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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Developing evidence for an alternative model or way of understanding a problem became even more important when we shifted our attention to hypochondriasis. Like panic disorder, hypochondriasis is characterized by misinterpretation of ...
Chapter 2 provides a comprehensive practical guide to the design and implementation of behavioural experiments; it should be read prior to the remaining chapters to provide full understanding. The remaining chapters of the book focus on ...
The behavioural experiments themselves are also presented in a standardized format for ease of understanding. Chapter 2 provides an explanation for the categories used. Experiments are set up to test a target cognition or an alternative ...
They are widely used, and yet, to be successful, they require creativity and sophisticated understanding on the part of the therapist. It is therefore surprising that there is remarkably little written about BEs: about their place in ...
However, key elements which provide the necessary context for understanding the role of BEs are described below. First, to provide a background for both the development of cognitive therapy and the role of BEs, cognitive therapy's roots ...
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