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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56), Beck also pointed out that 'a powerful method with which to investigate the validity of a specific assumption consists of designing an experiment or task to test the assumption empirically'. He went on to discuss how such an ...
(1979) clearly stated, a behavioural experiment can only be developed after patient and therapist have identified particular assumption/belief/process to be investigated. In addition, the experiment is only likely to produce substantial ...
Problems arise from the meanings individuals give to events, filtered through the framework of core beliefs and assumptions which they have already developed through life experience. This explains why, for one person, a promotion at ...
When people are suffering from psychological disorders, automatic thoughts are predominantly negative (e.g. 'What an idiot!', 'I'm useless', 'You can't trust anyone', 'I'll faint!') At the next level, underlying assumptions are ...
In the present volume, in the context of behavioural experiments, the terms 'thought', 'assumption', 'belief', ... It specifies the negative automatic thoughts, assumptions, and core beliefs for a given individual, and suggests ...
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