Florence, Tuscany | Italy
Main Specialties: Psychiatry
Additional Specialties: Psychology
Veronica Cavalletti is Coordinator of the Tuscany Division of the Center for Psychology and Health at Tages Onlus, an Italian Charity based in Florence. As cognitive-behavioral psychologist and psychotherapist, her primary scientific and clinical interests are in personality disorders and psycho-oncology. She is particularly involved in the study of metacognition, both from a theoretical and clinical point of view.
Primary Affiliation: Tages Charity - Florence, Tuscany , Italy
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Front Psychol 2018 27;9:312. Epub 2018 Mar 27.
School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Università degli Studi 'G. d'Annunzio' Chieti - Pescara, Chieti, Italy.
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Front. Psychol. | doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00312
Frontiers in Psychology
Schema Therapy (ST) is a well-known approach for the treatment of personality disorders. This therapy integrates different theories and techniques into an original and systematic treatment model. The Young Schema Questionnaire L-3 (YSQ-L3) is a self-report instrument, based on the ST model, designed to assess 18 Early Maladaptive Schemas (EMSs). During the last decade, it has been translated and validated in different countries and languages. This study aims to establish the psychometric properties of the Italian Version of the YSQ-L3. We enrolled two groups: a clinical (n=148) and a nonclinical one (n=918). We investigated the factor structure, reliability and convergent validity with anxiety and depression between clinical and non clinical groups. The results highlighted a few relevant findings. Cronbach’s alpha showed significant values for all the schemas. All of the factor models do not seem highly adequate, even if the hierarchical model has proven to be the most significant one. Furthermore, the questionnaire confirms the ability to discriminate between clinical and non clinical groups and could represent a useful tool in the clinical practice. Limitations and future directions are discussed.
European Psychiatry 41 · April 2017
Giornale Italiano di Psicologia 44:445-466 · January 2017
Giornale Italiano di Psicologia