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


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557989550
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 257
Product dimensions: 7.22(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents


Literature Review: Psychosocial Factors and Interventions Affecting Patient Outcomes

Therapeutic Approach

Group Structure and Content

Group Psychotherapy Facilitation

Typical Problems In Group Facilitation

The Breast Cancer Notebook: Content and Therapeutic Issues

Other Types of Group, Other Types of Cancer, and Other Settings

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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