Meaning Centered Psychotherapy In The Cancer Setting

Author: William S. Breitbart
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199837228
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Meaning Centered Psychotherapy In The Cancer Setting from the Author: William S. Breitbart. Meaning-Centered-Psychotherapy in the Cancer Setting provides a theoretical context for Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (MCP), a non-pharmalogic intervention which has been shown to enhance meaning and spiritual well-being, increase hope, improve quality of life, and significantly decrease depression, anxiety, desire for hastened death, and symptom burden distress in the cancer setting. Based on the work of Viktor Frankl and his concept of logotherapy, MCP is an innovative intervention for clinicians practicing in fields of Psycho-oncology, Palliative Care, bereavement, and cancer survivorship. This volume supplements two treatment manuals, Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy (MCGP) for Patients with Advanced Cancer and Individual Meaning -Centered Psychotherapy (IMCP) for Patients with Advanced Cancer by Dr. Breitbart, which offer a step-wise outline to conducting a specific set of therapy sessions. In addition to providing a theoretical background on the MCP techniques provided in the treatment manuals, this volume contains chapters on adapting MCP for different cancer-related populations and for different purposes and clinical problems including: interventions for cancer survivors, caregivers of cancer patients, adolescents and young adults with cancer, as a bereavement intervention, and cultural and linguistic applications in languages such as Mandarin, Spanish, and Hebrew.

Individual Meaning Centered Psychotherapy For Patients With Advanced Cancer

Author: William S. Breitbart MD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019938794X
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Individual Meaning Centered Psychotherapy For Patients With Advanced Cancer from the Author: William S. Breitbart MD. The importance of spiritual well-being and the role of "meaning" in moderating depression, hopelessness and desire for death in terminally-ill cancer and AIDS patients has been well-supported by research, and has led many palliative clinicians to look beyond the role of antidepressant treatment in this population. Clinicians are focusing on the development of non-pharmacologic interventions that can address issues such as hopelessness, loss of meaning, and spiritual well-being in patients with advanced cancer at the end of life. This effort led to an exploration and analysis of the work of Viktor Frankl and his concepts of logotherapy, or meaning-based psychotherapy. While Frankl's logotherapy was not designed for the treatment of patients with life-threatening illnesses, his concepts of meaning and spirituality have inspired applications in psychotherapeutic work with advanced cancer patients, many of whom seek guidance and help in dealing with issues of sustaining meaning, hope, and understanding cancer and impending death in the context of their lives. Individual Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy (IMCP), an intervention developed and rigorously tested by the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, is a seven-week program that utilizes a mixture of didactics, discussion and experiential exercises that focus around particular themes related to meaning and advanced cancer. Patients are assigned readings and homework that are specific to each session's theme and which are utilized in each session. While the focus of each session is on issues of meaning and purpose in life in the face of advanced cancer and a limited prognosis, elements of support and expression of emotion are inevitable in the context of each group session. The structured intervention presented in this manual can be provided by a wide array of clinical disciplines, ranging from chaplains, nurses, palliative care physicians, to counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, graduate psychology students, psychologists and psychiatrists.

Meaning Centered Group Psychotherapy For Patients With Advanced Cancer

Author: William S. Breitbart MD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199387958
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Meaning Centered Group Psychotherapy For Patients With Advanced Cancer from the Author: William S. Breitbart MD. The importance of spiritual well-being and the role of "meaning" in moderating depression, hopelessness and desire for death in terminally-ill cancer and AIDS patients has been well-supported by research, and has led many palliative clinicians to look beyond the role of antidepressant treatment in this population. Clinicians are focusing on the development of non-pharmacologic interventions that can address issues such as hopelessness, loss of meaning, and spiritual well-being in patients with advanced cancer at the end of life. This effort led to an exploration and analysis of the work of Viktor Frankl and his concepts of logotherapy, or meaning-based psychotherapy. While Frankl's logotherapy was not designed for the treatment of patients with life-threatening illnesses, his concepts of meaning and spirituality have inspired applications in psychotherapeutic work with advanced cancer patients, many of whom seek guidance and help in dealing with issues of sustaining meaning, hope, and understanding cancer and impending death in the context of their lives. Individual Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy (IMCP), an intervention developed and rigorously tested by the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, is a seven-week program that utilizes a mixture of didactics, discussion and experiential exercises that focus around particular themes related to meaning and advanced cancer. Patients are assigned readings and homework that are specific to each session's theme and which are utilized in each session. While the focus of each session is on issues of meaning and purpose in life in the face of advanced cancer and a limited prognosis, elements of support and expression of emotion are inevitable in the context of each group session. The structured intervention presented in this manual can be provided by a wide array of clinical disciplines, ranging from chaplains, nurses, palliative care physicians, to counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, graduate psychology students, psychologists and psychiatrists.

