Group Psychotherapy for Women with Breast Cancer: A Treatment Manual

Group Psychotherapy for Women with Breast Cancer: A Treatment Manual

by James L. Spira, Geoffrey M. Reed
     
 

Group Psychotherapy for Women With Breast Cancer contains a wealth of information about the group therapy process, discusses the various experiences of breast cancer patients, and supplies tools that both relatively new and seasoned therapists can rely on while beginning new groups. While providing a clinical framework for health professionals who wish to offer

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Group Psychotherapy for Women With Breast Cancer contains a wealth of information about the group therapy process, discusses the various experiences of breast cancer patients, and supplies tools that both relatively new and seasoned therapists can rely on while beginning new groups. While providing a clinical framework for health professionals who wish to offer group psychosocial support to breast cancer patients, this manual trains therapists to help group members adjust to the diagnosis of breast cancer; cope with treatment, and adjust to living with cancer through considering its impact on their lives." "Used in concert with its companion book for group participants, The Breast Cancer Notebook: The Healing Power of Reflection, this clinician's guide offers a set of impressive and useful tools to help therapists create powerfully healing environments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557989550
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.77(d)

What People are saying about this

Sandra Haber
Imagine an interesting, professional, easy-to-follow book that offers a detailed program for running a 16-week psychotherapy group for breast cancer patients.... Psychotherapists ... will find a complete set of instructions for developing, running, and troubleshooting a group therapy program. The unusual step-by-step, session-by-session, sentence-by-sentence approach is a gold mine of suggestions that will be helpful to both new and seasoned practitioners.
— American Psychological Association; private practice, New York.
Suzanne M. Miller
With the publication of this important contribution to the behavioral medicine and psychotherapeutic literature, Dr. Spira and Dr. Reed have integrated the body of scientific literature on breast cancer and psychotherapy. Drawing from thousands of hours of clinical experience, they provide a detailed guide to conducting psychotherapeutic sessions in the oncology setting..
— Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Debra Dunivin
A modified version of the Spira and Reed group intervention program has been implemented at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in collaboration with the American Psychological Association. Preliminary results indicate that participants find the program very beneficial and provider satisfaction ratings are high. A full integration ... will be forthcoming at the medical center.
— Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

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