Treatment of Chronic Medical Conditions

Author: Len Sperry
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433803895
Format: PDF
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This text provides clinicians with focused cognitive-behavioural strategies and integrative treatment protocols for ten of the most common chronic medical conditions that the psychotherapist is likely to encounter. The strategies and protocols for these conditions are illustrated with case studies.

Behavioral Health

Author: Len Sperry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136192980
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this age of accountability, and irrespective of whether they work in health-care settings or conventional mental health settings, all therapists will be increasingly expected to provide effective psychosocial treatment to individuals and families who face co-morbid medical conditions. Statistics these conditions are daunting: 75 percent of adults over age 65 and 50 percent of Americans constantly experience chronic medical symptoms, and prevalence rates of chronic medical conditions that are more than three times higher than mental illness. While it can be helpful to conceptualize treatment in terms of individual dynamics and utilize cognitive behavioral strategies, it can be much more effective to conceptualize family as well as individual dynamics and to utilize systemic interventions when indicated. Effective Treatment of Individuals and Families Facing Medical Conditions addresses the need for these types of interventions. It provides background information on 12 common medical conditions, and includes discussions of family dynamics as well as medical and psychosocial treatments. While recognizing the role of personality, culture, and illness dynamics, it emphasizes the centrality of family dynamics in conceptualizing and implementing interventions.

The Spectrum of Family Caregiving for Adults and Elders with Chronic Illness

Author: Louis D. Burgio
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199828032
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The vast majority of care provided to adults and elders with chronic illness is given in the home, most often by family members. The caregiver's role is daunting; caregiving is often referred to as a 'career,' requiring long hours and arduous tasks. Primary caregivers show higher rates of morbidity and mortality, and caregiving is a major source of stress and burden to caregiving families. Presently, very little support is available to caregivers from either State or Federal agencies. However, awareness of this worsening problem is growing among health professionals and policy makers. The Spectrum of Family Caregiving for Adults and Elders with Chronic Illness is written for individuals in the helping professions who are in roles that interface with or serve family caregivers who are supporting an adult or elder with a chronic condition. The volume includes eight disease-specific chapters written by experts from various disciplines. Each discusses the caregiving role and includes a thorough review of the literature on the characteristics of caregivers and care-recipients, including related care needs, issues, and challenges unique to that chronic illness. Chapters also review the extant literature on caregiver interventions. An Evidence Table is included in each of these chapters so that the reader can easily judge the quality of evidence supporting the intervention studies. Finally, each chapter includes two case studies describing common problems encountered by caregivers, along with descriptions of interventions used to address these problems. The final chapter summarizes the state of the science on caregiving roles and caregiver interventions and discusses the most relevant challenges and barriers faced by today's caregivers and caregiver advocates. This book will be valuable to clinicians and those in the helping professions, as well as academics and researchers with an interest in the study of family caregiving and caregiver interventions, and to health administrators, public officials, and policy makers concerned with chronic illness care and management.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Counseling Practice

Author: Jon Sperry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317234537
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This Cognitive Behavior Therapy text is brief, practical, comprehensive, and tailored just for counselors. Evidence-based CBT techniques are specifically adapted to counseling including core-counseling concepts such as social justice, strengths, wellness, and diversity (e.g., ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, disability) which are interwoven throughout the book’s content. Each chapter includes case vignettes that reflect the work of professional counselors in school, clinical mental health, marital and family, and rehabilitation settings.

Mental Health and Mental Disorders An Encyclopedia of Conditions Treatments and Well Being 3 volumes

Author: Len Sperry
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440803838
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Serving as an indispensable resource for students and general-interest readers alike, this three-volume work provides a comprehensive view of mental health that covers both mental well-being and mental illness. • Provides exhaustive content that affords readers a holistic understanding of mental health and mental disorders • Features extensive cross-referencing that allows readers to easily see connections and relationships between different entries • Offers end-of-entry further readings that serve as a gateway to additional information for study • Reflects on common perceptions and portrayals of mental health through a variety of pop culture-oriented entries that focus on subjects such as television shows and movies

Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Eating Disorders

Author: Christopher G. Fairburn
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606237670
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides the first comprehensive guide to the practice of "enhanced" cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E), the latest version of the leading empirically supported treatment for eating disorders. Written with the practitioner in mind, the book demonstrates how this transdiagnostic approach can be used with the full range of eating disorders seen in clinical practice. Christopher Fairburn and colleagues describe in detail how to tailor CBT-E to the needs of individual patients, and how to adapt it for adolescents and patients who require hospitalization. Also addressed are frequently encountered co-occurring disorders and how to manage them. Reproducible appendices feature the Eating Disorder Examination interview and questionnaire.

