Connect-Talk®, LLC &
Jesus-Centered Schema Therapy® Institute (J-CSTI)
Do you have a special need that others have not solved? Schema Therapy helps end the cycle between you and your spouse, or in your own life:
1: It assesses where it comes from;
2: It shows you a different way to express it;
3: It calms & comforts;
4: It allows for empathic understanding; and
5: It connects.
Connect-Talk®, is Dr. Simeone-DiFrancesco’s special development of Schema Therapy, and is included in her contributions to the textbook, Schema Therapy with Couples. It may be the key you may be looking for, Connect-Talk®.
Connect-Talk, LLC is directed by Dr. Simeone-DiFrancesco, Ph.D., licensed psychologist in Wisconsin & Virginia. She is a specialist in marriage/relationship, and is internationally certified at the advanced and trainer level, in Schema Therapy. Gottman level two training, Medical/Analytical Hypnotherapy, EMDR and Emotion Focused Therapy externship form part of her repertoire. Former Member of the Board of Governors, Society of Clinical & Consulting Psychology (Wisc.) For the ISST she founded the Couples Special Interest Group and the multi-cultural—multi-religious Special Interest Group, “Schema Therapy for Organizational Development”. International & domestic lecturer and trainer, she now sees clients & runs the Jesus-Centered Schema Therapy Training® Center for Christian therapists. Read on
Jesus-Centered Schema Therapy
“Ultimately there is no Connect-Talk® without a connection with Jesus, the Ultimate Connector, the energy source behind every act of love! And without love, “I am simply a gong booming or a cymbal clashing”. (1 Cor. 13:1)
“What do we put first in our lives? Values may have a connection to schemas; for example, an individual may overvalue money because a schema of mistrust taught him to not trust others, so financial security becomes a prime focus in life.”
Simeone-DiFrancesco, Roediger & Stevens, p250.
Professional Training for Licensed Providers
The experienced professional will find that Schema Therapy pulls together a number of psychotherapeutic approaches, psychodynamic, experiential, gestalt, cognitive-behavioral therapy, experiential, emotion focused therapies, and relational approaches. It integrates them into one solid conceptual framework which allows both clinician and client to obtain a road map and drive it forward to accomplish the treatment goals. Its integration is sophisticated and requires a high degree of intellectual astuteness and emotional flexibility. In addition, an experienced clinician can use their already well-honed favorite tools and skills (such as EMDR, EFT techniques, Acceptance & Commitment protocols, etc.) and apply them within the Schema Therapy framework with exceptional results.