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Formulation and Treatment in Clinical Health Psychology

1st Edition

Edited by Ana V. Nikcevic, Andrzej R. Kuczmierczyk, Michael Bruch


320 pages

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How do clinicians select appropriate treatment strategies to match their clients' needs?

Formulation and Treatment in Clinical Health Psychology brings together leading experts in the fields of clinical health psychology and behavioural medicine with the aim of illustrating the formulation and treatment design procedures which they employ in their specialist areas.

Each chapter covers the key biopsychosocial parameters, assessment modalities, empirically based treatment strategies and formulation procedures for specific problems. Areas covered include:

  • cognitive-behavioural case formulation in the treatment of alcohol problems
  • psychological treatment of hypertension
  • cognitive therapy for irritable bowel syndrome
  • miscarriage: conceptualisation and treatment of the psychological sequelae.

Case studies are employed throughout to demonstrate a link between case formulation, treatment planning and outcome.

The practical guidance provided in this volume will prove invaluable for all practising clinicians working in the context of health-related problems.

Table of Contents

Nikcevic, Kuczmierczyk, Bruch, Preface. Bruch, Prioglio, The Case Formulation Procedure. Spada, Cognitive-Behavioural Case Formulation in the Treatment of Alcohol Problems. Williamson, Newton Jr., Walden, Obesity. Savard, Simard, Morin, Insomnia. Linden, Cognitive-Behavioural Case Formulation in the Treatment of Alcohol Problems. Brantley, Grothe, Dutton, Stress, Anger and Hostility in Coronary Heart Disease. Schneider, Delamater, Case Formulation in Type 1 Diabetes. Lackner, Blanchard, Cognitive Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Improving Clinical Decision Making and Treatment Efficiency Through Behavioural Case Formulation. Baxendale, Epilepsy: An Approach to Case Formulation. Hanson, Chronic Pain. Deary, Chalder, Case Conceptualisation in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Venable, Carrey, Behavioural Medicine Interventions in HIV/AIDS: Challenges and Opportunities for Promoting Health and Adaptation. Nezu, Lombardo, Nezu, Cancer. Nikcevic, Miscarriage: Conceptualisation and Treatment of the Psychological Sequelae.

About the Editors

Ana V. Nikcevic is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Kingston University, a chartered health psychologist and a cognitive behaviour therapist.

Andrzej R. Kuczmierczyk is Senior Lecturer in Clinical & Health Psychology and Director of Health Psychology Postgraduate Training at City University, London. He is currently also a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and cognitive behaviour therapist with the Hertfordshire Partnership (NHS) Trust.

Michael Bruch is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and consultant cognitive behaviour therapist at University College London.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General