a creative and vivid community!

Kind regards, 

Eckhard Roediger 

ISST President  

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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