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Counseling Women with Breast Cancer

Counseling Women with Breast Cancer
A Guide for Professionals

July 2000 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`There are several interesting case studies, and the book is a very useful guide for those starting out in this field as well as helpful revision material for more experienced counsellors' - National Association of Cancer Counsellors

This comprehensive guide for mental health practitioners and medical professionals addresses the delicate issues surrounding breast cancer and the processes involved in emotional coping and healing. The book covers concerns of family members as well as women worried about developing breast cancer.

Setting the Stage
Breast Cancer
What You Need to Know

Risk Factors and Prevention
The Breast Cancer Experience
How to Do a Psychosocial Assessment
Intervening with the Individual
Group Interventions
Family Issues
Therapeutic Issues

Merle A. Keitel

Merle A. Keitel is currently Professor and Director of Training of the APA-accredited doctoral program in Counseling Psychology in the Division of Psychological and Educational Services at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education in New York City.  Her primary teaching responsibilities are in the areas of individual counseling and psychotherapy and counseling theory and process.  Dr. Keitel takes pride in the accomplishments of the many doctoral students she has mentored over the past 30 years at Fordham University. She is the co-author with Mary Kopala of Counseling Women with Breast Cancer (Sage, 2000) and the co... More About Author

Mary Kopala

Mary Kopala is Professor Emerita at The Graduate Center and Hunter College, City University of New York.  She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1987 and her Master’s of Education in Counselor Education in 1980 also from Penn State.  During her teaching career which spanned nearly 25 years, she taught master’s students in rehabilitation and school counseling, and doctoral students in counseling and school psychology.  She has worked as a clinician in private practice and at Georgia State University counseling center.  Previous to receiving her Ph.D., she worked with... More About Author

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