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 ...
An effective behavioural experiment followed from the analysis. 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 ...
Both Clark and Salkovskis have been highly influential in the development of effective cognitive behavioural treatments for the anxiety disorders and, together with their teams (including some of the present authors), have strongly ...
Devising effective behavioural experiments Khadj Rouf, Melanie Fennell, David Westbrook, Myra Cooper, and James Bennett–Levy 3. Panic disorder and agoraphobia Ann Hackmann 4. Health anxiety Amy Silver, Diana Sanders, Norma Morrison, ...
A careful cognitive formulation is a prerequisite for designing and implementing effective behavioural experiments. The cognitions to be tested and, importantly, the context in which they are tested, will vary from case to case.
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