Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy

Paperback | May 17, 2004

EditorJames Bennett-levy, Gillian Butler, Melanie Fennell

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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 thetraditional 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 alsoincludes 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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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 Experimen...

All authors are in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Warneford Hospital, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:May 17, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

David Clark: Foreword1. James Bennett-Levy, David Westbrook, Melanie Fennell, Myra Cooper, Khadj Rouf and Ann Hackmann: Behavioural experiments: historical and conceptual underpinnings2. Khadj Rouf, Melanie Fennell, David Westbrook, Myra Cooper and James Bennett-Levy: Devising effective behavioural experiments3. Ann Hackmann: Panic disorder and agoraphobia4. Amy Silver, Diana Sanders, Norma Morrison and Carolyn Cowie,: Health anxiety5. Norma Morrison and David Westbrook: Obsessive-compulsive disorder6. Gillian Butler and Khadj Rouf: Generalised anxiety disorder7. Gillian Butler and Ann Hackmann: Social anxiety8. Joan Kirk and Khadj Rouf: Specific phobias9. Martina Mueller, Ann Hackmann and Alison Croft: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder10. Melanie Fennell, James Bennett-Levy and David Westbrook: Depression11. June Dent, Helen Close and Joanne Ryder: Bipolar affective disorders12. Helen Close and Stefan Schuller: Psychotic symptoms13. Myra Cooper, Linette Whitehead and Nicky Boughton: Eating disorders14. Melissa Ree and Allison Harvey: Insomnia15. Amy Silver, Christina Surawy and Diana Sanders: Physical illness and disability16. Joanna McGrath and Nigel King: Acquired brain injury17. Gillian Butler and Christina Surawy: Avoidance of affect18. Helen Kennerley: Self-injurious behaviour19. Paul Flecknoe and Diana Sanders: Interpersonal difficulties20. Melanie Fennell and Helen Jenkins: Low self-esteem21. Christine Padesky: Behavioural experiments: at the crossroads

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`Books like this are few and far between. It works as an accessible introduction to the practice of contemporary CBT, an overview of the most useful cognitive models of psychological disorders, and a unique reference book for finding out practical instructions and creative inspiration.'Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy