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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In the case of longstanding difficulties, substantial and lasting changes in perspective may take time, and BEs may have to be modified or repeated. In many cases, however, provided both predictions and precautions have been accurately ...
The effectiveness of BEs, formulated from a cognitive perspective, is also indicated in research comparing the utility of treatment based on cognitive theory and behavioural theory. As predicted by the cognitive model, BEs where safety ...
In summary, empirical evidence for the specific effectiveness of BEs is sparse, but is consistent with the perspective of clinicians who have emphasized the importance of BEs in cognitive therapy. Clearly, further research is needed to ...
Hypothesis A vs. hypothesis B The second subtype compares and contrasts an unhelpful cognition with a new, potentially more helpful perspective (hypothesis A vs. hypothesis B). For example, by the middle of therapy for panic disorder, ...
The purpose of the experiment would be for her to find out, and consider the implications of her discoveries for the formulation and treatment plan. Her observations might also lead towards a new perspective to be tested through future ...
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