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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And lastly, we have been greatly supported by the unfailingly positive and flexible approach of our editor at Oxford University Press, Martin Baum; and the willingness of production editor Kate Smith to adopt late changes with grace and ...
Although many panic patients benefited from this combined approach, we noticed that some patients continued to be highly fearful of anxiety-related sensations and seemed driven to control the sensations. This observation, and some ...
The behavioural approach was based on certain key principles, which fundamentally challenged the prevailing psychoanalytic orthodoxy. For instance, it was asserted that: ♢ 'Mind' was not a legitimate object for enquiry ♢ The problem ...
Guided discovery, a means of helping patients uncover important information which may lie outside of their current awareness, is central to all approaches (Beck et al. 1979; Padesky 1993a). Some therapeutic strategies have been ...
In cognitive therapy, the 'theory' to be tested is the patient's belief, rather than a general scientific law, but the philosophical approach is similar. The acid test of a scientific theory is whether it can predict what happens in the ...
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