Ressourcenorientierte Psychoonkologie

Author: Christa Diegelmann
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170286668
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Ressourcenorientierte Psychoonkologie from the Author: Christa Diegelmann. Dieses Buch, das sich binnen kurzem als wichtige psychoonkologische Basislektüre etabliert hat, liegt nun in aktualisierter und erweiterter 3. Auflage vor. Aktuelle Trends und Perspektiven der Psychoonkologie sowie der Onkologie, Palliativmedizin und Neurobiologie werden unter einem explizit ressourcenorientiertem Blickwinkel praxisnah vorgestellt. Führende Expertinnen und Experten der jeweiligen Fachgebiete geben innovative und kreative Impulse für die tägliche Praxis und die eigene Psychohygiene. "[...] das Buch bietet allen Berufsgruppen, die mit onkologischen Patienten arbeiten, wertvolle Anregungen für die Therapie und für die Auseinandersetzung mit der eigenen Grundhaltung." (Ingrid Barley, Deutsches Ärzteblatt 5/2010)

Psychologie Des Lebenssinns

Author: Tatjana Schnell
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662489228
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Psychologie Des Lebenssinns from the Author: Tatjana Schnell. In diesem anregenden Fachbuch werden aktuelle wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse zum Thema „Lebenssinn“ greifbar und in der Praxis nutzbar. Auf der Grundlage empirischer Forschungsergebnisse erfahren die Leser, welche Dimensionen von Sinn es gibt und wie man sie für sich bzw. für Klienten entdecken kann. Transdisziplinär gewonnene Einsichten zu Sinn und Gesundheit sowie Sinn in der Arbeitswelt werden dargestellt. Der Einfluss gesellschaftlicher Entwicklungen auf die Sinnfrage wird diskutiert. Ergänzende philosophische und reflektierende Selbsterkundungen machen das Lesen zu einem Erlebnis – wenn es glückt: zu einem sinnhaften Erleben. Geschrieben für psychologische und ärztliche Psychotherapeuten, Psychiater, Psychologen, Pädagogen, Berater, Organisationsentwickler, Seelsorger, interessierte Laien.

Counseling Clients Near The End Of Life

Author: James L. Werth, Jr., PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108504
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Counseling Clients Near The End Of Life from the Author: James L. Werth, Jr., PhD. "I found this book to be a well-written, sensitively presented, and important resource for those engaged in this critical area of work. Thank you, Dr. Werth, for making such a substantial contribution to this field."--Journal of Palliative Care "[This book offers] over 20 contributors, all with impeccable credentials, covering many perspectives that we need to consider more frequently and in greater depth...There is much that awaits you in this book."--Illness, Crisis, and Loss "Counseling Clients Near the End of Life is a marvelous resource for mental health providers who are searching for useful information in areas such as the following: resolving ethical dilemmas; assisting clients in planning for the end of life; counseling caregivers of clients who are near the end of life; and assisting people in dealing with grief. The editor of this work, Dr. James Werth, has done a splendid job of gathering various experts to share their perspectives on end of life care and choices at this time of life--and he has also written an excellent chapter on counseling clients who are dying." Gerald Corey, EdD, ABPP Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling California State University, Fullerton This highly accessible guide to counseling people who are terminally ill and their families fills a critical need in the counseling literature. Written for front-line mental health professionals and counseling graduate students, the text integrates research with practical guidance. It is replete with the experiences of contributing authors who are leaders in counseling terminally ill individuals , real-life case examples, clinical pearls of wisdom, and tables of practice pointers that provide quick access to valuable knowledge. The text offers information that is requisite for all counselors who provide services to persons who are terminally ill and their families. It addresses common issues that influence different types of counseling approaches, such as how the age, ethnicity, or religion of a client affects counselor conceptualizations and actions. The book discusses how to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and cognitive impairment near the end of life. It explains how advance directives can be used to assist dying individuals and their loved ones. The counseling needs of family members before and after death are addressed as well as counseling loved ones experiencing complicated grief. The text also examines the particular concerns of counselors regarding self-care and the benefits of working as part of a professional team. Woven throughout are important considerations such as cultural diversity, ethical challenges, laws, and regulations; and advocacy at client and social policy levels. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of additional references for more in-depth study. Key Features: Integrates research with practical and accessible information Provides clinical ìpearlsî that can be put to use immediately Provides a reader-friendly format that includes real-life case studies and tables with important pointers Describes the counseling experiences of leading practitioners that include examples of successful and unsuccessful interventions Based on a comprehensive framework developed by a Working Group of the American Psychological Association

Clinical Naturopathy

Author: Jerome Sarris
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579263
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Clinical Naturopathy from the Author: Jerome Sarris. A landmark guide to naturopathic practice in Australia – ideal for naturopaths, naturopathy students and Allied Health and medical practitioners Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice details key treatment protocols and evidence-based complementary medicine interventions for use in naturopathic practice. This valuable naturopathy resource is authored by leading practitioners in the field. Its unique perspective combines clinical experience with evidence-based substantiation from rigorous medical research. Clinical Naturopathy explores key naturopathic treatments – including herbal treatments, nutritional and dietary treatments and lifestyle treatments – for common medical symptoms and conditions encountered in modern practice. Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice outlines an introduction to case-taking methodology and naturopathic diagnostic techniques. It then details treatment protocols and naturopathic prescriptions to treat major health conditions within individual body systems. The textbook also offers special sections on naturopathic treatment throughout the life cycle, including paediatrics, pregnancy and aging, as well as complex health conditions like HIV, cancer and pain management. Comprehensive appendices provide additional clinically important material, such as reference levels for laboratory medical tests, nutrient food values and traditional Chinese medical diagnosis. This one-of-a-kind naturopathic reference makes essential reading for practitioners wishing to enhance practical application of their skills in a clinical setting, and advance their knowledge of evidence-based complementary medicine interventions. • addresses pre-clinical and clinical naturopathy subjects (from third year naturopathy to post-graduate level) • focuses on major medical conditions, and outlines naturopathic and integrative medical treatments • features case studies to contextualise theory into relevant clinical application • includes user-friendly clinical decision trees, tables and figures • is rigorously researched with over 4000 references

Der Wille Zum Sinn

Author: Viktor E. Frankl
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ISBN: 9783456856018
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Der Wille Zum Sinn from the Author: Viktor E. Frankl.