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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s seminal volume, effective cognitive therapy programmes have been developed for a wide range of disorders (see Hollon and Beck 2003; Nathan and Gorman 2002 for reviews). In most of the programmes 'behavioural experiments' in which ...
(1979) clearly stated, a behavioural experiment can only be developed after patient and therapist have identified ... experiments should be elicited, listened to, and used to develop more fine tuned, and hopefully more persuasive, ...
During much of this time, two of the British researchers most responsible for the theoretical and practical development of behavioural experiments, David Clark and Paul Salkovskis, were based in Oxford.
This has been an important element in the development of this book. The Oxford Guide has been very much a group project. When we started the book, we found that there was still a surprising amount of conceptual development which needed ...
It describes the development of the therapy; its standing as a treatment for psychological disorders; its historical roots in behaviour therapy; and its core ideas. The second part focuses on the BE as a key intervention within ...
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