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The Schema Therapy Bulletin

The Official Publication of the International Society of Schema Therapy

This Issue - Schema Therapy in Healthcare Settings 

This second issue of the Schema Therapy Bulletin focuses on the use of Schema Therapy with medically ill patients.  Unlike in more traditional applications of the model, the primary focus of medically ill patients is on disease management or cure, and the relief of physical symptoms rather than on psychiatric symptoms, relationship issues or other psychosocial concerns.

Depression, anxiety, personality disorders, psychosocial stressors, and schema eruption, have the potential to impede or derail the adjustment to a medical diagnosis and treatment, and undermine optimal medical care. The clinicians writing in this issue have found schema therapy to be well suited to address psychosocial issues that arise from the diagnosis and treatment of medical illness. 

This issue will also feature the first of our ongoing “Meet the ISST Board” column. Thanks to Vivian Francesco for spearheading this column and helping us all get to know the Board Members whose tireless work keeps the ISST vibrant, focused and growing.

Our next issue will focus on Schema Therapy with Couples.


Lissa Parsonnet, PhD., LCSW (USA)

& Chris Hayes, Clinical Psychologist (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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