Cbt for Psychological Well-being in Cancer - a Skills Training Manual Integrating Dbt, Act, Behavioral Activation and Motivational Interviewin

Author: Carlson, Mark


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  • ISBN: 9781119161431
  • Author: Carlson, Mark
  • Publ Date: 2017-04-24
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 264
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 567052

Table of Contents :

Acknowledgments ix 1 Introduction to CBT for Psychological Well-Being in Cancer: Orientation to the Manual 1 2 Cancer Statistics and the Scope of the Topic 3 3 Introduction to the TAG Concept for Group and/or Individual Therapy 10 4 Clinical Manual 20 General Curriculum 20 Session focus: Orienting the individual to therapy 20 Session focus: Skills training 24 Session focus: Interventions and strategies 29 Session focus: Safety assessment and contracting 35 Session focus: Cognitive and behavioral analysis 41 Session focus: Self-regulation and illness perceptions 48 Session focus: Chronic illness 53 Biological Curriculum 57 Session focus: Increased functioning and quality of life 57 Session focus: Goal setting and motivation 61 Session focus: Orientation to change 67 Session focus: Working with your team 73 Session focus: Adherence to treatment protocols 78 Session focus: Pain 84 Session focus: Healthy habits and sleep 90 Psychological Curriculum 94 Session focus: Anxiety 94 Session focus: Depression 99 Session focus: Trauma and retraumatization 105 Session focus: Increasing resiliency through stress management 110 Contents Session focus: Anger management 115 Session focus: Finding meaning 120 Session focus: Stigma 126 Social Curriculum 132 Session focus: Intimacy 132 Session focus: Problem solving 137 Session focus: Nurturing support systems 142 Session focus: Managing conflict 149 Session focus: Demoralization and remoralization 154 Session focus: Styles of interacting 164 Session focus: Grief and loss 168 Handouts and Homework 174 References 239 Index 245


CBT for Psychological Well-Being in Cancer is the first clinical manual to target psychological well-being in cancer by combining skill sets from DBT and other well-researched approaches, providing clinical material in a clear session-by-session structure organized by topic. The first skills training manual in the field to provide an integrated session-by-session outline that clinicians can customize for their own needs Adaptive and contextualist in approach - Carlson integrates skill sets from DBT, ACT, behavioral activation, and motivational Interviewing to promote efficacy and cost-effectiveness The text provides a unique range of resources to support for clinicians, including session guides, specific interventions, client handouts, and invaluable measurement and tracking tools for those clinicians required to report outcomes The content can be flexibly deployed by clinicians into their existing work to meet the needs of specific patients in individual or group treatment contexts, by selecting the most appropriate sessions, skills, and handouts

Author Biography:

Mark Carlson is the founder, CEO and co-owner of Mental Health Systems (MHS), and an adjunct faculty member in the psychology department at Argosy University, Twin Cities, USA. Dr. Carlson is a national presenter for CMI, having presented on DBT, Personality Disorders, Self-Injurious Behaviors, and Treatment-Resistant Clients, and Rethinking Borderline Personality Disorder: A Strength-Based Approach. In addition, he is the author of CBT for Chronic Pain and Psychological Well-Being (Wiley, 2014). Dr. Carlson is interested in evidence-based practices, training and consultation and the development of programming for MI/CD, chronic pain, and chronic illness populations.


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