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Re: Psychotherapy sites

Posted by Noa on November 12, 1999, at 17:04:52

In reply to Re: Psychotherapy sites, posted by Elizabeth on November 12, 1999, at 14:05:16

> I've read about that, but I was under the impression that schema therapy was primarily for personality disorders.

I think from a cognitive purist's point of view, this might be how schema therapy would be seen. But schema therapy is just a more involved, longer term form of cognitive therapy, that allows for the fact that a lot of people, either those with so called personality disorders, or those with long term depressions, need more than to just correct their maladaptive thoughts. However, the material I have read about schema therapy for personality disorders has some interesting ideas that can be used by therapists of a more interpersonal, or psychodynamic bent. Personally, even tho it is "sexy" and publication-freindly, and managed care friendly to produce a neatly packaged approach with its own cool name, most of the time, it is therapists who are informed of a variety of approaches and are skilled at using them in combinations suited to the individual they are working with, that I believe are the most successful... Having a diagnosis in common with other patients does not mean that an individual patient will benefit from the same form of therapy. A good therapist uses what he or she learns from the patient to determine how to do therapy, and draws upon a body of knowledge and experience from different theoretical camps.




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