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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Let us go and make our visit From 'Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' (T.S. Eliot 1917) Cognitive therapy aims to alleviate emotional distress by helping patients to identify and modify distorted patterns of thinking.
As the authors point out (see Chapters 1 and 2), behavioural experiments are not a therapy in themselves. Instead, they are tools to be used in the context of a comprehensive cognitive therapy programme. Such a programme would involve a ...
Patients were encouraged to induce feared sensations and then drop their attempts to control the symptoms as a highly effective way of learning that the sensations were harmless. A key feature of the cognitive therapy for panic ...
It is intended as a practical, easy-to- read guide, which is relevant for practising clinicians at every level from trainee to cognitive therapy supervisor. Its purpose is to provide a source of ideas which will stimulate the creativity ...
Oxford cognitive therapists have also had a particular interest in disseminating cognitive therapy widely, to patients and health professionals. Joan Kirk, one of the present authors, played an important role as head of the local ...
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