Integrative CBT for Anxiety Disorders

Author: Assen Alladin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111850979X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Integrative CBT for Anxiety Disorders applies a systematic integrative approach, Cognitive Hypnotherapy (CH), to the psychological treatment of anxiety disorders; it demonstrates how simple techniques can be used to create a therapeutic context within which CBT is more effective. An evidence-based approach to enhancing CBT with hypnosis and mindfulness when treating anxiety disorders shows how simple techniques can be used to create a therapeutic context within which CBT can become more effective Offers detailed and comprehensive coverage for practitioners, with specific protocols for each anxiety disorders covered and a hort case study per treatment chapter in order to demonstrate the approach in action Anxiety disorders is an area where the interaction between conscious and unconscious processes is especially important, and where the use of hypnotherapeutic and mindfulness techniques can therefore be especially effective Builds on the author’s research and experience and develops his significant earlier work in this area – notably Cognitive Hypnotherapy: An Integrated Approach to the Treatment of Emotional Disorders (Wiley, 2008)

Cognitive behavior Therapy for Severe Mental Illness

Author: Jesse H. Wright
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585623210
Format: PDF
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This practical and insightful guide distills into one volume CBT techniques for individual therapy and video demonstrations on DVD that illustrate how these techniques can be used to tackle a wide range of severe clinical problems.

Evidence Based Adjunctive Treatments

Author: William O'Donohue
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080557502
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Adjunctive treatments, in which patients are provided additional modalities that can assist in their behavior change or the maintenance of their behavior change (i.e. telehealth, psychoeducation, consumer-driven treatment planning), have a useful role in addressing problems that can't be solved by face-to-face meetings. The adjunctive therapies covered in this book are all based on improving patient’s self management of their problems or the factors that exacerbate their problems. The book is broadly organized into two sections. The first gives a broad overview of the major adjunctive modalities and the second concentrates on a systematic description of their role in the treatment of a number of special populations while providing practical suggestions for the timing and coordination for the use of the adjunctive therapies discussed in the book.

Psychological Treatment of Chronic Illness

Author: Len Sperry
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN:
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Chronic disease statistics are daunting: 75 per cent of adults over age 65, 70 per cent of all death, 50 per cent of Americans constantly experience chronic disease symptoms, and prevalence rates of chronic disease that are more than three times higher than mental illness. It is also daunting to imagine the practice of psychotherapy in which many, if not most, clients who present with obvious psychological issues are also experiencing a chronic medical illness. That means that whether psychologists and other psychotherapist specialize in the treatment of chronic illness, or provide conventional psychotherapeutic services, they will working with clients with chronic illness. Unfortunately, health care professionals seem to have little to offer those who suffer from chronic diseases, as witnessed by increasing patient dissatisfaction with conventional medicine. Fortunately, because of their psychological training, psychologists and other psychotherapists are well positioned to respond to this major health care challenge. clients will require that psychotherapists augment their psychological perspective and conventional psychotherapeutic strategies with a biopsychosocial perspective and biopsychosocially-oriented treatment strategies. This book emphasizes the biopsychosocial perspective and describes a biopsychosocially-oriented treatment approach known as Biopsychosocial Therapy. Psychotherapy with Chronic Illness is unique in its focus on the experience of chronic illness from both the patient's and the provider's perspective. It emphasizes the need for a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment, case conceptualization and treatment plan. It also stresses the clinical value of tailoring the treatment process and sequencing treatment interventions to personality dynamics, family and cultural dynamics, and health dynamics, including illness representation or explanatory model and phase and level of progression of the illness. Additionally, because countertransference is more common problematic than with traditional psychotherapy clients, countertransference and other therapeutic relationship issues are addressed as well. process of treating chronic illness.