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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This explains why, for one person, a promotion at work is a cause for celebration and excitement, while, for another person, it represents the potential for failure and may lead to anxiety. Hence, therapists are particularly interested ...
A formulation reflects the therapist's hypothesis about the psychological mechanisms underlying the patient's difficulties (Butler 1998; Persons 1993). It specifies the negative automatic thoughts, assumptions, and core beliefs for a ...
or encouraged to try out different ways of behaving in order to collect these data ('How might a valued person act in these circumstances?'). To summarize, the form of BEs in cognitive therapy is mainly derived from, and consistent with ...
For instance, a challenging situation may elicit, in a person with low self-esteem, declarative beliefs (e.g. 'I am a failure') and characteristic plans which are usually implicit (e.g. gaze aversion, slumped body, automatic thought ...
... level and the more conceptual/verbal prepositional level. Conclusion The aims of this chapter have been: 1 to. Fig. 1.2 The Lewin/Kolb experiential learning circle. 'Experiments to resolve whether what a person thinks is actually.
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