SW 577XCE Schema Focused Therapy for Trauma-Genic, Personality and Co-Occurring Disorders: Understanding Lifetraps

1 credit

The purpose of this course is to provide a practical knowledge of the Schema Focused Therapy Model. Students will become acquainted with the nature of each of the Lifetraps or early maladaptive schemas, their domains, the pathogenic early learning in their origin, and the ways they play out in self-defeating behaviors of the adult. An overview of the model, components of assessment, case conceptualization, and the phases of treatment will be presented. At the conclusion of this course, students will have an understanding of the model and the steps for incorporating this integrative tool for the treatment of a wide range of clients who have histories of psychological trauma and meet criteria for personality, other mental health and substance use disorders.