Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management for Prostate Cancer Recovery Facilitator Guideby Frank J. Penedo, Michael H. Antoni, Neil Schneiderman
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Men treated for localized prostate cancer have an excellent medical prognosis, but may have difficulty readjusting to life after surgery as a result of treatment related side effects. Changes in physical functioning and ongoing PSA monitoring due to the possibility of recurrence may bring added stress. Effective stress management is a key factor in increasing quality of life in this population and may play a role in maintaining overall health. Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management (CBSM) and relaxation training constitute the two components of this comprehensive program. Each session provides participants with stress management skills, including cognitive restructuring, coping strategies, and social support. Participants practice a variety of relaxation methods, such as progressive muscle relaxation, imagery, and meditation. Relevant issues for men having had prostate cancer, such as sexuality and communication, are also addressed. This guide is designed to be used in conjunction with the corresponding workbook, which includes in-session exercises, monitoring forms, and homework assignments. Group meetings combined with home practice facilitate the application of effective stress management and relaxation techniques to the everyday lives of participants. Together, the guide and workbook include all the material and information needed to successfully implement this program. TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions!
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Meet the Author
Frank J. Penedo, Ph.D., is a clinical health psychologist and associate professor at the University of Miami, Department of Psychology, and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC), Division of Biobehavioral Oncology and Cancer Epidemiology. He is also a member of Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Miami VAMC and the University of Miami Center on Aging. Michael H. Antoni, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami and Program Leader at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and has been a licensed psychologist in the State of Florida since 1987. Dr. Antoni leads the Biobehavioral Oncology, Epidemiology, Prevention and Control research program, which includes over 20 faculty from the departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, Epidemiology, Medicine, and Microbiology/Immunology working together on transdisciplinary research projects. Dr. Antoni also serves on the graduate faculty in both the Clinical Health Psychology doctoral program and the Cancer Biology doctoral program at the University of Miami. Neil Schneiderman, Ph.D., is James L. Knight Professor of Health Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Medicine at the University of Miami. He is Director of the University's Behavioral Medicine Research Center and Director of the Division of Health Psychology in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Schneiderman is the Director of both an NIH Program Project and a Research Training Grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute on biobehavioral bases of cardiovascular disease risk and management. He is also Principal Investigator of the NIH Multi-Center Hispanic Community Health Study as well as an NIMH Research Training Grant on psychoneuroimmunology and HIV/AIDS.
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