Schema Therapy for Children & Adolescents (ST-CA)

The Model of Psychological Needs


Model of Psychological Needs

According to Schema Therapy psychopathological symptoms can be best understood by frustrated psychological needs that are depicted below:



























Textfeld: It takes courage to travel into your own biography and investigate your needs, including those that have been satisfied and those that have not (landscape of needs). 


Grawe, K. (2004). Neuropsychotherapie. Bern: Huber.

Loose, C, Graaf, P, & Zarbock, G. (2013). Schematherapie mit Kindern und Jugendlichen. Weinheim: Beltz.

Model of Psychological Needs:

(based on Loose, Graaf & Zarbock, 2013, modified from Grawe, 2004)

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