Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in Primary Care

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Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in Primary Care

SKU# 9780826103833


  • Robert A. DiTomasso PhD, ABPP
  • Barbara A. Golden Psy.D., ABPP
  • Harry Morris DO, MPH

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The American Psychological Association, National Institute of Health, and the National Institute of Mental Health have strongly advocated for the integration of psychology and primary care, as the new, cutting-edge approach to health care delivery. To address this need for integration, this seminal text provides thorough descriptions of common psychological and medical problems that arise in primary care, and identifies cognitive-behavioral techniques to overcome these barriers.

Issues discussed include ethical dilemmas and nonadherence, as well as the treatment of behavioral and medical problems such as smoking, overeating, suicide risk, hypertension, asthma, diabetes, chronic pain, and more. The book also elucidates the roles and functions of the cognitive-behavioral clinician in the primary care setting, offering guidance on issues such as how to mentally prepare patients for stressful medical procedures, provide patient-centered care, enhance cultural competence, and more

Key Features:

  • Discusses how to improve collaboration between mental health providers and primary care physicians
  • Includes guidelines for using cognitive-behavioral models with patients suffering from substance abuse, medical phobias, insomnia, and eating disorders
  • Provides important information on training primary care residents
  • Assists in elucidating the consultation process in primary care


Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 17, 2009
  • Page Count 784
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826103833
  • EISBN 9780826103840

Table of Contents 

Section I. General Considerations
1. Primary Care, the Biopsychosocial Model and Cognitive Behavioral Approaches
2. The Cognitive-Behavioral Clinician: Roles and Functions and Ethical Challenges in Primary Care
3. Collaboration with Medical Professionals in the Primary Care Setting
4. The Consultation Process in Primary Care
5. Evidenced-Based Models and Interventions in Primary Care
6. Training Primary Care Residents
7. Spirituality
Section II. Cognitive Behavioral Techniques: Empirical Bases and Findings
8. Psychoeducation and Cultural Competence in the Primary Care Setting
9. Mindfulness
10. Cognitive Behavioral Case Formulation and Treatment Design
11. Cognitive Interventions in Primary Care
12. Behavioral Strategies
13. Preparation for Stressful Medical Procedures
Sections III. Clinical Problems I.: Common Behavioral Problems in Primary Care
14. Nonadherence in Primary Care
15. Problematic Lifestyle Habits
16. Treatment of Depression in Primary Care Medical Practice
17. Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care
18. A CBT Approach to Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk in Primary Care: Recommendations for Clinical Practice
19. Substance Abuse
20. Somatoform Disorders
21. Medical Phobias
22. Pediatric Problems in Primary Care
23. Eating Disorders
Section IV. Clinical Problems IV: Common Medical Problems in Primary Care
24. Essential Hypertension
25. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Asthma
26. Type 2 Diabetes
27. Obesity
28. Acute and Chronic Pain in Primary Care Settings
29. Headaches in Primary Care
30. Working with Individuals with IBS in Primary Care Settings
31. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia: Evidence Based Treatments and Encouraging Innovations for Primary Care
Section V. Conclusions and Future Directions
32. The Future of Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in Primary Care