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One of our goals is to work on further developing Schema Therapy through research and writing. Until now, we have cooperated with colleagues from the Universities in Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia and Macedonia with whom we worked on examining the associations between Early Maladaptive Schemas or Schema Modes and:

  • Variety of symptoms
  • Family functioning
  • Parenting styles
  • Attachment
  • Societal trauma
  • Empathy
  • Personality traits

The tests that we have and use

  • Basic needs questionnaire
  • YSQ–L3 Young Schema Questionnaire – Long Form, 3rd Edition
  • YSQ-S3 Young Schema Questionnaire – Short Form, 3rd Edition
  • SMI – 1.1 Schema Mode Inventory
  • YPI Young Parenting Inventory
  • YRAI Young – Rygh Avoidance Inventory
  • YCI Young Compensation Inventory
  • DISC (Dusseldorf Illustrated Schema Questionnaire for Children
  • Strengths-finding questionnaires developed by Dr David P. Bernstein

Thus far we have presented and published a number of papers and six books / book chapters:

  • Vallianatou, C. & Mirović, T. (2020). Therapist schema activation and self- care. In G. Heath & H. Startup (Eds.). Creative Methods in Schema Therapy – Advances and Innovation in Clinical Practice (253-265). London & New York: Routledge.
  • Mirović, T. & Meskovic, D. (2017). Explaining Early Maladaptive Schemas (EMS): Connections between Basic Personality Dimensions, Affective Attachment Styles and Empathy. In A. Columbus (Ed.). Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 126. New York: Nova. Science Publishers. Pp.  45-83.
  • Krnetić, S. & Mirović, T. (2016). Afektivna vezanost, Rane maladaptivne sheme i stresna iskustva. Filozofski fakultet, Univerzitet u Banja Luci

(This is a book on relationship between attachement, early maladaptive schemas and stressful experiences)

  • Mirović, T. (2015). Shema terapija u T. Vukosavljev Gvozden (ur.), Kognitivno Bihejvioralne terapije danas: Razvoj i promena, (str. 101-125). Beograd: Institut za psihologiju.

(This is a chapter on Schema Therapy in a book Cognitive Behavioral Therapies).

  • Βαλλιανάτου, Χ, & Άνθη, Ε. (2014). Εισαγωγή στη Θεραπεία Σχημάτων. Στο Νέες Τάσεις στη Γνωσιακή Συμπεριφορική Ψυχοθεραπεία. (Επ: Θ. Χαλιμούρδας & Μ. Χαρίτου-Φατούρου). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Γρηγόρη

(This is a chapter on Schema Therapy in Greek).

  • Mirović, T. (2010). Rane maladaptivne sheme – sheme koje prave probleme, Zadužbina Andrejević, Beograd

(This is the first Serbian book on Schema therapy)