Chair work is a powerful experiential technique that enhances mode work within schema therapy. The approach, with its origins in Gestalt Therapy, is now a key feature of schema therapy work, and often noted by clients as a key element of change.
This DVD set aims to provide a solid foundation in skills for those that are beginning to use chair work within a Schema Therapy context. Furthermore, it provides more experienced schema therapists with examples of how to work with challenging and difficult situations frequently observed in clinical contexts. Additionally, several scenes demonstrate the use of chair work in other areas outside of schema therapy, such as cognitive behaviour therapy and within addiction treatment.
The DVD centres around two fictional characters: “Nicky” presenting with a borderline personality disorder and complex trauma background; and “Greg” presenting with chronic depression, alcohol abuse, and PTSD.
Section 1- Shows chair work in various situations and contexts.
Section 2- Shows challenging situations for therapists when using chair work, as well as ways to manage situations that would typically block the effective use of chair work.
Section 3- Shows the use of Chair work within “specialist” areas. It also contains scenes showing common therapist pitfalls and mistakes when completing work.