A “schema” is a long-standing negative pattern of thinking and behaviour that develops during childhood or adolescence. This negative thinking/behaviours are reinforced throughout an individual’s life through their thoughts, beliefs, actions and relationships. Schema Therapy is an integrative model because of therapy which draws on techniques from cognitive therapy, behaviorism, attachment theory, emotion-focused and relationship-based therapies.
Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) aims to help promote mental and emotional healing by encouraging people in treatment to be compassionate toward themselves and other people. CFT is grounded in understanding of basic emotion regulation systems: the threat and self-protection system, the drive and excitement system, and the contentment and social safeness system.
Treatment sessions highlight the association between these systems and human thought and behavior. The aim of CFT is to bring these three affect systems into balance.
Solution-Focused Problem Solving
Solution-Focused Problem Solving is used to help people overcome their difficulties by focusing on solutions and their strengths. This type of therapy is usually briefer and directed toward very specific goals.
Family therapy addresses specific issues affecting the health and functioning of a family. It can be used to help a family through a difficult period of time, a major transition, or mental or behavioural health problems in family members.