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CBT for long-term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms, a practitioner's guide, Philip Kinsella, Helen Moya

"CBT for Long-Term Conditions and Medically Unexplained Symptoms describes how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be used for people with a co-morbid long-term physical health condition (LTC), with depression or medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). The book teaches cognitive behavioural therapists and other clinicians to help patients deal with the psychological aspects of physical symptoms, whatever their cause. It is divided into three sections, beginning with core skills for working with people with LTC and MUS. This includes assessment, formulation and goal setting. Section two focuses on CBT for LTC and includes chapters on low intensity interventions, working with depression and anxiety using protocols, and a consideration of an identity and strengths-based approach to working with LTC. The final section provides details of a formulation driven approach to working with MUS, broken down into individual chapters on working with behaviours, cognitions and emotions. With numerous case examples, this book provides accessible and practical guidance for mental health professionals, particularly CBT practitioners, working with anyone with long-term conditions or medically unexplained symptoms (MUS)"-- Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction; -- Part one: core skills to treat long-term medical conditions, and medically unexplained symptoms; -- 1. Core skills in understanding and helping this patient group; -- 2. Assessment and formulation; -- 3. Measuring problems, establishing suitability, and negotiating goals; Part two: Low intensity, protocol, and formulation-based CBT for long-term conditions; -- 4. Low-intensity work with health conditions; -- 5. Cognitive therapy for depression in long-term conditions; -- 6. ACT and third wave approaches to depression in long-term conditions; -- 7. Skills in working with anxiety disorders in long-term conditions; -- 8: A different angle: helping patients maintain identity through life-story work, social interaction, and strengths-based CBT; Part three: a formulation approach to medically unexplained symptoms; -- 9. Making sense of MUS, through a formulation approach; -- 10. CBT from the inside out: a lived experience account; -- 11. Ways of assisting patients in changing negative behaviours; -- 12. Skills in working with cognition; -- 13. Aiding patients with emotional expression and regulation; -- 14. Identifying and helping patients who are fearful of recovery; -- References
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (222 pages)
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