5. Emotional Schema Therapy: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

  1. James D. Herbert and
  2. Evan M. Forman
  1. Robert L. Leahy

Published Online: 16 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118001851.ch5

Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Understanding and Applying the New Therapies

Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Understanding and Applying the New Therapies

How to Cite

Leahy, R. L. (2011) Emotional Schema Therapy: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters, in Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Understanding and Applying the New Therapies (eds J. D. Herbert and E. M. Forman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118001851.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470474419

Online ISBN: 9781118001851

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Keywords:

  • emotion;
  • emotional schemas;
  • metacognitive;
  • experiential avoidance

Summary

Originally, the Beckian cognitive model focused on information processing biases that characterize depression, anxiety, anger, and personality disorders. Emotional schema therapy is a model of implicit theory of emotion, consistent with recent emphasis on theory of mind. Specifically, this model suggests that differences in the awareness, evaluation, causal attribution, affective forecasting, shame, and normalization of emotion differentially impact vulnerability to depression and anxiety. In this chapter, the emotional schema model is described; similarities and differences between this model and acceptance and commitment therapy, metacognitive therapy, and Beckian cognitive therapy are delineated; and implications for treatment are identified.