Chapter 10. Behavioural Experiments

  1. Luke Mitcheson BSc, MSc, D.Clin.Psych Clinical Psychologist Consultant Clinical Psychologist lead psychologist accredited psychotherapist1,
  2. Jenny Maslin Clinical Psychologist2,3,
  3. Tim Meynen Chartered Clinical Psychologist staff3,4,
  4. Tamara Morrison BSc Hons, D.Clin.Psych, Human Psychology Clinical Psychologist5,
  5. Robert Hill BSc, MSc, MA, PhD, Psych.D, MA lead Clinical Psychologist Senior Lecturer6 and
  6. Shamil Wanigaratne BSc, D.Clin.Psych, C.Psychol, AFBPsS Consultant Clinical Psychologist Head Honorary Senior Lecturer consultant chair1

Published Online: 29 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661420.ch10

Applied Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches to the Treatment of Addiction: A Practical Treatment Guide

Applied Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches to the Treatment of Addiction: A Practical Treatment Guide

How to Cite

Mitcheson, L., Maslin, J., Meynen, T., Morrison, T., Hill, R. and Wanigaratne, S. (2010) Behavioural Experiments, in Applied Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches to the Treatment of Addiction: A Practical Treatment Guide, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661420.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Substance Misuse Services for South London, UK

  3. 3

    Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  4. 4

    Community and Criminal Justice Substance Misuse Services for South London, UK

  5. 5

    University College, London, UK

  6. 6

    Middlesex University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470510629

Online ISBN: 9780470661420

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Keywords:

  • behavioural experiments (BE) - situations testing whether clients' beliefs are true;
  • common behavioural experiments used - working with problem substance use;
  • questioning aspects of drug experience;
  • adopting a non-drug-using lifestyle;
  • good practice points when using BE

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview

  • How to set up an experiment

  • Five common behavioural experiments used in working with problem substance use

  • Good practice points when using behavioural experiments

  • Summary

  • Appendix 10.1: Behavioural experiment worksheet (Clark, 1999)