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NEW Underlying Assumptions and Behavioral Experiments

CBT Clinical Demonstration with Christine A. Padesky, PhD.

Full Color MP4 video / Run Time 55 minutes.

This video illustrates how to identify NEW underlying assumptions and set up behavioral experiments based on the NEW assumptions. As in her other clinical demonstration videos, Dr. Padesky models a collaborative approach that promotes client curiosity, activity, and creativity.

Dr. Padesky begins with a brief description of automatic thoughts, underlying assumptions, and core beliefs. She explains why recurrent problems are often best solved at the underlying assumption level.

Bob is a therapist struggling with ongoing procrastination regarding completion of case formulations at his clinic.

The session begins with a review of the underlying assumptions, identified prior to this interview, that maintain his procrastination. Together, Dr. Padesky and Bob specify his goals for change and identify NEW underlying assumptions that would support these changes. Next, in collaboration with the therapist, Bob devises behavioral experiments to evaluate the utility of these NEW underlying assumptions. He makes specific predictions and identifies potential problems that need to be managed during his experiments. Dr. Padesky and Bob dialogue about the relative benefits of testing OLD and/or NEW beliefs.

Follow-up summaries of Bob's behavioral experiments are included in a pdf document.

Time Codes
(use these time codes to quickly locate the sections)
00:00 - Permissions & Use Advisement
00:54 - Underlying Assumptions
06:09 - Bob's Conceptualization
10:14 - Goals & NEW Beliefs
18:11 - Strengths Perspective
27:04 - NEW Underlying Assumptions
32:54 - Behavioral Experiments
36:00 - Bob's Predictions
46:01 - Feedback & Summary
53:40 – End Credits

Product SKU: vUAE

© Copyright 2004 Christine A. Padesky, PhD / / All rights reserved.

This 3 page PDF document includes feedback Bob sent us about the process and outcome of his behavioral experiments. It also includes follow-up notes from one month and eight months post interview.

A NOTE from Bob
“Regarding the work we did [as seen in the video], I am glad to make my experience available as part of your training material. I agree that it could be useful for therapists to see some real life follow up. Thanks for your help, Bob”
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