Brief Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Cancer Patients is a practical, clinical guide that allows for the integration of techniques from multiple newer CBT models, organized around a clear conceptual foundation and case conceptualization. The book targets those cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes that research suggests are instrumental in the maintenance of human psychological suffering. Author Scott Temple also draws on newer models that build on strengths and resilience and brings clinical work to life through vivid case examples, worksheets, and case conceptualization forms. Detailed vignettes show clinicians how to create a case conceptualization as a guide to treatment, as well as how to integrate Beckian and newer CBT techniques.
Table of Contents
Introduction Acknowledgements Part I: Theory and Research 1. The Psychological and Physical Challenges of Cancer 2. Re-visioning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Cancer Patients 3. Opening Moves and Session Structure in CBT for Cancer Patients 4. Creating Case Formulations for Work with Cancer Patients Part II: Clinical Applications 5. Understanding Depression in Cancer Patients 6. Interventions for Depression in Cancer Patients 7. Treating Anxiety in Cancer Patients 8. Putting a Floor Under the Distressed Patient 9. Therapist Self-Care and Self-Practice Appendix A: Edmonton Symptom Assessment System References
Scott Temple, PhD, is clinical professor and director of psychosocial treatments in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa. He is on the faculty in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa and is also a founding fellow and a certified CBT trainer and consultant in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
"Deep, thoughtful, and practical, this books explores every wave and corner of the cognitive behavioral tradition in search of the best available methods to empower cancer patients. Not content merely to create a jumbled pile of possibilities, Scott Temple lays out a balanced clinical model that makes sense of old and new methods. The years of devotion put into this effort is evident on every page. While a must read if you work with cancer patients, all CBT clinicians will benefit greatly from it, regardless of wave or corner."
Steven C. Hayes, PhD, Foundation Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada
"Dr. Temple has written a moving and meaningful book. His humanity and empathy shine through in his writing. Setting aside the considerable utility of the text in describing work with such patients, the work also masterfully explains the key principles of modern-day CBT and incorporates perspectives from ACT, DBT, and MBCT that amplify and enhance the original model. Vivid case examples and clear summaries make the principles easy to grasp; this is a must read!"
Donna M. Sudak, MD, professor of psychiatry, senior associate training director, and director of psychotherapy training at the Drexel University College of Medicine and past president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
"This book provides a unique blend of scholarly and clinical information on all aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy. It is extremely well written and thoroughly edited. I greatly enjoyed reading it and I strongly recommend this book to all healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with cancer."
Eduardo Bruera, MD, FT McGraw Chair in the Treatment of Cancer and chair of the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
"In this excellent book, Dr. Temple gives invaluable clinical guidance to those suffering from cancer. His expert advice is rooted in modern CBT and delivered in a compassionate and engaging style. This makes it an important, much needed, and enduring contribution to the literature. The many worksheets, case conceptualizations, and case examples provide patients with concrete tools to relieve some of the suffering and despair. I highly recommend it."
Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD, professor of psychological and brain sciences at Boston University and author of Emotion in Therapy: From Science to Practice
"Integrating the best of traditional models of CBT with exciting new developments in the field to develop a coherent treatment approach is no easy project, especially when focusing on the multifaceted issue of cancer. Scott Temple has masterfully accomplished this task, providing a guide that is based in solid theory and research while being clinically useful and highly accessible. This book will be an invaluable resource for any health professional helping people cope with cancer."
James D. Herbert, PhD, dean, executive vice provost, and professor of psychology at the Drexel University Graduate College
"Helping cancer patients face their psychological suffering is a huge challenge. Based on a sound case conceptualization principle, Scott Temple addresses this challenge in the best conceivable manner, bringing to therapists of any persuasion a clear and organized text that integrating perspectives from the traditional Beckian CBT and the newer CBT approaches and is richly illustrated with case vignettes. This book offers a compassionate view of those suffering from cancer. I highly recommend it."Irismar Reis de Oliveira, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry in the Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, and founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy