Emotion Regulation in Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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About the Course:

Schema therapy (ST) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) have both shown to be effective treatment methods especially for borderline personality disorder. Both, ST and DBT, have their roots in cognitive behavioral therapy and aim at helping patient to deal with emotional dysregulation. This article gives an overview of the major therapeutic techniques used in ST and DBT with respect to emotion regulation and systematically puts them in the context of James Gross’ process model of emotion regulation. Similarities and differences of the two methods are highlighted and illustrated with a case example. All DBT-modules (mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness) are intended to improve emotion regulation skills and patients are encouraged to train these skills on a regular basis. In ST problems in emotion regulation are seen as a consequence of adverse early experiences that have led to unprocessed psychological traumas and fear of emotions which result in attempts to avoid emotions and dysfunctional meta-cognitive schemas about the meaning of emotions. ST assumes that when these underlying problems are addressed, emotion regulation improves. Major ST techniques for trauma processing, emotional avoidance and dysregulation are limited reparenting, empathic confrontation and experiential techniques like chair dialogs and imagery rescripting. Keywords: emotion regulation, emotional avoidance, Schema therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, experiential

Publication Date:

Frontiers in Psychology 2016

Authors

Eva Fassbinder

Dept of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany

Ulrich Schweiger

Dept of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany

Desiree Martius

De Viersprong, Netherlands Institute of Personality Disorders, Halsteren, Netherlands

Recommended For:

Any clinician dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder or a clinican looking for a comparison of schema therapy (ST) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize that Schema therapy (ST) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) have both shown to be effective treatment methods especially for borderline personality disorder.

  2. Extrapolate the methods and techniques discussed.

  3. Apply the methods of treatment in clinical practice.

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Course Number: 102380
Credit Hours: 2cr
Exam Fee: $13.94
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