Coping Skills Therapy for Managing Chronic and Terminal Illness and Manual Set

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Author: Kenneth Sharoff PhD


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This practical, hands-on book offers a broad range of skills to overcome the problems medical clients face with disease onset. The author has expanded his Cognitive Coping Therapy model (CCT) of care into the medical arena, and identifies 3 distinct phases in the treatment protocol: Crisis Consolidation, and Normalization. Each phases constitues a distinctive set of tasks and each task a set of coping skills. This book details how to implement these skills, with sample case illustrations throughout.

The manual is a practical guide that identifies treatment issues and problems that can arise when implementing key coping skills. It provides therapists with assessment instruments and there are more than 35 patient handouts available in pdf form that can be downloaded directly from our website. This workbook and accompanying patient handouts are designed to stand alone, or supplement the author's text.


Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 15, 2004
  • Page Count 288
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826122773

Table of Contents 


    PART I: Coping Skills in Health Care
  1. Coping Skills Approach
  2. Strategies and Skills
  3. Phases in Adaptation

  4. PART II: Coping Skills for Crisis Phase
  5. Assimilation of Suffering
  6. Discomfort and Frustration Management
  7. Identity Management
  8. Self-Support Training

  9. PART III: Coping Skills for Alienation Phase
  10. Uncertainty Tolerance
  11. Bitterness Disposal Training
  12. Body Accommodation and Disfigurement Neutralization

  13. PART IV: Coping Skills for Consolidation Phase
  14. Meaning-Making
  15. Limitation Management

  16. References

  1. Introduction
  2. Theory of Pathology and Health
  3. Strategies for Disease
  4. The Cognitive Restructuring Option
  5. Assessment of Adjustment
  6. Treating the Response to Suffering
  7. Identity and Self-Esteem Management
  8. Tolerance Skills
  9. Accommodation Skills
  10. Treatment of Bitterness

  11. References