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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Depression Melanie Fennell, James Bennett–Levy, and David Westbrook 11. Bipolar affective disorders June Dent, Helen Close, and Joanne Ryder 12. Psychotic symptoms Helen Close and Stefan Schuller 13. Eating disorders Myra Cooper, ...
Anxiety disorders and phobias: a cognitive perspective. Basic Books, New York. Beck, A.T., Rush, A.J., Shaw, B.F and Emery, G. (1979). Cognitive therapy of depression. Guilford Press, New York. Clark, D.M. and Fairburn, C.G. (ed.) ...
For other disorders (e.g. depression), it appears to be at least as effective as any other treatment (Hollon et al. 2002), and has an enduring effect in preventing relapse (Fava et al. 1998; Hollon et al. 2002).
Beck developed his first cognitive model in the context of depression. Cognitive therapy of depression (Beck et al. 1979) is a landmark treatment manual which remains as valuable a grounding today for any aspiring cognitive therapist as ...
For instance, a frequently observed vicious circle in depression starts from the belief that 'Nothing I do will help', leading to social withdrawal and behavioural inactivity, which lowers mood further. The initial focus of therapy is ...
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