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.
(1979) clearly stated, a behavioural experiment can only be developed after patient and therapist have identified particular assumption/belief/process to be investigated. In addition, the experiment is only likely to produce substantial ...
If they are identified, the next experiment involves breaking the link between the stimuli and the trauma memory by intentionally using the stimuli to elicit the trauma memory and then focusing on the difference between the trauma and ...
Although the behavioural experiment examples are based on real cases, identifying features, often including.
examples are based on real cases, identifying features, often including gender, have been changed to minimize any chance of recognition. Some readers may come to the Oxford Guide with little or no knowledge of cognitive therapy.
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