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 this volume, we have gathered over 200 examples of behavioural experiments across a range of different problems, to fill these gaps. The fact that this book has emerged from Oxford is no accident, ...
This has involved a creative oscillation between the first two chapters and the chapters on specific problems; and between the editors and the authors. In this sense, the Oxford Guide perhaps extends beyond a 'normal' edited book: the ...
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 ...
To assist the reader, each chapter has the same basic structure: 1 A basic description of the problem 2 The application of the cognitive model(s) to the particular problem 3 Key cognitions or cognitive constructs 4 Behavioural ...
For instance, it was asserted that: ♢ 'Mind' was not a legitimate object for enquiry ♢ The problem was the patient's ... and measured ♢ In changing behaviour, what was important were the current factors maintaining problems, ...
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