Schematherapie für Cluster-C-Persönlichkeitsstörungen

A. Arntz*

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Cluster-C personality disorders (PD) can be a challenge for therapists. This paper presents a novel Schema Therapy approach to the treatment of Cluster-C PDs. First an overview of schema mode models of the 3 cluster C PDs is presented, and it is discussed how idiosyncratic case formulations based on schema modes can be made. The most important survival strategies of each disorder (avoidance, control, dependency) are mirrored in the respective coping modes, but also underlying historical factors, represented in child-modes and internalized parental-modes. Next, the main schema therapy interventions, and the ways of dealing with typical clinical problems with these disorders are discussed. First study results demonstrate good applicability of this approach in cluster C PD.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)195-204
Number of pages10
JournalZeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • cluster C personality disorders
  • schema mode model
  • schema therapy

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