Psychological Treatment of Chronic Illness: The Biopsychosocial Therapy Approach

Pages: 221
Item #: 4317096
ISBN: 978-1-59147-354-1
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Copyright: 2006
Format: Hardcover
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Overview

Psychological Treatment of Chronic Illness: The Biopsychosocial Therapy Approach 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 to a patient's personality, family, culture, and health dynamics. In addition, countertransference and other therapeutic relationship issues are addressed because they are more common and problematic in working with people who are chronically ill than they are with traditional psychotherapy clients. Case studies and extensive session transcripts further illustrate the process of treating chronic illness.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

I. A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Chronic Illness

  1. Treating Chronic Illness: An Overview
  2. Biopsychosocial Model of Chronic Illness
  3. Biopsychosocial Aspects of Some Common Chronic Illnesses
  4. Personality and Chronic Illness

II. The Biopsychosocial Therapy Approach to Chronic Illness

  1. The Biopsychosocial Therapy Approach to Chronic Illness: An Overview
  2. Biopsychosocial Therapy: Assessment and Case Conceptualization
  3. Psycho therapeutic Strategies in Chronic Illness
  4. Intensive Psychotherapeutic Strategies in Chronic Illness
  5. Counseling Strategies in Chronic Illness

References

Index

About the Author

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