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Continuum & Positive Data Log: Schema Change Methods

Continuum & Positive Data Log: Schema Change Methods

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Clinical workshop by Christine A. Padesky, PhD
2 Audio CDs • Length 01:40:00


Christine A. Padesky, PhD
2 Audio CDs • Clinical workshop
Length 01:40:00

The Continuum & Positive Data Log: Methods to Change Schemas

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This audio program was edited in 2006 and is consistent with current CBT standards of treatment.

Detailed discussion and demonstration. This workshop received the highest audience rating of over 60 workshops offered by leading therapists at a large national Brief Therapy Conference.


  • Schema maintenance principles

  • How to identify maladaptive schemas and construct / strengthen new more adaptive ones

  • Clinical demonstration

  • Facilitating compliance with positive data logs

Do you work with clients with personality disorders or chronic problems?

Hear a concise summary of the cognitive theory of personality disorders which provides a compassionate, non-pathological view of these client problems. Learn about the central role core beliefs (also called schemas) play in the development of personality disorders.

Are you curious what strategies help cognitive therapists successfully treat clients with personality disorders?

Principles are presented which guide therapists in how to use a continuum as one of two key methods to help build new core beliefs. Christine Padesky demonstrates creative use of a continuum to shift a core belief that, “people can’t be trusted” in a client with borderline personality disorder.

The second key method is use of core belief records (described in Chapter 9 of her co-authored book, Mind Over Mood) which provide the critical data that can help clients develop new, more adaptive core beliefs about themselves, others, and the world.

The development of new core beliefs is central to the successful cognitive therapy of personality disorders.

Learn how to use core belief records in tandem with continuum methods to help even your most challenging clients begin to change core beliefs.

Disc 1 of 2
1. Introduction
2. Schemas & PDs
3. Cognitive Model of Personality Disorders
4. Use of Continuum
5. Role Play: Continuum
7. Role Play: Continued
8. Debriefing

Disc 2 of 2
1. Criteria Continuum
2. Two Way Continuum
3. Continuum Summary
4. Positive Data Logs
5. Case Example: Collect Appropriate Data
6. Questions & Answers

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