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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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 ...
The Oxford Guide is designed for readers who are learning cognitive therapy and for those who have pre-existing skills. It assumes a basic knowledge of cognitive therapy and a capacity to undertake assessment, cognitive formulation, ...
However, in the 1950s researchers started to question the theoretical basis and efficacy of psychoanalysis (Eysenck 1952), while at the same time learning theory, and the behavioural approach derived from it, started to influence ...
Fig. 1.1 Mean ratings of the effect of behavioural experiments and automatic thought records on awareness, belief change, and behaviour change (from Bennett–Levy 2003a). Fig. 1.2 The Lewin/Kolb experiential learning circle.
While it is premature at this stage to attempt a theoretical synthesis, the themes that emerge indicate that the following characteristics of BEs may be particularly relevant: ♢ experiential learning ♢ emotional arousal ♢ the ...
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