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Group 6: Sam Whittaker Leonna Davis-Ross Graciela Berrospe Regina Nabong Sarah Moore Helen Salazar Aaron Beck’s cognitive therapy was based on his identification of ‘schemas,‘ which are mental blueprints for how situations and relationships will occur. Jeffrey Young, a student of Beck, found in his own work with patients that Beck’s schemas did not account for certain defense mechanisms, and therefore cognitive therapy based on those schemas was not effective for all patients. In order to help these patients, he developed his own interpretation of schemas, building on those identified by Beck. Beck identified five very generalized schemas that are not intrinsically bad or good. His five schemas were cognitive, affective, motivational, instrumental, and control schemas. While Beck kept his schemas very general, Young further narrowed them down into more specific early maladaptive schemas
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Unformatted text preview: that he called ‘lifetraps.’ These lifetraps, all of which are, at a basic level, derived from Beck’s original five schemas, focus much more on early negative childhood events, with the subsequent schema being the result. These early maladaptive schemas are, according to Young, dysfunctional and recurring, activated by environmental factors, and relate to high levels of affect. Young’s early maladaptive schemas include disconnection and rejection, impaired autonomy and performance, impaired limits, other-directedness, and over vigilance and inhibition. These schemas, relating to early childhood events, enabled Young to help the patients whose defense mechanisms and past experiences were not accounted for by Beck. Sheila 2/28/10 11:02 AM Comment: Good job!...
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