Oxford Guide to CBT for People with Cancer

Paperback | December 24, 2011

byStirling Moorey, Steven Greer

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has established itself as the psychological treatment of choice for many conditions. It offers a brief, convincing, common sense approach to the emotional problems faced by people with cancer, and there is considerable evidence for its effectiveness. Using acognitive behavioural model to understand reactions to cancer, the authors present cognitive, behavioural, emotional and interpersonal interventions to help people adjust to the threat to their life and their view of themselves. Case examples illustrate how these techniques are used to reduceanxiety and depression, induce a fighting spirit, teach effective coping skills and develop open communication between patients and their partners.Now part of the Oxford Guide to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy series, this new edition has been updated in light of new clinical and research findings in the fields of psycho-oncology and cognitive behaviour therapy over the last 10 years. Mental health professionals working in oncology and healthcare professionals interested in psychological management will find this a useful source for psychological techniques that can be applied in a busy clinical setting.

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has established itself as the psychological treatment of choice for many conditions. It offers a brief, convincing, common sense approach to the emotional problems faced by people with cancer, and there is considerable evidence for its effectiveness. Using acognitive behavioural model to understand rea...

Stirling Moorey is a Consultatnt Psychiatrist of Cgnitive Behaviour Therapy at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Steven Greer is a Consultant Psychiatrist at ST. Raphael's Hospice in North Cheam, Surrey, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:December 24, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199605807

ISBN - 13:9780199605804

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Table of Contents

Part One: The Psychology of Cancer1. What people with cancer feel2. A cognitive model of adjustment to cancer3. Can cognitive behaviour therapy improve quality of life?4. Can psychological therapy affect duration of survival?Part Two: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for People with Cancer5. Overview of therapy6. The therapy session7. Experiencing and expressing emotions in adjuvant psychological therapy8. Behavioural techniques9. Cognitive techniques I: Basic cognitive techniques10. Cognitive techniques II: Working with anxiety and depression11. Applications of cognitive and behavioural techniques to common problems12. Cancer in context: Working with underlying beliefs and assumptions13. Working with couples14. Cognitive behaviour therapy in advanced and terminal illness15. Prolonged grief disorder among bereaved primary carers16. Group therapy17. Concluding remarksAppendices1. Coping with Cancer2. Thinking Errors3. Weekly Activity Schedule4. Thought Record5a. Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale5b. Courtauld Emotional Control Scale5c. Cancer Coping Questionnaire5d. Cancer Concerns ChecklistReferences

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`I would . . . highly recommend this book to those working in palliative care. It was easy to read, of manageable length, and provided many useful examples of cognitive and behavioural techniques that those working in palliative care would be able to adopt immediately into clinical practice.'Palliative Medicine, 17