Breast Cancer: A Psychological Treatment Manual

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As the incidence of breast cancer among women has risen there has been a growing need among mental health professionals to understand both the medical and psychological effects of this devastating illness. This volume, originally published by the Division of Independent Practice of the American Psychological Association, is designed to educate as well as involve therapists and counselors in the psychological treatment of patients and their families. This collaborative venture of 10 women psychologists addresses ...
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Overview

As the incidence of breast cancer among women has risen there has been a growing need among mental health professionals to understand both the medical and psychological effects of this devastating illness. This volume, originally published by the Division of Independent Practice of the American Psychological Association, is designed to educate as well as involve therapists and counselors in the psychological treatment of patients and their families. This collaborative venture of 10 women psychologists addresses the emotional responses of patients, families, and caretakers. The contributors also examine the psychological, social, and behavioral factors that may influence cancer morbidity and mortality. This volume is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse therapists, and other mental health professionals.

Discusses medical trmt/recurrence & terminal illness/support groups/women of poverty & ethnicity/countertransference/etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826187901
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Sect. I Medical Aspects of Breast Cancer
1 Medical Treatment of Breast Cancer 3
2 The Relationships Among Patient, Physician and Psychologist 13
Sect. II Stages of Breast Cancer: Patient's Experience and Treatment
3 Psychological Reactions to Diagnosis and Treatment 21
4 Psychological Reactions to Posttreatment 29
5 Recurrence and Terminal Illness 35
Sect. III Psychotherapy with the Breast Cancer Patient
6 The Patient-Psychologist Relationship 43
7 Support Groups/Group Therapy 51
8 Special Populations: high-risk women, lesbian women, women of poverty and ethnicity and older women 61
9 Countertransference 71
Sect. IV Psychological Interventions with the Family
10 Husbands and Significant Others 77
11 Helping the Children 83
Sect. V Interventions and Resources
12 Specific Interventions 93
13 Research on the Effectiveness of Psychological Interventions 105
14 Resources 111
15 Selected Medical Glossary 117
References 121
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