Although there are other books available on CBT for mental health problems and some which focus more generally on psychological management aspects of medical problems, this is the first to provide a general introduction to the methods and clincial application of CBT for the problems experienced by patients with chronic pain, cardiac disorders, surgical problems, diabetes, cancer and skin problems.
This book outlines how cognitive behavioural assessment, formulation and intervention strategies can be tailored to chronic medical problems. Formulation diagrams and extracts from treatment sessions are included. Professional and service development issues are covered in separate chapters. Some helpful self report measures are included as Appendices.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Chronic Medical Problems is a concise and accessible clinical text. It assumes some basic knowledge and practical experience of CBT and enables the reader to understand and tailor their practice to the needs of physically ill patients.
"Dr White has written an exceptional book. With a solid theoretical basis, this clearly written and useful book does an impressive job of instructing the reader in formulating cases at a macro and micro level and in using this formulation to plan therapy and select interventions for patients with various chronic medical problems. Even clinicians that primarily do not treat medical patients will benefit from studying this book."
Dr Judith S. Beck, Director, The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Philadelphia, USA, and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
List of Tables.
About the Author.
PART I: GENERAL COMPONENTS OF CBT FOR CHRONIC MEDICAL PROBLEMS.
PART II: THE APPLICATION OF CBT TO SPECIFIC CHRONIC MEDICAL PROBLEMS.
PART III: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND SERVICE DELIVERY.
PART IV: APPENDICES.
Appendix 1: Illness Perception Questionnaire.
Appendix 2: Cancer Behavior Inventory (Version 2.0).
Appendix 3: Pain Stages of Change Questionnaire.