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.
... to be termed the cognitive theory of panic disorder (Clark 1986). In particular, I hypothesized that the patient's anxiety attacks might be caused by interpreting the sensations induced by hyperventilation in a catastrophic fashion.
It provides a definition; looks at the historical roots of BEs in the scientific method and in behaviour therapy; examines evidence supporting their effectiveness; and reviews theories which provide some understanding of their impact.
... are now starting to apply cognitive theory transdiagnostically (Fennell 1997; Harvey et al. 2004). A full overview of the theory and therapeutic interventions of cognitive therapy is beyond the scope of this chapter (see Beck et al.
However, in the 1950s researchers started to question the theoretical basis and efficacy of psychoanalysis (Eysenck 1952), while at the same time learning theory, and the behavioural approach derived from it, started to influence ...
Cognitive theory suggests that psychological disorders do not arise from events per se (e.g. a traumatic incident or the loss of a job or relationship). Problems arise from the meanings individuals give to events, filtered through the ...
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Acquired brain injury
Avoidance of affect
at the crossroads
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