In Schema Therapy, Dr. Jeffrey Young demonstrates his unique approach to working with clients with personality disorders or those who are resistant to treatment. Schema therapy is an innovative, integrated therapeutic approach, originally developed as an expansion of traditional cognitive–behavioral treatments. In comparison to cognitive–behavioral therapy, schema therapy emphasizes lifelong patterns, affective change techniques, and the therapeutic relationship, integrating all of these strategies as opposed to focusing on just one of them.
In this session, Dr. Young works with a woman who suffers from deeply negative self-talk stemming in part from abuse she suffered as a child. Dr. Young helps the client to start to challenge her feelings of guilt and self-blame.