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Author Sperry, Len.

Title Psychological treatment of chronic illness : a biopsychosocial therapy approach / Len Sperry
Edition First edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2005]


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 MELB  616.0019 Spe/Pto  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 221 pages ; 26 cm
Contents Biopsychosocial perspective on chronic illness -- Treating chronic illness, an overview -- Biopsychosocial model of chronic illness -- Personality and chronic illness -- Biopsychosocial therapy approach to chronic illness -- Biopsychosocial therapy approach -- Biopsychosocial assessment and case conceptualization -- Health-focused psychotherapeutic strategies -- Intensive health-focused psychotherapeutic strategies -- Health-focused counseling strategies
Summary "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, counter-transference 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 transcriptions further illustrate the process of treating chronic illness"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Chronic diseases -- Psychological aspects.
Chronic diseases -- Social aspects.
Clinical health psychology.
LC no. 2005020258
ISBN 1591473543