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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... and certain types of felt sense) is used to draw excessively negative inferences about how one appears to others. In addition, some safety behaviours contaminate the social interaction by having adverse effects on other people.
In this sense, the Oxford Guide perhaps extends beyond a 'normal' edited book: the authors are more than simply chapter authors, and the editors more than simply editors. We anticipate further conceptual and practical developments.
There is a sense in which the Oxford Guide has been designed as a 'cookbook'—but not one with recipes to be slavishly followed irrespective of the context; rather, its purpose is to help readers understand the principles involved, ...
Flexibility and a wry sense of humour may be called for. Reflecting these facts, we have gathered together a collection of true—sometimes bizarre—stories of behavioural experiments, and inserted them between chapters under the ...
symptoms (e.g. 'I'll have a heart attack') is central to panic disorder, while an exaggerated sense of personal responsibility (Salkovskis 1999) and catastrophic misinterpretation of intrusive thoughts (Rachman 2003) are held to be ...
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