Coping with Chronic Illness: Therapist Guide A cognitive-behavioral therapy approach for adherence and depression (Treatments That Work)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, U.S.A.: 1 edition (27 Nov. 2007)
By: Steven Safren (Author), Jeffrey Gonzalez (Contributor), Nafisseh Soroudi (Contributor)
Based on the principles of CBT, this guide provides therapists with overviews of adherence behaviours for select illnesses including cancer, HIV, diabetes, and hypertension, among others. The chapters detail adherence skills, integrated with cognitive and behavioural strategies for managing depression such as managing pleasurable activities, adaptive thinking, problem-solving, and relaxation training. The guide concludes with suggestions on how clients can manage their illnesses and avoid relapse into behaviours that worsen their medical condition.