Illustrates how to identify NEW underlying assumptions and set up behavioral experiments based on the NEW assumptions.
Christine A. Padesky, PhD
1 Full Color DVD
Run Time 55 minutes
Constructing NEW Underlying Assumptions & Behavioral Experiments
© Copyright 2004 Christine A. Padesky, PhD / www.padesky.com
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 Bob's procrastination
Together, she 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.
This video illustrates how to identify NEW underlying assumptions and set up behavioral experiments based on the NEW assumptions.
As in her other DVDs, Dr. Padesky models a collaborative approach that promotes client curiosity, activity, and creativity.
For follow-up summaries of Bob's behavioral experiments, visit our Clinical Corner
1. Underlying Assumptions
2. Bob's Conceptualization
3. Goals & NEW Beliefs
4. Strengths Perspective
5. NEW Underlying Assumptions
6. Behavioral Experiments
7. Bob's Predictions
8. Feedback & Summary
9. End Credits