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.
In particular, the task is set up in such a way that it can be agreed that if the assumption is correct, X will happen, whereas if the assumption is incorrect, some other outcome will occur. Once the experiment has been completed, ...
The acid test of a scientific theory is whether it can predict what happens in the real world, and many BEs follow this logic. The basic procedure for an experiment in science is to derive one or more predictions which follow from the ...
... re-run evolution to see what happens to the dinosaurs if the Earth does not suffer an asteroid impact, or change the Sun's gravitational field to see what happens to planetary orbits under different conditions.
Accordingly, they may need (at least initially) to be guided towards discovery-oriented experiments (e.g. 'What would happen if I acted 'as if' I was valued by others?') or encouraged to try out different ways of behaving in order to ...
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