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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Health anxiety Amy Silver, Diana Sanders, Norma Morrison, and Carolyn Cowey 5. Obsessive-compulsive disorder Norma Morrison and David Westbrook 6. Generalized anxiety disorder Gillian Butler and Khadj Rouf 7. Social anxiety Gillian ...
Anxiety disorders and phobias: a cognitive perspective. Basic Books, New York. Beck, A.T., Rush, A.J., Shaw, B.F and Emery, G. (1979). Cognitive therapy of depression. Guilford Press, New York. Clark, D.M. and Fairburn, C.G. (ed.) ...
This explains why, for one person, a promotion at work is a cause for celebration and excitement, while, for another person, it represents the potential for failure and may lead to anxiety. Hence, therapists are particularly interested ...
In behaviour therapy, a typical strategy for change is graduated, repeated, and prolonged exposure to a feared stimulus (e.g. in anxiety) until such time as anxiety dies down; or, in depression, changing prevailing patterns of ...
Cognitive theory assumes that BEs 'work' because they provide hard evidence relevant to patients' beliefs. As Salkovskis (1991, p. 15) has written in relation to the anxiety disorders: According to the cognitive hypothesis, ...
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