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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The initial focus of therapy is often on increasing the level of activity and testing negative thoughts; later, relapse prevention strategies may focus on reducing vulnerability to future episodes. As in other forms of therapy, ...
A variety of therapeutic strategies are used in cognitive therapy—some verbal, some imaginal, some interactive, some behavioural and experiential (see Beck 1995; Hawton et al. 1989; Safran and Muran 2000; Wells 1997 for a range of ...
78) has written that 'behavioural strategies offer the most powerful means to cognitive change in cognitive therapy'. Similarly, in their patient manual, Mind over mood, Greenberger and Padesky (1995, p.
treatment strategies. Experiments are a central feature of many successful cognitive therapy treatments for anxiety disorders such as panic disorder and social phobia (Clark 1997), obsessive-compulsive disorder (Salkovskis et al.
Clinical experience, and the limited empirical evidence available, suggest that BEs are amongst the most powerful therapeutic strategies available to cognitive therapists (Beck et al. 1979; Clark 1989; Greenberger and Padesky 1995; ...
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