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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56), Beck also pointed out that 'a powerful method with which to investigate the validity of a specific assumption consists of designing an experiment or task to test the assumption empirically'. He went on to discuss how such an ...
... set of techniques for discounting specific negative thoughts. Instead, patients were invited to compare two different ways of explaining their problem: on the one hand, the idea that the symptoms they experience are highly dangerous ...
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 ...
Specific phobias Joan Kirk and Khadj Rouf 9. Post-traumatic stress disorder Martina Mueller, Ann Hackmann, and Alison Croft 10. Depression Melanie Fennell, James Bennett–Levy, and David Westbrook 11. Bipolar affective disorders June ...
In the present volume, in the context of behavioural experiments, the terms 'thought', 'assumption', 'belief', and 'cognition' have been used, rather than schema, since the purpose of BEs is to test specific beliefs and ideas.
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