Current Clinical Psychiatry

The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Behavioral Medicine

A Clinician's Guide to Evidence-based Psychosocial Interventions for Individuals with Medical Illness

Editors: Vranceanu, Ana Maria, Greer, Joseph A, Safren, Steven A. (Eds.)

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  • Comprehensive title outlining the use of state-of-the-art, evidence-based psychosocial interventions in the care of individuals with medical illness
  • Outlines psychosocial factors associated with a condition, specific treatment strategies, empirical evidence, a case example, and resources for additional information
  • Developed by leading experts in the field
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This text outlines the importance of biopsychosocial factors in improving medical care, and illustrates evidence-based, state-of-the-art interventions for patients with a variety of medical conditions. Each chapter is focused on a particular health concern or illness, which is described both in terms of prevalence and frequent psychological and psychiatric comorbidities that may present to clinicians working with these populations. Consistent with evidence-based care, information on the efficacy of the treatments being described is presented to support their continued use. To accommodate the needs of clinicians, we describe population specific approaches to treatment, including goal settings, modules and skills as well as strategies to assess and monitor progress.  To facilitate learning, each chapter contains one or more case examples that explicate the skills described to convey change within a behavioral medicine protocol. Each chapter also includes resources in the form of books and websites to gain additional knowledge and detail as needed. Authors are experts in the field of each chapter, ensuring that information presented is recent and of high quality. 

     

About the authors

Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Harvard Medical School
Behavioral Medicine Service
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Psychiatry
One Bowdoin Square
7th floor, Suite 758
Boston, MA 02114
USA
 
Joseph A Greer, PhD
Assistant Professor in Psychology
Harvard Medical School
Center for Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences
Massachusetts General Hospital        
Department of Psychiatry
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696 
USA
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Steven A Safren, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0751
USA

Reviews

“This book highlits importance of biopsychosocial factors in improving medical care and illustrates evidence-based interventions for patients with a variety of medical conditions. … it is very useful for specialty physicians, advanced practice nurse leaders and psychosomatic clinicians.” (Mirna Peco, Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research, Vol. 53 (1), 2017)

“The purpose of this book is the dissemination of the programs it developed. The target audience is ‘clinicians, researchers, academicians and graduates in the field of clinical psychology.’ It is a valuable read for specialty physicians and advanced practice nurse leaders, psychosomatic clinicians, and others who may catalyze similar programming. … Kudos are due to the authors for evolving these programs and presenting a concise, easy-to-digest guidebook.” (Alan Anthony Amberg, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2016)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction to the MGH Handbook of Behavioral Medicine

    Pages 1-5

    Vranceanu, Ana-Maria, Ph.D. (et al.)

  • Smoking Cessation

    Pages 9-35

    Park, Elyse R., Ph.D., M.P.H. (et al.)

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Management of Obesity

    Pages 37-63

    Reilly-Harrington, Noreen A., Ph.D. (et al.)

  • Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches for Treating Substance Use Disorders Among Behavioral Medicine Patients

    Pages 65-89

    Labbe, Allison K., Ph.D. (et al.)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

    Pages 93-114

    Vranceanu, Ana-Maria, Ph.D. (et al.)

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29294-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29292-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80534-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Behavioral Medicine
Book Subtitle
A Clinician's Guide to Evidence-based Psychosocial Interventions for Individuals with Medical Illness
Editors
  • Ana Maria Vranceanu
  • Joseph A Greer
  • Steven A. Safren
Series Title
Current Clinical Psychiatry
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29294-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29294-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29292-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80534-4
Series ISSN
2626-241X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 342
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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