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Promoting a Fighting Spirit By Linda Seligman

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Written by a psychologist and survivor of cancer, this work provides clinicians with the necessary skills to work effectively with cancer patients, survivors and their families. It offers practical techniques for changing lifestyles and attitudes to promote well-being and physical health.

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Promoting a Fighting Spirit: Psychotherapy for Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Their Families by Linda Seligman

Emotions and Cancer Helps readers understand the important connection between emotions and cancer-and develop the skills needed to provide effective care to cancer patients and their families. With wisdom and compassion, psychologist and cancer survivor Linda Seligman provides practical strategies for helping patients through their trials.She describes successful treatment techniques such as visualization, meditation, hypnosis, and affirmations. The author also outlines ways to lessen the shock of diagnosis, and temper negative reactions to aversive medical procedures.

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Promoting a Fighting Spirit Reviews

"This book is outstanding! The author includes strong citations of recent research, ample examples of therapeutic strategies and illustrative case vignettes (including some drawn from the author's own experience as a therapist and as a cancer survivor)." --Constance Hoenk Shapiro, professor and chair of the Department of Human Service Studies in the New York State College of Human Ecology at Cornell University

"Informative, practical, and clearly organized. This book is a valuable asset to any therapist's library as well as a useful source for health care providers, cancer survivors, and their family and friAnds." --Lourene A. Nevels, director of the Counseling and Personal Development Center at St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia

"Thorough. Real. Timely. Useful. Thoughtful. Hopeful. This is a comprehensive yet compact, resource for therapists working with cancer survivors and their families."

About Linda Seligman

LINDA SELIGMAN is full professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where she is in charge of the graduate program in community agency counseling. She also is director of the Center for Counseling and Consultation with offices in Fairfax, Virginia, and Bethesda, Maryland.

Table of Contents

1. Emotions and Cancer; 2. Understanding the Cancer Survivor; 3. Using Standardized Assessment; 4. Effective Psychotherapy for Cancer Survivors; 5. Cognitive Psychotherapy 6. Behavioral and Other Approaches to Psychotherapy; 7. Helping Cancer Survivors; 8. Therapy and Support Groups; 9. Relationships and Cancer 10. Relationships with Treatment Providers; 11. Helping People Cope with Recurrence, Death, and Loss; 12. Life as a Cancer Survivor; Resources: A. Six Session Counseling Framework; B. Worksheets to Facilitate Psychotherapy; C. RecommAnded Readings; D. Additional Sources of Help and Information

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Promoting a Fighting Spirit: Psychotherapy for Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Their Families by Linda Seligman
Linda Seligman
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John Wiley & Sons Inc
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