Understanding Behavioural Experiments Part 1


Understanding Behavioural Experiments Part 1

Understanding Behavioural Experiments CBT

Seminar live on ustream click on the following link to register


Date: 22nd of March 2016

Time: 8pm

Live on Ustream



Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, behavioural experiments are designed to test thoughts:

Behavioural experiments (BEs) are amongst the most powerful methods for bringing about change in cognitive therapy:

Behavioural experiments are planned activities to test out thoughts in action in everyday situations. They can help you to test the validity of negative thoughts, put new thoughts into action and help towards working on your goals.

Behavioural experiments are information gathering exercises to test the validity of beliefs. In essence, once a belief is clearly specified the evidence supporting it can be explored experimentally. Tests are specified which can provide new information – this information may serve to confirm or disprove beliefs, or offer support in favour of one hypothesis over another:

  • test the validity of the patients’ existing beliefs about themselves, others,

and the world

  • construct and/or test new, more adaptive beliefs
  • contribute to the development and verification of the cognitive formulation



This seminar is in no way a replacement for any prescribed medication; nor is it intended to contraindicate or supersede any medically diagnosed conditions or designed to treat anyone or make any recommendation’s learners deploy techniques as part of any treatment plan. The seminar is for educational purposes – Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/