Limited Reparenting:Old and Still New
by Jeff Conway
Although the Schema Therapy Model is now over 30 years old and has undergone some modifications along the way, what has remained consistent is the core element of Limited Reparenting. As a Needs-Based Integrated Psychotherapy Model, we believe that EarlyMaladaptive Schemas and Dysfunctional Modes developed is a result of important emotional needs during childhood and adolescence not being adequately met. The result of these Schemas and Modes undermines a person’s ability to gain self-understanding, form healthy relationships and function at the fullest capacity. The corrective emotional experiences to these challenges are in the form of attending to these unmet needs by first identifying them, validating them, stressing the importance of meeting these needs in one’s life and relationships, along with the attempt to attend to core emotional needs in the context of the therapeutic relationship. This is the focus of Limited Reparenting. We will consider the importance of remaining true to this core belief and stance of a Schema Therapist, which values a therapist’s flexibility, spontaneity& authenticity grounded in a deep emotional and intellectual attunement. This is what leads to a strong limited reparenting bond and the foundation to do the most effective work.
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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.