Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Chronic Medical Problems: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment in Practice

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Chronic Medical Problems: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment in Practice

Paperback Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology (Paperback)

By (author) Craig A. White

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 218mm x 25mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0471494828
  • ISBN 13: 9780471494829
  • Sales rank: 221,207

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This title offers a unique general introduction to methods and clinical experience of CBT for a wide range of medical conditions, specifically focusing on chronic illness. A concise, accessible clinical text which assumes basic knowledge of CBT using clinical examples and vignettes to illustrate assessment and therapy. ? Includes a range of typical and important medical conditions that require long-term management ? Fills a gap in this growing area of professional work and training

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Craig A. White Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Review quote

"..I found this book to be interesting, informative and well-written..." (Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, January 2001) "...absolutely required reading...I highly recommend this timely book, without reservation..." (Jnl of Cognitive Psychotherapy, Winter 2002)

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The treatment of physical health problems is increasingly supplemented by psychological therapy, particularly in connection with long term treatment and the management of chronic or intractable problems. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is now recognised as the most effective approach for a wide range of mental and physical disorders, e.g. the treatment of anxiety/depressive disorders, management of pain and treatment of the psychological problems associated with cancer. Although there are other books available on CBT for mental health problems and some which focus more generally on psychological management aspects of medical problems, this is the first to provide a general introduction to the methods and clincial application of CBT for the problems experienced by patients with chronic pain, cardiac disorders, surgical problems, diabetes, cancer and skin problems. This book outlines how cognitive behavioural assessment, formulation and intervention strategies can be tailored to chronic medical problems. Formulation diagrams and extracts from treatment sessions are included. Professional and service development issues are covered in separate chapters. Some helpful self report measures are included as Appendices. "Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Chronic Medical Problems" is a concise and accessible clinical text. It assumes some basic knowledge and practical experience of CBT and enables the reader to understand and tailor their practice to the needs of physically ill patients. ""Dr White has written an exceptional book. With a solid theoretical basis, this clearly written and useful book does an impressive job of instructing the reader in formulating cases at a macro and micro level and in using this formulation to plan therapy and select interventions for patients with various chronic medical problems. Even clinicians that primarily do not treat medical patients will benefit from studying this book."" Dr Judith S. Beck, Director, The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Philadelphia, USA, and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Table of contents

List of Figures. List of Tables. About the Author. Preface. Acknowledgements. PART I: GENERAL COMPONENTS OF CBT FOR CHRONIC MEDICAL PROBLEMS. Introduction. Assessment. Formulation. Treatment Strategies. PART II: THE APPLICATION OF CBT TO SPECIFIC CHRONIC MEDICAL PROBLEMS. Cancer. Chronic Pain. Diabetes. Dermatology. Surgical Problems. Cardiac Problems. PART III: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND SERVICE DELIVERY. Professional Issues. Service Provision. PART IV: APPENDICES. Appendix 1: Illness Perception Questionnaire. Appendix 2: Cancer Behavior Inventory (Version 2.0). Appendix 3: Pain Stages of Change Questionnaire. References. Index.