Treatment of Chronic Medical Conditions

Author: Len Sperry
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433803895
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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, 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
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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
Format: PDF
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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

Integrative CBT for Anxiety Disorders

Author: Assen Alladin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111850979X
Format: PDF
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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)

The Handbook of Chronic Pain

Author: Shulamith Kreitler
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600210440
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The objective of this book is to promote and enable closer co-operation between different health professionals in treating pain, by introducing psychosocially oriented team members to the medical aspects of pain, and medically oriented team members to the psychosocial aspects. The structure of the book completely mirrors this objective. The book has nine parts, arranged according to a balanced plan. Parts I and II deal with theoretical (basic science) approaches to pain, whereby Part I focuses on the medical approaches and Part II on the psychosocial ones. Part III is devoted to pain evaluation and assessment, whereby chapter 9 deals with the medical aspects, chapter 10 with the psychophysiological and psychiatric aspects, and chapter 11 with the psychological psychometric approach, describing different commonly used questionnaires for assessing various aspects of pain. Parts IV to Part VII are devoted to treatment of pain. Part IV focuses on medical treatments, Part V on psychological treatments, Part VI on palliative approaches, and Part VII on complementary approaches (mainly those supported by enough research and evidence). Part VIII focuses on particular pain syndromes, those that are most frequent in the practice of pain, emphasising both medical and psychological aspects in each chapter. Finally, Part IX deals with the practice of treating pain -- in chapter 29 with the facilities and pain centres, namely, the locations where the integration of the described approaches to pain is expected to take place, and in chapter 30 with the problems of the health professional that treats pain.

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.

Cognitive behavior Therapy for Severe Mental Illness

Author: Jesse H. Wright
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585623210
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Managing Chronic Pain

Author: John Otis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195329171
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Chronic pain has a multitude of causes, many of which are not well understood or effectively treated by medical therapies. Individuals with chronic pain often report that pain interferes with their ability to engage in occupational, social, or recreational activities. Sufferers' inability to engage in these everyday activities may contribute to increased isolation, negative mood and physical deconditioning, which in turn can contribute to their experience of pain.Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been proven effective at managing various chronic pain conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, chronic back pain, and tension/migraine headache. The CBT treatment engages patients in an active coping process aimed at changing maladaptive thoughts and behaviors that can serve to maintain and exacerbate the experience of chronic pain. Overcoming Chronic Pain, Therapist Guide instills all of these empirically validated treatments into one comprehensive, convenient volume that no clinician can do without. By presenting the basic, proven-effective CBT methods used in each treatment, such as stress management, sleep hygiene, relaxation therapy and cognitive restructuring, this guide can be used to treat all chronic pain conditions with success.TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! DT All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research DT A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date DT Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available DT Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated DT A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources DT Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)