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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At the time, we often followed the induced hyperventilation behavioural experiment with some simple training in slow, shallow breathing. Although many panic patients benefited from this combined approach, we noticed that some patients ...
Social phobia has proved a particularly fertile ground for behavioural experiments. 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 ...
Amongst the interventions that have been borrowed and then adapted, perhaps the most widely used, and one of the most powerful, is one adapted from behaviour therapy—the behavioural experiment. It is to this that we now turn.
on Behavioural experiments are planned experiential activities, based experimentation or observation, which are undertaken by patients in or between cognitive therapy sessions. Their design is derived directly from a cognitive ...
Just as in scientific experiments, the impact of the BE may depend on how well we are able to control contaminating variables, ... as it may not be possible to use experimental methods (e.g. to study the behaviour of football crowds).
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