Brief Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Cancer Patients is a practical, clinical guide that allows for the integration of techniques from multiple newer CBT models, organized around a clear conceptual foundation and case conceptualization. The book targets those cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes that research suggests are instrumental in the maintenance of human psychological suffering. Author Scott Temple also draws on newer models that build on strengths and resilience and brings clinical work to life through vivid case examples, worksheets, and case conceptualization forms. Detailed vignettes show clinicians how to create a case conceptualization as a guide to treatment, as well as how to integrate Beckian and newer CBT techniques.
Scott Temple, PhD, is clinical professor and director of psychosocial treatments in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa. He is on the faculty in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa and is also a founding fellow and a certified CBT trainer and consultant in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Introduction Acknowledgements Part I: Theory and Research 1. The Psychological and Physical Challenges of Cancer 2. Re-visioning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Cancer Patients 3. Opening Moves and Session Structure in CBT for Cancer Patients 4. Creating Case Formulations for Work with Cancer Patients Part II: Clinical Applications 5. Understanding Depression in Cancer Patients 6. Interventions for Depression in Cancer Patients 7. Treating Anxiety in Cancer Patients 8. Putting a Floor Under the Distressed Patient 9. Therapist Self-Care and Self-Practice Appendix A: Edmonton Symptom Assessment System References