Group Psychotherapy for Women With Breast Cancer by James L Spira PhD;Geoffrey M Reed

By James L Spira PhD;Geoffrey M Reed

This ebook features a precise wealth of data in regards to the crew remedy procedure, discusses many of the reports of breast melanoma sufferers, and offers instruments that either rather new and pro therapists can depend on whereas starting new teams. whereas supplying a scientific framework for well-being execs who desire to supply team psychosocial aid to breast melanoma sufferers, this handbook trains therapists to aid workforce participants comply with the analysis of breast melanoma, do something about therapy, and comply with dwelling with melanoma via contemplating its impression on their lives.

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4. Adjusting to present circumstances is facilitated through gently and positively challenging basic assumptions that tend to restrict group members from fully engaging in their lives in light of their Therapeutic Approach I new circumstances. Existential aspects of members’ concerns are emphasized, eliciting from them ways that the illness has prompted ways of living fully in the face of dying; reprioritizing activities; and finding maximum meaning, value, and purpose in their lives. Ways in which members’ self-image limits their POtential for development are explored.

Going around the room, each member takes 1-2 minutes to describe to the group members any issues or feelings that have been important for her during the past week. Members are encouraged to talk about any feelings they have about being in the group session on that particular day and any thoughts and feelings that have been triggered by the session the week before. Members may also bring up any thoughts, feelings, questions, or needs for discussion that were stimulated by their reading assignment in The Breast Cancer Notebook.

It is important to ask the patient what makes her interested in joining the group and what she hopes to gain from participating. Other topics that the therapists should consider asking about during the initial interview include the time and circumstances of diagnosis, past and planned treatment, current emotional and psychological functioning, preexisting and current life stressors, family and living circumstances, and prior experience with psychotherapy and groups. It can be useful to ask about the patient's responses to prior difficult experiences to get a sense of coping resources and style.

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