Coping Skills Therapy for Managing Chronic and Terminal Illness

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Coping Skills Therapy for Managing Chronic and Terminal Illness

SKU# 9780826122759

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 (CCT) model of care into the medical arena, and identifies 3 distinct phases in the treatment protocol: Crisis, Consolidation, and Normalization. Each phase constitutes 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. Special attention is given to specific illness trajectories and their stresses.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 02, 2004
  • Page Count 200
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826122759
  • EISBN 9780826197412

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