عنوان مقاله [English]
The present research aimed to review the development of third wave of psychotherapy with especial emphasize on schema therapy. Third wave of psychotherapy originally derived from Cognitive Behavioral psychotherapy. The first wave started with classic behaviorism approach and psychotherapy based on experimental behavior and learning studies. The second wave based on cognitive process and its role on pathogenesis and treatment of mental disorders. Third wave of psychotherapy synthesizes the two approaches integrating the eastern spiritual rituals, including meditation and transcendental techniques in relation to the traditional CBT. Proposed by Geoffrey Young and thought to be part of the third-wave therapy, schema therapy mostly lays stress on dealing with personality disorders, specifically those that have proven to be somewhat resistant to classic Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic techniques.