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The Schema Therapy Bulletin

The Official Publication of the 

International Society of Schema Therapy


We are delighted to bring you  the 6th issue of The Schema Therapy Bulletin.  

Vienna was eight months ago, but no doubt many of you can close your eyes and remember the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of Schnitzel, Gustav Klimt, Strudel, Sigmund, Beer Garten, The 3rd Man, Kaffeehause and the ISST Inspire 2016 Conference.  Others of us may find these images less rich and less available, as we remember that we weren’t there!  All of us though can continue to learn from the richness of the conference, and the myriad of ideas, techniques, and perspectives that were shared.

In this issue Robin Spiro reviews a presentation of the Self-Soother or Self Stimulator Mode in Cluster-C Patients given by Truus Kersten and Guido Sijbers. Continuing the discussion of working with Cluster C Patient, Remco van der Wijingaart and Guido Sijbers provide an overview of their presentation on Work With Healthy Modes and Cluster C. Patients. Eammon Smith writes about the Mode Inventory, and Rob Brockman writes about his work with patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.  

Vivian Francesco introduces a man who needs no introduction: ISST President Dave Edwards.  Learn where he finds his Happy Child Mode!

With this issue we introduce a new feature. We are fortunate to have a number of Special Interest Groups, or Forums. These groups are exploring different issues in depth, asking fascinating questions and struggling together with the challenges inherent in their focus. When possible we will update you on the work these forums are doing. In this issue  we focus on The Trauma Forum: Their Mission Statement and a review of topics/papers they have addressed so far.

Finally, we would like to hear from you! Is there a topic you would like to write about and share with the membership? An idea your working with, population you’re struggling with, application of the model you’re excited by? We’d love to hear from you!


Co- Editors, Lissa Parsonnet (USA) and Chris Hayes (Australia) 

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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