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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Whilst a trainee clinical psychologist in the late 1970s, I came across mimeographed copy of the manual that would eventually become Beck et al.'s (1979) classic text. I had my first chance to develop a behavioural experiment when ...
In post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), behavioural experiments have proved similarly flexible and powerful. Faulty beliefs such as 'If I allow myself to become anxious when I think about the trauma, I will be unable to cope/will go ...
These include problems which have been the traditional focus of cognitive therapy (e.g. depression and anxiety disorders), as well as those which have only more recently become a subject of study (bipolar disorder, psychotic symptoms), ...
Cognitive therapy has grown, from the publication of Beck's early work (Beck 1963, 1964, 1967, 1976), to become one of the foremost psychotherapies in the western world (Hollon and Beck 2003). Cognitive models have been developed for a ...
Hence, therapists are particularly interested in patients' appraisals of situations, which can be accessed through their thoughts, images, and memories, and may become a prime target for therapeutic change. Within cognitive theory ...
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