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Counselling for Psychosomatic Problems
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Counselling for Psychosomatic Problems

  • Diana Sanders - Counselling Psychologist and BABCP Accredited Cognitive Psychotherapist in Independent Practice, Oxford


April 1996 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
New approaches from cognitive therapy have made significant advances towards helping clients with psychosomatic problems. This practical and comprehensive guide describes a cognitive way of working with clients who present for counselling with physical symptoms, but where psychological issues or problems are causing or maintaining those symptoms.
 
PART ONE: PSYCHOSOMATIC PROBLEMS AND WORKING WITHIN A COGNITIVE FRAMEWORK
 
What Are Psychosomatic Problems? Definition and Diagnosis
 
Understanding Psychosomatic Problems
 
Key Issues in Working with Clients with Psychosomatic Problems
 
PART TWO: APPLYING THE COGNITIVE MODEL TO COUNSELLING FOR PSYCHOSOMATIC PROBLEMS
 
Beginning Counselling
Assessment and Developing a Case Conceptualization  
 
The Middle Stages of Counselling
Techniques and Coping Strategies  
 
The Middle Stages of Counselling
Themes, Beliefs and Assumptions  
 
Difficulties and Problems in Counselling for Psychosomatic Problems
 
Ending Counselling and Long-Term Coping

`There are all too few texts on the clinical challenges of working in health care. Diana Sanders... writes in a jargon-free style and includes helpful case examples to illustrate the interventions under discussion... She writes illuminatingly on the detailed processes of applying cognitive therapy in health care' - The Psychologist

`Diana Sanders writes clearly and coherently within the cognitive model, making it accessible to those counsellors and psychotherapists who do not work in this way. The book is obviously grounded in clinical experience and she illustrates her points with plausible imaginary case examples which bring the text alive... for any counsellor working within a GP practice and of interest to those in private practice' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling

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