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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Developing evidence for an alternative model or way of understanding a problem became even more important when we shifted our attention to hypochondriasis. Like panic disorder, hypochondriasis is characterized by misinterpretation of ...
Clark and Wells (1995) proposed that the persistence of the disorder could be understood in terms of a faulty processing style in which attention is turned inwards and internal information (anxious feelings, negative images of oneself, ...
The process of cognition influences our experience of the world through the degree of flexibility we have in switching between different modes of processing; for instance, the extent to which we are able to shift our attention away from ...
Focusing here primarily on Teasdale's ICS theory, which has perhaps received the most attention from cognitive therapists, the theory suggests that these differences parallel the difference between what patients describe as ...
Testing hypothesis B The third subtype specifically directs patients' attention towards situations and behaviours that are likely to provide evidence to support a new perspective (hypothesis B). For instance, later in therapy, ...
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