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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Patients were encouraged to induce feared sensations and then drop their attempts to control the symptoms as a highly effective way of learning that the sensations were harmless. A key feature of the cognitive therapy for panic ...
In addition, the potent mixture of inquisitiveness, hypothesis construction, and hypothesis testing that lies at the heart of behavioural experimentation can be used to understand and eventually eliminate highly puzzling symptoms.
Depression Melanie Fennell, James Bennett–Levy, and David Westbrook 11. Bipolar affective disorders June Dent, Helen Close, and Joanne Ryder 12. Psychotic symptoms Helen Close and Stefan Schuller 13. Eating disorders Myra Cooper, ...
Cognitive models typically specify the kinds of cognition implicated in the maintenance of disorders. For instance, catastrophic misinterpretation of physical symptoms (e.g. 'I'll have a heart attack') is central to.
For example, in panic disorder, BEs may provide evidence about causes of symptoms, their consequences, and the effects of safety behaviours (e.g. see Chapter 3). In cognitive therapy, evidence to test cognitions may be gathered in a ...
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