People with an insecure attachment style are 2-3 times more likely to endorse early maladaptive schemas. According to the Schema Therapy Model insecure attachment style is an important characterological problem that makes people treatment resistant.
Because of this, many Schema Therapists struggle working with clients who experience chronic relationship problems tied to attachment insecurity.
Despite the value of taking an attachment-informed approach to Schema Therapy (which is also foundational to effective limited reparenting), many Schema Therapists struggle on how best to integrate an attachment-informed approach to schema therapy. This is because taking such an approach raises questions…
- How do you assess attachment styles?
- How are different attachment styles associated with different maladaptive schemas?
- Who is the client’s primary attachment figure, and what attachment needs do (or did) they fulfill?
- What are the implications of unmet attachment needs for core emotional needs?
- How can you provide feedback to a client about their attachment style to help them understand why maladaptive schemas developed?
- How can an attachment-informed approach enhance efforts at limited reparenting?
- How can you tailor limited reparenting for people with different attachment styles to bypass coping modes?
Until now, there has been no course to provide Scheme Therapists with clear and direct ways of integrating an attachment-informed approach to Schema Therapy. That is, until now…
This online course is designed to arm Schema Therapists with knowledge, tools, and skills in identifying and addressing attachment issues in those with chronic relationship difficulties. This course will help you to:
- Develop an understanding of the attachment behavioral system and the dynamics that underpin the normative and non-normative functioning of the system.
- Learn about attachment functions and how these functions play a central role in the achievement of core emotional needs.
- Develop an understanding of attachment styles and learn how to administer and score gold-standard assessments for measuring client’s attachment styles with parents, romantic partners, and peers.
- Learn about attachment internal working models and the similarities and differences between attachment working models and schemas.
- Present the latest empirical review of the research to learn how different attachment styles are associated with early maladaptive schemas.
- Learn about the similarities and differences between attachment styles and schema modes, and coping responses.
- Learn strategies for how to optimise the therapist as a secure base to enhance the therapeutic alliance and endeavours at limited re-parenting.
- Learn strategies for how to work with clients who differ in attachment styles, and implications for strengthening a client’s healthy adult mode.
- Learn how to apply attachment security priming to schema therapy practice.