Behavioral Experiments: Testing the Rules That Bind

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Clinical workshop with 6 page PDF handout and 9 MP3 audio tracks . Featuring Christine A. Padesky, PhD. Audio only.

Length 1 hr 48 min (1 pdf, 2 ZIP files)

Behavioral Experiments: Testing the Rules That Bind

Includes: testing underlying assumptions and core beliefs, clinical illustrations, principles to set up experiments to maximize client learning, principles for debriefing experiments, and strategies for increasing client compliance.

What are "behavioral experiments?"
How and when do I use them?
How can I decide what to assign for homework?
Some of my clients just won't do the homework!

Behavioral experiments are one of the most powerful tools a cognitive therapist and client can use to effect meaningful behavior change. But their power is generated only by an appropriate connection to the critical beliefs that support a client's distress and dysfunction. The key is the appropriate connection to the critical beliefs that are central to the maintenance of longstanding, recurrent problems.

For your client population, learn how to:
(1) IDENTIFY underlying assumptions (UAs), the beliefs that are central to the maintenance of longstanding, recurrent problems
(2) USE specific principles to set up behavioral experiments and maximize client learning
(3) DEBRIEF experiments to enhance understanding and change
(4) IMPLEMENT seven homework principles to increase client motivation and success

Hear numerous case examples of how to encourage clients to construct and carry out small behavioral experiments that can help shift the underlying assumptions that bind them to their current troubles.

Copyright 1997-2020 Christine A. Padesky, PhD / www.padesky.com / All rights reserved.

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