Schema Therapy incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioural, attachment theory, experiential, and psychoanalytic approaches into one integrated method. Developed by Jeffrey Young, Schema Therapy is typically used for chronic problems often relating to childhood issues.
Schemas are defined as deeply entrenched self-defeating themes or patterns that we keep repeating throughout our lives. Schemas usually form early in life, and relate to needs that were not adequately met during childhood and adolescence.
In Schema Therapy, there are 18 maladaptive core schemas that can be worked on and changed through a range of methods.