Chairwork is a therapeutic technique that allows clients to create distance between themselves and problematic beliefs, events, memories, individuals and patterns of responding. Although chairwork has been used in various therapeutic frameworks for decades, it is a part of schema therapy (ST) that has recently taken a big step forward.
This new title in the Schema Therapy Approaches and Resources Series is a practical guide for therapists who want to learn to apply chairwork in their own practice. It also offers tools for those who already have some experience with this technique, as well as advice on further techniques to make working with chairs more effective in challenging situations. The last chapter looks at pitfalls for therapists and has guidance for recognizing and dealing with a wide range of challenging situations that occur in clinical practice.