Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy
Behavioural experiments are one of the central and most powerful methods of intervention in cognitive therapy. Yet until now, there has been no volume specifically dedicated to guiding physicians who wish to design and implement behavioural experiments across a wide range of clinical problems. The Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy fills this gap. It is written by clinicians for clinicians. It is a practical, easy to read handbook, which is relevant for practising clinicians at every level, from trainees to cognitive therapy supervisors. Following a foreword by David Clark, the first two chapters provide a theoretical and practical background for the understanding and development of behavioural experiments. Thereafter, the remaining chapters of the book focus on particular problem areas. These include problems which have been the traditional focus of cognitive therapy (e.g. depression, anxiety disorders), as well as those which have only more recently become a subject of study (bipolar disorder, psychotic symptoms), and some which are still in their relative infancy (physical health problems, brain injury). The book also includes several chapters on transdiagnostic problems, such as avoidance of affect, low self-esteem, interpersonal issues, and self-injurious behaviour. A final chapter by Christine Padesky provides some signposts for future development. Containing examples of over 200 behavioural experiments, this book will be of enormous practical value for all those involved in cognitive behavioural therapy, as well as stimulating exploration and creativity in both its readers and their patients.
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This has involved a creative oscillation between the first two chapters and the chapters on specific problems; ... the Oxford Guide perhaps extends beyond a 'normal' edited book: the authors are more than simply chapter authors, ...
Chapters 1 and 2 provide an introduction to behavioural experiments and a context for the remainder of the book. Chapter 1 discusses the conceptual basis for behavioural experiments: their role in cognitive therapy, their historical ...
To assist the reader, each chapter has the same basic structure: 1 A basic description of the problem 2 The ... out behavioural experiments with this population 6 Other relevant chapters 7 Further reading Readers should note that the ...
Cognitive therapy of anxiety disorders: a practical manual and conceptual guide. Wiley, New York. Wills, F. and Saunders, D. (1997). Cognitive therapy: transforming the image. Sage, London. CHAPTER 1 Behavioural experiments: historical ...
The purpose of this first chapter is to provide some underpinnings for conceptualizing the place and role of BEs in cognitive therapy. It is divided into two parts. The first part provides a review of cognitive therapy.
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