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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Once this possible explanation has been advanced, the first experiment involves asking patients to look out for such stimuli in future episodes. If they are identified, the next experiment involves breaking the link between the stimuli ...
The Oxford Guide provides plenty of examples of possible behavioural experiments, including some which are prototypical for particular problems. They are a stimulus for readers' own creativity to adapt the experiments to the needs of ...
... and which may affect both the conclusions individuals derive from situations ('That was lucky, they didn't find me out') and the way in which they behave ('Duck out of challenges if possible'). Underlying assumptions may be fuelled ...
However, not all branches of science use this type of experiment. In the study of evolution or astronomy, for instance, it is usually not possible to manipulate many of the variables of interest.
... investment in the issue) may well have less difficulty. A compromise may be possible: for example, the therapist asks 8–10 people what they think, and the patient consults one or two trusted friends. If the therapist conducts the.
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