About this Book
- Internationally respected authors who are well-known for their work in the field
- Presents a treatment approach grounded in theory, clinical practice and empirical research
- Integrates emotion-focused and couples work with cognitive and behavioural techniques
- Case examples illustrate how techniques are used to reduce anxiety and depression
New to this edition
- Three new chapters on bereavement, schemas, and interventions for symptoms such as insomnia, breathlessness, etc.
- All other chapters updated in keeping with recent developments in the field
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a brief, focused and flexible approach that has much to offer in helping people cope with cancer. This book demonstrates how interventions that CBT therapists use in emotional disorders can be adapted for use in the challenging clinical environment of oncology and palliative care. Using a CBT model to understand reactions to cancer, the authors present cognitive, behavioural, emotional, and interpersonal techniques to help people adjust to the threats cancer presents to their survival and identity. Case examples illustrate how these methods are used to reduce anxiety and depression, enable 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 ten years, with guidance on using CBT for common symptoms such as insomnia, fatigue and nausea. Mental health professionals working in medical settlings and health care professionals interested in psychological management will find this a useful resource for understanding and treating the distress caused by life limiting illness.
Readership: Psychiatrists and psychologists working in general hospitals, oncologists, palliative care physicians, GPs and nurses involved in the care of people with cancer, GPs and nurses involved in the care of people with cancer.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Psychology of Cancer
1: What people with cancer feel
2: A cognitive model of adjustment to cancer
3: Can cognitive behaviour therapy improve quality of life?
4: Can psychological therapy affect duration of survival?
Part Two: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for People with Cancer
5: Overview of therapy
6: The therapy session
7: Experiencing and expressing emotions in adjuvant psychological therapy
8: Behavioural techniques
9: Cognitive techniques I: Basic cognitive techniques
10: Cognitive techniques II: Working with anxiety and depression
11: Applications of cognitive and behavioural techniques to common problems
12: Cancer in context: Working with underlying beliefs and assumptions
13: Working with couples
14: Cognitive behaviour therapy in advanced and terminal illness
15: Prolonged grief disorder among bereaved primary carers
16: Group therapy
17: Concluding remarks
1: Coping with Cancer
2: Thinking Errors
3: Weekly Activity Schedule
4: Thought Record
5a: Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale
5b: Courtauld Emotional Control Scale
5c: Cancer Coping Questionnaire
5d: Cancer Concerns Checklist
Review(s) from previous edition
"The book is very well written and may be appropriate not only for psychotherapists, but also for physicians who want to improve their psychosomatic skills. - Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
"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
Stirling Moorey, Consultant Psychiatrist in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Maudsley Hospital, London, UK, and Steven Greer, Consultant Psychiatrist, St Raphael's Hospice, North Cheam, Surrey, UK