Document Type : Research Paper
MS. in clinical psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
Professor of psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
MS. in educational management, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
Introduction: This research aimed to study the effectiveness of schema-therapy on the symptoms, early maladaptive schemas, confirm-seeking, and self-concept of the individuals with histrionic personality disorder.
Materials and Methods: This research is an A-B single subject research with a sample of five individuals with histrionic personality disorder in Mashhad during 2015-2016. In this research we have used SCID semi-structured interview, Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-III), Confirm-Seeking Subscales, Beck’s Dysfunctional Attitudes Questionnaire, Beck Self-Concept Test (BSCT), and Young Early Maladaptive Schemas Questionnaire. In this research, the intervention began after the baseline situation, and sixteen individual schema-therapy sessions were hold, and the follow-up sessions were conducted 6 months after the last therapeutic session. Descriptive statistics and diagram visual analysis and improvement percentage were used for analyzing the research data.
Results: This research showed that the severity of the symptoms of histrionic personality disorder, maladaptive schemas and confirm-seeking of the cases decreased after the intervention but their self-concept increased.
Conclusion: The present study showed that the schema-therapies are effective in the improvement of symptoms, maladaptive schemas, confirm-seeking, and self-concept of the individuals with histrionic personality disorder.