Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy
Oxford University Press
This Oxford University Press app-book, Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy, improves your performance with relevant, valid material that you can access quickly and with minimum effort in the palm of your hand using Indextra's patented technology.
THIS APP-BOOK includes unique functions such as:
- A powerful search
- Complete set of medical calculators; Body Mass Index, Peak Expiratory Flows, Dehydration Correction Calculator and more
- High-resolution pictures
- Notes and picture-notes
About this title:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Science and Practice
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. Written by clinicians for clinicians, it is a practical, accessible, easy-to-read guide to study, or to dip into before therapy sessions.
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 focus on particular problem areas. These include problems that have been the traditional focus of cognitive therapy (e.g. depression, anxiety disorders), as well as those that have only more recently become a subject of study (bipolar disorder, psychotic symptoms), and some that 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 more than 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.
For the first time, cognitive therapists will have a detailed guide for designing behavioural experiments across a wide range of clinical problems
Readership: Practising clinicians at every level, from trainees to cognitive therapy supervisors.
"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 inspirations." - Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, Vol 33
Editors: James Bennett-Levy, Gillian Butler, Melanie Fennell, Ann Hackmann, Martina Mueller, and David Westbrook. Illustrated by Khadj Rouf.