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 addition, some safety behaviours contaminate the social interaction by having adverse effects on other people. Each of these points can be elegantly demonstrated by experiments in which focus of attention, safety behaviours, ...
Despite the fact that behavioural experiments are amongst the most central, and the most powerful, ... Salkovskis' concept of safety-seeking behaviours has been particularly important in the development of behavioural experiments.
The panic patient might avoid exercise because it leads to raised heart rate, while the social phobic might strive to appear perfectly confident in front of other people. These 'safety-seeking behaviours' (Salkovskis 1991) keep the ...
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 ...
As predicted by the cognitive model, BEs where safety behaviours are dropped are more effective in producing cognitive, affective, and behavioural change than exposure where safety behaviours continue to be utilized (Morgan and Raffle ...
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