Arntz & Jacob's new book "Schema therapy in practice": links with attachment theory and with therapies for self-compassion
Last updated on 20th June 2013
Here are six recent papers on CBT treatment for a variety of disorders - for fuller details, abstracts and links, see further down this page. Lamb et al explored the value of "Group cognitive behavioural treatment for low-back pain in primary care". That their results were reported in the Lancet, highlights the importance of their findings. The active treatment group received an additional assessment and then six 1.5 hour group therapy sessions (average group size, eight participants). Therapy focused on "guided discovery, identifying and countering negative automatic thoughts, pacing, graded activity, relaxation, and other skills." Outcomes demonstrated that "Over 1 year, the cognitive behavioural intervention had a sustained effect on troublesome subacute and chronic low-back pain at a low cost to the health-care provider."
Here are a set of diverse handouts and questionnaires on emotions, schema and personality. The "triangle of emotions" is a model I put together to help guide work on the longer term dysfunctional personality patterns that we probably all experience to some extent. The "big five" is a very widely used way of assessing personality, and this "ten aspects" version I find particularly interesting. There are then a series of handouts from Arnoud Arntz's fine work on understanding and treatment of borderline personality disorder. I have found that Arntz's ideas seem more broadly helpful than just with borderline (which anyway is a poor descriptor for this emotional regulation disorder). There are also some sheets derived from Young's associated work on schema.